Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Beating Heart

We saw baby #4's healthy little beating heart today (at 8 weeks)! The estimated date of arrival is 12/11/09!

...and it looks like we had #5 too! There were 2 sacs, but the other one stopped growing at 6 weeks. :-(

Monday, April 27, 2009

Snacktime Lineup

I gave the girls a snack, and they all spontaneously lined up smallest to biggest like this, chairs and all!

And another favorite activity together...

Sunday, April 26, 2009


It seems that our Gloria got so teething happy that she got an extra tooth! And it came in sideways. Oops!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New "tricks"

Gloria has started saying "Bess you" or "Bah bess you" (God bless you) whenever anyone sneezes, coughs or makes another strange noise. It is so sweet. I staged it this time to get it on video, but it is even sweeter when she does it spontaneously!

She has also started standing on her head and lifting her arms up. She gets really tickled with herself when she does this!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Little eater

Gloria just loves tortillas! She even asks for them by name when nobody is eating one...sometimes even for breakfast!

And it seems she likes corn on the cob too!

Last but not least...Gloria's lollipop face

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In other news...

Gloria is on to three syllable words including Banana and May-nana (for Mariana). She also says some phrases like "bye, bye Daddy" when he leaves for work and "Heh-woh Dada" when she is pretending to call him on the phone (or remote control or any other device that resembles a phone to her). She is also calling Tia Becky by name now, "Beh-ti." In light of our Easter celebrations, she now says "cake" and "treat" too! Cutie!

Playing with pawpaw

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy, happy Easter!!!

Yay! We are back and in full celebration mode. We had a great Easter Sunday with Pawpaw, Manah, Tia Nana and a friend celebrating with us. The weather was beautiful, and after 6 weeks without dessert (I am SO proud of the girls!) we all feasted grandly! Today we went to the park and played with lots of friends and have a friend coming this afternoon. Fun, fun, fun! Here are some photos...

Before mass

Easter egg hunt after mass

Easter dinner

Hunting eggs at home and enjoying treats!

Sparkle shoes!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Passion Sunday

Today begins the holiest week of the year. So I will be signing off until Easter. May everyone have a blessed celebration!

A visit

Lolo and Lala visited us this weekend, and the girls had a wonderful time with them. Gloria even called them by name, Wowo and Wawa.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Scissor happy

Daddy dressed Mariana yesterday morning, and later in the morning as I helped her go potty, I noticed this...

This is one of my favorite skirts! I actually bought it myself, new, for Allia at a time when most of the girls' clothes were from hand-me-downs, family or Once Upon a Child!

Mommy: Mariana! This skirt! How did it get all of these holes.

Mariana: (a little shocked by my despairing reaction) Well, Mommy, I cut them at the homeschoolers meeting.

Mommy: Ohhhhhh...I knew I should have come to check on you during the craft!

Oh, well. Lessons learned on both ends!