Monday, November 29, 2010

He Gobbled 'til He Wobbled!

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with our families this year! Ryan and I are so blessed to have such a great family to share Caleb with! On Thursday, we started out at my parents' for a Thanksgiving lunch.
Brian and Zoey were waiting to greet us! Zoey was so interested in Caleb. Everywhere he went, she had to go see what he was doing!

Caleb did not hold back when it came time to eat!
After he finished his plate, he would "sneak" handfuls out of mine!
It was really funny watching him!
Caleb's shirt said:
"I'm thankful for:
1. Mom and Dad
2. Yummy Turkey
3. Football"
That's our boy!


My boys were ready to dig in...

After lunch, we stripped Caleb's food covered clothes off and he rested with Granddaddy.
He was so worn out!

Me and Mom

Such a full, happy boy!






Poor Caleb just had to nap after leaving Granddaddy and Giggi's!

Ryan and I actually drew this together...Ha!

After he ate yet another Thanksgiving with Pappy, Nana, Granny, and Grandpa, he finally settled down!
This boy was stuffed!


The changes a year can make....
Mommy and Caleb 2009



Mommy, Daddy, and Caleb 2010

Here's our Thanksgiving/ holiday home tour so far this year:





Scents In Soy Giveaway - WINNER!!!!

Now I'm going to announce my Scents in Soy giveaway winner....


Tattgiff!!!!!!


Please contact me as soon as possible so I can get your mailing information! Congrats!


Sorry this was a bit late, but I've had sick guys in the house!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Too Busy....

Things have been nuts at the Del Signore household lately! I am so ready for things to slow down just a bit!

Caleb is feeling much better and is so active! He loves to practice all of his new walking skills. I think he's trying to say a couple of new words. We're pretty sure when he's wondering about something and wants to know "what's this?", he's saying "this?" Last night we were eating dinner and I asked him if it was good and he said over and over "Goo". Sometimes he adds a slight "d" on the end, many times not. But, I still think I'm going to count it!

Ryan and I have both decided that we love this stage of Caleb's life the most. He's so much fun and you can tell he's going to be a character. In all honesty, I don't miss the tiny baby stage at all.

We also got some very awesome news yesterday! I have been in the process of refinancing my mortgage for a bit now and we got the approval! My monthly payment drops quite a bit and it's right in time for Christmas. God has given us such a financial blessing this week!

I'm praying that I can pull off Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. This is my first one on my own and I'm really looking forward to it. Lucky for me my hubby likes to eat so he's been able to help test out my recipes several times!

I'll catch up more when we get past this holiday and slow down just a bit! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your families!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pitching One....

One day when he's older, I will show this to his friends....


M.I.A.

We've been missing in action this weekend. I have felt so crummy from a sinus infection and my boys have been under the weather too. This weekend I was so very thankful for my in-laws because they kept Caleb for us Friday evening and Saturday. I felt like I was in a Benadryl induced coma for about twenty-four hours, and it was soooo appreciated! On Saturday evening, Ryan brought Caleb home and we settled down to watch football. I can officially say that we have a walking child in our house. He hardly crawls now! It's like someone just flipped on a switch and he took off. It's such an amazing thing to witness.



Caleb also discovered that Daddy is a sucker when it comes to sharing pizza!
He honestly didn't like Mommy's veggie pizza....


I couldn't get him to sit still long enough to get his picture in front of the tree, but this was the best I could pull off!








We made a quick stop by Toys R Us and they're having a great deal right now....
If you happen to contribute to a toy drive in your area, you can get a stuffed teddy bear or puppy for $4.99 when you purchase $50 worth from the store. Just drop it off to a local toy drive or the conveniently located Toys For Tots bin in their store!
It's time to remember the little ones that may not get anything for Christmas. I know that many of us run around planning big things for our families and often forget to remember others. Sure, it's so easy to get wrapped up in holiday shopping, decorating, and cooking. It's completely human! Next time you pick up something for your angel this season, remember someone else's!
My grandfather had the opportunity to play Santa and hand out Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. He inspired so many to give back to the community and he taught me about a life I just never was exposed to. My parents always found a way to get us the gifts that our hearts longed for. I never understood that some kids just never got that opportunity until the year I helped fill gift bags for children in need. I was so young and I remember looking at an off brand Barbie thinking it wasn't much of a gift. My grandfather knelt down and explained that it was all that some of the children would get all year. From that point on my heart was changed. I have a huge drive to help people and this time of year is especially important to me. I feel so much joy in my heart and I want to share it with any person I come into contact with, directly and indirectly. I pray that the toys I donate this year inspire a child to believe in Santa, know that someone out there cares for their happiness, and preserves their young heart. You never know if the gift you give goes to a child who has lost both parents this year. Maybe they don't have to find out Santa isn't real all at one time either....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Birthday Pictures













The Long Awaited First Birthday Pics!

Here they are!!!


































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