Monday, August 31, 2009

Everyone is Invited

Join us for Patrick's 3rd and Elena's 1st birthdays.  We will be celebrating their birthdays together this Saturday at University Park.  If you would like to RSVP or have any questions leave a comment or send me an email.  See invitation below. Presents are not necessary.
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Doesn't it go by in a blink

Today is Elena's 1st Birthday and it has been purely bittersweet. I have had my eyes on the clock all day thinking back to last year and all that happened. At 6:30 this morning when the kids woke up I thought "last year at this time I was in labor with my wonderful husband and wonderful mother there to help me through it." At 10:00 when church started I thought "Now was when I was starting to feel a lot of painful pressure and getting some more drugs to make me nice and comfy" then at 11:30 my Mom looked at me and said "Elena was born just a little while ago" and yep, 12 minutes earlier Elena had been born and I was holding my beautiful baby girl in my arms with tears in my eyes. When we got home from church I looked at the clock and thought "Now the doctors and nurses were scrambling to save me and to keep me awake with blood transfusions and IV's and everything else they could think of." Tonight after we had birthday cake I looked at the clock at 7:30 and thought "Now I was being wheeled into surgery not knowing what the outcome would be" and soon it will be the time when I was out of surgery and waking up to hear the doctor tell me I was not going to be able to have any more children.

This was the bitter part of my day, remembering the hard parts. The sweet part was remembering seeing Elena for the first time, remembering when Jesús got the NICU nurse to bring Elena to me the day after my surgery so I could hold her and feed her, and remembering the wonderful feeling of bringing her home with us after almost a week in the hospital. And today I got to look at this beautiful little girl and be the most grateful person in the world for still being able to hold her and rock her to sleep and to be able to kiss her sweet cheeks.
Now For the Cake
My very first round cake and I think it turned out pretty well

Concentrating on the frosting

Elena practicing her walking

The finished product

Diving in (she was a little nervous at first but eventually got the hang of it)

The after"bath"

Her very first baby doll, Thanks again Steph!
Patrick and daddy doing a little bowling while the cake was being decorated

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We got invited to go to the lake with the Cola family! Tons of fun!
Boys and the boat

Elena spent a lot of time trying to eat grass

And loved every minute of it

Amber and I chillin while the big boys and little girls were tubing

Jesús and Reese tubing

The little boys had a great time playing in the water, we had to keep telling Patrick to stay close. I was so afraid he would lose his footing and go under water.

Daddy helping Elena walk in the grass

Elena didnt want to put her knees on the grass so this is what she came up with


Me and the hunny (I didnt see Reese until right before I put the picture on here)

We forgot to bring a water diaper for Patrick so instead he wore a regular one and it got so big his pants wouldnt stay up and he could barely walk. Funny.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Im bored of blogging

I dont know why, maybe because we arent doing much. Just the usual everyday stuff. However, I have a ton of pictures I should probably put on here for journaling purposes.

The weather this week was "Phenomenal" according to Jocelyn, and it was. It was cool enough to go sit outside on a picnic blanket.

Notice that the kids feet are yellow, that was because there were chemicals on the grass. Real safe. Way to go HOA.

Elena has some new loves. One is climbing onto this car, she is so happy when she does it.

Another thing is reading books. She loves reading books, even if they arent kids books and she loves to point at things in the books with her cute little stubby finger.
Patrick is gettin huge. He is going to be 3 in less than a month. No way do I have a 3 year old.
The last of Elena's loves is climbing up in this chair and sitting there. She could probably do it all day.

She has kind of been trying out her walking skills and she is doing pretty well. She will probably be walking by her birthday.

We spent an evening at the park. Good times.
Lucy Galyan turned 3 so we attended her Hoe Down. Great party Jill. Great party.
Patrick was a little nervous on the pony
He got much better had a lot of fun