Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm in love . . .

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture! Its a few weeks old now, but its still so good. I can't believe how big my kids are getting. Every day they both do things that amaze me. I'm definitely in love and in awe with two kids named Olivia and Eli.

Our Trip to Nampa

A few weeks ago I had to go to Nampa, ID for work. Being that Nampa is where Vito and I met in college and where Vito's sister, Kim, lives, we felt the whole family should go along. We had a great time visiting with Kim and her family. Here are a few shots from the week.

Olivia taking a bath with cousin, Ariya.

The whole family plays games - here we are playing dice with the kiddos.

Olivia loved shaking and rolling the dice!

Swimming with cousin, Ariya.

Close up shot - I think her eyes are turning green.

Eli chilling on the couch with Auntie Kim.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Swimming Lessons - Take 2

If you remember from early June, Olivia was taking swimming lessons and didn't do so good the first week.

So we moved on to the second week and it was like something magically clicked! She was a fish! She loved it! She would swim with mommy, with daddy, with the instructor, and even by herself! We've gone swimming a few times since then and she does great. Absolutely LOVES it! I'm so glad we did the lessons and that it accomplished the goal of getting her to like the water.

Here are a few pics from week 2 of swimming lessons.

Daddy and Olivia in the pool.

Mommy and Eli hanging out and watching.

Olivia swimming with the instructor.

Swimming through the hula-hoop.

My Commitment to Blogging

I am making a commitment to blog at least once a week - maybe more. This is such an easy way to share pictures and updates, so I should be able to do it. Keep me accountable!