sciortino scoop

Monday, March 23, 2009

up too late...

So, it's Monday night, and I'm up too late again.  I get all wound up from the good TV (and perhaps that cup of tea didn't help either) that I just can't seem to wind down.  And there's just something about the silence of an otherwise noisy house that appeals to me.  I guess it's that hidden introvert in me coming out, but I really enjoy being the only one awake sometimes.

We've had such a fun day today, and I'm just overwhelmed with a sense of how very blessed I am.  For some reason tonight I just couldn't get enough hugs and kisses from my sweet little ones.  And when Andrew cried out a while ago, I was kind of glad because it gave me an excuse to go in there and cuddle with him for a few more minutes.   They are just growing up way too fast.

Today we were playing down at the cul de sac with Taylor and Callie, and I just couldn't believe how big Andrew was.  He followed Campbell and Taylor around and tried to do everything they did.  Which, to their credit, they tolerated very well I must say.  And then when we got home, he and Campbell were being silly and putting the refrigerator magnets in their mouths and they would just look at each other and laugh.  Then one of them hit a button on a  toy and it played a song.  We three just danced around the kitchen laughing together.  It was a great moment and one that I know I will remember for a long time.  Part of me wishes I'd gotten pictures of it, but sometimes I'm so focused on trying to get pictures to capture the moment that I forget to be "in" the moment.  So I guess I'm really not disappointed after all.  

It baffles me that someday soon they will be going off to school and then who knows where.  But at least for now they still enjoy dancing around the kitchen with their momma.  And that's enough for me. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Well, this post has two purposes--1.  since it's so cold outside, I though it would be fitting to post some snow pictures, and 2.  I've got to get those pictures of me in a swim suit OFF here!!

A few weekends ago we had a pretty decent snow--not nearly as much as my parents had though.  They had 9 inches!!  Crazy, I know.  Unfortunately we weren't able to head down there to play in it.  We got a little over an inch or so.  And since this was the first snow when Andrew could walk, we thought we'd head out and play a little before church.  So, here are a few pictures of the fun.  We didn't stay out too long, but the boys just loved it.  And now that we've played in the snow, I'm ready for spring.

Andrew getting ready to go out

Daddy giving the boys a snowball-making lesson
I think Campbell enjoyed the lesson
Just hit brother with a snowball
Andrew loved walking around in the snow.  He walked all over the yard.
Me and my little boys

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Much-Needed Vacation

At the beginning of February, David and I went on a cruise with Bethany and Andy Nix.  We had a GREAT time--lots of relaxing and laughing.  A big thanks must go out to David's parents and my parents for watching the boys for us.  It was so nice to get away for a few days.  Here are some pictures of the first couple of days anyway.  Our camera broke on our stop in Cozumel, Mexico.  

These two are from the formal night.  The guys were oh so excited about getting all dressed up!

And these are from our stop in Cozumel.  We did this tour where we drove ATVs through a national park and stopped at a beach.  We had the option to snorkel, but the water was ridiculously cold so we opted to relax on the beach.  Bethany and I pretty much could have stayed there forever.

There are more pictures on Facebook, so if you're on there, you can check it out.