Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bubble Gun

Pooja came to visit us and brought gifts - Rocco got this bubble gun and he was obsessed! It took a couple of tries, but he finally figured out how to squeeze the trigger fast enough to get the bubbles to come out. After that, there was no stopping him. Well, until he accidentally kicked over the bubble fluid that is. Luckily we have back up, but we didn't tell him that because we wanted him to go back inside the house as it was getting dark.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Central Florida Zoo

Scott's sister, Christine, has a friend who offered to get us all into the zoo for free for the day. We were more than happy to take her up on it! Here's a couple of photos from our trip.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida Museum of Natural History

On our last day in Gainesville we loaded up the kids and took them to the Florida Museum of Natural History. It was a terribly rainy day so this free activity was perfect. Definitely check it out if you are in town with kids - they even have a little play area that was a big hit.

The slide is more exciting when you go down face first apparently

Cute cousins!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Go Gators!

After the fun birthday party, we took a trip down memory lane by driving around UF's campus. This was all rather impromptu so none of us were dressed for the occasion, but nonetheless we stopped to take photos anyways. Rocco of course wanted nothing to do with posing for the camera, so we had to resort to bribery. We only had a blue lollipop, thus he has blue lips in all the photos. Oh well, we'll be better prepared next time!

Pools and Petting Zoos

Due to the aforementioned 4th of July catastrophe, we rescheduled our trip to Gainesville for this weekend. Misty's neighbors threw a farm themed birthday party for their two year old son that ended up being rescheduled for that same weekend, due to being rained out on their original party date the weekend before. The last minute change of their party date led to them extending the invitation for Misty's family to also include our family. The party was held at their community pool and they even brought in a petting zoo! The kids loved seeing all the animals: a piglet, a bunny, a guinea pig, a donkey, a lamb, a goat, and some ducks and chickens. This was way more impressive than Rocco's second birthday party, that is for sure!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Hat

Gianna and I got dressed up to go out to lunch because, why not? I only wish I had a cute summer hat too!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gianna's Newborn Photoshoot

Now that the birth announcement have (finally!) gone out - it's safe to post some of my favorite photos from Gianna's newborn photoshoot. It's funny to see them because she looks like such a little peanut compared to now, just a couple of months later.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Posing In Her Sleep

Today Gianna was taking a nap in her swing and at one point I looked over at her and she had moved into this position. She looked so funny and cute I just had to grab my camera to take a picture of it.

Please note her ridiculously long, talon-like nails (check out that pinky nail!). For nails that are so small, they are SHARP, take my word on that. I really, really need to cut them, but I'm terrified of accidentally cutting her fingers in the process. This is not an unwarranted fear, as that is exactly what I accidentally did the very first time I cut Rocco's nails.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Little Cowboy

Rocco's school has theme days every once in a while, and usually they are something that is not very easy to participate in so he doesn't really get to dress up for them. For example the previous week had "princesses and knights day". Um, every little girl probably has a dress-up princess outfit or at least a fancy-ish dress at home, but who has a knight costume, or something that could pass for a knight costume, just laying around? Not us. But this day was cowboy day, and cowboy day we could do! Jeans, a plaid shirt Scott's mom bought him for Christmas last year, and a bandana and hat left over from his "Wild West Christmas" performance last year completed the outfit. Rocco went and grabbed his toy horse, a present from our friends Joanne and Javier a while ago, and was determined to bring that to school too. We didn't break the bad news to him that no, he could not take his toy to school, until after I got a cute picture of him in his little ensemble. There may or may not have been candy involved as a bribe to get him to pose for the photo while wearing the hat. He hates hats of all kinds, western ones included.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July on the 6th

We had grand plans for the weekend of July 4th! We were supposed to go to Gainesville to stay with my sister and her family. My parents were going to be there too. Yummy food was to be had, and we had fireworks to set off. Matching Old Navy patriotic shirts were purchased. Everything was set to go, the car was packed, and then literally minutes before we were set to leave the house for the drive to Gainesville, Rocco pukes everywhere. So much for that! We stayed home.

So the 4th of July was pushed back to the 6th of July, and we went to Scott's mom's beach condo for the day instead. Scott's mom and sister even joined us for the occasion. Before the rain rolled in around 5pm like clockwork lately, we made sure to put on our matching shirts and took photos on the beach so at least those didn't go to waste. The fireworks will just have to be used for New Year's Eve I guess.

"Red White and Cute"

Friday, July 4, 2014

2 Months Old!

It's already time for another monthly photo update! I can't believe how fast my 12 weeks of maternity leave are flying by! In fact, by the time her her next monthly photo rolls around I will have already been back to work for a full week. :( Ugh. I'm going to try to squeeze in as much baby cuddles as I possibly can over these next few weeks!

Updated stats:
Weight -  9 pounds 9.5 ounces (9th percentile)
Height - 23 inches (70th percentile)