Thursday, April 06, 2017

September 2015 {part 1}

September was full of fun things like trips to see my family in California (where Elena was Baptized! and she looked adorable! and we celebrated!) and trips to the mountains and amazing weather both in CA on our trip and here in CO! 

Here are some more memories from September... 

sweetest little face!
big sisters can't get enough of this little baby... and neither can we!
In September we finally got out our birth announcements for little Elena. I love how they turned out! Minted makes such beautiful cards. 
Sweet little E all swaddled up. This is how she sleeps in her co-sleeper next to our bed...
....and sometime she ends up in our bed. This cute little pose kills me!
G watching Papa mow the lawn on a Saturday morning...
The girls LOVE watching Fernando mow the lawn from their bedroom window!
Regina at the local Italian festival... 
This particular weekend we went to 3 festivals! We went to an Italian festival and a Lebanese festival on Saturday, and the Colorado Artfest in Castle Rock on Sunday after Mass. 
after Mass before heading to the Artfest with Aunt Amanda and cousin Dalton!
"Can I have a pink princess with sparkles, please??" 
sweet little face!
Tuckered out from a long weekend of festival-ing...holding on to her little craft that she made at the festival. 
As a new mama, one of my favorite times of the day is in the evening, once I put the big kid(s) to bed and I get to spend time just snuggling, nursing and focusing on my newborn.  Since our newborns usually got to bed around 10 or 11, it's so great to get a few hours with just Fernando and I being able to bond with the baby. 

Fernando's birthday cake! 
In September we celebrated Fernando's 33rd birthday. We had some friends (the Cuattos) over for dinner and I made one of Fernando's favorite soups and a strawberry shortcake cake for dessert. It was so fun celebrating with close friends (and missed all our family, of course!). 
Lucia's crazy post-nap hair! 
And our blindingly YELLOW walls. Update to come!
3 sisters! as cute as they come!
I love how ML is kissing E's hand in this one!
happy little baby :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Matching Sisters

Nonno and Nonna went to Turkey and brought back these adorable dresses for the girls! 
Thank you Nonno and Nonna!

 The big sisters! 

Elena had one too!
And this shot from the phone because the way they are looking at each other is too adorable not to include! 

Monday, April 03, 2017

Elena at 2 months!

In September (of 2015) Elena turned 2 months old. Although I didn't take specific pictures of her at every month milestone, I found these that happened to be around when she turned 2 months old and thought they needed documenting here on the blog. 
These sweet details are some of my favorite to look back on. They grow up SO fast! 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Colorado is winning us over...

.... one trip to the mountains at a time! 

The last weekend in September we took a day trip to the mountains with our good friends, the Cuattos. We went to Rocky Mountain National Park for a picnic lunch and then took a drive on Old Fall River Road. The picnic lunch was delicious with great company and the drive along Old Fall River Road was treacherous, yet beautiful! Seeing the views of Fall River and the changing leaves of Autumn were both amazing sights. The trail is a one way trail and ends at Alpine Visitor Center, where the girls became "Junior Rangers."

You can start to see the fall colors changing, it was so pretty!
 Lucia playing with Marcellino

Marta and I

 Giordano playing with the kiddos
 The cute Cuattos
 Elena was sleeping in the van with the doors open while we ate lunch. The weather was perfect!
 after lunch we did a little exploring and let the kids play in the water

 Amazing views!
What a gorgeous day! (Elena was sleeping in the car)

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Our newest little Catholic!

Shortly after returning home to Colorado I took some pictures of Elena in her baptismal gown. We didn't take any closeups right after she was Baptized and I wanted to make sure to document how sweet she looked that day.
This is the gown that I wore when I was Baptized as a baby and every one of our girls have worn it as well. My Godmother and Aunt, Sylvia, made this gown for me as a baby and it has been very special for my girls to be able to wear it for each of their Baptisms as well.

the blanket that matches the gown
my name stitched onto one of the corners of the blanket

This little face she is making is too funny not to include!
the details on the bottom of the gown

sweet girl!

  Elena's Baptism from rachel boschini on Vimeo.

And now for some cute outtakes...
my little helper with the photoshoot

She's so cute!