Monday, August 30, 2010

Before the day is done

I need to tell you about this sweetheart.
Today my baby is two years old. Today 2 years ago she came into this world and was immediately showered with love. My arms ached to hold her and I couldn't wait until the next chance I was able to go see her in the NICU. Today she is still showered with love and my arms ache to hold her whenever I'm not with her. She made that day bearable. Even though I had lost so much, I had gained even more. This beautiful daughter. And she's mine forever.

Some special things about her are:
She is good little mommy to her baby dolls.
She loves to cuddle.
She does this funny thing and grabs your face and talks to you very seriously about 2 inches away.
She loves animals but is kind of afraid of them at the same time.
She loves to do exactly what her big brother does.
She loves to sing songs and then applaud herself when she is done and say "hooray"
She can say a ton of words but sometimes she is hard to understand by other people but that doesn't matter because I understand her.
She loves to dance to Beyonce.
She loves to get dirty in mud and dirt but then loves to play in the bath to get clean again.
She doesn't eat very much but she will try a bunch of different foods.
She loves to look at bugs and when she knows they are dead she will be sure to say "he's dead"
When she gets her dress on Sunday mornings for church, she has to go show Daddy how pretty she is.
She is still taking one nap a day which is very nice since her brother has sworn off napping.
She is a wonderful sleeper and almost always will go down immediately even without rocking with Mommy.
Sometimes Mommy rocks her anyway.
She makes the best fake sad face, you can't help but laugh but then tickle her to make her smile again.
She has the best laugh when she is being tickled.
She likes to tell people "Bye" even strangers.
She brings so much joy to my life that I can't imagine my life without her.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Look what I got!!

I found these on Craigs list and I have been looking for chairs like these for a while. Mom bought them for me for an early birthday present. We made a day of it and drove to Porterville to pick them up. The kids weren't loving the trip but it was worth it.
I'm going to paint them so stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We've been doing a little painting

This is what the front room looked like when we moved in. It was a nice color but a little too dark for such a small space.
The brick was a little lighter than the walls but it still was a little too dark.
So we painted the walls and it lightened up the room. But I still wanted to paint the brick and ceilings. I'm not a fan of painted brick but in our case it was already painted. Jesús didnt want to paint the brick.
So we painted the dining area ceiling the other night and we really like the way it looked and when we got to the brick I started painting it a little
Jesús saw that I had painted the brick and he kept on painting. It was a big difference. While we painted we noticed the part that wasn't painted white it looked kinda shadowy. You can see the difference in the color at the bottom of the brick. Much brighter.
Then we finished the rest of the ceiling. Doesn't it look so much brighter?? It makes the room feel much bigger.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

This has been our typical summer

Popsicles at Grandmas (and swimming but I dont have pictures of that since I'm usually in the pool)
Looking at bugs in the backyard
Patrick keeps finding either my phone or camera and takes hundreds of pictures each time. And yes he took this one of himself while I was napping.
Watching movies downstairs
Swimming in the pool or running in the sprinklers
Drinking out of the hose
Eating ice cream.

I hope every summer is just like this.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maybe eating makes her sleepy

What do you think?
Patrick fell asleep because he didn't want to eat


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Friday, August 6, 2010

Our new musician

But she's also very bossy
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