Baby Shower · Celebration · Family

What is a Baby Shower????

This past Saturday I attended a friend’s baby shower.  The day that I got the invitation I showed it to Adrian and told him about it.  The kids overheard me so they asked what a Baby Shower was. Then with all the innocence that exists in their mind and hearts they came up with their own answer…  Apparently at a baby shower you get a baby and each guests showers a different part of the child.

I thought it was so funny but I explained to them that you “shower” the parents-to-be with gifts for the new baby they are expecting… They understood that it was a party so I left it at that but a few days later when I went to buy the gifts Francesca insisted I buy shampoo and soap because that is what you need for a shower.  So it was the running joke, whenever someone me about my plans for Saturday I would say that I was going to shower a baby.

Celebration · Friends · School

Thanksgiving at Felipe’s School

Today they had a small Thanksgiving feast at Felipe’s school.  I attended just because I like to be an involved parent but I was not aware that the kids had prepared a small presentation for the parents.  They sang 10 little indians and Mr Turkey.  Some were dressed like indians and others like pilgrims.  My little one was an indian.

Video of Felipe and his classmates singing

Birthday · Celebration · Friends

Emily’s Birthday Party

Today Felipe attended his classmates birthday party… The first of many to come.  It was really nice to see him interact with his classmates.  They all had lots of fun running around and jumping in the bounce house, they got even more excited when the pony rides and petting zoo arrived.  Felipe immediately rushed over to stand in line for the pony rides.  After his pony ride he feed some of the animals but when the kids started getting wild with the animals he continued playing in the bounce house.

Birthday · Celebration · Family · Milestones

Happy 90th Birthday

Today I want to wish Maria, my mom’s mother-in-law, a Happy 90th Birthday.  Eventhough her birthday was a few days ago today we had a big celebration for her with family and friends.

It was a surprise party and it turned out great.  At first when she arrived she didn’t realize it was for her…  She said hi to everyone and then when she finally sat down she looks at my mom and asks “Is this party really for me?”.

It was nice to be able to celebrate such a huge milestone.

Birthday · Celebration · Miscellaneous

Happy Birthday Chris & Jordan

Today was Christian and Jordan’s Toy Story birthday party…

It started out as a very normal kid’s birthday party, there was a bounce house, candy, and a clown doing face painting.

You might ask yourself why I am saying these things…

Well let me tell you the story of what happened a little while after singing Happy Birthday. It had started to rain so people were leaving but all of a sudden it starts to rain REALLY HARD. The party was in one of those park shelters that have a roof but no walls so everyone is trying to stay dry but the wind is just starting to blow really hard. It seemed like we were in the middle of a mini hurricane. At this point the kids are screaming cuz they are scared, everything including the food and party favors are starting to fly around and the bounce house is now about 100 yards from where it first started. Luckily this storm was only like 15 minutes long but it seemed like an eternity. Once everything calmed down we started to pick up things off the floor and the grass. This is when we notice that a tree must have been hit by lightning because it was split down the middle.

I think it is safe to say that this party will be remember for years to come by all the kids.

Birthday · Breastfeeding · Celebration · Christmas · Crawling · Francesca

Happy First Birthday Princess

A year ago today, at this exact time, Francesca joined our family.

Dear Francesca,

It’s been a year of happiness not only for daddy and me but also for all those that have gotten to know you.

For the past week all your daddy and I can say is “Can you believe it’s been a year?”. Although it seems like time has flown by, we can definitely say that we have enjoyed every minute that we have been with you.

Today you are turnig one and you have taken us on a roller coaster ride like no other.  Eventhough we already went through all this with your brother I can definitely say that it has been a different experience.

Together we’ve experienced: baby kicks, ultrasounds, heartburn, breastfeeding, burping, sleepless night, co-sleeping, exhaustion, diaper changes, explosive poops, constipation, getting pooped on the hand, baths, first bath, First Halloween, First Thanksgiving, First Christmas, First New Year’s, Your Baptism, First Valentine’s Day, First St Patty’s Day, First Easter, First 4th of July, leaving to work in the mornings while you are crying for me, booger bubbles, gases, long nails, fussiness, scratches, SIDS obsessions, bottom teeth, homemade baby food, lots of pictures, First trip to the zoo, First car trip, First time at the beach, First time in the ocean, laughs, bumps, bruises, scratches, standing in the crib, biting, drooling, slobbery kisses, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, pulling up, standing, face landings, sleeping through the night, tantrums, giggles, mama, dada, saliva bubbles, rocking you to sleep, singing you to sleep, multiple pediatrician appointments, clapping, peekaboo, screaming, squeals of delight, tickles, waving bye-bye, first dip in the pool, Mother’s day, Father’s Day … and your first birthday!

Wow, my precious, it must have been an exhausting year for you.

Happy 1st Birthday Francesca!!!

I love you my princess and with every day that passes, I love you even more. I’m looking forward to the next year of “adventures” with you.

Mommy

Celebration · Miscellaneous

Winter Olympics

Just got home from my mom’s house. We watched the opening ceremony of the olympics. I love to watch the opening ceremonies because they are always so imaginative.

In this ceremony I loved it when they made the ground look like the ocean with whales swimming.

After the accident with the Luge competitor this afternoon I will keep all these athletes in my prayers. May God watch over them and especially over the family of the young man who lost his life doing what he loved.

Birthday · Celebration

Happy Birthday Christian & Jordan

Today we had a fun filled day at the park to celebrate Christian & Jordan’s Birthday. Felipe really enjoyed himself running around and playing in the bounce house.

It was a lovely day until a really strong wind hit and everyone thought that it was the end of the party but it all went back to normal. Of course, the party favors fell and the boucehouse almost toppled over.

The theme of the party was Spiderman (or Spierman like Felipe likes to say). Claudia had gone all out and gotten banners with both kids’ names, she made the party favor bags that had a Spiderman face on the front. She did have a small mishap with the cake, the bakery put Happy Birthday Anthony, but in the end it made for a funny story.