Welcome to my blog! I wanted to start blogging when I first found out I was pregnant - really just to keep family and friends updated on the progress of the baby, but now that our little man is almost 4 months old, I thought what better time than now to start sharing what is going on in the Castelli household!

Monday, January 31, 2011

6 months already?

I almost can't believe it, but our little Romie-Bear (he's gonna hate that name as he gets older) is 6 months old today!  I guess the saying is true...time flies when you're having fun!  I find myself saying, "Wow, it's already Friday" or "Geez, it's already Monday" pretty much every day of the week.  I just feel like time is going by so fast, and our little guy just keep growing and growing!

We stole a great idea from our good friends, the Davis' and decided to chart Roman's growth each month with a picture next to a stuffed animal to see how much he's grown compared to the animal.  Below you'll see a "Build-a-bear" that Justin made me when we were first dating almost 8 years ago!  Look at how much our baby is growing!  Tear :(

One Month
Two Months (in the same outfit!)
Three Months - Halloween (you can't help but smile, right?)
Four Months
(sorry for the bad quality...a phone pic)
5 Months (New Year's Eve)

Take #1

Take #2

Take #3
6 Months (today!)
Makes me sad to see how fast he's growing, but so excited for all of the new, fun things he's getting into these days!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Everything I need to know...

...I've learned from my Daddy."  - Roman Castelli

Ok, ok, so he isn't quite speaking in sentences yet, but this month he sure is picking up on what Justin is teaching him.  Some of the lessons Roman has already learned from his Daddy:

#1.  It's never too early to start working on your vertical.

#2.  Sundays are for napping!

#3.  When you wear a hat, wear it slightly to the side.

#4  Our second favorite team is the Steelers!
 (Black and yellow, black and yellow! Shout out to our family in PA!)

#5  Michael Jordan is our hero!

#6  Dinner time is the best time of the night!

#7  Flash the ladies this smile, and you'll always get your way!  :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

He gets it from his Mama!

Of course Roman is surprising us everyday with something new!  Whether it's his "singing" at church, his constant rocking sitting on our laps, or how he cracks up at the smallest things!  I like to think he gets that from me!  My high school friends used to say, "If you want to feel good about yourself, go tell Ang a joke...she laughs at everything!"  I often find myself trying to tell people a story, and I am laughing so hard I can't even get it out, only to realize half-way through the story that no one else finds it to be half as hilarious as I do!  

I once heard that laughter adds 7 hours to your life!  I think I'll live well into my hundreds at this point!  Who doesn't love laughing, right?  My little man found our friends' daughter Jade absolutely hilarious this weekend!  She probably had him laughing for about 3 minutes before Justin thought to start recording it!  If you listen closely, you'll hear him hiccup every time he laughs!  He gets that from his Mama, too!  :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Holidays 2010 Wrap-Up

Well, the last month has flown by like a whirlwind!  I enjoyed every minute of the holiday season...even some of the minor mishaps, like missing Mass on Christmas Eve at 2 different churches because there was no more parking left, or having to take down our beautiful REAL Christmas tree on December 23rd because it has shedding about 2 inches of needles daily!  It really was quite funny - considering my initial post about our Christmas tree included thoughts of it becoming a Charlie Brown Christmas tree!  Good thing we set up our fake one in the basement!  What would baby's first Christmas be like with no tree?

Ridiculous!  Remember how beautiful this tree was the day after Thanksgiving?  

Just a few needles that dropped off once they brought it outside!
Who knew a Christmas Tree could last just 4 weeks!  Yes, we watered it daily!

We spent the holidays in our normal tradition of Christmas Eve at the Castelli's, and Christmas day at the Adragna's.  Roman, of course, was so good both days and got lots of fun toys!  He just has such a peaceful little demeanor!  And then New Year's Eve we decided to keep it low-key and have our families over!  We ordered pizza, and everyone brought a dish, and we played games, watched Tony and Matt run (literally) into each other each holding an exercise ball - fun visual huh, had push-up contests, drank champagne at midnight, and then stayed up talking in the kitchen until 2am - a successful night if I do say so myself!  

Roman on Christmas Day
My little family on New Year's Eve
Now, onto 2011!  We are excited to keep watching Roman grow, and change, and smile, and look at us with his little "Puss-n-boots" eyes - and share it with you!  Do you see the resemblance too?  I'll catch up again soon!