Friday, April 24, 2015

Stephen wisdom

The other day, Stephen approaches me...

"You know what, Mommy." (this is a normal occurrence because the boy loves to talk!)

"What, Buddy?"

"I think I want to die when I am still little."

"Really. (insert tone of surprise) Why?"

"Because I can't commit mortal sin when I am little, and then I can go straight to Heaven."

"Wow, well that is a good idea!"

He has really been listening to our religious discussions lately! I have to admit, this one caught me off guard. I had no idea how to respond!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Big Trip

The three girls have been gearing up for a surprise trip. Austin took them to Houston last night so they would be close to the airport. This morning, he took them to meet Lito and Lita, and they flew to California for a week at Disneyland! We sure will miss them, but I know they will be spoiled having a great time!

At the hotel with Daddy yesterday afternoon
At the airport this morning, ready to go!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


My oldest and youngest playing blocks together at a friend's house. Timeless.

Monday, April 20, 2015

He is a walker!

Sebastian has really taken off now. He walks almost everywhere. He still falls a lot, but he is very careful, so when he does fall he is able to catch himself. He just gets back up, balances for a few seconds, and keeps on going. He is really enjoying his newfound freedom!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rib Boy

I have been expanding his diet since his birthday, and he had his first taste of ribs tonight. They were a hit for sure!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Baptism Day, Sebastian!

His special day fell on Divine Mercy Sunday this year...what a blessing, and the morning mass was even offered for him by his wonderful Godparents! Austin was the only one there, though, since the schola was singing. The rest of us had gone to the vigil mass the night before.

We lit his baptismal candle after dinner. Anastasia was so concerned that it was her special candle at first. But I assured her that he had his own, and hers was safely tucked away. Sweet girl! We are so thankful for this sacrament for our precious guy!

And just for fun, a "then" photo...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Broken Wrist!

Allia broke her wrist Tuesday night in the very last few moments of her soccer practice. She was defending the goal, much like with Mariana's broken wrist a few years ago. I think we will get some goalie gloves! Thankfully, her practice was early enough that the urgent care center down the road was still open, so we headed there instead of home. They had her wear a splint for a few days while the swelling went down, and she just got her cast today! Thankfully, she only has to wear it for 3-4 weeks, so she should have it off just in time for her end of season soccer tournament!

Anastasia is really into being first these days. She ran out to meet us as soon as we arrived home so she could be the first one to "Sign" the cast.