Saturday, July 28, 2007

Such a wonderful life

FYI, Bryce is Esthers boyfriend, surely soon to be fiance. We are just all waitin' around scratching our heads as to when she's gonna get that rock. Ha! No pressure Bryce, really. We aren't in that big of a hurry for you to take her to Minnesota.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Im leaving..

Well for a total of 37 hours. Im going to a funeral in Tampa, Fl. Darcy's (my second mom) dad died and we are having a memorial service for him. Big Jorge and the kids are staying here in Birmingham and Martha (my mother-in-law) is coming to help him. Well, probably be more like help the kids. Ha! Really, Jorge does do a great job, but I know that it would be easier on him if he had some help. I leave Saturday night and get back early, very early Monday morning. I think my flight gets in at 6:00 (thats A.M).

Update on the adoption. Jim (second dad) found an attornery that knew how to do it, so I will officially be adopted on August 2nd. Very exciting. We are going to celebrate on August 4th. Should be lots of fun. God is so good. For those of you who have no clue what Im talking about, go back and read the post "Huge Deal" that I did back in May.

I'll fill everyone in on how my husband did with the kids, when I get get back.

Buenos Noches.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My kids are....

out to get me! Ha! Here is the proof:

1. Miguel is 9 months old and is only taking one nap a day. This would be okay except for the fact that he is a pill without the second nap. Granted, he has only done this the past two days so we will nip this in the bud very soon.

2. Jorge is seriously trying to make me fear for his life at every turn. He is determined to have me take him to the ER at least once before his third birthday next june. He is climbing on anything, even if its not nailed down. In fact, if it moves that just adds to the element of danger. So if i walk out of the room, he is high tailing it to the nearest drop off.

3. Miguel has refused to take a bottle. I have had to ween him from breastfeeding. he did well the first two weeks but now he refuses to take a bottle. This would otherwise not be a problem except for the fact that he only has one tooth. This makes eating anything besides yogurt and baby food very difficult. UPDATE: i did find a sippy cup at walmart that he has deemed worthy and is now drinking milk from it.

4. Jorge is convinced that his little brother enjoys when he sits on him, on his head, legs, back or any other part of him. It doesn't help that miguel laughs initially, just out of sheer joy that his older brother would pay any attention to him, but if I don't get there fast enough he begins to squeal like the Nasgoul (Lord of the Rings).

These things make me seriously rethink my child spacing theories.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fun at Chuck E. Cheese

In the same cart at Sams

Smiling for mommy, after he made a mess of the toys. He has the most adorable smile.

So messy

Can you believe that a two year old and a 9 month old can do this much damage in 25 minutes?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fun pics

my sister came to visit with her three kiddos. It was too hot to play outside so we improvised with a mop stick. Then there are pictures from yesterdays rain storm. Jorge had fun playing outside afterwards.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Our first STANDOFF..I WON!!!!

we had our first food standoff today. It was quite humorous. I wanted him to eat one more bite of chicken before he could get down and he said, "no." That was it.. game on. He lasted 20 minutes before he finally caved. The sad thing is that he put that piece of chicken in his mouth three different times and then he would spit it out onto the table. So when he finally ate it... it was quite disgusting. What finally broke him, you ask? He wanted to see himself in the camera, which I told him he could if he would just eat his chicken. Fun times.

the beginning of the standoff

still waiting...

he is standing his ground

FINALLY.. he did it..all done!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The 10 Child Commandments

I found these on someone elses blog (a complete stranger) so I had to share them, I liked them so much.

1. My hands are small; please don't expect perfection whenever
I make a bed, draw a picture or throw a ball. My legs are short;
Please slow down so that I can keep up with you.

2. I need your encouragement to grow. Please go easy on the criticism;
Remember, you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.

3. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let
Me explore safely. Don't restrict me unnecessarily.

4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs. Don't
Nag me all day long.Treat me as you would like to be treated.

5. Housework will always be there. I'm only little for a short time,
Please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world
And do so willingly.

6. Please don't do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel
That my efforts didn't quite measure up to your expectations. I
Know it's hard, but please don't try to compare me to my brother
Or sister.

7. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended
You to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me
Guidelines to live by and disciplining me in a loving manner.

8. Please don't be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need
Vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids.
It's a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special.

9. Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning
Myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes.
Then someday I'll be prepared to make the kinds of decisions
That life requires of me.

10. Please take me to Sunday School and church
Regularly, setting a good example for me to follow.
I enjoy learning more about God.