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Dominic Vincent Rizzo

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 6/5/2023
Occurred: 8/21/2016
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Topics: #Grandchildren #Dominic
All about my precious grandson, Dominic.
Name:Dominic Vincent Rizzo
Born:September 21, 2016 8:00 AM
FatherJames Vincent Rizzo
MotherJennifer Ann Cilwa-Rizzo
Age:6 years

Bookending her family, my daughter Jennifer added my teeny grandson, Dominic and even his big sister, Gianna, adores him!

Portrait of Dominic

By: Paul S. Cilwa Updated: 8/21/2022
Page Views: 1678
Topics: #DominicVincentRizzo
A year-by-year look at the handsome young man who is my youngest grandson.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this handsome young man as he has grown from infancy to toddlerhood.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/15/2023
Page Views: 208
Topics: #Dominic
Dominic hits a couple of balls..

Here in Gilbert, Arizona, it is possible for a 6-year-old to get into Little League…specifically, the Gilbert National Little League. He's in a program called "Coach-Pitch" which is perfect for the little guys and gals who are just learning to hit the darn ball with a stick.

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Dominic's Orange Belt

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/17/2023
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Topics: #Dominic
Dominic's karate class celebrates another milestone.

My grandson, Dominic, is attending karate classes and just won his Orange Belt.

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Walking Dogs with Dominic

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/2/2022
Posted: 11/25/2022
Page Views: 274
Topics: #Dominic
Dominic and the dogs take me to the park.

I often drive the two miles to my daughter's house; and if my grandson, Dominic, isn't already playing with neighbor kids, he'll offer to take me and the dogs for a walk to the park.

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Dominic's Baseball Game

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/28/2022
Page Views: 338
Topics: #Dominic #Baseball
My six-year-old grandson just batted a baseball in team play…twice!

"They haven't called it off because of rain, yet," my daughter texted me. "But he's not going; he says he's much too tired." When she texted me that, though, I was already in the driveway. And between urging from his dad, mom, and myself, and the fact that the team was getting new shirts today, my grandson, Dominic, decided he would go, after all.

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Rock Climbing with Kids

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/24/2022
Page Views: 278
Topics: #Dominic #Arizona #RockClimbing
Kids have no fear.

My eldest grandson, Zach, has been trying to get himself, his little brother Dominic, Uncle John, and Uncle John's kids Kyla and Willie, to the rock climbing gym he used to work out. That finally happened today, and I was there to preserve the memory!

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Dominic Spins at Home

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/17/2022
Posted: 11/2/2022
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Topics: #Dominic
Dominic spinning in slow motion is mesmerizing.

On the same day I got slow-motion video of my granddaughter, Gianna, practicing her gymanstic dismounts, her little brother, Dominic, also wanted me to take slow motion video of him spinning. I didn't realize it would come out so cool.

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Dominic's 6th Birthday Party

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/21/2022
Page Views: 309
Topics: #Dominic #Sunsplash
Today was Dominic's 6th birthday, celebrated with friends and family at Sunsplash.

I love and am amazed by all my grandkids, and the youngest is no exception. Today was his 6th birthday, and he has grown to be quite the savvy little boy while retaining the open heart and sweet innocence of the toddler he used to be.

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Dominc's Baseball Award

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/5/2022
Page Views: 342
Topics: #Baseball
My youngest grandson gets an award.

My youngest grandson, Dominic, is so close to his only slightly older sister that it would be only normal to feel some intimidation; and this is especially true given the fuss everyone makes over her gymnastics skills. So it warms my heart that Dominic has found something of his own in which he can excel.

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Water Balloons and Waterfalls

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/11/2022
Page Views: 321
Topics: #Dominic
Grandson News.

Dominic, my youngest grandson, has been traveling a lot later so I haven't been able to spend as much time with him as I'd like. But his mom does send me photos and he, himself knows how to text (he's five!) so he lets me know what he's up to. Anyway, since I've got a few adorable pictures saved up, I figured I'd dump 'em here.

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Dominic's Yellow Belt

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/2/2022
Page Views: 315
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui
Dominic advances in karate.

My grandson, Dominic, has been taking karate and, as with anything he tries, has been excelling. Today he formally received his yellow belt.

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Dominic's Tree Climbing

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/6/2022
Page Views: 400
Topics: #Family #Dominic
Dominic is moving on up!

Like all the males in my family (except, alas, for me), tree climbing seems to be in Dominic's blood. All he needed from me was a little boost to reach the branches, and Dom was on his way to the top!

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Dominic's Gymnastics

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/22/2021
Page Views: 365
Topics: #Family #Dominic
Dominic is on his way to becoming a ninja.

When Gianna's mother, my daughter Jennifer, was about five years old, she greeted me one day when I came home from work by doing a backflip. Perfectly. When, I, in astonishment, asked where she'd learned to do such a thing, she said, "I saw it on television." When I went inside, sure enough, I saw gymnasts on the TV. It was the Olympics!

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Dominic's 3rd Birthday Celebration

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/31/2019
Page Views: 327
Topics: #Family #Dominic
Dominic throws a wild party.

This year, Dominic happened to be in Key West when he turned 3 years old. So his big party was held off until after his family returned to Arizona last week. We had it today, and everyone had fun.

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Dominic Shows Me The Pool

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/26/2019
Posted: 11/1/2022
Page Views: 265
Topics: #Dominic
Dominic loves to show me things.

My youngest grandson, Dominic, loves to lead me around and show me things in his palatial home when I visit. Today he showed me his pool.

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Dominic, Ella, and Lilly

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/5/2019
Page Views: 1577
Topics: #Family #Dominic
Dominic loves to play with my dogs.

Dominic always asks for the dogs when I visit. So today I brought them. Of course, the very first thing they did was jump into the pool. But then they dried in the play area where Dominic totally bonded with them.

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Hanging With Dom

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/26/2019
Posted: 9/24/2022
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Topics: #Family #Dominic
I spend an afternoon hanging with my youngest grandson.

I dropped by to spend an afternoon with Dominic while his sister went somewhere with her Daddy. He gave me the tour of the house and yard!

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Visiting Dom

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/28/2019
Page Views: 252
Topics: #Dominic
Dominic shows off his backyard swing skillz.

Dominic is now at the age where he wants to show me things. He also likes me to take his picture, and then show it to him. Today he showed me Milton, one of the family cats, and then demonstrated his skill on the backyard swingset.

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Dom's 2nd Birthday Party

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/1/2018
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Topics: #Family #Dominic
We celebrate my grandson's second year on Earth.

It's hard to believe that my youngest grandchild, Dominic, turned 2 last week. But his Spider-Man-themed party was held today.

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Dominic's First Haircut

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/6/2017
Page Views: 2145
Topics: #Family #Dominic
My youngest grandson gets a little off the top.

My youngest grandson, Dominic, is a bit over a year old, and it was time for his first haircut today.

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Dominic's First Birthday Party

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/20/2017
Page Views: 2561
Topics: #Dominic #AboutMyFamily
Photos from my youngest grandson's first yearly celebration.

They grow so fast! Dominic's parents (my daughter Jenny and son-in-law Jimmy) threw a party for the little guy's very first birthday (which is actually tomorrow). The families from Jenny's "mom group" all showed up, as well as Dom's local family, to help celebrate.

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Dominic in Key West

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/10/2017
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Topics: #Family #Dominic
Pictures and paintings of my grandson taken during my recent trip to Key West.

My daughter, Jenny, has moved to Key West, taking my grandbabies with her. But that's okay, because I've been able to visit almost monthly to see them. The below digital paintings of Dominic were made from photos taken on my most recent trip in March/April.

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Dominic's Baptism

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/27/2016
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Topics: #Dominic #Baptism
All the photos and narrative from little Dominic's baptism.

Today my grandson, Dominic Rizzo, was baptized. The ceremony was performed by Deacon Dick.

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Dominic's Astrological Chart

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 2455
Topics: #Astrology
Dominic's stars!

You tend to be very shy and not very self-assertive. You are supercritical about how you appear to others. Even though you may think you are uninteresting and dull, you are actually quite soft-spoken, orderly, neat and very likable. You are a perfectionist with high standards, and at times you can be quite tactless in pointing out the faults of others. Very practical, efficient and purposeful, your appearance and bearing reflect your need to appear graceful, sensible and reserved. You have a crisp, no-nonsense approach to dealing with others. Never lazy or self-indulgent, you tend to be dedicated to the work ethic.

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Dominic Is Born

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/21/2016

Milestone: #Birth
Page Views: 3998
Topics: #Dominic #AboutMyFamily
The birth of my third grandson.

Milestone: Birth
Who: Dominic Vincent Rizzo
Date and time: August 21, 2016 8:00 AM
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Father: Jimmy Rizzo
Mother: Jennifer Ann Cilwa

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