Friday, September 30, 2005

My Girls

Sophia is already trying to stand.... and isnt even crawling yet.... but its only a matter of time.... she is already saying "mama" and is only 5 months!!  ....oh we are going to have our hands full!!

My Girls...

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fall Festival 2005

So I got a chance to clean up some of the pictures.  And here they are Check It!!

Sister, Me, Paola, and Mom

Monday, September 26, 2005

....were back....

...we got back last night.... late night.... and we have a ton of pictures from this past weekend.....  but I am soo soo soo soo tired.  Did I mention that I am tired? .... I should say ... we.  Paola also was dead tired.... I will try to get more pictures out in a gallery as soon as possible... but for now I am just trying to catch up on a bunch of stuff.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

More Lilian Pictures

My mom forwarded to us some cute Lilian pictures.  Check these out.

Five more minutes...

"Just five more minutes...then i'll get up"

Are you following me?

"...are you following me?"

This time I got you little monkey...

"...I will beat you ... you silly monkey!!"

I said I want to go to BabyRUs

" I don't see the Baby's R Us you promised..."

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Happy vs Mad

So, you tell me.... who is happy and who is mad.  This is an easy quiz.... you can even have two guesses.

Happy Megan
Mad Matthew

In the struggle between good and evil, there is always bound to be mixed outcome.  Some end up happy .... some end up in time out....  But one thing is certain, when the battle is over.... it is the parents who feel defeated!!! for some will deserved rest....

Monday, September 19, 2005

Some races can't be won...

Sometimes... no matter how hard you try.... you can't win the race.

Who will win?

Sunday, September 18, 2005


So my son and I were playing around today.... a fun little game of monster vs. victim.  This was one of those rare instances where I actually got to be the monster.  Yeah for me!!

But of course, all good things can't last.  In one of my fake bite attacks my son pushed his hand towards me and I accidentally bite his hand.... his finger.  (no blood ... but pretty hard)
Matthew : "DAD THAT HURT!!!"
Matthew : "I AM NOT GOING TO PLAY WITH YOU ANY MORE" that point, I did apologize and tell him it was an accident.  But he would have none of that.  Oh the anger I saw in that little boys eyes.
...and then he ran out of the room and slammed the door!!! but before he left he did say one last thing.
After the door closed, for a split second, I did get a small fear.  What if he is right?  What is Paola comes back into the room and gives me a spanking.... 
  Every day he seems a month older.  And a few times already Paola has said, sometimes he seems just like you.  There is a scary thought.
(Before sleepy time... he had forgiven me... I will have to keep my teeth under control next time)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Dance White Boy

Last night we got a chance to go to El Azteca for a little fiesta time!!  I set up a new Gallery with some of the pictures.

It was a lot of fun.  Crash from 99x was there.  He flew in on a helicopter.  They had a live mariachi band that was a lot of fun.... and also an inflatable bouncy kid tower thingy... (I believe this is the technical name for it).

Dance White Boy

Over all a lot of fun.  Here is a picture of Matthew shacking his booty to the chicken dance song!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Superheroes also have sad days...

Not every day is a happy day for our super heroes.  They have hard days like everyone else.  Batman seems in a good mood, but his buddy Spider man does not. 

Sad Days

I don't remember what the cause was.... maybe there was an ungrateful person that he saved?  ... maybe it was just one of those sad cloudy days...  We will most likely never know... because the life of a superhero is a lonely one....

Be Strong Spider man!!!  Just 47 more years until you can retire!!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Cho Cho

 Cho Cho

Matthew's skill with the Lego's is increasing.  It is amazing to see how his ability has developed and grown.  They grow up so fast.... 

Today was a long long day... and I have to get up early ... so good night all.  I thank God, for I am truly a blessed man with this precious family.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

There is no spoon....

Sophia now being five months old is starting to practice for when its time to eat steak.  Of course, baby steps first....  :-)  hehe

There is no spoon...

THERE IS NO SPOON.... ok .. maybe there is.  An interesting device designed to assist in getting certain types of foods close enough to ones face so that you can express your artistic abilities!!

Yeah Baby!!

Look at this work of art!!!  It's like painting on a canvas!!!  Watch out steak.... your only a few months away....

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Healthy Snack?

So the other day we did get a chance to go out for some ice cream, and I started to think about all the good food they eat.  Paola is great about giving them well balanced meals, and never allowing them to eat too much junk food..... I guess the grandparents help correct/create that problem.  So I was just thinking that maybe it would be easier if we combined some junk food with some health food, so it is accepted better.....


So ... maybe a little ice cream, and then follow it up with some healthy vegetables??  Somehow I think it might not be so easily accepted....  maybe if we do the health food first...

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Paola's New Baby!!!

You would think that since Sophia is almost 5 months old, that it would be hard for Paola to have a new baby in the picture!!.

No longer the new baby.

As you can tell by this picture, the news of this replacement has sent Sophia over the edge.  Do you see the crazed look in her face.  Obviously the face of hysterical terror or disbelief.

Used to be the babies

Now, Megan and Matthew are both way to old to be the "New" baby, but that does not stop them from trying.  Megan is talking a lot more now... almost too much.... and is playing much more with dolls or what ever Matthew currently is holding in his hands.  Her favorite word now is "mine... mine.... mine...."  We hope this will pass soon.

Way to old to be the baby.

Now Matthew on the other hand, is a born actor.  He can go from trouble to innocent in the blink of an eye. 

     Matthew:     "No daddy, I am not sure who did that..... maybe Megan or Sophia broke it" 


     Matthew:     "....are you sure it was me daddy?  I love you."

But I guess you are wondering who Paola's new baby is....well to make a short story long, the old Pathfinder was starting to wear a lot of battle wounds.... we recently had it checked and the repair list was higher than the car value..... Time for a new ride (used: 2002 with 23k miles).

Paola's New Baby!!

So, if you see this car on the road, beware!!!  We thank God we were able to get such a good deal on this car... and it even comes with a warranty.  So soon I suspect that Paola will even out the other side of the garage door with a little love tap from her new baby...  :-)   ha-ha ... just kidding Paola.  Love you.

(Maybe she will even let me drive it from time to time...)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The day the ice cream won...

I am sorry that I have not gotten a change to post much this week, but we have been really swamped, so I will have to catch up in a few days.... but for now... we have some stuff to finish up ... so I will just leave you with this picture... and more stories to follow in the days to come.

Ice Cream Won!!!

Sorry.... but we are finishing up our filings for Paola's immigration stuff... and there are a ton of forms.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

another day older...

Today we had a chance to visit some friends for a birthday party.  Diego turned 33 and threw a little party.  It was a ton of fun.... Diego cooked a great barbeque with all kinds of goodies.

Diego and Maria Jose

As always, a pleasure to spend time with their beautiful family in their beautiful home.

Daddys Girl

Here is Diego and his little princess, Mikaela.

Hold on...

But the kids focused mainly on running around and driving the kid cars.  I don't remember ever having any toys like these when growing up.

I want one of these...

At first Matthew was a little shy on them, but he picked it up pretty quickly.  Even Megan had lots of fun riding Mikaela's little car.

This goes great with my outfit.

Even Sophia seemed to have a great time.

Shes going to eat me!!

The time flew by too quickly.... (as it always does when you spend it with good friends....) ...and bedtime was calling.  I wish everyday could by like this, except that it would wear me out so quickly I would be dead in a week.... but other than that... a nice day with family and friends.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Walk... I said Walk

A couple of weekends ago, we took the kids and went with some friends to the Center of Puppetry Arts.  A very cool place, and the shows that they have are constantly changing.

We saw the real "Aladdin" story and also checked out the Puppet museum that they have there.  We also went to a little puppet workshop where we all made some shadow puppets.  It allowed me to find yet another thing that I am not good at doing.  :-)

Could I control my parents with string?

The kids had a great time... ours and our friends kids.  Matthew got a chance to get some insider tips on how to control a person with the use of strings and a stick... I think he has plans to try this with his younger siblings.


Unfortunately.... before we left, Diego was squished by a giant puppet.  He will be missed.  Specially since he turns 33 today!!!  Happy birthday Diego!!  Un abrazo de todos nosotros para ti!