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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our day on the farm...

We took Dimitri to Wheeler Farm to milk a cow (we were going to take both of the boys but ten minutes before we left Zachary was so exhausted he fell asleep on the living room floor and we did not have the heart to wake him so he stayed home with Yiayia).
Dimitri loved climbing on the big rocks.
Mommy and Dimitri feed the ducks and geese.
I made a new friend. This poor swan had a bad wing and
I am a sucker for animals that have special needs.
We had never seen a mama goat give a piggy back ride.
It isn't a day on the farm without a tractor ride.
Matri explains to Dimitri that people use to got potty outside.
It's 5:00 PM, that means it is time to milk the cows. Our cows name was Jessie and just based off of size, she was a little intimidating.
Mommy milking a cow for the first time.
Dimitri was up next. According to Dimitri he was pinching the cow and milk came out.
Matri was up next and was a true pro.
We had a lot of fun on the farm and can't wait for next time when Zachary can join us for cow milking. Got milk?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brotherly love...

Our sweet boys, Dimitri and Zachary are only 16 months apart so you would think they would be extremely close, but like all siblings they like to fight.

Dimitri sent Zachary to the hospital for stitches several months ago and since then they have each given one another plenty of bumps and bruises. You would think that Dimitri would always have the upper hand since he is older and taller, however...

Guess who lost this fight? Dimitri!

According to Dimitri, Zachary hit him and pinched his face. Now Dimitri has a black eye and the following scratches. Brothers will fight and boys will be boys!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More than a memory...

Today marks the anniversary of the due date of the baby we lost. I found this poem online and it brought tears to my eyes because I know that one day I will be able to hold our Angel Baby in my arms.

An Angel Never Dies

Don't let them say I wasn't born,
That something stopped my heart.
I felt each tender squeeze you gave,
I've loved you from the start.

Although my body you can't hold
It doesn't mean I'm gone
This world was worthy, not of me
God chose that I move on.

I know the pain that drowns your soul,
What you are forced to face
You have my word, I'll fill your arms,
Someday we will embrace.

You'll hear that it was meant to be,
God doesn't make mistakes
But that won't soften your worst blow,
Or make your heart not ache.

I'm watching over all you do,
Another child you'll bear
Believe me when I say to you,
That I'm always there.

There will come a time, I promise you,
When you will hold my hand,
Stroke my face and kiss my lips
And then you'll understand.

Although I've never breathed your air,
Or gazed into your eyes,
That doesn't mean I never was,
An Angel never dies.

This anniversary always brings mixed emotions. I can be surrounded by a group of people and still feel alone in my thoughts. I am blessed to have Dimitri and Zachary, but in my heart I know that something is missing, a piece of my soul is missing. I just wish that sometimes people could read my mind instead of trying to explain how this loss continues to break my heart. The heartache does not go away and I know that I will never be whole because a piece of my soul will always be in heaven with our Angel Baby. Happy Birthday Angel Baby, you will always be more than a memory!

We are headed to the Superbowl...

We are ecstatic that the Indianapolis Colts are headed to the Superbowl!

81 & Counting...

Today we celebrated Yiayia's 81st birthday!

Yiayia was thrilled when Dimitri and Zachary sang a Happy Birthday duet.

Yiayia gets ready to blow out her candles.

Dimitri and Zachary help Yiayia blow out the candles.

Shelly came over to help us celebrate Yiayia's birthday.

We gave Yiayia a gift card for her birthday and the funny thing is she didn't even know what it was.

The Sharp's gave Yiayia some Pyrex pans and a photo album.
Happy Birthday Yiayia!

Happy Birthday Aunt Ashley...

Last night we celebrated Ashley's birthday.

Aunt Ashley opening her present.

Good times and GREAT friends we couldn't ask for more!
Happy Birthday Ashley!

Happy Birthday Jared...

Yesterday we celebrated Uncle Jared's birthday.

Uncle Jared and Bella.

We keep trying to convert Uncle Jared to the Colts!

The boys wasted no time diving into the cake. Zachary took the ice cream scoop and decided to dive right in before the cake was cut. Luckily our boys share with one another and Zachary broke Dimitri off a piece of cake before licking the scooper. Happy Birthday Uncle Jared!

Rock Star...

On Friday, the boys started their band. Here is a picture of the boys rocking out to Rock Band.
Thank you Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristine for the entertaining Christmas gift!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Miracle baby...

Baby Miles is a miracle baby for our family.
Born on January 5, 2010 weighing 1 lb 5 0z and was 11 inches long. Miles has been a fighter and has already overcome some major obstacles.
This is a picture of Miles and his Mommy.
Mommy kisses are the best!
We are happy to report that Miles is still fighting. He now weighs
2 lbs 2.5 oz. Thank you everyone for your continued prayers. We
wish nothing but the best for this little guy! Miles is living proof that
miracles do happen!

Day out on the 4 Wheeler...

Dimitri and Zachary rode their 4 wheeler today.

Here comes Zachary!

When Zachary would get stuck he would stand up and press on the gas like you would a real motorcycle, if he was still stuck he would
hop off and push the bike out of the snow. He is such a cutie!

We are happy to report both of the boys did a fantastic job. The
boys did not hit any of the neighbors cars and they had a blast!
Another great day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bumps, Bruises & Blessings...

Yesterday, we had quite the scare. I was upstairs in the kitchen and heard a loud BOOM. Dimitri was running up the stairs as I was running down. I asked him what had happened and he said, "the big table fell down and Zachary was stuck". We have two tables downstairs, one is a small red table in Zachary's room and the other is his train table in the family room. I ran into Zachary's room to hear him screaming and crying, he was laying on his tummy and was trapped because the dresser had fallen on top of him. I felt horrible...threw the dresser into the wall and picked up Zachary. I called Cicily to tell her what had happened and we both agreed that even though he appeared fine we needed to take him to the doctor. Zachary told the doctor that he was jumping, so we assume he got on top of his dresser, jumped off and the dresser landed on top of him. Zachary was fine except for the seven bruises on his back. The doctor also said that the dresser landed high on his back and that he may be a little sore.
THANK YOU GOD for protecting him from harm!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Resolutions...

We think we have figured out what Dimitri's New Year's Resolution is. Dimitri and Zachary both eat healthier and better when we tell them what they are eating is going to give them big muscles. Each time they take a bite of something they flex their muscles at us. Well, Dimitri appears to have taken it one step further...
Dimitri is getting ready to do some squats.
Another exercise to keep his tummy tone.

Dimitri lifts the ball over his head and does more squats. Dimitri is so funny, he loves to do his own thing and when he sets his mind to something he always completes the task. Using the exercise ball is just one example, he picks it up and just starts doing it. We think he is going to be great about keeping his New Year's Resolutions.

Feeling kind of funky...

This morning Zachary woke up with a fever and all he wanted to do was cuddle. Our little boy climbed into our bed to watch TV and he feel right to sleep.

After some medicine and some much needed rest, we are happy to report Zachary is feeling better.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Family Pets...

Papou Yanni came over to visit and to drop off presents.

Each of the boys received a Transformer and a Zhu Zhu pet.

Along with the Zhu Zhu pet each of the boys received an accessory.

We know that the hamsters come with their own names but the boys came up with their own. Zachary named his pet hamster "Buzz".

Dimitri named his hamster "Chick Hicks" from the Cars Movie.
Thank you Papou Yanni for coming over to visit and
for the wonderful gifts!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Splish Splash...

We decided to go swimming today.
Zachary coming down the water slide.

What a ride!
This picture of Dimitri turned out amazing.

Here comes Dimitri!

Mommy and Zachary.

Okay, we decided to go to the Lyons Club today since they have a "kiddie area" for the boys. Well, we were there for 15 minutes before all the lifeguards began blowing their whistles and evacuating everyone out of the pool. is just our luck that someone pooped in the pool. Yes, you read that right! they had to clean the pool and it takes up to an hour. We asked for a refund and went to the Cottonwood Heights pool instead considering the boys drink so much pool water..
Zachary going down the frog slide.
Zachary had so much fun!
Dimitri's turn.

We are fortunate the boys love to swim. We all had a great time!