Monday, September 28, 2009

Hot Shots Soccer, Week 2

The happy soccer player...she had a lot of fun!

And the little spectator

A fall festival

Our local parish had it's annual fall festival yesterday. We all had a great time!

Reading together

Austin got the day off Friday for all of his hard work preparing for and during his trip. We watched a couple of kiddos while the big kids went to their science co-op. Here he is reading to them.

Daddy's return

As we were driving to the airport, girls in PJ's, Thursday night to pick up Austin...

Mommy: Isn't it exciting to get to see Daddy again? I can't wait.

Allia: I wonder if he will be even more handsome than before when he gets of his airplane.

Mommy: Oh, I am sure he will be very handsome, Allia!

That girl missed her Daddy a lot!!! We are glad he is back!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pumpkin painting

We went to Chick Fil A last night for kids eat free night, and U Paint It was there letting kids paint wooden pumpkins for free! The girls had a great time there. Mariana painted about 5 coats on hers (she must have painted for half an hour!), telling stories of the pumpkin walking through a dark cave, etc. while she changed colors and coats. What a creative girl!

Baby brother update and a chat with Daddy

I had my first appointment with my new doctor yesterday, and besides being there all morning, things went great. Baby brother looks healthy, estimated to be 3lb, 1oz right now with his head as far down as possible. Yay! The ultrasound tech tried hard to get a pic of his face, and this is the best she could do... (laying on left side, left eye is blocked by black blob)

We also confirmed that he is definitely a brother! Too bad Daddy couldn't be there to see, but I am SO thankful to Pawpaw and Manah for being here to watch the girls. It made being in the Dr.'s office all morning much less stressful knowing the girls were with them!

And here are the girls talking to Daddy on Google talk before the appointment yesterday.

Monday, September 21, 2009


During night prayers as we took turns offering petitions...

Gloria's petition: Daddy comes back
(Austin is out of town for work, and nobody had prayed for him yet)

Also, Mariana started her first day of fall Hot Shots soccer. She did great! She has matured so much since the spring. Unfortunately I forgot my camera...maybe next week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Birthday Party

We had a joint birthday party for the girls in the park yesterday afternoon. Everyone had a great time, even though it was a little warm! At least it didn't rain. They had so much fun with all of their sweet friends and 3 out of 4 grandparents! We are very blessed!

Monkeying around

Gloria loved playing store/restaurant

Manah was actually her main customer, but I caught Lito making a visit too

Tia Nana time

The Pinata

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A birthday interview (a little late)

Favorite color: Green
Favorite toy: Baby dolls
Favorite song: "I Believe" (from VBS) and I Would Walk 500 Miles (technically called I'm Gonna Be by the Irish group!)
Favorite person: Allia and Gloria
Favorite thing to do: Look at books
Favorite food: Chicken nuggets
Most thankful for: Food

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday, Mariana!

(And happy birthday to me too ;-) )


One year (just because she was so cute!)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cute Gloria Phrases

Gloria speaks mostly in phrases/sentences now, but she still has that baby talk cuteness that makes her mostly irresistible. Here are some of my current favorites:

"It my's turn"
"Peepeye Pawpaw" (even when Pawpaw is not here...just whenever she plays "peepeye" which I call peekaboo, but she has taken to Pawpaw's name for the game)
"Tweez" (please)
"Daddy, watch it" (aka watch me, sub any name)
"Be 'cuse pate?" (may I be excusued from the table? I think the pate comes from the big girls being asked to take their plates)
"Weed it" (Read me this book NOW)
"Up tweez" (with arms raised...hold me!)
"Mayana cwies" (she announces when anyone is crying, but subs their name in)
"Deesus, I 'dore you" (Jesus, I adore you...from the girls VBS CD. She freqently says/sings this out of the blue)
"Mommy, peek it" (meaning she wants to see something or look out the window at something)
"Baby buduh milks" (this is how she distinguishes other parts of me from my baby belly now)

"Mommy, hide it" (I am hiding, come find me)

I am sure there are many more I am forgetting. I may add some later. She is a very demanding, bossy little one. But she also has such a sweet joy for life, is eager to be a part of whatever her sisters are doing (sometimes to their chagrin!) and is by far the most affectionate member of our family (which says a lot because we are all affectionate!) She is always eager to give a hug, kiss or snuggle. What a sweetie!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A puddle walk

We went on a family puddle walk, barefoot and all, this morning after all the rain we have gotten. Here are the girls playing afterward...

Friday, September 11, 2009

More tidbits from her birthday

Birthday interview:

Favorite color: Pink
Favorite toy: Baby Sorbet (Baby Moses's sister)
Favorite song: "Hey!" (A song from VBS)
Favorite person: Mariana (to which Mariana replied, "Thanks, Allia! Then Gloria added, "And Gworia?")
Favorite thing to do: draw pictures
Favorite food: dessert
Most thankful for: Fire alarms so fires don't kill us and we have more time to get ready for Heaven

And some photos of her St. Albert's Science Lab which started today! She had a great time!

Happy 6th Birthday, Allia!!!


And now

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ginger snaps

I had a meeting Saturday and was in charge of bringing the food. So I brought the leftovers home. Mariana and Gloria enjoyed eating the ginger snaps on the windowsill together.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A little accomplishment

Mariana can draw faces now! Hooray!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sprinkler fun

Who says watering the lawn can't be fun?!

We are back! Sorry for the lull, but our whole family was sick all last week. We are finally better thanks to a weekend of rest and antibiotics! Yay! So needless to say we have been catching up around here. Austin mowed and watered, and the girls just couldn't resist the water fun!

And my little tortilla girl...