Monday, November 23
I'm not sure how or why Rosie started calling Livi "Piggy" but she did. Even at the airport when we were saying our goodbyes..."bye Piggy!" We will miss Rosie so very much and I know Livi will be asking for her soon. I know she's just in Delaware, but it seems a world away. Besos y abrasos Rosita!!!!
Friday, November 20
I should complain/whine less and smile more...it will be over before I realize it. Thank you Jesus for allowing my body the ability to carry babies!
Tuesday, November 17
Monday, November 16
I haven't updated about my mom's cancer in quite a while...
She finished her first round of chemo a couple of weeks ago. The first round was supposed to take about 2 months...it took more like 3 1/2. Her cell counts had a lot of trouble rebounding and that caused the treatments to be delayed. For those that don't know or forgot, mom is a 1st grade teacher so she has had to stay home and has not been able to work.
That all changed last week. She began her second round of chemo last week. This time she is going in once a week (on Thursdays) for 12 weeks. Since her shots are on Thursdays she is going back to work on Mon-Thurs and then "recovering" Friday, Sat. and Sunday. It's a grueling schedule and I'm worried about her being exposed to germy kids all day especially since her immune system is so compromised and even more so because of the terrible flu season approaching. Her doctor and her principal have strongly advised her to wear her mask. After she completes this cycle then they will evaluate if radiation is needed. Please keep praying!
We will travel home for Thanksgiving and let mom rub my baby belly one last time since she won't be able to make it to College Station for the birth and we will not be going back to Abilene for Christmas. Super bummed about that...
If you're still with me here's a sweet picture...
Sunday, November 8
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Monday, October 12
Thursday, October 1
Both yesterday and today Olivia woke up from her nap and wore her "big girl panties" all evening until bath time...without any accidents! Yesterday we stayed home all evening but tonight we went to eat at the Cotton Patch and then made a quick trip to Walgreens. My plan is to slowly extend the amount of time she's in her panties...especially when we're at home. She gets so proud of herself when she goes in the potty that our praise seems to be doing the trick. We haven't had to deal with the dreaded #2 yet so I'm fully aware that we haven't conquered the hard part! :)
In addition to this I have to brag that she also ate quite a bit of broccoli at dinner tonight with very little encouragement!
This is a picture from the fair and livestock auction in Caldwell last Friday. Good times!
Monday, September 28
I'm not sure if there was anything specific that changed Koby's mind or if it was as simple as me saying, "Hey, we're going to the mall on Thursday after you get home from work to get Livi's ears pierced." Either way, she did great and was only upset for just a little bit. She loves to look in the mirror and talk about how pretty her earrings are! Too cute!
Friday, September 18
Wednesday, September 16
As I was told it would, time has flown by and now she has turned into this beautiful and smart little girl.
Last weekend we drove to Abilene to celebrate with Meema and Grandaddy (Koby's parents) and Wito and Wita (my parents). We had a low-key weekend, partially by choice but mainly because it was raining all weekend and just spent some quality time visiting and catching up with each other. On Sunday evening, Koby's mom cooked up a yummy dinner (roast, potatoes, gravy, veggies, rolls...) and we had a birthday dinner complete with red velvet cake for Koby (his b-day is next week) and a Dora cake for Olivia. She was so shy when we sang Happy Birthday she wouldn't even look up!
Koby's mom works at ACU in the music department so we went up there and took some pictures in the recital hall and anywhere else we could get Livi to cooperate!
Thursday, September 10
Today was the first day of Sonshine School up at the church so we were up and ready to go a little earlier than usual today. Really, it's not that early...school starts a 9am! Anyway, Olivia had a great time and only fussed for a couple of seconds when I dropped her off. She even gave her teacher a big hug when we were leaving to come home. She is becoming such a big girl. This is the best picture I could get of her this morning...
Tomorrow we are heading off to Abilene to visit our parents and to celebrate Olivia's 2nd b-day (and Koby's 33rd). It'll be pretty low key, but I know that Bueno, LaPopular, homemade red velvet cake and some R&R will be included!
Wednesday, September 9
Tuesday, May 12
The doctor called this morning and confirmed that the tumors were cancerous, however, he could not be any more specific. He told my dad yesterday that they would send the tumors for testing and the results would be back in 2-3 days. So, when he called this morning I was really anxious to hear the results and a little impressed that the tests had come back so quickly. Instead, he said they needed to conduct further testing at their "other" lab in Dallas and that we wouldn't know those results until Monday or Tuesday of next week.
I'm trying to patient but it's really hard. I am not by nature a patient person. I'm trying to stay positive, but that's really hard too. Mom, on the other hand seems to be very peaceful and calm about everything. I know that is a huge blessing. Thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement and I'll update when I know more.
Monday, May 11
Please pray for her strength and for her spirits to stay positive. I know this is a fairly routine procedure but I am still anxious...mainly for the results.
Tuesday, March 24
We have been up to lots of things over the past several weeks since I've blogged.
We've been playing in the bed of the truck.
We've been snuggling.
And we've been GROWING like a weed!!!
Olivia is now 18 months old and is making us proud on a daily basis. We might be just a bit biased but we think she's stinking cute and smart too. She recognizes mostly all of the letters of the alphabet and several numbers. Sometimes she'll even read me the letters and numbers of our license plates. She is talking up a storm and has starting using the potty almost every night before bed. It's really funny, actually. We sit her on the seat and immediately she starts yelling, "PUSH! PUSH!" and then as soon as she's finished she says, "wipes, wipes."
She knows tons of words and I won't list them all but she has also started to string more words together. We just love watching her grow and are amazed at how quickly she learns things and how independent she has become. She most definitely has her moments but she really is such a good girl!
Thursday, February 12
Today she had a little Valentine's day party at school. Basically, the kids got to indulge in LOTS of sugary treats. Even though she's not smiling, she really had a good time! Thanks to Ms. Stephanie and all the moms that actually brought the sweet treats!
Tuesday, January 13
For those of you that don't know, I didn't always plan on being a stay at home mom so when I got pregnant I told my boss that I would be back 6-8 weeks after giving birth. As you can imagine my world was rocked when I met my baby girl and I started having some major second thoughts. We went ahead and found a day-care center for Olivia and I went back to work (2 1/2 months later) and sobbed every time I dropped her off until I finally quit my job and decided to be broke and stay at home.
Now fast-forward a little over a year later...I did not cry when I dropped Olivia off at school. In fact, it was Livi that brought on the water works and the, "How dare you leave me????" look as I walked away. She ended up doing just fine, of course, and I'm sure she will have fun again next week.
I tried, I really tried to get a cute first day of school picture but she wasn't having it so this is the best I could do.
Thursday, January 8
( This is the picture I was trying to add for Wordless Wednesday)