Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa Claus is comin' Lakeview!

Dommy's PreSchool Christmas program

As most of you know, Dominic began preschool this year for the first time, starting in September. Although he was a few days underage, they let him in and he's really benefited from being with all the kids. He only goes for 3 hours, 4 days a week, but it's been amazing to see the stuff that comes out of his backpack each night when we get home.

The preschool worked hard to put on a little Christmas program this year, singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman" in the parish hall. We worked on it lots at home, and Dominic picked up all the lyrics in less than a week! Here is a photo of his "stocking" and Christmas wishlist (Batman pj's, Turtle pjs, Santa stickers), Dommy acting surprised, the program with all the kids names around it, Dommy with his buddies Danica and Ashlynn, and a video clip of the singing. The video's a bit like the Zapruder film, but you get the picture ;). At the end of the program each kid got up and told everyone what they wanted for Christmas. Dommy said "Batman pajamas and a Batman cape." We put in a good word with Santa....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Ready to go trick or treating-- at this point it was struggle to get Paddy out of the door as he had found the candy- wrappers and all
Jake the Bear and Paddy the dragon and Dominic the cowboy ready to leave- after sampling our candy...

After trick or treating- Dominic with the spooky mask- before we left for trick or treating; Dominic had answered the door with out pants and without underwear!! Thankfully he is only 3,,, creepy indeed.
Paddy ready for more candy-

Dominic at school- with pirates, princesses and spidy

Kids at the preschool- almost ready to leave-

Mike's sole intent this year was to have ME win the pumpkin carving contest-- so after careful thought the HONKERS, our school mascot- I was sure would win. No more carved baskets with flowers but our high school mascot- a sure winner, then some others to buffer the votes, spread them out a bit...

Mike worked very hard on them all-- but the mold took them over the day before the contest, and Paddy kicked one in the face as well-- we entered the 3rd one above and got 3rd place out of 4 pumpkins. Incidently the winning pumpkin was AWESOME,, i'm going to try to find a picture of it, shellac'ed and on a mission-- they knew I wanted the prize and they stepped it up with the drummel and paint and shellac--

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Dominic insisted on going to school as a cowboy--
I came into his room to get him, and he was on the floor almost sweating trying to get his cowboy boots on, the boots are crazy too small-- I'm not sure how we will get them off-

We are just lucky Paddy is dressed...
This is Mike's potato maker... and Dominic wearing his new favorite boot assemble, one of each and not always the correct foot-- oh and my vaccum attachment? What the ?

Rainy Day Columbus Day- so Mom, Dad and Paddy could take him to school-

Going to school on a rainy day! He loves the slicker and the rain boots or fireman boots!
He was concerned that his backpack would be getting wet- as its not under the slicker- and relieved he had a rain hood, we couldn't find a rain hat- but the brim worked...

Outside of preschool, (temp location at the Parish Hall)

Dominic showing us his cubby and name-

Ms Dawn and D, one of his teachers...