Monday, March 29, 2010

Meet the dogs!


Dior is the little Yorkie that now looks like a Chihuahua since we hadn't gotten her groomed in over 6 months. She had terrible knots and so they had to shave her really short. I think in the end she is probably happy because now Dominick can't pull her hair. Auto is laying on "his pillow" (a bit spoiled huh?!?). Those are the crazy pups. I am sure they will start making more appearances as Dominick is becoming more and more fascinated with them every day.

Weekend Recap

Well I am going to try and do weekend recaps because 1) I would like to be able to look back and remember what all I have done with the family and 2) these next couple of months are CRAZY!!!!

Starting Friday... My Mom, Grammy, Aunt Trish (really my great aunt), Aunt Paula (same thing), Joyce and Shirly and Dominick and I went out to dinner at Bone Fish. It was so nice seeing everyone. It has been a while since I have seen Paula, Trish, Joyce and Shirly so it was very nice seeing them and Dominick meeting them. Dinner was very yummy and Dominick was pretty well behaved. It was actually our first attempt at taking Dominick to a restaurant not in the infant carrier. I am so upset that I didn't take pictures :( He sat in a high chair (with this protective thingy) and he did pretty good for about 30 minutes then he wanted to be held. We passed him around but when the food was starting to come out we put him back in the high chair which did not work. He was over the high chair experience. Thank goodness we were in my Mom's car because she still has the infant carrier in her car. So she quickly went out and grabbed it and we put him in there so we could enjoy our meal. Dinner was great but had a little bit of a hectic ending with Paula taking a fall.

Saturday... My Mom, Dominick and I went shopping. We are very dangerous when shopping together. We went down to an outlet mall in Homestead and bought lots of clothes for Dominick, had to do some birthday shopping for all the upcoming parties, and I need some new spring clothes since my old ones still don't fit :( Our first shopping outing was very rushed since we needed to be back home to take Grambo to sing in a wedding. We were not done shopping so after Grambo's singing we rushed down to pick up Dior (who got her haircut which now made a yorkie look like a Chihuahua) then dropped her and Grambo off. The three of us (Dominick, Mom and I) headed back down to the mall and did more damage. I was exhausted after all that shopping but made out with some pretty cute stuff. After that we headed home and called it a night.

Sunday a/k/a Crazy day.... As you can see from the post below we had Dominick's helmet painted Sunday morning/afternoon. Then once he was done painting it we rushed out to Elizabeth Marie's birthday party. The party was so cute. They had a petting zoo which Dominick got to pet a Lama and had his first Horse Ride. I hope to see pics posted soon since I didn't take any. After that party we rushed home and got Grambo and headed off to my families parties. We were celebrating Brooke, Ray, and Paul's birthdays and Jodi and Erika's confirmation. Mike had a baseball game up in Broward so he could not attend any of the above parties. He missed out on lots of fun.

The front of the helmet

Dominick got his helmet painted

So on Sunday we had Dennis a muralist that Michael found come to the house to paint Dominick's helmet. As you can see we went with a Florida Marlins baseball theme. I was very happy with the results. It took a little longer then expected but shhh don't tell anyone. Now here is the problem... there is a reason why not that many people paint them.... within less than 2 hours of him having his helmet back on there were scratches everywhere. Dennis is coming back out tonight to try and do some touch up work and apply a clear hopefully protective coat.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A day at the Zoo

Today Dominick and I went to the Zoo with Laurie, Brianna and Tricia. The weather was amazing not too hot but perfect (like always I have a sunburn but not to worry we did our best and Dominck made another outing without a sunburn YAY). Anyway Dominick seemed to have a lot of fun. Most of his fun seemed to come from watching Bri then from watching animals. After lots of walking we stopped for some play time at the palyground. Domionick had his first swing experience and LOVED it! He laughed the whole time he was on the swings.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dominick's first day in his helmet

Well fingers crossed didn't work. I got a call from his daycare lady around 2:30 saying that he has been very grumpy and crying all day (which is so not like Dominick) but when she took it off for his redness check for about an hour he went back to wanting to play and being happy and now that the helmet is back on he is crying again. I feel horrible that I am at work and didn't even think to take the day off to be with my son so that I could be the one to monitor him and if he needed cheering up it would be me. So here I sit at work crying wishing I was with my son on his first helmet day. I hope this is just him getting used to wearing it because good lord help us all if we have to go through 23 hour days for the next couple of months dealing with a grumpy Dominick. I can't wait to run out of here and go get my little man. Good thing is at about 7 p.m. tonight off comes the helmet for bath time and sleep. Tonight he does not wear the helmet to sleep but starting tomorrow he has to wear it to sleep (wish us luck on the sleeping part). Maybe once he sees his helmet all nice and decorated he will like it more. Speaking of decorating... the day has come that he has his helmet and I still have no idea how I am going to decorate it. I am hopefully going to go to a place that I can have it wrapped tomorrow and will hopefully come up with something cool for it. Otherwise stickers here we come. By the way have I mentioned that I am not very crafty so this will be an interesting task if it comes to stickers and local family and friends I would like your help if you are up to the challenge.

Dominick got his helmet today!

I will update later to let you guys know how he is doing. He did great at the place when they put it on and he never grabbed at it or even acted like he knew it was on. Hopefully it stays that way... fingers crossed!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dominick eating

Ok so finally I am posting a picture of Dominick eating his bananas. So far he did not like oatmeal too much, loved pears and likes bananas ok. Today we are moving on to peaches (can't wait to see how this goes). I am so proud of my baby. He is eating so well. Oatmeal was a mess as it was his first time eating but by the time he made it to his pears he was eating like a pro. He even understands the concept of food and silverware. The other night we were at my Grammy's house eating Chinese food (very yummy by the way) and I had Dominick sitting on the couch next to me and every time I would take a bite of my food he would start kicking his legs (I think to get my attention) and then would open his mouth like a little birdy for me to feed him (which I did not feed him Chinese food). It was the cutest thing. He had us cracking up. He is such a smart little guy now. It is crazy how time is flying and he is getting so big and such a personality.

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Sorry I am a day late guys and Dominick really just didn't want to smile for the camera so this was the best shot I got. Hope you all had a great day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dominick's 6 Month Check Up

Holy cow I can't believe it is time for me to write this post already!!!! Well first lets start off with last night Dominick has officially started sitting pretty well on his own. He now knows how to find his balance (not always). He has also been sitting in his high chair for about a month now (sorry I can't believe I haven't posted about this already) which will finally come in handy for something other then entertaining him while we eat.

Now on to his actual doctor appointment.... It went great. He weighs 16 pounds 2 ounces and he is 26 7/8 inches long. The doctor said he was doing great. We are going to start solids tonight. I think this go round was my hardest time with his shots. He screamed and held his breath it was totally heartbreaking to watch. But he did very well and as soon as I could pick him up he started to calm down. now hopefully we wont have to go back until his 9 month appointment (fingers crossed). Well I will have to post lots of pictures soon of him sitting and in his high chair and eating all the yummy foods he gets to start trying. My baby is growing up so fast.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dominick is a big boy now

He was getting way to heavy for me to carry in his infant carrier so Monday night Daddy installed the big boy carseat. This was Dominick's first ride in it and he did GREAT!