Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Dominic

Happy Actual Birth Day
Dominic Joseph Nicita

He's really teeny (6lbs. 19in) but he's cute, he has reddish blond curly hair and we can't tell yet who he looks like. He was born September 25, 2008 at 7:45am and Mom (Lisa), Dad (Joe) and baby are all doing fine. Big Sister Josie can't wait to see him. Oh, by the way my brother is Joe Nicita and he (Dominic) is my one and only brand-new nephew. My parents finally have a Grandson after 12 years of Granddaughters! I just hope he likes sports, come to think of it, I don't think he has a choice in the matter...Welcome to the Nicita Family, little man, where we put the "fun" in dysfunctional!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Cathy, time sure flies when you're having fun, and flies even faster when you're not!

This is my Mom, she is the very definition of a homemaker. She is part Martha Stewart, part Livia Soprano, all Marie Barone (TV references). She loves to cook large family dinners and bake awesome birthday cakes, she also loves to complain about doing it so the proper amount of guilt is acheived through "love".
There she is in all her glory...if you only knew her insane aversion to boogers you would find this picture hilarious!

My wedding day, her mantra was WWMD (what would Martha (Stewart) do?). Can you say Momzilla? And how much do you love our ginormous hair?

This picture cracks me up. She seriously thought she was Jacqueline Kennedy, and by the way this is the one and only time in my life I have been in public in a bikini.

Shopping in Venice...possibly our most memorable day together. Before Grandchildren of course!

sighing...get it? (the bridge of sighs)


The girls in little Italy NYC on our way to Chinatown to buy fake bags!
I wish we could all go to Paesano's tonight for a Birthday dinner!!

Sept 2008

Grandma and her girls, pretty soon she'll have another little gift, a grandson (and thus an heir is born).

Hope you have a Happy Birthday Mom, I'll always remember those three little words you taught me growing up FOOD IS LOVE. So let's do lunch soon, love liz

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rachel Rose's 9th Birthday

My little Rachel. I cannot believe she is 9 today. Maybe because she only weighs 40 lbs. or possibly because she still can't ride a two wheel bicycle (don't tell anyone), but it seems as if she was just born yesterday and 3 weeks later we moved here to Arizona. She is such an Arizona girl, she gets cold when it gets below 75 degrees and she never ever has on shoes. She wouldn't last 5 minutes in New York, she needs her sunshine. She is super high maintanence, but we love her anyway and I just wanted to say I love you very much and I'm sooooo glad you had a Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i need a blog lesson much for the large font

"e" the only letter not on sale

I have decided to start posting in large font, partly because I am older and can't see anymore and partly because it looks better... I really don't have anything to say other than today my day mostly consisted of a series of futile efforts, all of them useless, some of them amusing. I went for an ultrasound to confirm or deny the presence of ovarian cysts (fun huh) and to have a CA-125 blood test due to family history. Then I proceeded to Target to purchase birthday party invitations for Rachel (her 3rd consecutive Hannah Montana party) for a date we still can't agree on. While I was in Target I spied some positively cute note cards with an initial on them. Should the good lord strike me dead if I am lying, but as I live and breathe every other letter of the alphabet "note card" was marked down from $3.99 to $1.50 except "E". I thought "this must be an oversight, or posssibly, a joke. I took the notecards with the rest of my purchases to the check out counter and explained my tale of woe. The unsympathetic sales clerk reiterated the sales price as $3.99 and was not into my story at all...needless to say I did not not buy the perfectly cute note cards, as I could not bring myself to buy into the discrimination they implied. A day in the life of Liz!! Don't you wish you were me...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Seriously? Progress Reports?

This Friday my girls brought home of all things, progress reports!! Didn't school just start like the day before yesterday? Where is my life going? I am very happy to say that both of them did beautifully (much to my surprise)! We're talking A's and B's...WOW...Awesome Abbie and Rachie, keep it up, you're doing great! I guess this is a good a time as any to post our "First Day of School" pictures considering the semester is already half over. I can't believe how fast this year is going by. They've already taken school pictures, and have had to replace a backpack (too much 6th grade homework).
We are now officially in "birthday season" in our family. It started this weekend with my niece Josie's 2nd birthday party (Barney retro of her) which included a bounce house and a sno-cone machine, FUN!! Rachel's is next on the 22nd of this month and we are in the planning stages of the Birthday Extravaganza, I hope the guest list isn't too long. I'll let you know soon since the invites have to go out within the next week.