Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Rugrats

We have cute kids. Every once in a while they can actually be kind and loving to one another like in this photo. Of course we have to force em to be that way. :-) What is more amazing is that they can wake up early, tear open gifts, play with those gifts, goof around, not take a nap, and still...still be wired up and not be tired.
I guess I'll just go back to relaxing and sipping on my hot apple cider.

Big Papi

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Snapshots 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Marissa's 3rd Birthday Party

I know I'm a little late in posting these, better late than never I suppose. We went to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate her birthday. Mom was even well enough to go. She invited a couple little girls she likes and Ruben of course. She has a blast. I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked but we made a lot memories.
My baby is 3, I still haven't wrapped my head around that one yet.

She was not happy to see Chucky at first but in Daddy's arms she was OK with him.

She would not get in the ticket bubble so Roo did it for her.

Enjoy the pics and I will try and start posting on this blog more.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Thirteen, 13 Things about Marissa

1. She was born 4 weeks early, two days after Thanskgiving on Nov. 28, 2006, with no big complications and so very beautiful.

2. She underwent surgery at 10 months to remove a cyst in her throat. This was taken after the surgery.

3. She's never been able to take her eyes off her brother for very long.

4. Little Miss Fearless loved and still loves to climb everything.

5. She hated eating her cake at her first birthday party.

6. She's always looked cute in anything.

7. She is sassy and spunky. She cracks me up on a hourly basis.

8. She was a lot happier on her second birthday.

Well until Daddy rubbed cake on her face again. I'm thinking brownies this year.

9. She has to take front and center with Roo and his friends.

10. She prefers to cut her own hair and is very proud of the results.

11. Her favorite outfit is any dress and her knee-high black boots.

12. She thinks she the boss.

13. And she's almost cute enough to get away with it.

Thank you Lord for our second blessing.
What an adventure it has been.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Your Gonna Miss This...Getting Ready for Winter

It's time again to join Pam and reflect upon the moments we will miss the most since time seems to be moving at warp speed these days.

We have a wood burning stove in our family room (well it's our old family room, that now belongs to my mom and aunt).I hated that stove when we first moved in because it took up too much room. I had plans in my head of taking it out someday, but after the ice storm in Jan. the wood burning stove saved us when we were without electricity for three days.

So it will be part of our family as long as we are here.

Jose brought wood from outside this weekend and the kids ran to help him and actually carried a lot of wood in. They thought helping Daddy was the coolest thing ever. I'm positive that will not always be the case and I'm gonna miss that.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Making Memories the Moments I Can

These days it's hard dealing with my medical issues and trying to make sure the kids have a normal life. I want to make memories with them and I don't want them to just remember that I was in bed all the time.

So I've made a promise to myself that I would continue to do all the holiday traditions that we have always done even if it means I'm in bed for the rest of the day or days.

Marissa was all about digging in the pumkins, while Roo would not get his hands dirty in any way.

Getting ready to carve the pumkins.

This Hug fest does not occur often.

The three of us in our pj's after Daddy lit the jack o laternes.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Fall and Halloween Pictures

Storm Trooper and Tinker Bell

She's such a little ham.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pictures From Hotel, Our first Stop going to NE

The kids loved the pool and after all that driving Jose and I did too! It was a very relazing night as a family of four.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daddy's Girl