Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our Boy Is Growing Up

I can't believe that our boy is already 17 months and counting. It felt like only yesterday that he entered our lives. I look back to all those years when it was only Lina, myself and Zorro(our dog) and I can't see my life without Christopher. He has made such an impact that to think and dream about what we used to do without him is a distant memory. Don't get me wrong, it is always great to look back at paths we took to get to where we are now, it is always a learning experience, but to think of what my life was like without him, I am sorry I can't do it. It just feels so good that he is here and just learning so many new things.

I think this past week was one of the greatest weeks of being a dad. Our son has been talking so much, I mean not sentences, but words, words that I might have said once or Lina might have said once and he has picked up so much so fast. It just amazes us how quickly he is learning.

The other day we were in the car and a motorcycle passes by and Lina says, "Papi eso es un motor", or something to that effect, and he looks at her, points to the motorcycle and as clear as day says, " BIIIEE" now he couldn't get that "K" sound, but it was close enough. I just started laughing it was so cute. He says Ball, well he dreams about balls and sits up in the middle of the night and looks at you says "BALL!!!" and lays back down and falls asleep again. OK!!!! LOL

He waves his cute little hands and says BYE and HI. He loves dancing with the DVD Happy Feet. We all get a trip out of that one. Don't know where he learned how to dance, but we both know that he has my rhythm.

We finally put together a tricycle that he received for his birthday and he gets right on it and makes motorcycle noises. Man, was I that fast a learner. Just kidding. But what we realized is that he is learning mostly all "B" words on his own and that kind of reminds me of story when my mothers friend was teaching me the "F" words and slipped in a real bad "F" word. I think I repeated it to my grandmother and one of my aunts and it only sounded funny because I was like 3 or 4. But no worries, no bad "B" words for Christopher.

We were driving and Lina pointed out a Bus to him, and without hesitation he repeated and said "BUS". Everything is his, no matter what it is, so he tells us, "MINE". Lina parents have always been "ITA" & "ITO" to their grandchildren because they couldn't say abuelito or abuelita when they were younger, so he has joined right in.

It is just so cute all that you experience with your children. It is just a God given blessing that we as parents can see a life forming right before our eyes. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Jesus for this wonderful experience. It is because of you that we are able to enjoy Christopher everyday of our remaining days on this earth.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

With Lina's birthday just finished Mother's Day was right around the corner. We went out with her sister and parents to Ft Myers Beach to have a nice dinner by the water.

Mommy and Christopher on her special day.

Lina with Christopher, her mom and her sister.

Clara, Lina and Stephanie.

Sunset at Ft Myers Beach, Fl.

What a view.

Happy Birthday to Lina

We celebrated Lina's first birthday in Florida on May 10, 2007 and May 11, 2007. Below are some pictures from those two days.

Are you loving our beautiful Florida tans.

That is a tradition with Lina's family, cake on the nose.

What beautiful faces.

Lina's aunt made this cake for her.

Christopher and Mommy blowing out the candles.

Lina and her family.