Friday, September 24, 2010

7 Quick Takes

1- I love hearing Roxy speak and watching her dance. She's been dancing a lot lately, and sings the songs she remembers after watching Barney. She really likes Barney these days. It used to be Elmo, now it's all about Barney! Here she is dancing with her cousin:

2- We went to the beach with friends last weekend. I would post some pictures, but I don't have any. Why? Well, it was raining all weekend. Can you believe it? We were in front of the beach, but it was wet, windy and cold outside. Roxy still had a good time getting wet in the rain and playing in the pool with daddy and her friends. Lucia and I stayed in our room when it was raining. Too cold and wet for my newborn. Our friend's company was what really made the trip fun, even though we didn't get to enjoy the beach that much.

3- We went to a puppet show with our friend A and her two sons. Roxy liked it and I liked it even better because Lucia slept in the Ergo carrier the whole time. Oh, how I love my Ergo carrier! We've had it since Roxy was born but I never used it with her. Now with two girls, I need to have my hands free more often, so the Ergo comes in very handy.

4- Lucia and her cousin were baptized last month. It was a beautiful ceremony. Here you can see a picture of my baby that day. She was wearing the same baptismal gown Roxy used. And it's the same one my brothers and I used on our baptisms. Very special!

5- I am convincing Gerardo to order one of these Rode IDs since he's been training for a marathon.

6- Yesterday we started to pray the novena to St. Therese of Lisieux who's feast day is on October 1st. St. Therese is one of my favorite saints. I read her "Story of a Soul" a few years ago. I think I might read it again, it was very inspirational to me.

7- Check out this website. It's an organization called "Planned Parenthood aborts African Americans". This is one of their videos, very intresting:

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I can't believe it has already been almost three months since Lucia was born and it has been almost the same since I've written here. Life has been busy and since my first language is not English, I need to think twice before writing. So, forgive me if I don't have good grammar, now you know why that is.

Lucia is such a sweet baby. She's been smiling a lot and she started babbling already. Roxy loves her. Sometimes she wants me to hold her while I am holding Lucia, and since I just can't, she's been learning to share mommy with her little sister. She loves giving her kisses, and hugging her, and has even started playing with her, even though Lucia has no idea what's going on, she only smiles when she hears Roxy laughing. My girls keep me very busy all day long. Thankfully Lucia has been taking a long nap while Roxy naps, so I'm definitely having some time for myself in the middle of the day. I use this time to pray a little, be on the computer, rest, and do some chores around the house that I can't do while they are awake. When Gerardo comes home at night we are all very excited to see him, especially Roxy, she can't wait to play with Papi all evening long.

Here you see how Roxy's face looks like when her papi can't play with her:
 Until next time everyone!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

She is here!

Lucia Clara was born on July 4th at 8:12 am! She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces! We are all doing great trying to get used to our new life as a family of four!

Here are some pictures:

Lucia Clara


The big sister meeting her baby sister!

Playing outside wearing the same clothes!

We love you Lucia! Welcome to our family.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Third Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to us! 
Three years and two daughters later...couldn't get better. Thank you dear God for my husband and our growing family, we are blessed.

Friday, June 4, 2010

7 Quick Takes- almost 37 weeks!

1- Hello world! It's been a while since I last posted and as you can imagine, things are about to change a lot around here.

2- I am a little less than 4 weeks away from my due date. Can you believe it? I can't. I can't believe I still have 4 weeks to go. I feel so ready for this baby to come out. I don't remember feeling this way when I was pregnant with Roxy. Maybe it's because this baby will come early? Maybe? Please? Roxy was 11 days late, so I am not getting too excited. Only God knows!

3- I don't think I ever posted the name of baby here it is: Lucia Clara! Lucia after Santa Lucia and Clara after her Grandmother (Gerardo's mom), and Santa Clara. =)

4- A couple of weekends ago we organized Roxy's closet. Now, it's Lucia's closet too. I enjoyed washing and folding all of Roxy's cute newborn clothes that Lucia is going to use. It felt like yesterday when I was just putting them away and now I was taking them out so our second daughter could use them! So now the closet has tiny newborn clothes, and toddler clothes. Roxy's clothes sure look huge compared to Lucia's. Where did my baby go?

5- Speaking of Roxy, her vocabulary is developing so much lately. She can say more than 80 words in Spanish and is already picking up on some English words like: milk, dog, cat, kick, ball, five, eat, sleep... I am very proud of her! She's only 19 months old and can already recognize FIVE colors too: blue, red, green, yellow, and white!

6- Here are some recent pictures.

Easter egg hunt:

After Mass:

She loves coloring:

And feeding her baby doll:

Playing with some clay:

And wearing mommy's flip flops!

7- Please keep us in your prayers for a safe and healthy labor and delivery. We'll let you know when Lucia gets here!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Daughter, by Janet Jenkins

You'll never really know, my dear,
Just how much you mean to me,
A mother's love, buried so deep,
That only my heart can see.

When I sit and really stare at you,
All I can do is grin,
Somewhere down deep inside,
I see myself within.


I'd never change a thing in you,
I thank God that your so fine,
Even when your at your worst,
I'm so proud that you are mine.

The roads we have traveled,
were not always that good,
I would take back all the pain you've felt,
Only if I could.

I know that I'm not perfect,
It's the best that I can do,
But everyday, I thank the Lord,
For a daughter as special as you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let it snow!

We had snow yesterday! Unbelievable.

To satisfy Roxy's grandparents request, here are some pictures and a video of her first experience with snow!