Friday, March 30, 2007

We Were Wondering How Paolo Was Getting So Fat...

I love to feed the little meatball! A few weeks ago, we took Paolo to the vet and Dr. Pistorio asked, "Questo รจ un maiale o un cane?" "Is this a pig or a dog?"... Poor Paolo!

Egg Head

I learned how to walk on Saturday; this happened on Monday.

Monday, March 26, 2007

My First Steps

Lock up your daughters... I took my first steps over the weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Some Inspiration...

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Mom and I go to the Midtown Complex at Naval Air Station Sigonella... To meet my buddy Ethan, his mommy Amy, my girlfriend Ella, and her mommy Aja for a stroll around the indoor track...
After our walk, I play on the gym mats with Ethan and Ella...
We work up an appetite and head over to Applebee's for lunch (Yes! We finally have an American Restaurant on base and it's heaven to have a little taste of America twice a week!)...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ten Months Old Today... March 19th 2007

This month I will not sit still—not even for a diaper change, which as you can imagine drives my parents crazy—CRAZY! I scream bloody murder while I’m being dressed. My parents are sure the upstairs neighbors must think I am being stabbed! I’m still not crawling in the traditional way, but I get around mighty quick on my belly doing the "army crawl". The second my mom turns her back, I head straight for the electrical outlets (now child proofed!), the basket of dog toys (now on top of the entertainment center!) and the dog food and water bowls (now locked behind the kitchen door!). I’m beginning to display aspects of my zodiac sign—Taurus, which is symbolized by the bull. I am stubborn. If I don’t like something, I will let you know. I recently became a picky eater and when my parents try to feed me something I don't like, I hit their hands away and the food goes flying everywhere—the dogs love this! I love being outside. I'm proud of myself when I stand all by myself. I smile and giggle often. I never complain when I’m in my stroller. I love to play with ping pong balls. And despite my shortcomings, I am charming as ever!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Paolo and Bruco aren't too thrilled but my Irish eyes are smiling.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Taking a Short Break From The Rain

It's been raining non-stop in Sicily for the past four days... So when the sun came out for a little while this afternoon...
Mom and I took a walk to the Motta Sant'Anastasia cemetary...
To get out of the house for some some fresh air...
And we discovered a very beautiful and peaceful place.

Jih-BOOT-ee Mask

My buddy Ethan's dad just got back from a six month deployment in Djibouti, Africa. Djibouti is located in eastern Africa and is pronounced jih-BOOT-ee... seriously!
Ethan's dad brought me back this cool African mask.
The dogs are afraid of it.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Say Ahhh!

Yesterday I had my 9-month-old check up. I'm big and healthy. I now weigh 22.9 pounds and I'm 28.9 inches long.

Monday, March 05, 2007

My Crib Rocks But...

I love to take weekend afternoon naps in the big bed with my daddy.

The Wrath of Dawson

Every Friday, I spend the day at Bina's house. Bina is a molto gentile Italian lady who cares for a few children in her home. This past Friday I pulled my buddy Dawson's pacifier out of his mouth and he whacked me in the forehead with his toy tractor. Lesson learned- Don't mess with Dawson's binky!