Thursday, November 27, 2008


Just a quick post tonight, more tomorrow...

Dominic trying mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day last year at Pollo Campero in Guatemala -

Eating mashed potatoes this year on Thanksgiving -

So much to be thankful for this year, but especially our friends and family, both here and in Guatemala...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

About a month or so ago when I had a few too many of "those days", I decided to cash in my accumulated skymiles and hotel points and book a trip just for me. That's what I did in my pre-Dominic days - whenever I had enough, I would just book a last minute solo vacation and all was well again...

So while I went away last weekend, Dominic spent some time with Nanny and Papa! Here he is taking his luggage out to be loaded in the car.

He worked on his exploration and harmonica skills at Nanny's.

While I hung out here

and spent a day with these guys.

The weather was a little chilly, but it was still beautiful. And me? Well.... I was miserable. Miserable in paradise. The trip sounded like a great idea when I booked it, but not so much when the time came to leave him. I talked to him every day and he had a great time with my parents, but I'll be looking for new ways to decompress in the future.

Solo travel has never been lonely before, but it's completely different when I have someone who I miss dearly when I'm away.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


A few weeks ago we met some friends at Otterville. There were so many areas to play, but Dominic's favorites by far were the kitchen area and the water table.

This was as close as he got to the ball pit. I think it was a little intimidating. Maybe next time...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dinner Guest

Dominic insisted on inviting his ball to dinner last week and periodically made sure it was still wedged between his chair and the table.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Love Ew

Another few days at Children's hospital.... Dominic had his stitches removed from his eye yesterday and then this morning we found ourselves back there in the ER after he fell at school and put his tooth through his lip.

4 hours later we were on our way home with a dose of neosporin. Yep, we waited 4 hours through lunch and naptime for neosporin. They decided not to put stitches in, which really is good news. Just made for a long day...

I did however, get my first un-solicited "Love Ew" from Dominic tonight. So that made the whole chaotic day much better. :) Pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Can I help you?"

"What mess? I don't see a mess."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I think I'm going to need some help with this one...

I don't see baseball in our immediate future...

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I'm guessing his eagerness to clean is only a short lived phase...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Photo Shoot - Part 2

A few more photos from last week...

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Dominic received his U.S. passport this week! It only took about 1 week to process.

Here he is in February with his Guate passport. We received this the day before we came home...

Time for us to start making some travel plans... :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Football and Family Weekend

We took a road trip to PA this weekend to visit family and catch one of my brother's football games. Let's just say that Dominic enjoys football about as much as I do...

He was really good all weekend. His favorite part was exploring the hotel room!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here's our pics from Halloween!

A little yard work, while getting ready...

Holding down our stash...

Going out with Nanny and Papa...

Dominic made it to a few houses. He tried to give the candy back at each stop. He was more into running up and down the driveway and having someone chase him.

We went out to visit Dominic's cousins near the end of the evening before heading out on our weekend road trip.
Checking out Jacob's loot: