Sunday, August 2, 2009


There aren't many days in the summer that Todd get's the day off AND the weather is nice. Today was one of those rare days. Well he didn't take the whole day off, but the afternoon at least. We decided to take the kids to the beach.

Anthony doesn't seem the least bit interested in the water, but he loves the sand, I think it's like a giant sandbox to him. They had a playground at the beach which was also a hit with Anthony.Bella had her first swing today and wasn't overly excited about it, but seemed to be okay with it.She looks like she's in a lazy boy recliner.We left the beach and headed for the downtown area to go for a stroll and get some ice cream. I wasn't planning on having any myself because I had decided to start my diet today, but then we saw this, and I had to give in. I mean really how often does something like this happen?

Anthony got to feed himself an ice cream cone for the first time. He made quite a mess but thoroughly enjoyed it, right down to the chocolate covered malt ball the SouthBend Chocolate Factory is famous for putting in the bottom of your ice cream cone. I had to wrestle it out of his hands and he was so mad at me. (I was worried he'd choke on it, I wasn't trying to steal it from him)

Trying to take my own picture of the girls while the boys were playing.
And these were taken this morning at home while daddy was working.

Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday afternoon as much as we did.


Kristin said...

why do you have the cutest kids ever?!!

bella almost looks like she has no neck in those swing pictures! but she is just so cute!

I LOVE that you got free ice cream! I wonder how I get my name on that board!!

Rachael said...

How weirdly random about your name on that sign! Random forces of the universe are conspiring against your diet! haha.

Cecelia said...

Anthony looks like a little boy rather than a toddler and Bella is just adorable. Glad you had a great day together at the beach.

Tina in CT said...

Cute pictures. Love the first one of Bella in the swing.

I have a blog now. Tamara and Rachael have been working on it. Hope you stop by it. I just emailed you the link.

Natalie said...

So cute, those two. Bella is so sweet in that picture of her holding the doll...that was posed, I presume. And did you ask how your name was chosen as the name for free ice cream? so weird.

PrincessGreen17 said...

SO CUTE! I love Bella in the swing! Tony looks old in the last picture, he needs to stop ice cream, woo-hoo! :)

Shanna said...

I agree, the universe aligned for the ice cream. How could you pass that up?!?!

The pictures are adorable and it looks like you really had a great family day.

BabyMakes4 said...

Can I borrow Tony for a bit? I don't my own boy, but I wouldn't mind borrowing somebody else's. Both the kids look so laid back and relaxed. They are adorable.

Brandy said...

Your kids are adorable! Your daughter should be able to fit in the sling, if you can get her cheeks in there. SO CUTE. Gotta love those chunky babies. Ronan is pushing 30 at 1 and I still stick him in there, on my hip though. Jonas was even bigger too.

Your dad cracks me up. So funny. Glad he gets to enjoy these websites too. :)

E.B. in Tennessee said...

My goodness, your kids are growing up! Darling pictures, as always :)