Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How we do bath time...

With two little ones most of the activities in our house need to be fun and fast. That is how we do bath time too....Aida loves to give her little brother a bath and making sure he doesn't have any "stinky germs" as she likes to say. I can't believe that Christopher is turning 7 months next week. I hope that they both love taking baths together for a little while longer at least. It is one of the many things I love about coming home every night. Aida usually needs some convincing about bath time but once I tell her that Christopher is joining her, she gets much more excited. These little moments are so special and very precious. These are the little simple things that make my heart smile and coming home after spending so much time away even more special.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School 2011!

Today was Aida's first day of school for the 11-12 school year. It's hard to believe that she is 4 years old and such a big girl already. After many days of "prepping" Aida for the first day of school this morning it was finally here. She woke up on her own, ate her yogurt and chocolate milk for breakfast and then got dressed, brushed her teeth and put in her bow for the first day. I have been traveling so much lately that being able to spend this moment with Aida and my family was a treasure. I had a few moments to just be a "mommy." To enjoy the special times with Aida that we could never recreate. I felt very fortunate today to have a few quite , and special moments with my kids.

The whole family went with Aida on her first day -- Aida, Daddy, Christopher and Mommy. It was so special to have everyone with her. When we arrived in the classroom the very first thing Aida did was run to her teacher Ms. Hilda and give her the biggest hug I have ever seen. Then I heard one little boy in the class say "Ms. Hilda -- look at her bow, she is so beautiful!" We think you are beautiful too Aida -- but mommy wasn't quite ready for this to be the first thing the little boys said about you in class today. Daddy is determined to keep an eye on those boys! are some pictures of her first day.
She loves to work independently and she loves to do her work with her classmates.

Aida and me! Aida and Ms. Hilda

Her welcome back hug! Look at how cute all of these cute kids in her class are! It was such a great day.

After school, Grandma came with us to pick up Aida and we headed to her favorite place - McDonald's. Baby Christopher slept through it all...the perfect ending to a great first day.

We love you Aida!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chocolate Milk...

To know anything about Aida is to know that she LOVES chocolate milk. She is a fan of all different types...our girl has loved chocolate milk since her very first sip and when we run out of dark chocolate ovaltine in our house....things get dicey.

We went to the mall to have some indoor fun of our many 106+ degree days here in Dallas and look what we found....Aida was in heaven...we had to take a picture.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mike and Courtney's Wedding Shower!

Over 4th of July weekend Mom and I hosted a little shower for Mike and Courtney. It was a really nice evening to celebrate their big day coming up in September. Here are some pics of their fun night...

Aida hanging out with the bartender...she drank her ice tea out of a wine glass and chit chatted with him for hours...I hope this is not a sign of future things to come.

Lots of party guests on our new patio...

Mike and Courtney before the party!

The cake was delicious. It was Mike and Courtney's favorite, red velvet with cream cheese icing. Yummo...

We had so much fun hosting their friends on this special night. We hope you have a lifetime of happiness Mike and Court and we look so forward to being a part of your special day!

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