Saturday, May 24, 2008

Being a mother is a work of "heart"...

Well, I am about two weeks late posting all of the fabulously thoughtful things that my children gave me on Mother's Day.
From Jake, my oldest son, I received this beautiful hand painted butterfly and this jewelry box that closely resembles the Holy Grail! Totally fabulous!

From Daniel, my youngest son, I received this touching teapot poem and some tea. He also gave me a gorgeously wrapped (he was so proud) mug that included his very own finger-painted artwork. Love this!

From Cristina, my oldest daughter, I received a "blinged" out card with a sweet little hand-written note inside. I also got a beautiful poem with her cute little handprint at the bottom. Such a treasure!

From Gabriela, my youngest daughter, I received this lovely plate with her name and handprint painted on it. Her little handprint is so small and adorable!

My adorable husband put the WiiFit on hold for me (we have since received it) and bought some movies for me that I had been wanting:

Although, I am so touched by these amazing gifts filled with love, the best gift I received was spending the day with my fantastic four and my amazing hubby!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Three of my four children can SWIM!

Well, it looks like this is the summer that Daniel becomes a proficient swimmer. We have only been in the pool two weekends and he is already swimming with no floaties! Not bad for a 4 1/2 year old!

Not to be outdone, Gabriela is getting braver and braver when we are in the pool with her (the only time they go without floaties). Gabriela has intermittent strabismus exotropia which affects her depth perception. It sometimes makes her a little hesitant to take risks, but not here. Check her out!

Then, there is my little fish, Cristina. She started swimming last summer and just keeps getting better and better. Rene and I were laughing at her backstroke. You can tell she is obviously right handed, as her left arm does not want to cooperate.

Ironically, when we shot these videos, my oldest, Jake, was at Competitive Swim practice. I'll have to add some video from his upcoming swim meet!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pool's open...

Not much to say, I really want to catch up. I'll do it a bit at a time.

Here are some shots of the family swimming. Enjoy, they did.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


No. That is not a fashionable bracelet from one of my children for Mother's Day. Oh, no. That is a reminder of what happens when I am cutting veggies for dinner and I get distracted.

I lost the outside tip of my right thumb. To add insult to injury, I have to walk around like I am perpetually giving EVERYONE the "thumbs-up" sign. I am thinking of adding a leather jacket and slicking back my hair. I can be the FONZ. Ayyyyyy! Ugh.