Sunday, November 30, 2008


Elle's pink throne potty chair finally got to sing. She pottied on it for the first time tonight and it sings a little song when you tinkle in it! We were all so excited! We are getting closer to NO diapers. WOO-HOO! I added a picture of her pink throne since I wasn't sure she would want everyone seeing a picture of her sitting on the potty..hee hee!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho...

Elle got to sit on Santa's lap for the first time this year. You can't tell from the picture but Elle LOVED him. I told her our turn was up and we had to tell Santa bye and she said no. She hasn't stopped talking about him since! When we got home I told her Santa was going to bring her toys and leave them under the tree. So she went to her toy box grabbed some toys and put them under the tree. I guess she doesn't understand the concept exactly..hee hee! She will be very surprised Christmas morning!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving stuffed with lots of love and fun. We spent the day at my parent's house.. with the Oliverio family. The kids had a blast playing with their niece and nephew, Hannah and Aaron. The boys/guys played football in the street, we all took a long walk after eating too much and goofed around a ton. We all had a lot of fun. We have SO much to be thankful for!! The day just goes too quick though.

Elle and Hannah taking a rest during one of our many little walks.

Hayden enjoying his pumpkin pie.. a little too much!

Aaron.. Hayden's mimi me.. with his whip cream mustache.

A few great shots I got of my kiddios while playing outside...

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Rockin Good Time

Hailee and I spent all day yesterday at the Kids Artistic Revue-KAR dance competition. She always has a blast but it is the longest day ever! This is the earliest dance competition we have done. All the girls did amazing for having started the dances in August and having to prepare so quickly. Hailee had 7 new dances this year. She did incredible in all of them. We are so proud of you for all your hard work and dedication to dance. Plus, manages to keep straight As in school and make the principals list. We don't know how she does it. We LOVE you sweetheart!! Here are a few of the numbers below. The other 2 got Top 1st and one place 9th overall. WOW!

Hailee's solo "Wherever He Aint".. got a 1st place and she was invited to dance in New York.

Hailee's dance teacher being congratulated for her choreography on the piece the girls got overall 1st place and a $100 scholarship!

So proud.. after her solo award!

"Secret".. got 1st place and an invitation to New York

"Jump In Line".. Top 1st ..being goofy

"Pink Cadillac".. got Top 1st.. 1st overall.. Diva award.. $100

"Imagine"..Lyrical.. Top 1st

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Elle Is In Parenting Magazine

I was flipping through my Parenting Magazine.. Dec/Jan 2009 Edition.. last night. I came to an article and thought to myself... hmm..that sure looks familiar. Well it should! It was Elle and I.. hee hee! Last neighbor who is an amazing advertising/commercial photographer paid Elle and I to do a Mommy and me photo shoot. Well.. it paid off for him and I. Check it out..

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our All Star Player...

After an undefeated season.. Coach Baker and the Indians team won the championship game this morning 18-3! Hayden is definitely our little all-star player and has become an amazing baseball player. The Indians are the official Chander Little League Fall Ball baseball CHAMPS! Woo-H00! It has been an incredible season once again. Hayden already can't wait for spring ball.
Game Day Pics
The Game..

After the game.. THE CHAMPS!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mia Hamm-ster Dec 07 - Nov 08

With great sadness we must share with you that Hailee's sweet little hamster Mia passed away last night. After a struggle with being sick and giving her antibiotics twice a day.. she did not make it. It was a very sad day today. She was buried along side the kids playhouse outside in a pretty pink box filled with her favorite pink stuffing. We made her a beautiful cross tied together with pink ribbon. We will miss her dearly!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mark got his cancer results back and they were very good!! We are so excited!! The cancer that was removed was in the first stages and it wasn't imbedded in the bladder. So he won't be needing chemo etc. He will just need to keep getting checkups periodically to make sure it doesn't come back. We are SO thankful!! THANKS again for the prayers and support! We love you all!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THANK YOU to everyone for all the wonderful phone calls, thoughts, prayers, support/help and all the meals/goodies/cookies! We have the best friends and family ever!! We love you all! Mark is doing well! We will be finding out the results of the cancer ..hopefully Friday! We will keep you all posted. Hugs..