Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Long Awaited Visit From My Dad

If you can't tell by the resemblance, this is my dad and me. My dad (Papa Angelo) is finally able to travel after his September lung transplant, and I haven't seen him since the summer. He and Nonna CJ recently spent 2 days with us. It's a relief to see my dad without an oxygen tank. He has a multitude of side effects from his drug regimen, but he can BREATHE! Papa and Nonna were bursting at the seams to spend time with their grandchildren, and we all had a blast!

Soccer Practice


I think someone's getting a soccer ball and net for her birthday...

Our lilac bush fell during a rainstorm, so it had to be removed. It's the perfect place for my fig tree!

The kids wanted to show their strength by carrying rocks. All toes are still in tact.

Poppy sneaking a basil leaf

What's at the end of this slinky?

It's Nonna!

It was such a beautiful day, I set up the water play table.

I think Poppy is getting splashed in this picture.

Let's water Nonna's shoes!

This picture looks like it was taken in the 70's.

Olive's waving at Papa


My dad likes to capture the action as it happens. You could make a flip book from this next set of pictures!

Of course, Olive loves watermelon, too.

She also likes mango.

It's my secret, too.


I love this picture of Olive and Nonna.

Getting ready for a walk in the woods

Picking flowers for Nonna

Can I help you, Poppy?

I guess not...

I love you anyway!

Olive looks so sneaky!

 Olive amongst the dandelions

Poppy found a baby strawberry!

1 comment:

MileHighDad said...

awesome post!
Having my Dad around when I am Daddying is most awesome. It shows him "I've been watching you" and I was paying attention to what he did.
Most awesome having your dad there! Keep on doing all things great!