Thursday, August 28, 2008

Catia's 15 month check up

Catia just had her 15 month check up this morning. She's doing really great. The best news is that an "insignificant heart murmur" that was found at her 12 month check up and then heard again when she went in when she was sick, is now completely gone. Yeah!! She is 22 pounds 11 ounces and 30 3/4 inches tall. That's at about the 50th percentile for both. She had been at about the 60th for weight and 75th for height last time, so she's down a little, but the doctor thinks she may just even out there. He thought that her physical abilities and her language and other learning skills that she has are more at an 18 month level. So, we're happy that she's doing so well. And, Dominic was a sweet brother and tried to rub her and comfort her during her three vaccinations today. It's so sweet to see him be the protector for her. Oh yeah, he stuck a raisin up his nose the other day, but we were able to get him to "shoot it out" if you can visualize that :)! He did this about a year ago, and I thought he learned his lesson then, but apparently not. This time, I think we were able to scare him enough with the thought of giant tweezers that I hope he won't try that one again! I mean, really, why do kids find it necessary to shove things in their noses?

Grandma Otie's 100th birthday!

Sunday, August 24th, would have been my Grandma Otie's 100th birthday. She died in February 1997, but we thought we needed to celebrate the day. So, my mom, sister, niece and I went to lunch and just told stories about our Grandma Otie. She was an amazing feisty lady that never let me get away with anything. My other grandma always called my sister and me angels, but my Grandma Otie always disagreed wholeheartedly - she knew better!! She would always say to us "No vale cinco centavos" - you're not worth five cents - "you're worth lots of cents!" and then giggle. She gave the best backrubs and would braid our hair for us. We loved making mudpies in her backyard and climbing her Mesquite tree. We miss her a ton, but it's so fun to get to pass on all of our special memories to our kids now.

Recent Pics

It's been a couple weeks since I've posted anything, because we're just all finally done being sick. Right after Catia got over Roseola, the rest of us got sick. Juan and I ended up having bronchitis. Anyway, I just thought I'd post some pics of the kids from the last few weeks.

Playing in Daddy's shoes
Peekaboo behind the couch
You can't actually see everything that she insisted putting on, but she had on a backpack, cape, two art aprons, Dominic's visor (missing the N from his name) and Dominic's shoes. The tongue sticking out means that she's very pleased with herself! :)
Auntie sent over a box of Lauren's old clothes. Catia thought she needed to try them on immediately.
Hanging out at Gramma and Papa's.
Relaxing with Daddy before bed.
Both the kids love playing zerberts with eachother.
Who's in there?
Our sweet nephew, Marco - age 5 months. He looks exactly like his mommy, Juan's sister, Glenda.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gold Medal Olympic Snacker!

Monday, August 4, 2008

You Know You're In Arizona When...

the pool water is 93 degrees!!! It's not even that refreshing, but I guess anything is better than 110. You can't even walk around the pool without shoes on! I just thought I'd share a few pics of the kids swimming. We got a new camera, so Juan was practicing with it at the pool. The kids are doing a great job. Catia does well going under water, blowing bubbles, and climbing out of the pool. She still doesn't love being in the float position, but that is definitely one that takes some time. Dominic can swim by himself from the side of the pool to me several feet away now, and is doing really well at floating. The last pic of Catia all bundled up after getting out of the pool was just too cute. She looks wiped out.