Thursday, December 29, 2011

babies babies.

our newest addition to the familia

My sister-in-law had her baby early! Her due date was in January but I guess this baby couldn't wait till then. So everyone, i'd like you to meet Ezekial Enzo Soria. He was born on December 26, 2011 and weighed 6 lbs 15 oz. Such a tiny little boy. And I can't wait to meet him and kiss his cute little face.

So congrats to my big bro, Edrian and his wife Erly. I also don't want to forget Erick - you are going to be the best big brother ever! Love you guys!

 proud daddy with his boys

This little guy was also born this month. My new baby cousin, Alexander Lacap. Can't wait to meet him too. 2011 was baby year for our family :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

I hope everyone had a great christmas with all your loved ones. I had a great time spending it with Mike and the girls, my mom and brother. I did, however, miss the rest of my family members and good friends back in Winnipeg. Counting down the days till I see you all!

Monday, December 19, 2011

counting down the days

So as much as I love the christmas season, I'm not the biggest fan of running around EVERYWHERE into EVERY store and having to wait in line for what seems to be FOREVER! Let's just say I don't exactly like the days leading to Christmas with all the hustle and bustle. I do, however, love when the day comes. When we can be with our family and loved ones. Well some anyways. This time of year really makes me miss my family and friends back in Winnipeg. But I'm grateful for the family I have here with me. I love just being able to somewhat relax and have fun with the girls, Mike and my mama. I love seeing the look on Sadie's face when she opens a gift and watching her react to it. It cracks us up everytime. This is also Mckenzie's first Christmas. We are so excited and beyond happy that we have her here with us. I love the food my mom cooks (filipino food, yumm) on christmas eve... you can never go wrong with food. And I love the fact that this is the day where Mike isn't working haha. He works so hard and manages to find time for myself and the girls. For that, I am so thankful for all that he does for us each and every day. It makes me so happy to see him just be able to relax for the few days he has off before he returns to chaos a.k.a work. And that's what I look forward to every christmas season. So you can count on me counting down the days till that day is here. I've finished all my christmas shopping and wrapped all the presents. Now to focus on the baking and cleaning before I can finally relax.

Here's a video I came across from a friends facebook page. I love the message it gives. If you like, pass it along.

Monday, December 12, 2011

christmas music 24/7 - Jason Mraz

O.K ... So there is 12 days left till Christmas. It's crazy how fast the days are going by. Here is another one of my favorite christmas songs I like to listen to. It's Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Jason Mraz. Love Love Love it! haha Hope you guys enjoy it :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Charlie Brown Christmas

Remember that Christmas isn't all about the gifts... Remember what Christmas is all about.

P.S. We are so fortunate to be able to spend christmas in a nice warm house with food, gifts & our loved ones. But there are others who aren't as fortunate as us... Don't forget to donate to your local food bank - non-perishable food items, toys, diapers etc.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

if at first you don't succeed, try try again.

Mckenzie has been trying SO hard to get up on her knees. She tries and tries and tries. She is so persistent, I love it! We also love her chubby little legs. Check those babies out!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

christmas music 24/7

I love the Christmas season. This season I've been listening to christmas music all day everyday! Seriously - ask Mike haha. Anyways, I love the song 'baby it's cold outside' and so far this is my favorite version of it. This one is by Holly Cole. I heard it on the radio and fell in love! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sadie is 3!!!!

A week ago, our princess turned 3 years old!! I still can't believe how big she is getting. It really seemed like yesterday she was learning how to crawl. The weekend of her birthday, we threw her a last minute birthday party (Mike and I figured, why not!). We invited some friends and neighbors over. Thank you to those who made it out with last minute invites! Mike and I really appreciate it and Sadie loved all her gifts!!

Here are just some pictures that happened over the weekend and on her birthday :)

She LOVED having us sing 'happy birthday' to her. She had us sing it about 3 - 4 times. 

Blowing real hard.
P.S. I baked her strawberry cake with pink creamcheese buttercream frosting

Eating some birthday cake

2 hours before she woke up, I blew up some balloons and taped them all over the floor in the girls' room. It was easy to do but I had to be verrrry quiet to make sure I didn't wake her up. That was the hard part. When I got to my second last balloon, another balloon that I didn't tape down so well ended up floating to the ceiling and popped. And it was a LOUD pop! I froze and my heart was pretty much beating out of my chest, hoping Sadie didn't wake up from the loud pop. To my surprise, she didn't. Thank goodness. I taped the last two balloons down, grabbed a few of her building blocks and placed them over the tapes to secure it and bolted out of her room.

It was a success. She woke up, came downstairs and got me. We went back upstairs and I told her to turn the lights on... when she did, I heard her gasp and say "wowwww" haha. I really wish I got a picture of her reaction.  

The eve of her birthday, daddy came home from work and we packed up the kiddies in our sweet mini van and off we went to see the christmas lights. After the christmas lights, we took her bowling. She called it baseball tho. Don't know where she got that from. 

Sadie's first time bowling

Daddy helping out the birthday girl

Daddy's turn.

Kenzie was a great spectator!

Sadie beat mommy and daddy. Woohoo!
Just a few Sadie-things:

She LOVES anything Princess and Wizard of Oz. It is so hard to get her to wear a shirt and pants. All she wants to wear are dresses because that's what Dorothy and the Princesses wear. She also got Aurora slippers for her birthday and when she is in the house, they are on at all times!

She loves doing puzzles.

She is very demanding and has a lot of attitude. Even sometimes daddy can't handle it... I don't even want to think about when she becomes a teen.

When she does something that she knows she's not supposed to do, she goes to time-out. When mommy does something she doesn't like, mommy goes to time-out.

She can count to 20 :)

She loves to pose and show off her dresses.

She is SO dramatic. Just ask anyone who knows her.

She loves McDonalds. Not because of the food, but because she meets so many new friends there. Mommy meets new friends there as well. But I love how she is can interact with other kids and get a long with them. Mind you, most of them are all older kids. She just loves the older kids.

She's very into using the word "NO!"

A few words/sayings that has been added to her vocabulary:

"geeze, mommy"

"oh my gosh"

"i'm wizard of oz"

"the sun is up, i'm awake. no more sleeping"

"oh pickles"