Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gino 3 months, Giadaisms, & Harvest Party

Randoms from the week.....
Both of my kids LOVE bath time. Giada would stay in all night if I let her!
When I'm holding Gino, Giada likes to jump in my arms and say "you have 2 kids" or "you have both kids" and she thinks it's so funny when I carry them both. This time Gino was sleeping so she was pretend sleeping..even snoring!
We still go to gymnastics every week. The place has been undergoing a remodel, so we had some make up classes. We have been doing some at night with Frannie Avansino. So much fun to see her and Moni each week.
Giada loves jumping in the ball pit.
Mike has been wanting me to have Sydney shaved forever! I never wanted to do it but finally gave in. She seems to love it, but looks like a lab not a golden! But there is less hair shedding...which I love!
Where does the time go?? 3 months already! We had someone invade our photo-shoot once again!
Then she read him one of her favorite stories, which was super cute!
Thought it was funny to see how much bigger he has gotten...this is the newborn going home outfit. Not fitting quite so well anymore!

This past Saturday we had our Harvest Party. We spent a good deal of time at the ranch helping out to get ready. Needed some olive branches for the decor!

A sampling of the delicious foods made with the oil and vinegars inside....
And the delicious pizza outside!

Tasting Bar! Popcorn, caprese salad and ice cream bar!
Coldani Clan
Giada spent a great deal of time dancing to the band...or jumping rather...

They even gave her an instrument to play with at one point!
Great Grandma Barbara got a little Gino time before the party. ...
The rest of the night he was passed around in the arms of family and friends!
Gino update....3 months
-Very content unless he is hungry
-Still sleeps poorly...shocker!
- Started grabbing and playing with toys, puts his hands in his mouth a lot too
- Talking, smiling, laughing...
- Loves the Ergo Carrier
- Kicks his arms and hands constantly, which is what he did in the belly!

Giada update
- She walked up to me and said to Gino "best baby I've ever seen"
- Started an art class this week
- She started calling me "mama" not sure what happened to mom
- She tells Gino "don't give me one of those slobbery kisses"
- Taught Gino to give Eskimo kisses
- Always tells him " when you get bigger and bigger".... you can have a mango, you can have a cracker, etc etc
-She has a tendency to eat with her fingers sometimes because it's faster. So we started telling her what is a fork food, or finger food. So now she is constantly telling you what is a fork food, spoon food etc....not sure what we started, but it does work.
- Giada has been picking up Mikes running watch. She told me the other day " It says lots of letters, not time for nap" I just laughed

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Patches, Dylans Bday, Giada/Gino Update

This was the week of pumpkin patches for us...and I'll have to say I'm pumpkin patched out! Each was unique and different, and fun to see different groups of friends...but I've had my fill until next year I think! :)

We love when our teacher friends are on vacation! Giada, Steph & I got to spend the day with Bre and Peyton at Willow Fog Pumpkin Patch in Wilton. What a cute place. It was busy in the morning with all the kids there on field trips, then cleared out and the girls had the place to themselves!

The girls were very concerned about this little goat that kept getting out on the other side of the fence. So they kept feeding it all their food!
Tickle...tickle ....tickle....
Say cheese!

The girls were very serious about their water pumping!

Thanks Auntie Steph for the free ride!
Peyton loved the horse swing ...
And Giada loved the telescope...

Snack time before the hay ride.

Day 2 we were off to Joans Farm in Livermore to meet up with Cuneos and Lorbers. Giada is very "2" these days. We have a day of excellent listening and good behavior...and the next day might not be quite as great! Good thing is on those days...there is always tomorrow! This was one of those days. Cute place, we had a picnic and fed the animals. Giada and Tali would have been happy just feeding those animals all day! We wandered around, the girls played with pumpkins, trains, hay bails, and the corn maze! Jenny and I will have to admit - we did get lost and I wasn't sure we weren't going to have to rummage our way through the corn stalks to get out. Jenny found the exit somehow. It was quite the maze for our mom and pop pumpkin patch! Looking forward to our next play date girls.

Day 3 - Annual trip to Phillips Farms. For this age Phillips is perfect. I don't think they have updated a thing since the 80s...but that's just how you remember coming as a kid, so that makes it okay! Marla and JZ joined us, it was a great visit with them, and we ran into the Hilders for lunch - what a treat! Giada enjoyed Kerry of course feeding her bacon and soda!

Annual picture in the pumpkin head!
Giada took his hand and was showing him around....
Loves Raggedy Ann..and thought she needed a hug

After the Turkey tried to eat JZ's finger Giada said "Lets get out of here, that turkey is being mean"
I asked her, "Where are you going on your tractor ride??" "San Diego" she answers.....how does she come up with this stuff. When have we even talked about San Diego! Adj, Hager, Jess, Filices....Guess she is ready to come visit!
Photo opp...not going so well, the sun was in their eyes, among other things...good thing the month is only half over...many more opportunities ahead!
She is still talking about holding the baby bunny.
Thanks nana for the free ride!

Oops...don't forget Gino too!
Annual pic! We love nana being retired :)

Saturday we had an oil event at Williams Sonoma in SF. I love getting pictures when I'm away. Giada spent a lot of time playing with her dolls that she has named "Gina & Scott"
Dylan turned 3! They celebrated in Disneyland, but Giada wanted to celebrate with her friend too. So, we invited ourselves over on Sunday and the kids had a great day playing and celebrating. Any excuse for a cupcake ...right!? Happy Birthday D!

Earlier this week we found a frog in the back of Mike's truck. It was the highlight of the day. We kept it for a few hours until we could convince her to put it in the water fountain with the fish. But we told her she should name it. She said... Holy Moly(my parents frog name) or Patsy(her great aunt) Mike and I laughed and said...you want to name it Patsy? And she said no...Patsy is a peoples name. She has a thing with Patsy about frogs and every frog is associated with Patsy, but its funny every time.
Giada Update
- Very into pretending....this morning she had her umbrella and she told Mike it was raining...he said I dont see any drops.... she says we can pretend! And sure enough in a few moments the whole family was being kept safe from the rainstorm under the umbrella. Another favorite she has is sharks are on the ground and you have to jump up onto whatever is around (couch, chair, bed) to make sure they don't get you!
Another one...she was playing in the garage and came in with Mikes cowboy boots on.."Dad you want some money?" He says "where" She says "in my boot" and pulls out cat food... He says "thats not money, thats cat food" " No, its not cat food, it's money, we can pretend"
- If you go out to the garage or out of her sight...when you come back she asks "How was your trip?" So you have to come up with a clever answer and she says "How was my trip?" ...wanting you to ask her back, it's cute.
- Any other parents kids watch Mickey Mouse Club....then you know about Funny Bunny Pete...often we are on the lookout for him! He is hiding everywhere at our house.
- She will walk around with her eyes closed pretending to be sleeping....and sometimes walks right into something (wall, table) she thinks it's hysterical.
- She is using words like "yesterday, tomorrow, Sunday" it all means anything other than today
- I told her she was a good girl when she got her hair cut the other day, she answered " yeah, I know"
- Potty training has stopped. I'm over it for now and need a break. :) It is half working.....Keep you posted and spare you the details here!
-One of her favorite games is "I was on a walk and I saw....." we go back and forth for a long time...you'd be amazed at what we come across on our walks!

- 3 months old, I can't believe it
- Easy, calm baby...really only gets upset when he is hungry and he lets you know real quick
- Sleeps the same, few hours at a time, nothing really too great
- Apparently he has rolled over. I guess he did at the Kerns Sunday but I was playing with the older kids and missed it....I'm still not convinced ;) but Ill be watching for it!!
- Smiling a lot, almost laughing
- Enjoying swing and bouncer more often
- Real good head control still
- Loves being on his tummy and standing up, just like Giada
- Might....move him to his crib soon
- Likes being swaddled at night