Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall Fun

We have been having lots of fun this Fall!

We took a trip to Key West with Joe’s brother John, his wife Sara, and sweet Tatum. We had so much fun paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, lounging by the pool, shopping, and dining out!
Mallory Square


Love them!

Mama's boys!

He loves the pool!

Reaves' first bike ride on Duval Street

Reaves Fall school picture was a bust! They said he wouldn’t smile for the camera. So I was bound and determined to get a good shot that afternoon. So here it is….


And a another….
I love Halloween! I always have. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve played the songs monster mash and witches brew. So with that said I love nothing more than seeing my little man enjoying this fun filled holiday. He is throwing our decorative pumpkins all over the place yelling ball and be bopping around in his chicken get up! I might be biased, but isn’t he the cutest chicken ever?

Our little pumpkin is growing up!

 I guess I’m going with a farm theme! Ha ha He was a cow last year and he is a chicken this year! I can’t wait to see him trick-or-treating!
         Halloween 2011                                       Halloween 2012
 Fall is not Fall without a trip to the state fair. Joe was determined to park in free parking so we walked a good ways! I was determined to eat everything in sight! Joe asked me "are you still hungry?" I replied "Yes, I'm always hungry at the state fair!" Reaves loved the cow! He kept saying MOOOOO MOOOOO over and over!

He was consumed by the cow!

Reaves loved the carousel! He held on to the bar when the ride ended. He did not want to let go! So of course we had to ride it again!



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pitter Patter

The pitter patter of the little feet in my house makes my heart smile! It really is one of the best joys of motherhood. I could have it as my ring tone (I'm sure that is possible with the i-phone). It truly is music to my ears. The rapid series of these light tapping sounds in our house is so great to come home to!

The picture above is on Reaves' first day of school. He will now grace the Early Learning Center with his pitter patters! I'm sure it sounds more like thunder with all of the children there! ha ha

He found the ball tub! He was in heaven!

However he is having a little separation anxiety in the mornings. Oh it's not pleasant. I hope it does hurt me more than it hurts him. I know that he LOVES it! He is having so much fun, but I will be glad with the crying in the a.m. stops!

Here's to the pitter pattering continuing of course in his new TOMS!

So of course when the Stella and Dot pitter patter charm came out! I had to have it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweet Summertime

I have been home with my little guy for a few weeks now that I'm on summer break! I am loving it! Although the days of sleeping late during the summer months are OVER ( he woke up at 5:15am today)! I have learned the valuable lesson of napping when your child naps! I used to run around frantically trying to race against time to get everything and anything done while he napped. I can now say that I have relaxed a bit taking a chill pill so to speak and when Reavesy boy sleeps so does his mommy!!! I just keep saying in my mind "a clean house is a sign of a wasted life!" ha ha So here's to sweet summertime napping and playing away with my little man and spending some qt with my big man! God is Good!

Joe's brother John and his wife Sara came to visit on the way back from Myrtle Beach with sweet Tatum. She is Reaves' closest cousin in age! I can't wait to see them grow up together!

Reaves and Tatum

We will be spending lots of time this summer at the pool! He loves the pool like crazy! He just kicks, kicks, kicks! However he will not wear his sun hat or sunglasses! It's so disappointing b/c he looks so cute when he wears them! We are leaving for the beach early Monday morning, I hope he loves the sand and ocean as much as he loves the pool! Pics to come from our family vacation with Joe's family!

oh  yeah a little two in one confidence building system float!

His personality is coming out more than ever! He is getting a little attitude too saying NOOOOOOOO! His hair is all over the place, but I refuse to cut his curls even if he has been mistaken as a girl a few times! Seriously he was wearing a blue polo! Wait till he is wearing his Kelly's Kids bubble outfit this summer with his curls people will really think he's a girl! uh oh his daddy is gonna kill me!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

reaves' first birthday brunch

If you know me you know I am a planner! I have been planning Reaves birthday in my mind for months the color scheme, the food, the decor,etc. I read you should plan your child's big day around their schedule. So Reaves usually takes a nap around 9:00 so I planned a brunch for 10:30. Well let's just say the nap didn't go quite as planned because it didn't happen at all. I thought to myself all this time, money, and planning and he is going to be an ill pill!!!!I realized I just needed to roll with it so I poured myself a mimosa slapped on a smile and he did GREAT!!!! He had just as much fun at his party as I did planning for it! We had lots of family and a few friends celebrate our little guy!!!! I'm so glad it didn't rain but it was HOT!!!! Making memories with loved ones isn't that what life is all about?

             It started with this invite thanks to Pinterest my latest indulgence!

The color scheme and turtle motif was born from his monthly onseies he wore as I took his monthly picture . The label was lime green and aqua with a turtle!

It was neat to see his pictures side by side documenting his first year of life! I feel like he changed so much so fast! His 6 month pic is my favorite!!!!

drinks to keep cool!

Tub of fun!
The silly string was a hit!

Bubble gum favors for the kiddos!

cupcakes too!

gotta have a smash cake for the birthday boy!

I really thought he would "smash" it, but I don't think he knew what to think with everyone watching him!!!!!

Kid's party table!

Adult party table!

He's one! Where has the time gone!?!?

My wish for you is that you will have a life filled with love and joy!

We love you bubba!

 mama and daddy

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

reaves is ONE!

One year ago today I first laid eyes on the sweetest thing these eyes have ever seen. The first time I heard him cry I knew our life would be forever changed.  Little did I know ! The best part is I hear it only gets better!My life has been enriched beyond measure! He will never know how much I love him! How could he?

Reaves Makinson Cataliotti

ONE year later!


He is still my Bubba! He has taught me more than I could ever teach him! I am living in the moment more than I ever have thanks to my little man! Life is good! I can't wait to celebrate his first year of life with family and friends this Saturday. We are going to have a birthday brunch at our house! I have had too much fun planning! You know I will blog about the party! I hope he has as much fun at the party as I have had planning for it!

The pictures we used for his birthday invite!!!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hoppy Easter

I have been on spring break for the last two weeks!!! My mornings have been spent drinking my java as Reaves is now waking up at 6:00 am. My alarm is now him babbling mama mama mama! Best alarm clock EVER! The first week off was spent working on the never ending to-do list and spring cleaning! I have cleaned out closets, planned his first birthday, organized our pantry, worked in his baby book, etc. etc.! It was so nice to have time to get stuff done!!!

Our second week of vaca was spent at Granny and Grandpa's! Joe's sister Bridget came down from Pennsylvania with her three kids Joey, Kelly, and Abby. Joe's brother John came down with his wife Sara and their three month old Tatum! The week was spent eating everything in sight, playing mahjong, holding babies, boating, shopping, catching some rays, reading The Hunger Games books and watching the movie, and of course hunting for Easter eggs!!! It was much needed! I can't believe this time last year we were just a few short weeks of meeting our sweet baby boy!

cutest bunny I know!

Abby, Joey, and Kelly ready for the egg hunt!
My niece Tatum sleeping away!

Reaves with his girl cousins!

Easter Sunday!

Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Hoppy Easter from the Cataliotti Family!