Sunday, July 25, 2010

Viva Toronto

Myrto and Gian Paolo had a conference in Toronto to attend, the rest of us just wanted the drive, dim sum brunch and some grocery shopping. Sasha rode his bike the entire way and we snapped some "AMAA-ZING" pictures of Gian Paolo hanging on to his helmet on Sasha's bike on one of the shorter drives.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

The artist in us...

We were over at Artsphere Studio and Gallery to support Katia who is showing several of her art pieces.

One of Katia's piece


This is Shadow and Pink by Margaret Raab - I absolutely love it and wished husband or Wojtek could have at least purchased it for me. I know the perfect spot for it at home too! :P

Here are the guys - Peter, Wojtek & Gian Paolo waiting happily for....

Chee Ming - here he comes. We were all starving waiting for you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Neighborhood Block Party

This weekend, our street hosted our first annual block party and what a party it was. We have no idea how we are all going to top it next year. Everyone pitched in and made it such a wonderful event and both the adults and kids had tremendous fun.

There were face painting and parade of decorated bicycles/tricycles, three-legged races, obstacle courses, water balloon tosses, whiffleball, throwing pie in face at Dads and pinata! We even had an outdoor screen made and set up for movie later in the evening.

During the parade of decorated bikes... we had a fireman came in his fire department's SUV with his lights all turned on leading the kids parade. This was then followed by an appearance of a policewoman from our town's police department. The kids and adults were all amazed when she pulled out her AK-47 for show and tell and more. The kids all enjoyed being in the back of the police car but, hey - no one had better be looking forward to it in real life! :P

The biggest surprise was when our fireman returned not in his fire department's SUV but with the fire engine. Not only did everyone get to hop on to the fire engine we all got treated to a ride up in the ''ladder-basket"! Such fun!!

What else is there to say but... we love our street!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Goran & Valya's Birthday

Two of our birthday people were missing on their birthday... not missing MIA but missing as in not around for us to sing happy birthday to on their many happy returns of the day. Goran's birthday was on the 12th - one day after Valya's. Thanks to Wojtek's quick planning, we all gathered for dinner upon their return from the West Coast to toast them.

Goran & Valya's Birthday

Make a wish....

Goran & Valya's Birthday
Birthday buddies!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Corn Hill Festival 2010

We spent most of the morning at the Corn Hill Art Festival. ONe thing about festivals... I love the food offerings they have. One snack in particular...

Corn Hill Art Festival
Kettle Corn - Dad@Mario and I get a BIG bag each every time we are at a festival/fair.

Corn Hill Art Festival

Me and Erica right surrounded by bubbles!!

Corn Hill Art Festival

The Milizias, Legans & Golibers together...

Corn Hill Art Festival

Who ever thought of this is super creative!

Corn Hill Art Festival

Amelia - we spotted a pink moped for you!

Mom Nancy's Birthday
Here's Mom@Nancy enjoying her Georgia Peach cocktail at the Cheesecake Factory!

7/11 Birthdays

Three amazing ladies share the same birthday today...




Happy Birthday!!
lots of love
Sherene & Peter

Saturday, July 10, 2010

With the cousins...

Met up with the rest of the Milizia clan for Christopher's graduation party. He is the last Milizia in our generation to graduate from high school. That completes one generation or high school goer... and I knew it was coming and it did! Aunt Cathy goes... " So, you know what that means? We are expecting you to work on the next generation of Milizias!"

Milizia Family
With Shelby & Lisa

Friday, July 09, 2010

Xavi's Birthday

We celebrated Xavier's birthday at Thai Orchid Restaurant with plenty of vino to go around our large party. Here are pictures from the evening...

Xavi with his cake 'name plate'...

Xavi's Birthday Dinner

The entire party....

And here we are singing Happy Birthday in Spanish to Xavi... needless to say, we were not that in sync nor were our articulatory phonetic skills accurate at all! :P

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Monday, July 05, 2010

4th of July, 2010

We headed to Mandy & Phil's cottage at Poplar Beach by Lake Canandaigua for our annual 4th of July family get together. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day. Somehow, I forgot my camera... but thanks to Jimmy, I can always count on him for amazing pictures!!

4th of July

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Our first backyard barbeque...

Peter and I had a our first backyard barbeque at our place - it was a belated celebration for Amelia & Chee Ming's graduation, Froso's birthday and not forgetting it's 4th of July weekend. Once can't go about around 4th of July and not have a bbq!

We got out our reds, whites and blues out with plenty of stuff for grilling and drinks all around.

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