Monday, January 26, 2009

Bragging Rights


So first of all I have to thank Katrina Parker for helping me learn how to make this little layout! I still have some learning to do but it was fun to play around and create this little page!

Okay, now for the bragging! So Oliver is getting so smart! Everyday he learns or does or says something new but in the last week he's done to things that have totally amazed me! First, my sister in law Terry had given him a little book that teaches where your eyes, ears, mouth, nose and chin are. I hadn't taken that particular book out for a couple of weeks but a few days ago decided to hand Oliver that book when we were doing out story time that evening. When I handed him the book he happened to open it up to the ears page, when he did he looked at it and while pointing at the little picture of the kid pointing at his ears he pulled on his other ear. I thought that was so amazing and cute!

The other thing I wanted to brag about is this. I have always sang to him the Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree song and done the hand motions. Ever since he was a young baby. For a couple of months now he does some of the motions with me which is so dang cute. Well, yesterday morning he was on his changing table while I was changing his diaper. He started sayong "PopPo" which sounds a little bit like the way he says puppy so without looking at him I said "What are you saying puppy?" Then I looked at him as he repeated it. What I saw was Oliver doing the hand motions while he said "pop po" which is apparently popcorn! What a proud moment!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Best




Oliver was so cute today! I found this ADORABLE shirt and tie set and have been waiting for him to be able to wear it! He looked so cute! I was so proud of him... he didn't even try to take the tie off. In fact he never even touched it once!

Also, Oliver was such a good boy at church today! We only had to take him out once! That is such an improvement! It was so nice to be able to sit through church. We're teaching primary the 5-6 year old's (that is Sunday School for the 5-6 year old age kids). Since Oliver isn't old enough to go to the nursery he goes to class with us. The first week it was a challenge, but this week he was happy sitting and playing (even coloring) in the back of the class with is daddy. It was an all around good church day for us! YAY!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oliver Dancing for your viewing pleasure!

Oliver loves to dance... this is such a cute video of him dancing.... please take note that at only 14 months of age he's already much better a dancer than his dad! =) Love you Babe!!
video

I just made the yummiest dinner


I just made the most delicious dinner! We had pan seared Tilapia with chile lime butter and coconut rice. It was SO GOOD! Here are the recipes... you should try them!!!

Tilapia Recipe
- By the way, I didn't feel like chopping up a chile so I just shook in some crushed red pepper flakes to the heat that I liked and that turned out well and was easy!
Coconut Rice Recipe

Seriously both of these recipes are keepers!! YUM!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

My Hardest Day Yet

So Oliver has croup. Last night my father in law and I packed Oliver in the car (Berto was at work) and took him to Urgent Care. (Side note for those of you that live in Queen Creek there is this amazing Pediatrics Urgent care in Gilbert called Good Night Pediatrics, they are open from 5 pm to 5 am 365 days a year. I highly recommend them). Anyway, the poor little guy wasn't really showing any signs of being sick just a slight fever yesterday morning. I thought it was teething. Well, by about 6:30 pm Oliver had this very nasty cough and a rattle in his chest. It seemed to come out of nowhere. I watched it for a while and then decided to call our insurances nurse hotline and talk to a nurse. She didn't really think I needed to go in but something told me I should anyway. So I asked Berto's dad to drive us so I could sit in the back with Oliver.

The hard part was having to hold my poor screaming baby while he recieved interveinus antibiotics and while he received a breathing treatment through a nebulizer. It was so hard. I was proud of myself for being strong and not crying myself. ( I really wanted to at some points) But I knew it was what he needed. I'm so glad I decided to listen to my instincts and take him in. It would have been a lot worse today if I had waited. Oliver is taking a little nap. A much needed nap... I hope my little baby gets better quick!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey


Today is my Berto's birthday! Yes he is a new years baby! We don't have too much planned today. Last night we had our new friends Allison and Jason and their kids over for dinner and some yummy (if I do say so myself) bread pudding! It was fun getting to know them a little better!

I'm so grateful for Roberto and the hard work and sacrifices he makes for Oliver and me each day. He's such a goof ball and that is just ONE of the many things I admire in him. I appreciate his ability to bring the goofball out in me... something that is not always easily done! But as you can see in this lovely picture he does make that happen! I hope you have a wonderful 32nd Birthday babe! I love Roberto you are so special to me! Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father!