Archive for November, 2008

Giving Thanks

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I am a huge sap.  What happened to me?  I’ve been thinking A LOT about the kids the past 24 hours.  If I were to rewind to the day we moved into this house (4 years ago last week) i would’ve never imagined I’d have 2 beautiful children as I do now.  A few days ago Ethan started cracking smiles and although they’re far and few, they’re adorable.  Emily continues to entertain.  Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Kate came in town yesterday and Emily is having a blast!  She has been really interested in “big girl words” and continues to try to communicate with us.  We still have a long way to go but we’re getting somewhere.

I put Christmas lights on the house yesterday.  I’ve done icicle lights for the past 4 years, this year I did something different.  I put up C9 “old school” lights.  Instead of the normal multicolor design, I removed all the bulbs and installed red/white bulbs only.  I don’t like to brag but IT LOOKS AWESOME!  I meant to take pictures but I forgot but I’ll make sure to do it soon so you all can see how awesome it looks.

Thats all for now.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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This week marks 6 in the life of Ethan, where does the time go?  He continues to become more awake and alert and we’re now starting to see some smiles creeping through.  We did all of this 20 months ago with Emily but it’s amazing how easy it is to forget these moments.  I snapped a few pictures last night.

Grandma and Grandpa will be here tomorrow.  I think they’ll be floored by how much the kids have grown.  We are starting to get the house ready for Christmas.  We’ve already hung the stockings and Advent calendar.  Yeah, I know, a little early.  I’m in love with the season so I kicked things off a week early.  I can’t help it, I just love this time of year and I have so much to be thankful for.

A New Level Of Tired

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Just when I thought we couldn’t be more exhausted, we are.  The past few nights have been on the crazy side.  Emily is cutting teeth and between late night feedings and late night cuddle time with Emily, not a lot of sleep is happening in our home.

The one thing I will say is we’re getting better at “managing” both kids.  We’ve been out several times with both kids and we’re getting the hang of things… until they change.  Last night we had dinner with the group to celebrate Pedro’s birthday.  I got some fun pictures from the event.

Ethan has been amazing.  He is so beautiful.  I know, I know, I sound like a sap and perhaps someone needs to take another notch out of my guy card but oh well.  I caught some shots of him while swinging.

I get to spend next week at home with the family.  Grandma and Grandpa will be in town Tuesday so that will be fun.  Maybe, just maybe we’ll get a night off.

That’s all for now.

The Blow Out … A Poop Story

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So what would a blog entry be without a good poop story. Saturday marked another adventure out as we headed to Apple Hill with Matthew and the rest of the Martinezmoles clan. Mr. Ethan has been a bit on the gassy side. I had him latched into the Baby Bjorn when I heard and felt the rumble. A dark stink cloud followed and it wasn’t long before I realized that he needed to be changed right away.

What I didn’t see initially was it had blown out the FRONT of the diaper (one of the leg holes) and was inches from covering the shirt I was wearing. It’s amazing what happens to you when you become a parent. Before my parenting days I would have been 100% repulsed. Instead I looked down and thought, “wow, impressive, I guess I should change him.”

Both kids are doing WONDERFUL and I couldn’t be more happy, even with poop on my shirt. Make sure to check out the newly uploaded video of Emily and I dancing like crazy people.

I Love You

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I am at home right now while Jennifer makes a Target run.  Emily is fast asleep in dream land while Ethan swings back and fourth while he catches a snooze.  Perhaps the most beautiful thing happened today while sitting around the dinner table.  Emily said I love you for the first time.  I’m not sure she fully understands what it means yet but hearing those words come out of her mouth split my heart in two pieces.