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Monday, September 13, 2010

The final chapter...

In every story there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. Sometimes the story has many chapters and sometimes only a few. With Cicily and I, there were many years of chapters, and unfortunately, this story is now ending… and it’s time to write a new book.

We (Cicily and I), started this blog as a scrapbook for our children a couple of years ago. It was a way for us to record memories for ourselves, keep a record of events and feelings for our children when they get older, as well as keep our families up to date with what’s going on in our lives and with our family. As many of you know, our family dynamic has changed. Cicily and I are no longer together- and, even though it has been very hard for us, we are attempting to make this transition as smooth as possible for our children.

We have many friends and family, who have been a great support to each of us. And it’s important to know, that even though we each can point fingers at who is at fault, or who was responsible for the demise of our relationship: None of that matters. What matters is that we spent many many years together, and have two beautiful boys who we love and adore. What is important right now is that our children adjust as easily as possible and that they each know that they are loved by us, and by each and every one of you.

It is also important to remember that yes, Cicily and I are no longer together, but Dimitri and Zachary have been, and always will be brothers. Because of this, we have started a new blog http://dimitriandzachary.blogspot.com/ as we begin this new book in our lives. Cicily and I will both have access to this blog, and both be able to post pictures and updates on our children. Some posts may have one child and some posts may include both. I think it depends on how many activities the boys do together and how often we get the desire to post.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support each of us, and make both of our children feel loved. I know it is hard, with the ending of a relationship to not take sides, or let your opinions of each of us affect how our children are treated. Remember that we love both of them, have raised both of them, and will continue to make every effort possible to make sure they both grow up to be the adorable, fun, and loving boys that they are.

That being said, I am excited to blog and keep everyone updated on the boys and the new steps they are taking in life. Stay tuned at our new blog for the fun new adventures that we are sure to have!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday morning adventure...

Saturday morning we woke up to find that Zachary left his bed sometime during the night to go sleep with Yiayia.

Yiayia and Zachary are sound asleep (looks like Zachary lost the battle with the blankets). After everyone woke up it was time to go see Ms. Kellie for a hair cut.

Then the real adventure began, we went to Cowbunga Bay.

Dimitri checking his height.

Dimitri and Zachary were so excited for the slides.

Mommy and Dimitri are ready.

We were ready for an adventure.

Here comes Zachary!

Love his face as he prepares for impact.

Whoa...they were going so fast.

Dimitri's turn.

Dimitri and Zachary are funny when they go down a water slide. Each of them turn their head to avoid the water splashing on their face.

Going for a swim. The boys loved the lazy river not because it was exciting but because the water was warm.

Zachary is actually talking his mommy into buying him some candy because right after this picture we went to go get some snacks.

Do you see this big water slide? Dimitri was begging to go down it.

And with that being said, here he comes!

NO FEAR!
We all had a great time at Cowabunga Bay and to reward ourselves we went to the new TCBY store in Sugarhouse. Yummy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Makeup lesson 101...

While we were cooking dinner the boys thought that they would give themselves a make over with Cicily's makeup.

Dimitri thinks that mascara is a paint brush.

Zachary had makeup all over.

As you can see the boys had a great time. Cicily on the other hand will now need to go buy new makeup to replace all of the ones the boys ruined. Thank heaven for little boys!

How does this happen?

During the past week Dimitri and Zachary have been sharing a bed.

Our sweet angels look so peaceful. It is hard imagine that their sleep would be disrupted in any way.

So how does this happen? Dimitri is now on the side of the bed that Zachary started out on and Zachary is on the opposite side of the bed and is curled up into a ball on the floor.

Yes, that is Zachary tucked under the Lightening McQueen blanket.

Last night, we tucked the boys into their beds...Zachary sleeps on the left and Dimitri on the right...so again how does this happen? Every night when we check on them it always brings a good laugh.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Despicable me...

On Saturday, we took the boys to see Despicable Me.

We love these little guys...in many ways they remind of us of Dimitri and Zachary.
Dimitri and Zachary were so excited.

Everyone is ready to go now that we have the popcorn.

Zachary is ready for the movie to start. We all had a great day at the movies and we give the movie TWO thumbs up!

Camping...

On Saturday, we thought it would be fun for the boys to have a camp out in the front room. Well, it took Dimitri about a half hour to fall asleep and Zachary couldn't fall asleep without being in his bed which left Dimitri to camp out alone.

Dimitri says he can't wait to do it again this weekend.

Our sleeping angel.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Best Friends...


Tonight we tucking Zachary in bed and he looked up and said, "Mommy is my best friend" followed by a long pause and then said, "Mada is my best friend too." Our hearts just melted!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our 4th of July...

Our holiday started of with a bang.

I got pulled over for speeding. Yes, that's right apparently I was going 49 miles an hour in a 30. Lucky for me the officer said he was going to give me a ticket but his printer wasn't working. Whew...that is the last thing I needed. Those of you who know me know that I always have bad luck on holidays.

After the "Cops" moment it was off to the Sharp's house for a BBQ and fireworks. We did a cake walk and the boys made off like bandits with all the prizes.

Zachary won a Toy Story snack.
Mommy is hoping that standing by Zachary will bring her some luck.
It did! Zachary is Mommy's lucky charm, they both won a package of brownies.
Zachary was very excited.

Dimitri won a piece of cake, look at that smile. Between the Toy Story candy, bubbles, stuffed animals, cupcakes, etc... we think that the boys made a stealing.

Mommy and Zachary enjoying the snakes.

First, look how high the basketball net is compared to Dimitri. He shoots.....

SCORE...nothing but net.

Mommy and Dimitri share a moment.

Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A blast from the past...

These videos are a blast from the past. A long time ago our other camera broke and we finally got the images from Zachary's swim lesson with his friend Kira. These videos are over a year old but they are so cute we had to share them.

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Adorable!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Elli...

On Saturday, we went to Elli's birthday party.
Mmm Birthday cake.
This is Zachary's "I need more cake" look.

Dimitri being silly.

Mommy and Zachary.

This picture makes us laugh, Dimitri looks like a little monkey trying to to help Elli blow out her candles. We hope Elli had a happy birthday!

2010 Taylorsville Dayzz...

It's that time of year again.

On Thursday, Cicily had a board meeting so I decided to take the kids to Taylorsville Dayzz.

On the roller coaster.

The boys rode the roller coaster all by themselves.

Brothers...so Dimitri and Zachary were in line to ride the train. The gate opens and Dimitri hops in the train car with a girl and ditches his brother. Boys, boys, boys!

Zachary still had fun on the train.

Monster trucks.

Dimitri on the dragon.

Zachary showed no fear.

Dimitri and Zachary both loved the space ship.

Okay, so I had to take this picture. This was the first time that Zachary used an outhouse, thank goodness we were the first ones to use it. Dimitri used his first outhouse this year and freaked when he walked in and smelled it.

Whoa...watch out below!
This is the first time Zachary rode down the BIG slide by himself.

A perfect crash landing.

Zachary was so excited!

Yay Dimitri!
We had a great time at Taylorsville Dayzz!