Monday, January 31, 2011

Some stats

Gloria and Stephen had their late 12 month and 3 year well checks today (didn't want shots right before Christmas OR the wedding!). Here is how they fared:

Gloria at 3 yrs: 37 inches tall, 26 lbs.
Stephen at 13 months: 31 inches tall, 24.5 lbs.

Sunday dinner

My sweet hubby cooks on Sundays to give me a break, and he usually makes a lot so I have leftovers for the week. Here was our beautiful dinner Sunday night. He is so sweet!
Chicken Remoulade over pasta

Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Spinach Relish

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Handsome little guy

The girls said, "He looks like Pawpaw from the back!" Too cute.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sandbox sharing

Everything is more fun with friends right? (and it helps when Stephen is napping so everyone doesn't end up with sand in their hair!)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More sandbox

Stephen finally warmed up to it...look out everyone! He plays very boisterously which means sand flies in the air a lot!

Daddy really did a good job on this. They all play happily together for so long it is almost amazing!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Newest word

Stephen's newest word is "owwww." He has expanded it's meaning from "that hurts" to something along the lines of "I don't like that" or "you aren't going to like this" depending on whether he is inflicting something on someone or is the victim. It is pretty funny. For instance, when I laid him in his bed for nap today, he looked up at me and said, "Owwww?" inquisitively wondering if he really had to go down for nap and expressing that he did not want to. Then as I walked out, and he realized the answer, he again said, "owwww" in a more painful tone of voice. Cute boy! I will try to get a video...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Baptism Day, Gloria!

We had some treats, went and ate lunch with Daddy at work, and even got to play outside a bit! Yay!

Brave skater

Practicing brakes

Loves having her own Hello Kitty Scooter now

Future soccer player?

Reading, reading

A patriot

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wedding Weekend

What a weekend...exciting, joyful, fun, emotional and exhausting. Everything a wedding weekend should be I suppose!

Happy to be at the hotel

Bridesmaids' luncheon

Happy couple rehearsing

Girl time getting ready

Hair is finished!

Getting dressed

Tia Nana dusts everyone with glitter

Daddy ready to sing (the "curse" of having a hubby with a beautiful singing voice...I never get to sit with him at weddings...*sigh*)

The Ceremony

They are officially newlyweds...yay!

Cocktail hour

Found a seat...sweet sharing

Time for some dancing....Pawpaw and Allia

The cousins having fun together

Another (older) cousin dance

Crazy guy dancing

More dancing...a family circle!

It was beautiful and lots of fun! Congrats, Matt and Christina!

*I couldn't get photos of the girls coming down the aisle from my I am hoping somebody else will send me theirs...and we took some family photos at the reception with several other cameras that I hope to add in too! :)

Monday, January 10, 2011


Tio Enrique and Aunt Summer sent the girls these matching scrubs. They are so excited about them and look sooooo cute (if I do say so myself).

These two had just finished their art lesson which was to illustrate one of Aesop's fables that I read to them.


Mariana missed her last RE class before Christmas due to the discomfort of her broken arm. So yesterday she received her little bag of treats from her teachers. She shared very she is sharing a little piece of candy cane with a very appreciative baby brother.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Basket boy

We have a shoe basket at the front and back door. Stephen's new favorite passtime is to empty all the shoes out onto the floor and climb into the basket himself. If it weren't so crazy cute it would be annoying to have the shoes all over the floor, but just look at him...all we can do is smile and giggle. Cute boy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

First haircut

Daddy decided Stephen's hair was looking too unkept, and without even telling me, he trimmed it around his ears and in the back this morning. He even trimmed off a tiny curl. Now Stephen just looks a bit more grown up. *Sigh*

"New" bikes

When big sis gets a new bike, it results in a whole line of hand-me-downs. Everyone is enjoying their "new" bikes.