Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend

After this weekend, I feel so blessed. I have been really pondering my Savior and all that he has done for me. He led an amazing life, being the true example to all.

We went to my father-in-law's play on Friday and were a little late. The play was about Jesus Christ and as we were walking in trying to find a seat I watched as Jesus Christ was being beaten and mocked. I thought to myself, "Jesus knew this would happen. He knew Heavenly Father's plan for him and willingly volunteered to be a part of it." I was crying to myself exclaiming in my mind, "What a marvelous person He is to choose to be the ultimate sacrifice!"

We shared some quality time with family on Saturday and had so much fun. Bella is doing so much better with her walking! I am so grateful for my family and the wonderful gift that the Lord has given me to be with them forever!

                                                        Abuela and Bella

                                      Bella's persuasion to walk... the princess ball!

What a big girL!!!!

Bella loves the swings!!

After sliding down, she kept climbing back up to do it again herself!

Bella's Easter basket...

Bella in her Easter dress!!!!!!!

Yes.. I gave her chocolate... and there is more where that came from....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Splish Splash

It was a wonderful day. Terry, Isabella and I went to the Lakefront and played on the splash pad and in the lake. What a great time to share as a family. Most people might take these moments for granted, but I soak them up. I just love to be with my husband and daughter. We haven't been able to have many moments like this because Terry is usually so busy with work. We cherish our togetherness.
Bella loved the water today. I am working on my tan! Terry sat back and enjoyed the moment. He isn't able to do much. He is still pretty limited with his mobility. It doesn't matter... as long as we are together.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chillin and Grillin

Today started out a bit stressful.. it is almost always stressful every Sunday morning trying to get ready for church and get there on time... but it is always worth it. We had the Romero's over for dinner and I must say I did a pretty good job with the meal. The burgers were DELISH and it was so nice to spend time with family.

Now on with the big news.... ISABELLA TOOK STEPS TODAY.. yes that is plural. She took three steps. My wish for when this day came was 1. Terry and I to both see her take her first steps and 2. Get it on video. Welp, the most important wish came true---Terry and I were both sitting and watched her take those precious steps. I will never forget it!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What a week.....

This past week our litle family has been so busy! I will just tell you with pictures....

We stopped by the Ward Easter Egg Hunt... Bella would not let go of her eggs!

Notice anything different?? Bella is finally in her forward-facing carseat!!!!!!!! She loves it, but I think Terry and I love it even more!

Bella and Oliver had so much fun at Stella's circus party!

Happy Birthday Stella!

In the mix of all the chaos we stopped by Christy Ofria's for a photo shoot of the family. This was so much fun, but I wish Bella would have been in a better mood!!! I guess you can't predict these things! (if you only knew that she was screaming during this picture)

 The Kulick's had a cookout for Cassi and Norman's return! They just bought a beautiful house on Alligator Lake....

Nana and papa with the 4 grandkids... (calvin is hiding under Nana's arm)

In the mix of all this I gave Bella her last bottle of Mommy's milk and completely stopped nursing her :( I swear I was crying while pouring the bottle. This milk is like gold to me. I am so sad to be finished. She still sticks her hand down my shirt and is completely attached to me.

Terry had surgery on his meniscus. Bella is still wondering why Daddy is home all day! She is a little jealous of the attention Mommy is giving Daddy, but is willing to share, as long as Daddy gives her food!!

The nurse marked the knee that would not be getting cut into! I'm glad they are extra cautious about these things!!! They asked him about 15 times before they put him under which knee was the correct one.

This is how we feel by the end of this week.. we are exhausted. I am so happy to have Terry home with us, even if it means he had to get surgery! It is our little vacation!

Friday, April 8, 2011

What up cuz?!

We are super excited to have Cassi and Little Norman in Florida for a week! They have been away on a tropical island with big Norman while he is in med school. I am so surprised at how much fun all the cousins have when they are together. It is so wonderful to see our kids play together and love each other! I will never take the time we all share together for granted.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sleep deprived...

What do you do when your child refuses to sleep ALL DAY?????

You take her outside!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Papa came home today!

Well, Isabella has hit the "separation anxiety" stage. She has been waking up every night--same time. Most nights I am completely unaware of this and Terry takes care of her. I usually wake up in the morning with Bella sleeping either on top of me, with her feet in my face, or on terry's pillow. Other mornings I wake up to her hitting my chest!!!! Last Saturday, Terry and I planned on participating in a 5k, but after the long night I decided it would be a great daddy/daughter opportunity! It turns out, they had so much fun!!!! I am so glad I woke up tired and decided to stay home! :)

Later, the boys went to the Priesthood conference session and Amber and I had fun with the kids!! It didn't last as long as we wanted it to!! Either way, we had a great time watching the kids have fun and enjoying the weather!!