; Our Joyful Blessings: February 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

South Florida Guat. Picnic

We did it! We had our first South Florida Guatemalan Picnic. Several families with adopted Guatemalan children attended. This was a great opportunity to meet local families with Guat tots. It was a very successful first picnic. J.R. had a wonderful time with the other children and Julian was as cool as could be sitting in his stroller just taking all in. The girls, well, they were at the park. Totally thankful for being outside, not even a little rain shower messed up their wonderful day.

We're hoping to have the next get together in July.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mandy!

Today was Mandy's 5th birthday. All she wanted for her birthday was to have all her sisters home with her! Her birthday wish came true. Kristin was down from Tampa, AnaCarmen came down from Tampa as well and Taylor came over early today. She was thrilled to see them all. Jessica, Kristin's best friend came over and brought her a card and a single pink rose. She LOVED it, immediately placed it in water and put it in her room. She wanted me to dress her in a "butterfly princess dress" and I, of course, tried my best to accommodate her request. Here are pictures of our wonderful day.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary!!!!

Today we celebrated our aunt and uncles 35th wedding anniversary. Aunt Carmen and uncle Sidney were so happy throughout the celebration. Kristin and Anacarmen both came down to attend the party.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Butterfly World

Well what do you do when you wake up to a beautiful cloud free 80 degree Flordia Day? Well, you take the kids to Butterfly World. It's located withing Tradewinds Park in very close proximity to our house. Pack them up and off we went. They have all types of butterflies there, even the blue exotic ones that Alexis loves so much. They were able to see the cacoons and how the butterflies were hatching. They had a beautiful lagoon and rainforest. They also had birds they were able to feed. They had a wonderful day today!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

This is my last weekend before I go back to work. I'm comfortable with Julian's daycare situation. I looked long and hard, weighed all my options and finally decided on one located directly across the street from my house. I've spent most of my week taking him at different hours of the day and playing with him so he'll get accustomed to it before the BIG day. It's definately not easy leaving your child in the hands of someone else, but it's necessary.

Today, I met up with a very good friend in Pembroke Pines and we took my kids to have Cold Stone Icecream. They all had a wonderful time while Ana, Bryan and I sat and chatted. After our little trip to P. Pines we came back home. My husbands friend came over and brought the kids a huge box of chocolate cream filled donuts (a day filled with not so good stuff). I didn't let them eat any because they just had icecream several hours before. We sat and watched tv for a while and all of a sudden I noticed J.R. was not in the living room any longer. I looked over to the kitchen area and there he was sitting down at the table going to town on one of the donuts. He was enjoying it so much I couldn't possible take it from him so I just went and got my camera!!! Of course after that mess we had to bathe him and Julian who also managed go get chocolate cream on his ear and neck after J.R. gave him a kiss.