Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Blessings

I have had a hard time seeing the blessings in my life the past few weeks.  Tito had another shoulder surgery; several relatives have had health problems; work has been crazy; I have a bad tooth that has to be pulled; the list could go on and on.

Yesterday was my birthday and it was a wonderful day and reminded me of all the blessings I have in my life.  A co-worker took me to lunch on Friday; I received many birthday cards; both kids called to wish me Happy Birthday; Kaiden whispered Happy Birthday Gram to me and I received proof, we have the best friends ever.

We always get together to celebrate birthdays with John and Janice and Gary and Vivien.  Since Tito has limited mobility until his shoulder heals, they brought the celebration to our house.  They cooked and loaded everything up right down to the chocolate milk and Irish Cream we love in our coffee to our house.

They are the best friends anyone could possibly have. 

Today, Tito, Nathan, Stacy and Kaiden had the flowers on the altar in honor of my birthday.  My birthday is usually during lent and we do not have flowers during lent, so this was really special.

I am now looking at things with a new perspective.  Tito had surgery and it turned out well.  Now both of his shoulders are repaired and he will be able to do the things he loves this summer.   Although there have been medical problems, they are all doing better.  No matter how crazy work is, I do have a job and even though we have had to move some money around and make changes in plans, we do have the money for my dental surgery.

It was a great birthday.  I just need to remember these blessings over the coming year. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spanish Lesson

Tito has been speaking Spanish to Kaiden since he was born.  Kaiden now will ask for agua por favor" in his water bottle and say gracias when you give it to him.  Tito is verry happy!

Friday, February 18, 2011


 Little boys and how they play...
 One moment they are content to play with their puzzle doing it over and over...
The next they are piling the puzzle pieces in a truck and crashing it to see how far the pieces will fly!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2 Kids and a Little Boy

My son called me yesterday and asked me if it was okay if 2 kids and a little boy came by.  (Of course it was!)  I knew I had a picture to prove they were still 2 kids.  I hope they stay this way for a long long time.

The 6'5" kid in the back is on the smallest trike!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


 His Grandpa Jerry sent him this broom and dust pan and I think it was his favorite birthday gift. 
I love this picture of him with his new hat (still with the sticker on), his new shoes (with the tag) and the broom he wouldn't put down.

We think he got the cleaning gene.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Birthday Cake

Kaiden with his Sponge Bob Cake while parents and grandparents sang Happy Birthday
 He was not shy about eating the cake this year, although he like the ice cream more than the cake!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kaiden!!

Two years old!  You have changed our lives so much!  We fell in love with you instantly and that love just keeps growing.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The serious business of playing
He loves his backpack
The can off to the side is his drum