Nov 18, 2010


When I was pregnant, the number one piece of unsolicited advice I would always get was "Your life's going to change."  Well, obviously.

It has changed in terms of adding new skills to my life's resume.  Such as the ability to change a diaper one-handed.  And the ability to function on little to no sleep. 

"Speak for yourself.  
Baby or no baby, 
I still manage to squeeze in my beauty sleep."

The one thing I believe people expected to change was the attention I would be able to give to The Mafiosos.  It would in their minds either decrease significantly or diminish completely.  Granted, raising a baby is a lot of hard work.  But that doesn't mean things have to change for the worse.  Things can change for the better.

Such as hiking.  We incorporate the baby in our hikes with The Mafiosos.  Yes, it's a lot harder to hike with a baby, but guess what? It's also more rewarding.  

Well, I guess that depends on who you ask.

You just had to bring 'It' didn't you?" says Bruno.

I have no caption for this photo because I am laughing too hard. 
This is Bruno's "LA LA LA! THERE'S NO BABY! WHAT BABY?" face.  
I encourage you to submit your own caption for this photo.

Just because there's an addition to our house doesn't mean the fun diminishes.  It instead increases exponentially.

"Ok, ok.  I'll admit that 'It' hasn't been too bad 
on this hike."

"And I have been finding tons of large sticks to haul around.
I guess 'It' can continue to hike with us."

And I still find the time to torture The Mafiosos during our hikes.  Nothing's changed on that front!

 "OMG, seriously?
This is your idea of a prop?
A freaking stump?"

Just take your stupid shot and get it over with.
At least you're not making me pose with the stupid boys."

You spoke too soon, Carmela!

So see, nothing really changed.  It's just adjusted.

Nov 5, 2010

Allow Me To Introduce Myself (Part 3)

Last but not least, we now view Gino's opinion on this baby situation. Since he's a Pug of few words, his opinion is succinct.  His choice of word to describe the baby?


What's not to love?  The baby's face is a constant source of food!  This miniature human constantly had dried milk on his face.  And who else would be better suited to provide a spit-shine job free of charge?

"Alright kid, buckle up. 
Your face is gonna shine like a diamond when I'm done!"

I don't think the baby quite enjoys Gino's attempts at keeping his face sparkling clean. But who am I to tell Gino he can't continue to help?

"That's right! I'm the best helper you'll ever have!"

And speaking of Pugs, I am afraid to inform you readers that Vinnie's influence on the baby has finished uploading.    I now have a kid AND a Pug who constantly stick their tongues out.  Sigh.

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