La Famiglia Itri

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Sweet Treat

One day we decided to stop at Krispy Kreme for a nice treat as a family. I absolutely love Krispy Kreme. I would go there every day if it wasn't so expensive and unhealthy. And for the fact that when I go I can have no less than three donuts. I could probably down a dozen myself in a day if I really wanted to. Then I feel a bit sick. But I just can't help it. They are sooo good. That is why I usually have long bouts between visits. When we went this day, it had been to long for me to even remember the last time. But then I went with my parent's and Lila and my little sister Kenzie the next week. Totally awesome, but now sad because I should probably wait a very long time before going back.

Watching some chocolate donuts being made

She loves donuts with sparkles. And toenails with sprinkles....

Only pic we have of Todd. Nice fingernail, honey!


A few weeks ago there was a Monday holiday- my favorite kind! My dad always has work off and takes us bowling. Although I am not a star bowler, I love it enough I have my own bowling shoes. It is just a good time. Granted, I was much better in the past than I am now. This particular games I was a little distracted and didn't try that hard. Although I only scored a 90, we were doing hourly bowling and had three lanes, so I was bowling on two different lanes, one of which was my only official game. Also, we didn't realize Todd's last strike was on the 10th frame, so I bowled for him on accident. All in all I bowled four strikes that day, including Todd's 10th frame, so not a bad day.

It was also fun because it was the first time that Lila was entertained the whole time. It was also the first time she really got the concept of watching the ball hit the pins. She used to just like to push the ball down the ramp, then turn around and run back for another ball. But this time, by the end, she was throwing tantrums when she didn't do well and getting excited when she knocked all the pins down. Some of her reactions were just priceless.

Also, as always, it was fun to hang out with my daddy and Darren, Danica and Declan. However, we did miss a few others that couldn't make it.

Go Daddy!


Don't worry, it's my dad's 6 pound ball

Todd's pristine bowling swing

After a spare. My favorite was after a strike when her jaw just dropped and she stared totally still. When she finally turned around she still had her mouth wide open. Wish I had the camera for that one.

Notice Todd's awesome score. He got a free shirt out of it! But also remember I got that last strike for him. You're welcome!

The Darnica's (pronounced Dare-nih-kuh)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Captain Hook

Lila's favorite show right now is Jake and the Neverland Pirates. She would watch it all day if she could. A little while ago she found a plastic hook. It's hard to explain, but if you imagine those mini hooks that stores use to hang hats on a metal stick you get the idea. But this was bigger and I have no clue where it came from. I wash I had a picture of every time she declared she was Captain Hook. I'm shocked the thing hasn't gotten lost yet. Today all morning we have played Captain Hook and Mister Sneeze. (Yes I know that's not really his name, but she hasn't figured that out yet). As Captain Hook Lila says that she steals things, but also that she is a nice Captain Hook. She's just so cute. And she doesn't really like me to take her picture sometimes, so take what you can get.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Snow Play

These pictures are actually from early December, but they are fun anyway. Lila has some pretty great snow clothes, all except for gloves. I got her nice snow pants for 30 cents at a garage sale, the coat from kid-to-kid, the boots at a store closing sale, and the turtleneck and hat are hand-me-downs. Nice cheap, warm outfit. But I'm still looking for gloves that she can actually stick in the snow without getting wet and freezing. For now, baggies tied over them with yarn will have to do. This girl loves the snow, and often asks "Momma, can I stomp in the snow?"

Me hiding behind a tree. Somehow she found me!

Todd came out with us but took the pictures so we don't have any pictures of him. We all sat down and had some hot chocolate and marshmallows. What a fun family outing!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Sorry, Shelly

I did my sister a disservice this week. But before I get to that, I want to explain something about myself. I. Love. Chick-fil-a. Literally ever since I can remember it was my favorite place to go out to eat with my family. I remember sitting in the little restaurant in the mall (this was before they all seem to have moved to counters in food courts). I was always so excited to eat my chicken nuggets. I am pretty sure I feel almost exactly the same now. One of my good friends and I visit Chick-fil-a for lunch regularly. It has become a tradition for Todd to get me a party platter size of those nuggets for lunch on my birthday.  This tradition started because every year I would tell Todd that I wanted Chick-fil-a for dinner, but he felt that wasn't nice enough for the occasion. So we have compromised on the monstrous chicken platter for lunch, which I quite enjoy.

One of my dreams is to own a Chick-fil-a. I like both the food and what they stand for. I like that they are closed on Sundays. I don't even remember why, but there was some sort of negative press for them because of their conservative values. Todd and I sat in line at the drive thru for about an hour on a support Chick-fil-a day during our cross country drive home. It was worth it!

And I'm sure none of you care about that. But now you know a little something about me. So the whole reason behind that rant is that a new, freestanding Chick-fil-a just opened in Provo. Every time a new restaurant opens, they give away free food for a year to 100 people. I wanted to go camp out, knowing that it would totally be worth it. I had mentioned it to Shelly, and she said she was already planning on being there. I looked up the rules and found out that you have to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 the morning before. They either give the prizes away to the 100 people who come or have a drawing if more than that show up. Then, if you win you have to stay on the premises for 24 hours to redeem your prize.

I wanted to go but the opening was on a Thursday, so I would have to be there all day Wednesday and Lila couldn't stay with me, nor would I want her to in the cold. Shelly couldn't babysit because she would be there, Todd had work, and my mom was out of town. So I reluctantly concluded I couldn't make it. When I texted Shelly on Wednesday she said that she went but they had already handed out the prizes. When she found out I knew that you had to get there by 6 she was so sad. I am glad she found out over text so she wouldn't be tempted to hit me. Sorry Shelly. A year of free Chick-fil-a would be totally amazing. Sorry I ruined it for you.