Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eight Months of Joshua!

I must sound like a broken record when I say this but really- how in the world does time fly so fast when you have children? It seems like there is no way possible for Joshua to be eight months old, but alas once again I have blinked my eyes and eight months have passed. Joshua is the sweetest cuddly little guy I've ever seen! He continues to be laid back and goes with the flow (as much a baby can). He brings so much joy to our lives and we are so thankful for a happy, healthy child.

Here are some of the things Joshua is doing now as an eight month old:
-Sleeps through the night (hallelujah!)
-Eats most fruits and vegetables, recently started small pieces of meat including chicken, beef, and turkey, bread, cheese... You get the drift, he loves his food!
-Smiles and laughs at Quinn, Mommy, and Daddy
-Claps with excitement
-Sits on his own while playing with toys
-Would be the happiest baby on Earth if Mommy could hold him ALL day long, so instead he spends a lot of time in my Ergo carrier
-Takes two and sometimes three naps a day, each about an hour long
-Says dadadadadada, babababababa -Has two teeth on the bottom

We love our little man and can't wait to witness each new phase of his growth and development!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mother's Day

What a blessing it is to have been entrusted with two special little people. My heart is so full and I really could not ask for more. Being a Mom is the biggest challenge but the most fulfilling job I've ever had, wouldn't trade it for anything!

We celebrated Mother's Day with Jaime's mom the weekend before since we had two birthdays the weekend of Mother's Day. Jaime and I also feel so blessed to have such wonderful mothers. We learned from the best, truly!

So on Mother's Day we went downtown and ate at Guerro's taco deli with our good friends Cassie, Scott, and their little dude, Easton. It was delicious and we all laughed at how much our lives have changed since having our kids. In the old days pre-children this may have been a relaxing lunch with margaritas and such but now-a-days its high chairs, sippy cups, spilt food, and a lot of trying to keep them entertained. But still just as fun! After lunch the Rice's took us to a candy shop nearby called the Big Top. Jaime and Quinn were in heaven. Quinn picked out a lollipop the size of her head and was in lovin it. Life is good!

Three of the four looking at the camera, not bad!
On our way to a sugar coma

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Looking through some pictures and thought I'd share these two... Do you see ANY resemblance?

Quinn 8 months old
Joshua 7 months old

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Run Jaime Run!

A few weekends ago Jaime had another 5k race. This time he was trying to reach a personal goal and get a 5:30 mile time, and he did!! He came in second overall and first in his age group. I can't even imagine running one mile at that pace much less 3+, but he did and I'm so proud of him for putting in all of the hard work and persevering. Of course on the day of the race while I was trying to pack myself and the kids to be at the track by 8:00 am I forgot my camera so these pictures are courtesy of my friend Cassie. Her husband was also running to achieve a personal goal and was successful too! These husbands of ours sure are some amazing athletes!
Little Miss Priss insisted on wearing this knit hat.  Pick your battles, right?
Two number one fans, Quinn and Easton!
Joshua was in heaven to just sit and watch all of the action.  Actually, he got his hands on a chocolate doughnut and was real sad when I realized it and took it away!
The big finish