Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday McKenna

I woke up on Friday morning, 5/21 and realized that the past seven years has flown by. I honestly feel as though we brought McKenna home from the hospital just yesterday.

Now she is 7 years old. I don't know if I am mentally prepared for this new development. I am grateful, however, that all McKenna really wanted for her birthday were baby dolls or Barbie's. Oh! Yeah, I forgot.. she wanted shoes with a little heel on them.

      Look out Jonathan... get ready for the ride.

May Madness

             May is a very busy month of us. We have Jonathan's birthday on the 2nd. Jacob's Graduation from preschool and McKenna's Birthday on the 21st. Not to mention the numerous scheduled soccer games.
          Jacob has officially graduated from Preschool and this fall will enter in Kindergarten. When Jacob was asked what he wants to be when he grows up he said....a " Policeman". We are so excited and can not believe how fast the kids are growing. Just one more year and Jonathan can finally drop the graveyard shift.

          We were fortunate to have our good friend Anne and Lars attend the ceremony. The kids where especially excited that "Papaw" (J.D.) came all the way from Houston.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

This is too funny. Unfortunately for my children they did not inherit the Puerto Rican gene when it comes to dancing. Please watch the video for you enjoyment. My kids love the song BOOM BOOM POW from the Black Eye Peas.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I have to admit, Soccer was my favorite this year. I am so happy that most of McKenna's team mates were new to Soccer. Unfortunately, they never won, however, she had fun. Every Thursday was practice and every Saturday she had a game. Some of the teammates consisted of classmates and church friends.

It is sad to say, but we became "Soccer parents". The season is over and we will probably enroll McKenna in the Fall program.

Watch out.. McKenna is ready for the next season!

Spring Time

This March we signed Jacob up for Tee Ball. Jonathan reflected back to his youth and remembered the "Good Times" he had with Tee Ball and later baseball. As some of you may know the weather in Utah for the months of March and April was still very cold.

Our very first game, everyone was wearing winter coats. We never missed a game... Every Tuesday and Thursday, little man Jake participated in Tee Ball. We did not know what we were getting into. Most of the time the kids stood around taking turns trying to catch the ball. They would also take turns standing on bases. However Jacob enjoyed himself specially the wonderful trophy he received at the end of the season..

We'll see ya next year!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jacob's 4th Birthday

On Saturday, March 7th, we celebrated Jacob's 4th Birthday. Originally we planned to take him to Disney Land and unfortunately we ended with both cars in the shop and major car repairs. So we planned a last minute Birthday party.

I was afraid we would have a small gathering. To my amazement we had about 20 kids in our family room. Our huge jumpy bouncy was a big success. I guess I didn't realize that in Utah the parents often have "Drop off" parties.

I so wish our camera was working so I could share pictures. We decided to have a "Dino-Myte" party and our guests ran with the idea and gave Jacob wonderful Dinosaur presents.

It was great to have old and new friends over to celebrate Jacob. It is hard for me to realize that my baby is not a baby anymore. He is a full grown toodler.

Papaw, Jonathan's dad, came down from Houston, TX for his annual Birthday visits. It is wonderful having a Grandparent around for the kids. I think after a week's stay, Papaw was ready to go back home to the peace and quite.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hazy Days

Well our plan this weekend was to go to Chicago and visit my friend Debbie M and watch her first born, Max, be baptized. The time off requests were taken care of! I stayed up late cleaning the house, washing and ironing clothes, and finally packing for a weekend trip to Chicago.

If you've been in Utah this week, you know we've had some amazing fog for a few days. The local news stations rated our air quality as a code RED. The news announcer said , "If you do not need to go outside then DON'T..".

We spend the better part of Saturday at the airport. The non stop was over booked due to cancellations the previous night. O.K. We'll give Cincinnati a shot... Then the connection from Cincinnati to Chicago was cancelled- Mechanical. Foiled again.

So we tried for Sunday morning. The baptism was taking place at 7pm on Sunday. We figured we try and catch the first two flights in the morning and we would make it in time. Well, you gotta love HAZY DAYS..... All the flights were over sold...

We never made it. We want to let Max know we love him and wish we could be there to witness his baptism however, we are with him in spirit.