Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cuties and a First for Cecilia

He received his birthday card from Uncle James and Aunt Karen in the mail 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 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

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!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spring Break Fun

We spent one day cleaning up the yard and flower beds. Mariana helped Cecilia pick some flowers for me. So cute!
 And of course we had to go to the park...Little monkeys!
Little mommy reading a book to Sebastian while holding Cecilia!

Sweet smiles

Stephen had Cecilia grinning from ear to ear. So sweet!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fun with Friends

The older girls have been baking cookies and cupcakes to sell with their friends to earn money so they can all go to the Challenge summer camp again this year.
 Then one of the girls was celebrating her birthday but wants to wait and have a pool party this summer. So they all threw her a mini party at our house complete with birthday cake. So sweet!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Family Fun

The kids have been really into board games the last week or two. Mariana was carrying Cecilia all around with her this one day. So she sat down with her to play Life. Cecilia had us all cracking up the way she was craning her neck and looking so intently at the game like she just couldn't wait to play herself!

Making Sauerkraut

Austin had just received the equipment he needed to make sauerkraut when we found out I was pregnant with Cecilia. First trimester nose and nausea mandated that he wait and life went on. Finally, he decided it was time last weekend, and he and Mariana did it together (since they are the 2 biggest fans of the stuff!). It was quite a project, and we can't wait to sample the results in a month or so!

Friday, March 3, 2017

3 months old!

Cecilia turned 3 months old today. And in honor of that she got her first ever antibiotics for an ear infection. :/ I think we are just about done with this illness! Her are some sweet pictures of our cutie. She is noticing so many more things now and holding her head up to look around.