La Famiglia Itri

Monday, August 22, 2011


So I started writing a post about our anniversary as we drove home from Colorodo. It turned out to be about 5 pages single spaced in my word processor, so I decided to use that for my journal and not bore you or post something so long that no one would read it. Instead here are some things about our trip.

1. We went to Denver
2. We saw the Phillies kill the Rockies. 3 times.
3. Lila hated it.
4. We ate good indian food.
5. We went shopping!
6. Everyone in the ballpark LOVED Lila in her Phillies onesies.
7. Once she didn't wear her onsie because she pooped for the first time in 5 days on the way to the park.
8. The extra onsie we had was Rockies colors. oops.
9. We left something one night and were able to retrieve it from the lost-and-found vault.
10. Our hotel room had a closet that fit the pack 'n play.
11. Lila didn't sleep well in it anyway.
12. We ate hot dogs at the ballpark!
13. We didn't get to see Cliff Lee pitch.
14. Megan likes live baseball! (saying that is about as shocking as when she announced she would be a nurse. I make this comparison to point out that I am NOT joking.)
15. Lila likes live baseball.
16. About half the fans there were Phillies fans.
17. Since we have a baby we got to park right across the park one night without a pass.
18. The rest of the time we were able to find free parking not too far.
19. People are a lot nicer to opposing fans if they have a baby.
20. I love you Todd. Happy anniversary.

Baby Advertisement

My little sister told me that I was just like my other sisters- once I started having kids my blog turned into a baby advertisement. Well, I guess that is mostly because once you have kids your life becomes all about them. I used to think it was kind of sad, like I would somehow loose myself and be deprived of things I like. But actually it is happy. I still do things I like and I have something new that I like the most.

Despite the fact that yes, Lila and Todd are the most important ever and hello, why take pictures of me and Todd when that little lady is so dang cute, I will try to take more pictures of NOT Lila. But, in the meantime, I will try to post about me using pictures that yes, are of Lila, but I am still in them. Take what you can get.


So although most people don't like change, I do. It is nice to have differences in life and I am able to adapt well. For instance, whenever I move I don't accidentally start to drive to my old place or even think about going toward it. It is second nature to go toward my new place the moment I move in. Changing jobs turned out to be the same. I graduated from nursing school and have adapted well to non-school life even after 16+ years of being in it. So my latest change I have been thinking about doing for a long time. I was planning on doing it sometime last year, but then I got pregnant and didn't want people to think I was lazy. So I waited until Lila was 6 months. Here are the results.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lila is 6 months old!

Happy 1/2 birthday Lila! Here is a little bit about her:

loves to grin. gets around by rolling. can put herself to sleep without crying. loves being outside. no longer likes the carseat. still won't take a binky. drools more than a bulldog. NOT teething. pulls mommy's hair. wears size 2 diapers. everyone notices she has mommy's eyes. went swimming first time. wants anything you're holding. gets up on all fours. mastered the pouty lip. pulls daddy's hair. likes mommy best. lets others hold her. can't sit up. picky. could crawl if she would just move her hands. reaches to be picked up. grabs anything in reach. wears size 6-9 month clothes. went to first Phillies game. pulls her own hair. gets more adorable every day.