Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Post One: We had Connor's pictures taken for the first time in a studio and it was lots of fun. She is so cute and was sooo good! Here are a couple of my favorites! (I made this pretty red Christmas dress... yeah me!)
That Tuesday we attended Heidi's annual Christmas cookie exchange and had lots of fun. I brought my usual sugar cookies and enjoyed tasting every one's new recipes. My favorite were Heidi's gooey cookies. Why were they my favorite you ask? Because they were sooo sweet, you could lick a crumb off your finger and satisfy your sweet tooth for at least a month... dang girl, I thought I was sweet!
Christmas Eve found us at Aunt Marti's celebrating Grandpa Hooties 50th Birthday! We enjoyed an evening with Family and Food (our favorites!)
The following morning we got up bright and early to get to Grandpa and Grandma Hooties! We had a long night of stuffy noses and crankiness so I was glad to get up and get going. We all had lots of fun opening presents together and seeing what we all got. I love buying gifts for our family and watching them get excited when they open it. I felt good about the gifts we got this year, I think everyone was happy!
Daddy spoiled me this year and it was lots of fun. My favorite gifts from him were my new Coach purse, my navigation (so I don't have any excuses!) and my earrings (all 3 pairs!). Pretty insane yet even more exciting. My parents got us a lap top (which I am finally enjoying while I blog in bed at midnight!) as well as a tool box and Golfsmith gift card for Andres. Connor got lots and lots of clothes, toys and...wrapping paper to eat! She is easy to please this year but I know next year will be a different story!
If any of you read Heidi's blog (which I am sure you do, my readers being Mel, Cheryl and, well, Heidi) then you know about the underwear tree. If you don't, check it out at the link to the right. In the mean time, here is a close up of the undies added this year... too cute! We had lots of fun this Christmas, making sure it was a special one for all of us. Below is a picture of the goodies I still have to find someplace to store. Notice daddy's gift to Connor... the Big Red Wagon, complete with a Connor license plate mounted on the back. It is beautiful and we are excited to sit her in it and pull her around anywhere and everywhere. Daddy also got his precious baby girl her first Diamond bracelet. It is a beautiful silver bracelet with a little heart charm and a diamond in the center. It is still a little too big to wear, but she will grown into it in not time. You know she turns 5 months old on Tuesday!
Well folks, thanks for taking the time to read thru our Holiday adventures. I am sure I could add more pictures and type more text, but I will spare you all... for now. Have a safe and happy New Year and we'll talk again in 2008!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Sunday Andres, Connor, Mel and myself went to the John Force Holiday car show in Yorba Linda. It was a beautiful day and we got to see what my parents do every other weekend. Looks exciting dad, those chairs must be pretty comfortable.
We walked around the show and saw lots of fancy cars. I can't believe how much money people put into cars that they won't even drive to the grocery store.
I don't have a good story to go with this picture, I just think she's so stink'n cute!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I was checking out Cheryl's page and noticed she had cute Christmas colors and I wanted a festive page also! So I looked everywhere for that page, after not finding it I picked one I felt was close enough. However, today I realized I still wasn't happy. So after staring at Cheryl's page and thinking 'is there a trick to this program that I don't know about?', it hit me; Cheryl made her page! DUH! So I hope you like my Christmas theme, I think it's fun!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Here's our baby girl at her first Thanksgiving feast. I made her dress and headband (which she ate more than she wore!)
Our next adventure was Black Friday shopping. Mom, Mel and Carolyn (Heidi's mother in law) had a slumber party at Heidi's so they could begin the day at 4 am starting at Kohls. Andres tried to convince Connor and I to stay also, but we decided to go home and meet up after we got up. I set my alarm for 6:30 (my phone doesnt have a 4am :) !) but when we woke up at 8:30, I realized I forgot to turn the ringer back on. So our shopping started at 9:30! It was lots of fun and I do miss starting at the butt crack of dawn, maybe next year!
Our black Friday shopping ended early because we were expected at a wedding reception for our dear friend Shivali and her new husband Darma. They actually got married a couple weeks ago in Australia, but celebrated with their friends and family here at a restaurant called Tandoor Cuisine of India (or something really close to that). The food was different and the Seri's were beautiful. We had a good time and were glad to be invited to their celebration!
Connor and I spent the first half of Saturday doing some more shopping and almost finishing our Christmas list. There were still some great sales and we even ran into my Uncle Chuck at the mall, small world! Saturday ended on a sad note, completing our whirlwind... Andres got hit by a car while on his bike! He is, thank God, OK! He came out of the accident with a couple rips in his gloves, jacket and a good scrape on his arm. He was very fortunate and we all know it could have been much worse!This part of his bike used the have a white cover over it with the tail light... now it's removable!
Most of the damage was to the plastics and one rim so we are lucky it is all replaceable. Thank you God, for getting Andres home in one piece!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I did realize however, I am pretty good at carving pumpkins! We never made it to the pumpkin patch due to bad fire weather, but found WalMart had a steal of a deal, $2.98 each! Check it out next year... I highly recommend it.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Secondly: Why am I not funny? Is it because I am a new mom and just want to post pictures of my kid? I read everyone else's blog and they tell funny stories or share interesting thoughts... where are my interesting thoughts?
Thirdly: Hey! There is my thought for the day. Is 'thirdly' a word?
My fourth point is: I have lost my ability to be creative! Maybe it was the epidural! That's it... the epidural affected my knees, my left shoulder blade and the creative side of my mind! That or else I am out of practice... or just not a blogger. I never thought of that. My mom has all of these talents, ie; sewing, cooking, guilt trips, crafting, etc... you know? And I have always said that each one of us girls have inherited a talent or two of hers (Andres says I perfected her guilt trips). Anyhow, Heidi can cook and craft, Mel can cook and sew, and I can... bake a mean cake? I like to scrapbook like them but have trouble getting started, Heidi once assigned me the green bean casserol at Thanksgiving because "it's hard to screw up 3 ingredients", and it took me almost one month and 3 trial runs to finish Connor's first Halloween costume... and the ears are still uneven! So maybe I just keep trying, right? Maybe these talents will improve with time and practice? Maybe I will not only become a great cook (Andres thinks I'm doing better... or I just improved the guilt trips and made him feel obligated to compliment) and a more precise sewer, but creative and funny! That's it, I'll practice on all of you... time will tell, right? Or maybe I'll just post another cute picture of Connor so I don't loose all 3 of my readers right away.
Saturday, Connor spent the evening with her Aunt Michelle and cousins Bradley and Daryn.
And here's a quick peak at our Sunday morning...
Oops, I got a little camera happy and missed my que.
Sunday evening was spent at the Hooties, where I finally finished her Halloween Costume while the family kept her busy!
(pictures of the costume will follow next week!)
(Connor watched Evan Almighty with Grandpa like this for almost an hour, and all we have to show is bald spots on Grandpa's legs from sudden urges she had to close her fist and jerk her arms!)
Connor had such an exciting and eventful week, she was sound asleep at a record time, 9:30!
Good job Connor, time to start a new week with a new bath.
(I couldn't resist the 'buns' shot!)
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
May look like a simple laundry room to you, but it is cleaner than when we moved in. He even moved both the washer and dryer and mopped the whole floor! Do you think I would be pushing it if I dreamed to wake up tomorrow and find another room looking similar?
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Now that she is here, they seem to continue. Why did she move her head that way? Was that sneeze normal? Why did she spit up her lunch? Why on earth does she eat so much? Is this normal? Is she ok? What does it mean? Do we take her to the emergency room NOW?
Well, Andres decided it was time to take her in for a reason other than a well baby check up. She has been a bit congested and her breathing seemed off. So, 3 hours and 2 chest x-rays later, Dr Kwasman felt the need for a second opinion... A 2ND OPINION? Not what a new mom wants to hear! The radiologist took a look and gave his opinion, she's ok. However, the doctor agreed to refeer her to an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist. So we go on Monday and we'll be back with a full report.
Parenting, not a walk in the park... not this week at least!