Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Picnic at Morris Park

So Lydia has been on the hunt for some binoculars since she saw someone using them at the Pirates game. Of course her Great Uncle Mike A (she has two Great Uncle Mikes) had a "extra" pair laying around that she gave her. So then we HAD to go to the forest and look for wild animals. So I picked some supplies and we had a picnic at Morris Park so Lydia could try out her new binoculars.
When we first left she said she wanted to find ghosts and bats. I did not know that ghosts were wild animals but whatever. She did find some "wild" dogs that she got pet after spotting them. And she did actually see a bat when dusk was setting in..I was off getting the car so I missed that little touch with nature.
Here is another picture from the funny pictures of Mark file.

Here is Lydia eating her picnic dinner. I actually picked up one of those roasted chickens from Walmart and it was really good!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Italian Festival

This year my birthday fell on the Sunday of the Italian Festival. So I got to celebrate with outdoor mass and yummy food. After the festival we went down with my parents to the Winery in Weston. It was such a pretty day we decided to take some pictures...here are the outtakes..meet Forrest Gump and his daughter Forrest Gump Junior. Now I am not saying that I am miss photogenic but Mark has to be one the hardest person to take a picture of..maybe I will do a whole post of outtakes one day! and yes, although not in these photos his eyes are usually closed.

Here she is showing off her Italian Princess shirt and her crazy hat she talked Nonni into buying for her and her Pooh stamp on her face that she also talked Nonni into getting for her...

Here was was dancing around playing with the shadows.

This was her special "kingdom" with all her animal friends...too much Disney Princess maybe??

Daddy was allowed in and the only way we could leave is if we loaded up all her animal friends with us.

It was a pretty fun day. Everyday is a new adventure with her. Her imagination is so wild and active right now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Church Picnic

Our church had their annual church picnic this year on Labor Day. This was Lydia waiting her turn to take a whack at the pinata. She is super thrilled can't you tell??
Here again, trying to wait but she could not have been any less interested. And when it was her turn she barely made it move. She did put a little pep in her step when the candy burst out but really only ate one piece of that.

Bubbles was where it was at.

Again, just hanging out by herself blowing bubbles.

It is crazy to think about how last year she could not blow bubbles...

I cannot wait to watch her at preschool and see if she actually plays with kids. I will say this weekend at my Pampered Chef show, She and another little girl dressed up and sang songs for us. I was impressed. She normally wants to be by herself or with other adults. I am hoping this is the positive change that I was looking for by sending her to preschool.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

WVU tailgate

While Chris, April and Max here visiting, we attended the WVU game and had a tailgate at my friend Wendy's house.
This is Jack. We had to call her Jack and a little boy the whole game...

Aunt Wendy and Lydia

The threesome. We are trying to plan a girls getaway if our schedules will ever allow it!

"Jack" and I

She kept putting her necklace around Mark and saying they were twins.

That is Mark's buddy DJ in the background. It was a such a nice day that day and the Mounties shut out Coastal Carolina! Great day all around.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lydia's pictures

These are the pictures that Lydia took of our visit with Chris, April and Max. We met them along with other friends of April's at Chestnut Ridge Park for pizza and park fun.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gensuwa Ryder

Here is our SUPER lovey cat Gensuwa Ryder. He is so handsome and so good with Lydia which was my number one concern!
He is very playful as well.

and very cuddly. I don't know if it is b/c he is still a small kitten when we got him or if it is because he is boy or what..but this kitten loves to be around other people.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pirates Game

Nonni and Poppi took us to a Pirates game this summer.
Of course she had to have some pink cotton candy and popcorn to occupy her time. Although it was not a boring game. We did win the game and we got to see two home runs by Pirates no less!!

The Parrot came very close to us and was squirting the kids with a water gun.



Nonni brought a pink glove for her to catch a fly ball with, although there were a few that came close to us, we did not get a foul ball.

Foolin around

Uncle Mike and Aunt Kelly lovin on Lydia.

On Sundays, kids get to run the bases. Here was Poppi waiting for Lydia to come out of the tunnel.

Here was Mike and Nonni giving her a high five before the big run.

Here we go..parents are not really allowed to run with them, but with the real little ones they don't complain too much.

rounding first

Heading to second

Coming home

Daddy grabbing her from going around a second time

Rock n Roll