Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dominic's First Communion!

Come to me Lord Jesus!

On April 26th, Good Shepherd Sunday, Dominic and 3 of his friends received Communion for the first time! He had been preparing for a long time for this day and it finally came. We celebrated after with friends and family in ICC's gymnasium.

Our little boy is growing up.

Dominic with his cake

Blaise having some cake

Uncle Mike and Xavier
Dominic and his godfather, Mr. Sawicki

Out to play and eat with Tom's family

This weekend Tom's brother's family came up to visit. Saturday we were planning to go to the zoo but since it was so cold and rainy, we decided to go to the Pizza Machine instead. What a fun night. This place always fills us up, and wears us out!

Here are Uncle Jonny, Aunt Marlys and cousins Kaleb and Quentin coming down the stairs after driving the race track.
Dominic and Xavier concentrating pretty hard
The boys enjoying their desserts...

And Xavier is finally tall enough to ride the Frog Hopper! He loved it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dominic lost his first TOOTH!!

Dominic's first tooth finally popped out on April 13th! We were all in the kitchen together noticing how it looked like it was about to come out when Dominic started wiggling it and out it came!
Here it is before...

...and after

He's not quite ready to part with it just yet but maybe someday he will decide it's time to get some money for it. I think he's watching the market for the price of central incisors to peak.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the beginning of this beautiful season of rejoicing!

We celebrated by painting eggs, reading stories, visiting the sick, and lots of church attending throughout Holy Week, including attending the opening of the Easter Vigil with the fire outside, holding candles and being part of the glorious sights, sounds, and smells that the Easter Vigil brings! Actually, it was just Dominic and I who got to go to the vigil. The whole family went again on Easter Sunday. Followed by a fun, delicious, relaxing dinner at Grandma and Nanno's with lots of family.

What a glorious Season! Alleluia!

Blaise was carefully painting half of his eggs one color and the other half another color.

We happened to stop by to visit the Easter Bunny too. Dominic wanted no part of it because it was "just a guy in a suit." He tried hard to convince his little brothers that there was no Easter Bunny until had to take him aside and tell him to let them pretend. Ah, they grow up so fast.
Time for the Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Nanno's! We also had a small one in our backyard before we went to church. I didn't get any pictures though. I just enjoyed :)

Blowing bubbles...

Dominic and Xavier ready to catch the bubbles the Blaise would blow..

Sky diving Zachary

Xavier, Zachary and Blaise

Daddy and his boys...
And here we all are at my parent's. Two years ago we had the same picture taken on the same couch. Looks like this might become another tradition!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..."(1Peter1:3)