Monday, March 31, 2008

Irish Boys (or at least half Irish)

Manny ready to go to the parade

Julian and Mommy (he only has eyes for me)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Hannah Montana

On Monday Taina and a I had a "date" as she likes to call it. Just she and I (and of course Julian, but he doesn't count). We went to the mall and she had a Libby Lu makeover. She had her nails done, make up and even chose to look like Hannah Montana, blond wig and all. She chose a puppy to "dress" and pumped her own bottle of lotion. It's every little girl's fantasy store. We then went and had lunch where she chose whatever she wanted to eat (normally her choices are limited and you'll see why in a minute). She had a chocolate milk shake, mozzarella sticks and mac & cheese (can you get any more unhealthy?) She then gave me my choice of a store to visit (wasn't that sweet of her). So last night Manny raids her room and this is what he finds (Taina secretly loves when Manny wants her girly things b/c she's forever wanting to buy her brothers dresses...yes she has put her 2 piece bathing suit on Manny before, her robe and slippers, hair bands, make up, etc.)

The new Hannah Montana

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Julian is developing his own little personality. The past few days I have been able to get him to smile at me numerous times. It is the cutest thing and I love it!! Right now he is sitting in his bouncy chair and watching the lights and water swirl around and getting so excited. His little legs and arms are kicking and waving like crazy.

Easter 2008 (minus Julian b/c he was sleeping and I wasn't disturbing him)

My cousins, my cousin's kids and my kids (I woke Julian for this
being that it was almost time to eat for him anyways)

There are so many girls in my family it isn't even funny. Manny was the first boy born (grandkid/great grandkid wise in like 24 years....after Ryan there were 9 girls. After Manny came Adam and now Julian (with another girl born the same day as Julian). There are 2 more to come in 2008....what will they be. I am so excited that Manny and Julian have little ones to play with and grow up with because I know I loved having so many cousins around and we are all very close.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Playing outside

The kids and I played outside yesterday for about 3 hours; riding bikes, jump roping, wagon rides and hopscotch.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

1 month old

Julian had his one month check up Monday (I know it has taken me a long time to post this) and he is now 11 lbs 5 oz and 21 3/4 inches. He is a big boy, but doesn't look it to me. His face has filled out and he has some chubby cheeks....his legs are still long and skinny. The picture below of him the the bathtub doesn't really look like him in person (his belly isn't that big and his legs are skinnier too). I have to wonder if he will keep up with his brother, growth wise. Manny at one month was 11 lbs 21 1/2" (but remember he was 7lbs 15oz when born....and now he's a BIG boy...looking like he's turning 4, not 3.

Hey look, he's in the tub and not crying.....
oh yeah that's because there is no water on him yet.
Julian almost 5 weeks old

Manny 15 days old

Monday, March 17, 2008

Brotherly love

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Birthday Party

Yesterday Manny had a birthday party to go to. We went to Kids Kingdom for Madison's 5th b-day. Maddie goes to daycare with Manny and he had such a good time there. There were games, a ball pit, tunnels to crawl through, a jumping house, scooters and motorcycles and lots more. Of course I forgot my camera so all I have are the few pictures I took with my phone.

Manny loved the sandbox

And this is what Julian did the whole time.... (except when Miss Michelle held him (almost the whole time!!!!))

Saturday, March 8, 2008

J & M

I heart these WubbaNubs...he usually holds onto it and won't let it go anywhere

Manny decided he wanted to lay with Julian and "nap"

My precious little J

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

J....... 16 days old

Monday, March 3, 2008

2 weeks old