Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy Easter

It's a good thing we celebrate for more than just a day! I am so behind! It didn't help that I came down with a cold on Wednesday...
The kids dyed/colored (we have to be careful with our language during the Triduum because there is so much talk about Jesus dying, and the little ones get confused!) eggs at Pawpaw and Manah's house.
 Making crowns of jewels Saturday morning

 After morning mass
The teen and tween doing their own pose
They were so patient to open baskets when we got home. In previous years we let them do it before mass, but there just wasn't time!
We had a quiet family lunch, but for dinner we had two families over to eat and hunt Easter eggs. Such fun!

And my littlest cutie in her Easter outfit from Manah and Pawpaw.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brother Time and some firsts

Stephen has been really sweet with Cecilia lately. He has gotten to be a good reader and decided to read her a book.
He really wanted to push her for her first time in the swing. As you can see, she liked it!
And some pictures of her first time sitting in the Bumbo seat. She looked so pretty in this dress she wore to mass for Passion Sunday that we just left her in it all day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 Months Old!

Cecilia turned 4 months old yesterday. As if on cue, she started rolling over just a few days before. However, she cannot roll back yet and doesn't care for tummy time much. So she often relies on her family members to rescue her...good thing there are plenty of us! She is such a happy girl and very social. I cannot talk while nursing her anymore because she will just keep trying to be part of the conversation instead of eating!
Stats:
13lbs 14oz (45%)
25" (74%)
Head 43.5cm (97%)

She sleeps an average of 6 hours at night before waking up to nurse, occasionally a little more or less. She is taking all of her naps in the swing, which is great for me because I have some hands free time. She adores her siblings and coos and goos at all of us in the sweetest little voice. We are so thankful for this precious girl!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cuties and a First for Cecilia



He received his birthday card from Uncle James and Aunt Karen in the mail today...so exciting!

And Cecilia rolled from back to tummy for the first time today. Yay!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sebastian!!!

We had a great time celebrating our sweet boy Saturday. We actually started early by bringing cupcakes to our park group on Friday morning where a couple of other little ones were also celebrating birthdays.
The girls had a sleepover with some friends that night that was originally not at our house but was moved to our house due to weather (it was supposed to be in a backyard tent!). We played a few minute to win it games.
So he woke up Saturday morning to a house full of family, friends and gifts...
From Lito and Lita he received this little motorized car.



 He got his own light saber from Daddy!
He was a little afraid of the car at first, but he warmed up to it once he saw how much fun Anastasia was having riding up and down the street jamming to the radio...it actually plays music, 80's music!
Then the younger brothers of the girls who stayed the night came over to play and share pizza and cake. They really enjoyed the sandbox, now full of fresh sand which was his gift from Pawpaw and Manah. He and his friend J played in there for at least 45 minutes!


The cookie cake which Mariana had volunteered to do but I ended up doing most of!
We went to mass in the evening, and he looked so handsome in his suspenders from his Godparents!
We are so thankful for this sweet guy. He is such a great communicator, loves playing with his siblings, is really into monster trucks and construction equipment, and is supers sweet most of the time...we are hoping the last of those tantrum twos goes away soon! Thank God for our sweet Sebastian!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sister time


Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Break Finale!

We found ourselves with nothing to do/nowhere to go but mass on Sunday...which is unheard of these days. So we decided to have some friends over to brunch after morning mass. The kids had fun and even started a football game!

It was sooo nice to relax and visit with friends instead of running from mass to RE to Cornerstone (youth group) and elsewhere!