Friday, October 31, 2008

Fall Photo Shoot

We enjoyed the leaves at a local park this week. Dominic wasn't too into the leaves, but loved running around.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our 1st Pumpkin

I'm sure we did pumpkins when I was a kid, but this is the first time I've actually cut one myself. To minimize the damage (namely pumpkin guts and blood) I locked us both in the bathroom with our pumpkin that Dominic painted a few weeks ago. The pumpkin guts ended up in his mouth, on the walls, toilet and bathtub, but no blood was shed and Dominic loves his "DunkDin"! All in all, a success for our first time!

He didn't like the way it felt, so he decided to stir instead:
And he tried eating a bit. This doesn't capture it, but the face he made was priceless! That didn't stop him from trying a few more times before he decided he really didn't like it.

His favorite part - putting the lid back on and making sure it was lined up just right. Repeatedly.

Admiring our work:
And poking his eyes out!

Happy Halloween!! We've got a full weekend, so tune in next week for our trick-or-treat pics....

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I miss living downtown, so after some errands this afternoon, Dominic and I stopped by for some dinner and a quick splash in the fountain. It was getting cold outside, but Dominic was having a blast climbing up and and down the steps and just checking the place out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cookie monster

My friend sent me home from work with a cookie for Dominic today and as you can see, he loved it! That's his sign for "more" towards the end. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Don't all skeletons have black eyes?

Still doing well. Back to school and work for us tomorrow...

Thursday, October 16, 2008


The bandage came off today and Dominic has been feeling much better.

The other surgery site looks similar, but I won't be posting pictures of that... ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We're home from the hospital and recovering well...

Dominic had his surgery this morning. The cyst on his brow was removed and he had a little "manly" work done downstairs.

On our way to the hospital early this morning:

Waiting for the doctors:

He kept going to the door of our room saying "Bye":

I was worried about him not having his "bob-bob" in the morning since that's the first thing he asks for, but he was ok. He discovered the drinks in our bag while we were waiting for the doctors:

He did well in recovery and was eating and drinking as soon as we came home.

Since they performed both surgeries at the same time he was under anesthesia for about 2 hours. He's had a rough day recovering from the surgery and is in pain, but seems to be feeling better as the day goes on...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


We now have a slide in the living room! Not that Dominic is spoiled or anything of the sort... ;) Shouldn't every kid have an indoor slide? I was dropping off his winter coat from last year at the consignment store and couldn't pass this up! It will be perfect for the basement this winter.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Party

We joined our local group this weekend for some Halloween festivities. Dominic showing off his "I Love My Mummy" shirt before we left:

Dominic checking out the pumpkins and the playground before the activities:

Painting his pumpkin:

Getting into costume for "trunk-r-treating". His favorite animal sound is "Quack-Quack" and he says it everytime he sees his costume!

A group shot of all the little ones in costume:

Dominic stayed with me and passed out candy. He did make it to one car, but ended up returning the candy! He wasn't sure what to do with it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday - Octoberfest

The theme this week is Octoberfest!

Last week we were invited to speak at an informational session for prospective families for our agency. It was in the same neighborhood as a pumpkin farm that is a yearly tradition for my niece and nephew, so I decided to stop. We've been going there for years so it was so cool to be there with Dominic!

The first few moments he just stood there in awe taking it all in.

The pumpkins were a hit until he discovered that there were displays that he could play in.

Getting ready to enter the Aladdin castle:

He didn't want much to do with the pumpkins or posing after he knew there were other fun things to do.

So back to playing...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This weekend I was unpacking a few random boxes and Dominic discovered some goggles!