Friday, July 30, 2010

Splish Splash!

We've graduated here at the Martino household from the old school sprinkler, to a fancy blow up swimming pool. For just $30 we managed to make this (in the words of my daughter) "THE BEST SUMMER OF EVER" who new that's all it would take. Though it's a little bit of work to blow it up, rinse it off, fill it up and then dump out at the end, it really has been lots of fun!

My kids are my most favorite subjects, there are truly beautiful, I love taking pictures of them!

Even the littlest 'tino got into the pool for a bit.

Light's Out!

Right around dinner time a summer thunderstorm rolled in which lead to another power outage for us at the Martino household and over 50,000 others in Richmond. Though never easy conditions to live in we're use to it cause we average about 2 "blackouts" a summer. So we took advantage of the daylight before the sun went down, and did the only thing we could do with 3 kids... we played with them.
As the darkness started to creep in so did the fears of our little ones, which meant so did our frustration. Gathering up candles and trying to light them with four little feet trailing behind you is not easy, Oh and did I mention the heat and humidity... not so fun!
But we managed to get by.

Our fireplace so more action in this one night than in all our six years of living here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Fun!

Every year on the 4th of July the Martino family and friends line the sidewalk under the hot sun in great anticipation for the one of our most favorite traditions... watching the parade.

Here are some of the highlights!

Americana at it's best!

This guy was so cool!

Both truly proud to be Americans!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What I get to see everyday!

He buzzes by me today in the hallway with bat in hand determine to find something, then grabbed his dad's Yankee cap to complete the look! My boy is tooo cute!

Watching morning cartoons.
They reminding me of that seen in Forest Gump when he's introduced to his son for the first time, and they sat down to watch Sesame Street together, I just had to get the shot! It's moments like these that I realize how close they really are.