Sunday, June 28, 2020

Feeding friends

We have a group of kids that tend to hang out outside at our house (but occasionally rotate houses). Gloria decided to make a yummy snack for everyone after they had some leftover treats from a birthday celebration they threw for one of the kids in the group.
And Cecilia has her own little buddies that she loves playing outside with. They like to ask Manah for popsicles after they have played in the heat for a while.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Swim time!

As the weather heats up, we have spent a lot of time at the pool. I am so thankful our pool is open.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Anastasia's First Holy Communion

Anastasia was finally able to make her First Holy Communion on Sunday, about a month later than planned thanks to COVID. We were so excited to finally be able to celebrate this sacrament for her.
After Anastasia tried on her dress, someone else couldn't resist having a turn...
 All ready to go!
Pawpaw and Manah braved mass for the first time so they could be there for Anastasia. But they were quick to arrive and leave, so we missed them in the photos! :/ The best I could do was this one from the parish website.
 We had another sweet family join us to celebrate afterwards. Their little girl actually received her First Communion a few weeks before, when public mass first started back up. So we made it a joint celebration! Her sweet momma made this lovely cake for the occasion.
 Pinata time!
The ring at the top broke off, so it turned into pitch pinata baseball!
And some water fun, of course!
 We gave Anastasia a statue of her namesake, St. Anastasia, with a little card about her life and some other details. It is from the Demi-art studio in Italy and the only statue of her saint we could find!
What a beautiful day for our precious girl!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Little helper

This cutie was helping Pawpaw fix one of his tools the other day. She looked so precious in her new watermelon romper.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Fishing Trip

Austin, Lito and Mariana all went fishing Saturday at a nearby lake. They had a great time, and Austin caught a couple of keepers!

Monday, June 1, 2020

First Trip to Dentist and other moments

We have been swamped with finishing up the school year and completing our 4-H record books. So I am doing a little catching up here...

After our first trip to mass, we decided to try it with Cecilia the following week. She did great and only had to be reminded once to keep her mask on.

Some neighbors have twin little girls that they kept tucked away for a few months, but they have been bringing them outside now and letting us hold them occasionally. Anastasia was really excited to have a turn!

We made another visit to Lito and Lita's for Memorial day and also squeezed in some shopping for Allia (newer, more advanced piano and prom dress, neither successful).

When shelter in place first began I had to go inside Sam's for some items I just couldn't get otherwise and saw this water slide. I bought it and hid it just in case we needed it (no telling if/when our neighborhood pool would open). We got it out last week, and everyone has really enjoyed it!

Cecilia joined the ranks with the older kids and had her first dental cleaning and exam last week. She was SO excited to be big enough. It was really adorable. Here she is anxiously waiting while the hygienist wiped off the chair after Mariana's turn.
And just for fun, Cecilia bike riding, which she does often lately!
We finished off record books this weekend, and turned them in today. Whew! We also received word that our pool is opening with limited hours and numbers of occupants this week. So excited! Hopefully we can find a time when they have room for 8 people (minus Austin who will stay home and work)!