Friday, April 15, 2011

Livie starts ballet

Olivia started ballet a few months ago and has since turned into our little ballerina! She attends a local dance school in the town we live in. She is in a tap, ballet, and tumbling class once a week with girls ranging from 3 to 5. She gets all excited for her dance class each week. And she is going to be in her very first recital this June and I am so excited!! I took ballet and tap when I was her age and its cute that she enjoys it so much.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Medieval Times

At the end of March we went to Medieval Times with Brian's family. The night consisted of eating a Medieval themed dinner with only our hands no utensils, while watching a show complete with knight competitions and battles. It was so much fun!! Brian, Olivia, & I had gone once before while we lived in California when Olivia was around Brooklyn's age with some of my family visiting from Arizona, but Brian's family had never been there. So, we thought it would be a fun experience if we all went. Everyone enjoyed it!! Even the kids had a blast and we had awesome seats in the second row. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of all of us together with my camera (my brother-in-law Brad & I were there too), but here are some pictures....
Papa & Olivia sporting our team crowns-GO YELLOW KNIGHT!!
My sister-in-law Nicole and my niece Annabelle.
GG & Olivia getting ready to go into the arena.
Brian & Brooklyn watching the show.
Olivia got a flower thrown to her from our yellow Knight! Last time we went to Medieval Times when she was younger we sat front row & she actually got the sash for "Queen of Love & Beauty" given to her-it was so cute!! Looks like they always find her in the crowd;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011


One Friday night Brian decided it was time to introduce Olivia to bowling, so we headed to the bowling alley nearby. Olivia was so excited to go bowling for the first time!! She was so cute-every time her ball went down the lane she would jump up and down and cheer! Brooklyn & I enjoyed watching her. For those of you who don't know, Brian's dad has been on a bowling league for many years and is really really good! He has bowled a couple perfect 300 games and completes on a league. So, bowling in the Giaretta family is more than just a fun past time! lol

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day we enjoyed the first touch of Spring weather in Chicago!! It was a beautiful day and we couldn't wait to get outside with just light jackets on. The girls were super excited to go to the park after being cooped up in the house for the winter months. As soon as Brian got home from school we headed to a park down the block from our house with the girls riding along in the wagon. They absolutely love wagon rides, and thanks to Papa & GG we have been getting a ton of use out of our wagon that they bought for Brooklyn as a gift last year. This park trip was especially fun, because it was Brooklyn's first time getting to play at a park (since she is a winter baby and was too little last year). She loved every aspect of the park from going down the slides to riding in the swings. It was so cute to see her explore the outdoors and follow in the steps of her sister. After playing at the park, we went back to our house and enjoyed some much anticipated Shamrock shakes. Olivia was very excited to have one all to herself:-)