Sunday, October 30, 2005


Today before church:

ME:" Hailee lean forward so I can wipe you "

HAILEE: " Be careful mom, my hynie hurts"

ME: " Why does your hynie hurt?"

Hailee: (Looking in the toilet)" Wellllll, my poop looks like dog poop"

Go give my friend
Melissa some love!

Hamsters stink really, really bad. Even the $20 black bear kind. If he wasn't so fat and cute, I'd toss him!

Has everyone carved their pumpkins and what are your children/you dressing up as?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ashamed to admit

Ok, I am ashamed to admit but the movie we watched the other night was "House of Wax" starring the one and only, Paris Hilton, LOL! Listen she was actually not that bad of an actress. better than some of the people. I still got scared because then I think of every other scary movie I've seen in my life. Brandi, don't be ashamed at least you think it's going to be the chick from "The Ring" and not your daughters doll that talks!

Todays been a pretty busy day. Aaron the sweetheart that he is got up with Gianna this morning so I could sleep in. I heard her at like 7:00am and said " Honey, it's 7:00am, can you get the baby?" "Sure, babe" is all he said , kissing me on his way out. He let me sleep for another hour and a half!. I actually got up by myself because the guilt kicked in. Not to mention I had a strange Starbucks dream. For those of you who don't know, I worked there for like 5 years. I've gone there still everyday since so I still feel like I work there for some stupid reason. My old boss is still the manager there so I go visit. She's also a good friend and was in my wedding. So, I woke up frazzled because I thought I was really late coming from my half hour break. Dumb, I know. So the girls and I hung around the house and then headed up to Starbucks to meet my friend Marissa. I always take the girls to the back of the bookstore thats next door so they can play in the kids section. Left there and pulled up to the grocery store only to get there and find out that Gianna was passed out. So I just took her home. Then my brothers wife came over with my cutie nephew. We hung out all day. She's one of those people that I can just look at and we crack up! Like today, her son was sitting sitting on her lap facing me. She went to put his bib on and she put it around his mouth instead of his neck. I was wondering why I couldn't see his mouth. Thats because he was gagged! I said " Geez, Meghan, the only thing thats missing is the rubber ball in his mouth!" We died. Ok, guess you had to be there. I couldn't hang with Melissa today because she was sick, the poor thing. Hope you feel better! We're shooting for some time this weekend.

I did however make a good dinner. Don't laugh. It was a tator tot, ground beef, onion, green bean and cream of mushroom casserole. The tator tots lined the bottem of my new 13x9 in. stonewear dish. Cooked for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Then we had baked sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar, corn and rolls. Sweet tea as the beverage. I must have just eaten 2000 calories. I hope I'm not expected to perform this evening with my bloated, gassy belly. I really don't feel very sexy right now. Off to find something small and sweet to top off the dinner. NIGHT.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

La Vita Bella

THings have been really good lately around our neck of the woods. Despite the little ones getting over fevers, runny noses and croupy coughs, I can't complain about anything. Last night was our actual anniversary and Aaron brought home a dozen red roses, my favorite sushi (dragon rolls; smoked eel, crab and avocado) and a movie for us to watch when the kids went to sleep. He set up the sushi so nice , he's quite the romantic. He never has lacked in that area. I'm pretty damn lucky. So we ate, put the kids to sleep, "docked stations" and watched a cheesy horror film. I still get freaked out when I go to bed no matter how stupid and unrealistic the movie is. I also vow after every horror movie that I'll never watch another one. But I always do and I ALWAYS get freaked out. He also ran into a great friend of mine Melissa at the video store. I haven't talked to her in a very long time and when she called me I was soooo excited. She helped me out years ago when I was going through my rough times. She is one of the reason's my life is so good today. Her and God of course. I have to give him props too! Anyway, I'll be hanging out with her and her kids tommorow, who I probably won't even recognize! I'm excited. I also plan on seeing my brother, nephew and SIL at some point. He works for Target as an assistant manager and is taking a test to see if he qualifies to go through the training to be a sheriff! I pray that he passes because he's hating his job and I know he would be much happier working toward this goal. So please keep him in your thoughts and prayers! He has military background so he might as well put some of his knowledge to use. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd airbourne. I asked him at one point if he ever got use to jumping out of airplanes and he said "NO". Of course I worry about his safety and all that but I just want him to find his nitch and be happy :0)

This weekend, we'll probably take the kids to Applewood Farms. The place is great. They have a corn maze, petting zoo, hayride or train ride to the pumpkin patch and real live reindeer. Apparently they are pretty adaptable animals and very sweet. I had questions about that, like I questioned the people in town who had two Zebras on their farm. It was weird. You could see them from the road. But I guess they adapted just fine too. Wonder why I never see them anymore. I guess they got deported or something. ANYHOO, I'm looking forward to Applewood farms.

So, I'm off to eat a huge amount of vanilla ice cream with Nestle Quick chocolate powder sprinkled all over it. I'm feeling quite fat andhave been pigging out. I need to detox myself from carbs but it's the first week thats the hardest. Just need to lose 10lbs to be pre Gianna weight. It bothers me everyday. Just not enough for me to exercise or stick to any plan long enough. Oh well. NIGHT NIGHT.

Paddle Boat

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Rocky Gap Resort

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

By the Lake

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By the Lake

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Why is it that Flickr is not sending pictures to my blog? Anyone else having this problem? If you want to see more pics, just click on any of the below pictures :0)


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Anniversary weekend

We just got back from a much needed weekend away. Our second wedding anniversary is on Oct. 25th. So we decided to celebrate with a weekend ALONE at Rocky Gap Resort. Only two hours away, the resort is located in western Md on Lake Habeeb. It was great to get away with my husband. We arrived late Friday night and pretty much hit the sack after a" little bit of bump and grind" We couldn't waste the opportunity. We wanted to sleep in but couldn't due to the fact that we are usually awake by 7:30am every morning with the kids. So we showered (together of course) and hit up the breakfast buffet. After breakfast we took a mosaics class and then headed up to the room for a little R & R. At 3:00pm we headed out to the golf course where it was cold and rainy. I didn't care, i just rode along in the golf cart eating a jumbo hot dog, sippin' on hot chocolate. He only played nine holes. It was just nice to do something together without the kiddos. Thanks to my mom and good friend Amy who were staying at our house with the little munchkins. After Golf we headed to the room for some more R & R ( not S&M ) and watched a movie until our 8:30pm dinner reservations. We had a little wine with dinner but didn't finish it all, we were stuffed and planned on having some drinks later. We hit up the pool and hot tub after dinner. Followed by some drinks at the bar. Followed by some more "ALONE TIME". Sunday morning came and we got some breakfast and headed into Cumberland to catch the 10:45am mass. After mass we went on the paddle boats, had some lunch and I retreated to the Spa for a 50min massage! It was absolutely heavenly! Then we came home to see the loves of our lives:0) I can't tell you how many times we talked about our kids to strangers and each other. We missed them terribly but really benefited from our weekend gettaway. I'll be posting pictures but Flickr's giving me some problems so it might take a while. We had the best time.


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Aaron Golfing

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

what nice form he has ; )

Rocky Gap

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Heres a view from one of the holes. Even though it was super wet out. I still had fun riding in the cart.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Lauren & Gianna

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Lauren just asked Hailee to be the flower girl in her wedding! This will be Hailee's third time. If anyone needs her to be a flower girl. She'd be more than happy :0)

She's already addicted to shoes

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

New Kicks

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She loves shoes and walks around with them until you put them on her.

I'm sorry I was banging on Daddy's Big TV

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

What Cookie Mom?

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Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Being a big sis is tough!

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

You always have to give up your stuff!

Sneak Peak of Halloween

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

This was Hailee's costume 2 years ago:0)

Back View

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

My Nephew

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

It's scary how much he looks like my brother. it's interesting when I watch him and try to take him places with my other two. gianna's only 13 months and still needs to be carried out of the car too. I sandwiched her between me and the seat to get him out of the car the other day!

Lil' John

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

You have to click on him to see how cute he is. He's my nephew!

Silly Baby

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

She's such a ham! Her new words are the following: Uncle(For uncle chad & uncle John), Hippo, Elmo (she says these perfectly), Ba-pack
Other words: Baby, ball, Hi-eyyyyyy, shish-she(what she calls Hailee), daddy, mom-mom, mamma, dog, tank-ew(thank you), tookie(cookie), cracker, out, hot, dowwwn, I know( when shes crying and we pick her up, she says I know because thats what we say to her) Al-don(all done),night night... There are more but thats enough bragging for now:0)


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

My beautiful Mom and Gianna

Beautiful Hailee

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In need of a bra already!

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Cutie Baby

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Look at that belly. Thats what it looks like at the end of the day. She would run around like this all the time if she could! The other day she sat down in her blue chair and peed right on it. Maybe she's ready to be potty trained already.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New computer

So Aaron has brought home another computer for me. He's so sweet. First the Power book G4 , which he had to take back to the office :0( What a sad day that was. It made blogging and uploading photos easy as pie. Then he set me up with a PC . He made a little desk and hooked up everything for me. Much to my dismay, I had a hard time uploading and ... Now he brought back his old iBook laptop. It's old and proving to be slower than the PC. So now he has to take it to the office and reboot it. Install new software ... He's so good to me. He wants me to be happy:)

On another note Hailee has a loose tooth! She's 4 1/2 . How excited is she?! She practically walks up to strangers asking them to stick their finger in her mouth to feel her tooth. It's looser today because yesterday she was playing out back and accidentally banged her tooth into the neighbor girls head. Lots of blood involved but closer to the tooth fairy's visit.

Gianna's been extra loud lately climbing onto everything screaming in public and laughing as she tries to rip the small mole off my neck while standing in line at Starbucks all the while begging for a Madeline cookie. When she's awake she never stops. She goes from one activity to the next until she finally says "Night, Night" around 8:00pm. I take her to her crib, put on her lullabies and she's down for the count until 7:30 am. That makes up for the first 6 months of her life where she nursed her way through the night. I'm hoping to get some pictures on here soon. I might have to go to the office and do it with the beloved PowerBook. ( Not literally of course!) It does not vibrate last time I checked! Not that we need to spice up our intimate moments with a battery operated device. We do just fine in that department. Ok, I'll stop while I'm ahead ;)

If you get a chance hop on over to my momma's blog and pay her a visit. Show her some love. She just updated it:0)

Friday, October 14, 2005

13 Layer Dip

Thirteen random things you like doing:
1. Going on dates with my husband
2. Having a dance party with my two girls
3. Going out to eat
4. Going to Starbucks ( I think Hailee's been everyday since she was born)
5. Trying new recipes
6. Blogging
7. Having get togethers
8. Going to Target
9. Going for walks
10. Knockin' Boots
11. Wrestling with Aaron
12. Taking pics
13. Just Hanging with my family

Twelve Movies You Own

1. The Godfather(All of em)
2. The Passion
3. Bruce Almighty
4. Casino
5. Christmas Vacation( Seems like everyone does)
6. Judgement Night
7. Robots
8. Anus & Andy (just kidding)
9. The Santa Clause
10. Practical Magic
11. Shreck
12. The Neverending Story

Eleven Good Bands/Artists

1. 50 Cent
2. Coldplay
3. The Notorious B I G
4. Jay Z & The Roots together
5. Kanye West( despite his outburst on TV)
6. Andrea Bocelli
7. Mary J Blige
8. Gavin DeGraw
9. Mob Hits
10. Lots of Reggae (Bob Marley, Big Youth, Yellowman...)
11. Bob Dylan

Ten Favorite Fictional Characters

1. Shreck
2. Elmo
3. Ally McBeal
4. Jenna Rink
5. Tyrese
6. Forrest Gump
7. Me when role playing w/ Aaron
8. Tony Montana
9. Ladies from Desperate Housewives
10. The Corleone's (The Godfather's family)

Nine things you watch on TV

1. Desperate Housewives
2. Iron Chef
3. Noggin
4. Emeril
5. Las Vegas
6. National Geographic
7. TLC
8. MTV (When my girls want to dance)
9. Good Eats

Eight Favorite Foods/Drinks

1. Pasta
2. Bare Burrito (Baja Fresh)
4. White Pizza
5. Cosmopolitan's ( Grey Goose citron)
6. Really Dirty Martini
7. Bubba Burgers
8. Dragon Roll( Sushi)

Seven Things About You Physically

1. Blue Eyes
2. Highlighted Hair
3. 10lbs heavier than I want to be
4. Size 9 feet
5. My daughters don't look like me (They got the Italian Gene)
7. I now have some junk in my trunk( After Gianna was born)

Six things you wear often

1. Black shirts
2. Steve Madden Heels
3. Old Navy jeans ( The ones I bought in Mrs. Flingers presence)
4. Mac lip liner in spice, lust lipglass
5. Dermalogica moisturizer (Active Moist)
6. Fake designer purses

Five Things That Annoy You

1. People chewing loud
2. Dishes in the sink( No Dishwasher)
3. Leftover 10lbs
4. Putting away folded clothes
5. Racism

Four Dream Jobs

1. Scientist
2. Digging in Egypt
3. Doctor
4. Nothing tops being home with my kids:0)

Three Favorite Animals

1. My old Cat Morris
2. My old Dog Skylar
3. Elephants

Two places you wish you were right now

1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ( Our Honeymoon Spot)
2. Taking water samples from the Amazon

One Person You could spend the rest of your life with

1. You cant ask that question to someone with kids. I couldn't live without my husband or my kids. Actually My whole Family!

I stole this from Mel W.( Eager Bird)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


I am a huge slacker when it comes to blogging lately. I've been really busy with the girls since Hailee started Pre-K . When I have downtime I don't even feel like getting on the computer. Strange huh? Oh and to whom it may concern, I'm not pregnant. I'm sure it will happen sooner than later , so I'm not too worried about it. God's timing is perfect so it will happen when it's meant to:0) Nothing too exciting going on right now. Just spending time with my family and friends. Being bitchy to my husband:0( and all that normal stuff. I don't know about anyone else but I get some major PMS! It started like 2 weeks ago! I've been irritable and pigging out! I'm not kidding. Eating everything in sight. I lost my motivation to excersise. Except the rare occasion where I get something up my butt(not literally of course) and start doing squats before bedtime while I'm finding what channel to keep the TV on before I go to bed. It always has to be a channel that I dont have a big opinion on. I like to watch The Cooking Network, Roseanne, Fresh Prince, Trading Spaces, The Nanny... Happy things. Nothing that involves forensics or homocides or politically heated debates. The news is also a no no. I'm tired as we speak. I should get to bed before I'm on here until all hours of the night. Thats just what I'm going to do.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Very Creepy!
Strange but interesting. This is a car ad that was filmed but never
released for viewing. When they finished filming the ad, the producer and
editor noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly
white mist. They called the manufacturer's attention to it and the ad was
never put on TV because of the unexplained ghostly phenomenon.
Watch the front end of the car as it comes from behind the clump of trees
the middle of the screen and you'll see the white mist crossing in front
the car, then follow it along the road. If you listen closely you will
hear the sound that the audio picked up during filming.
Is it a ghost, or is it simply mist? You decide.
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Note to self:

Do not start to laugh hysterically and giggle when your husband is trying to seduce you.. It might give him a slight blow to the ego.

Aren't there times when this happens to you? When your husband wants to bump uglies, tries to make it romantic by putting on some R&B, dims the lights and starts caressing your body. The unexplained happens. You start to giggle at his every touch and kiss. Therefore making him feel like a giant ass. I guess I was just giggly. After much convincing that I was just giddy, we proceeded to take care of the much needed! Ta-DOW, Fireworks:0) Happy Ending:0)

Thursday, October 06, 2005


I was up late blogging last night due to the fact I was scared shitless of this doll that Aaron bought Hailee the other night. Thats silly isn't it? Ever since I was little I had this weirde thing about dolls and them coming to life and killing me. Maybe it was Chucky from "Childs Play" or maybe it was the movie "Dolls". I don't know but they freak me out!. Aaron had to go back to work last night . The kids were in bed, I'm getting tired but know if I head up the steps that doll is going to be standing at the top of them with a knife in her hand. Then if I go to the bathroom she'll be behind the shower curtain. While I'm in bed I know I'm going to see her walk through the bedroom door, or I'll wake up and she'll be on the side of the bed. Talk about letting your imagination run away with itself! The doll is Amazing Amanda. She's that doll that talks to you and asks you questions. She has sensors on her, her toilet, brush, toothbrush, food, spoons, juice box and clothes. She is amazing:) I even find my self being really nice to her so she won't wan't to hurt me. Call me crazy but... Ok,. just call me crazy!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Gianna in action

Gianna in action
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.


Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Here comes Trouble!

Here comes Trouble!
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

I love this one.

Back of apron top

Back of apron top
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Sitting on Sissy

Sitting on Sissy
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

They play so good together! Hailee really watches out for her!

Front of apron top

Front of apron top
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella.

Here she is in the cute top Daphne Blue made! Scroll down to see where she sells some cool stuff! Click on it to see the lump on her head. She fell into the table:0(

Sunday, October 02, 2005


I've been really tired lately. Whenever I'm super tired I always wonder if I'm pregnant. And you know that certain feeling you get in your stomach. Not the sick feeling. That feeling where your bending over and you stand up and you feel like a tugging feeling? Like a string being pulled. I don't know. My periods not due for a week but I've been feeling super bitchy and irritated. Everything is annoying me. Oh well, I'm not going to assume anything. If I am, I am, if I ain't, I ain't.Did I mention I'm irritable yet! Like the worst case of PMS! Anyway, I'll keep you updated. Probably not, but anythings possible when you don't use birth control:0) Not even the pull out method. We would be very excited though. Now would be a good time. I'm not ready for a newborn yet but in 9 months I probably would be. We wan't four. So I wan't to be done by 30 or 31. Then we'll use the good ol' Roman Catholic teachings of Natural Family planning. So we'll most likely end up with 6. Our friend Christie who is a beautiful blonde model type is pregnant with her 5th. Doesn't look like she has one. I'm hoping to not gain 60lbs this time. I can do it! More incentive now that I know it's harder to take the lbs off the 2nd time. Probably equally as hard if not harder the third:0)

So I gave a few people my blog address, I hope they don't switch up the letters and go here instead