The Holidays was a special time for us this year. We were so blessed to be able to see our families and our friends and have lots of fun celebrating Christmas and New Year's Day. Sometimes I wish everyone just lived "closer" to home so we can enjoy one another all the time! It's been a really fun ride. However, there was a big bump- a pothole, if you will - during this time- and that is Levi had a bacterial infection the day before Christmas Eve. After much in and out of the doctor's office, a 2-week long dose of antibiotics, and lots of prayers, we were finally able to breathe a little easier and enjoy 2010! Needless to say, Levi is a thriving baby boy on his 4-month appt, weighing in at 22 1/2 lbs! "he's a hunk" is an understatement :)
Joseph is proving to be a 2-year old boy, through and through. The stage of "watch what you say and do" has officially started --
Me: "Joseph, just calm down. "
Joe: "Mama, calm down!"
(while we're reading one of his picture books)
Me: "ugh, gross, mouse on a cheese"
(another time, while Joel was reading him the book)
Joe: "gwoss, mouse on cheese!"
and the daring side has emerged more fully (leaping out of his crib, being a spiderman on top of furnitures, etc). Best of all, his sweetness has blossomed and his sincerity, unmatched! A few lines that I love are,
"awwww... baby is soooo cute!" (squinty eyes, puckered lips)
"I wanna see baby" (as soon as I get him from the crib)
"I want some more milk, please," (signing "please" at the end)
"hey, that's mine!"
"Goodmorning, Mama!" (it doesn't matter what time, just as long as he just woke up from the night or from a nap)
Me: Joe, you ok?
Joe: Ya, OK.
Here are some snapshots from the last couple of months (in no order :) ).
Hope you enjoy them!
The family at the Visitor's Center
Handsome baby Levi
Joseph with Babu (Grandma Noelle) on Christmas Day
Levi on Christmas Day with his very own candy cane!
Tita Ri (self-appointed president of Levi's Fan Club) w/ none other than, Levi :)
cute cousins visiting for Christmas
Uncle Mike and Aunt Karina hanging out with Joe
Snow Day on my Birthday!
Happy New Year!
Joel and Amilcar doing a duet of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on karaoke!
We miss you, Antonio! Hope you're having fun in Cebu!
Levi loves his bathtime!
my lovely friends Kristina and Nadia
uhm... mom why is ella leaning on me? don't worry, levi, i think she just tipped over :)
My patriotic husband :)
Getting ready for 9am church! So handsome in their white shirts.