Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Let Me Out! I Have To Go Potty!

We have a bell that hangs from our door knob in an attempt to train the dogs to paw at it and let us know when they need to go outside to go potty.

The dogs won't have anything to do with the bell. I'm trained though.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Where The Wild Things Are

Dad and I sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are...

Monday, February 19, 2007

Nine Months Old Today... February 19th 2007

This month I spent visiting family in the USA—Mom’s family in Massachusetts and Dad’s family in Florida. During my month long adventure, I learned to crawl and stand on my own. I still haven’t mastered the crawling thing just yet. I can only crawl on my hands and knees for a short time before resorting to the “army crawl” on my belly. I’m a pro at standing though! I can even cruise around a little bit if I have furniture to hold on to. One of my big top teeth came in and another is starting to peek through. I celebrated my new teeth by trying solid food. I eat Cheerios, pieces of bread, baby biscuits, and bananas. This month I also got my first and hopefully last ear infection. I was surprisingly pleasant considering I was teething and jet lagged on top of the ear infection. I enjoyed meeting my grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and family friends. I’m a social butterfly and love to be around people. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Traveling Back to Sicily in Style

I got comfortable in the bulkhead bassinet and slept almost the entire flight home. It's good to be back home after my month long adventure in America!

Farewell Dinner

The whole Balent Family got together at Uncle Micheal and Aunt Tracy's (Dad's sister) house for a farewell dinner. It was good fun and wonderfully chaotic with Mimi & Papi, their five children with spouses and the seven grandchildren!
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family... in another city." ~ George Burns

Sunday, February 18, 2007

My Mimi

I love my Mimi because she makes me laugh.

We are Balents... mighty, mighty Balents.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hunter's Green Country Club

After picking up my Aunts at the airport, we met my Uncle Micheal and my cousins, Amanda & Kellie, for lunch and drinks at the Country Club by their house.

Aunt Hilde & Aunt Carrie

Today I went to the Tampa Airport to pick up my Aunts, Hilde and Carrie (Dad's sister), from Tennessee. They came down to Florida to see me and join the rest of the family for some family fun!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Papi and Lo

This is my Papi and his bird named Lolita. We have to be careful around Lolita because she sometimes bites. I love my Papi. Lolita... not so much.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Cousins Keep Coming!

My cousins Kellie and Amanda came over to Mimi and Papi's house today to meet me. They took me for a walk to the lake to feed the ducks. I'm loving all the attention!

Saturday, February 10, 2007


This evening we had a pizza party and then my cousins Clayton and Nyah and my Uncle Robbie taught me and Dad how to play Uno.

Shopping and Lunch in Spanish Springs

Today I went shopping and had lunch in Spanish Springs with my Mom, Aunt Beth (Dad's sister) and my cousins Clayton and Nyah while Dad, Uncle Robbie and Papi played golf.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

My cousins, Nyah and Clayton, spent the night at Mimi and Papi's house and this morning we watched Saturday morning cartoons together.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Feeding the Ducks with Mimi

We made it to my Mimi and Papi's house in The Villages- a retirement community where everyone gets around by golf cart. My Mimi took Dad and I to the lake by her house to feed the ducks. This place is better than Disney World!

Central Florida Zoo

Today I spent the day at the Florida zoo with my cousins Jonathan and Austin.
We saw lots of animals. We especially liked the reptiles.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sushi with The Rohes

Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Christopher, Austin, Jonathan, Me and Aunt Kathy (Daddy's sister) all went out to eat for sushi.
We ate a boat load of sushi- literally!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I Love Hooters

My cousin Austin and my Aunt Kathy picked us up at the Orlando Airport and took us to Hooters for wings and ice cold draft beer.

Austin asked his mommy why the waitress was wearing her underwear.

That Rosie O'Shea's

For our last lunch in Newburyport, we went to an Irish Pub with Papa and drank us some Guinness. Top O' the Mornin' to ya and the rest of the day to meself!

Sledding with Daddy

Dad and I went sledding in Grandpa's backyard.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

America Runs on Dunkin'...

and so should the rest of the world! I went through the Dunkin Donuts drive thru everyday to get my mom's iced coffee- a medium with cream no sugar please!

Mmmm Good!

I love Dunkin Donuts!

I love Iced Coffee!

I bought a lot of Dunkin Donuts Coffee to take back to Italy with me.

Dunkin Donuts Rocks!

Puffs... A Currier Family Tradition.

No this isn't my bum. This is the dough to make the mini fried dough that we call "puffs".
Aunt Patsy made us puffs for breakfast one morning.

Puffs taste best with butter, powdered sugar and cinnamon.

My Aunt Joanie offered me some puffs, but my mom said no because I'm too little.

My cousin James, Auntie Cheryl Lee Ski, Me, Daddy, Aunt Patsy, Grandpa, Aunt Joanie and Mom.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bowl Sunday

I watched my first Super Bowl with my dad and Uncle P. J.

Ice Cream Social

This afternoon we all got together for an ice cream social.

My Papa fed me my bottle.

My wacky cousins played with me.

My Uncle P. J. rocked me to sleep.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dad Arrived in Massachusetts Yesterday...

Just in time to babysit me so Mom could go out with her Girlfriends.

It's the Girls' Night Out!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Boston Cream Donut

You can't come to Boston and not have one.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Shopping with Cheryl

My Auntie Cheryl Lee Ski flew in from San Francisco to meet me. She took me shopping at the Gap and bought me gifts with her Gap employee discount. I love my Auntie Cheryl Lee Ski.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Grandma's Grave

Mom and I went up to the cemetery and put pretty yellow flowers on my grandma's grave.