Tuesday, November 29, 2011


erik had been on and on about wanting a mastif mix. i though he was just talking and thinking about it. well then the day before thanksgiving(as if i wasnt busy enough) he asks if i want to go look at puppies. as you can see from the pics above we got one.
lucky for erik shes a good dog, or hed be sleeping in the laundry room with her! Sofia really loves her already! Its cute to see them play. i have a feeling shes going to make a great family dog. we just have to get past this puppy training stage!

here and there

ive got time so ill add some pics of whats been going on in our house. some may need explaining but i dont have that much time!

more thanksgiving pics

thanksgiving day 2011

i forgot to mention one more thing im greatful for! My mom coming up here last week! Erik and i got to go on a date, i had constamt help frm mom and sister, and she totally rocked at making the turkey....and the other sides of course. thanksgiving meal wouldnt have been the same with out her here. one con is that i am still working off the food we ate and i have a dress to fit into this saturday for a wedding. erik and i are eating half meals all this week. so far so good. but its only tuesday, hahaha!
so erik and i hosted our first thanksgiving in our home. we had a full house. it was wonderful. once again i was too busy with te babies and other stuff to get all the pictures i would have liked. but here are a few!

Monday, November 28, 2011

giving thanks

thanksgiving is now with out a doubt my new favorite holiday. good food, family, and a day of thanks. i have so much to be thankful for this year its hard to start (not to mention i didnt sleep much last night so my brain isnt at its best ability. hektors teething now so hes not sleeping well at night, but thats a whole other post!)
topping the list this year is the gift of motherhood. sofia and hektor bring so much joy not just to me but our entire family, and sometimes even strangers at the grocery store. they are so happy and smiley its so easy to smile with them!
a close second is the health of my babies! The worst has been just a cold. but even that was so hard for me to see. i dont know how others deal with really sick children.
i am beyond thankful for my husband! Hes a great dad, husband, provider, and friend. he works really hard so that i stay home with our babies. which leads me to my next thing which i am greatful for, being able to stay at home with sofia and hektor. i cant imagine missing this. its work, lots of work. im tired, reallly tired. but i wouldnt have it any other way! Im thankful for the home we are settling into now. it really feels like home!we have lots of work to do to get it the way we want, but with time and patience it will all come together. i am thankful for my family,my mom, dad, and sister.even though they are two hours away i know we can count on them.not just my immediate family but also my extended family... we are all so blessed with happiness and good health. i am thankful for my in laws. eriks immediate and extended family are all so great. they are very different from my family but still have some of the same qualities. everytime i go back to south dakota i learn something new and expand my horizons. i couldnt have found a more genuine family! i could go on forever about all i am thankful this year, but i think i covered the main ones. pluschektors starting to fuss...gotta love it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

cheese continued!


sofias been brining me the camera lately and saying cheese, of course most of the time shes still in her pjs, has a messy face, or her hair isnt done. but still her expression is priceless.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

sofia 18 months!

My little miss is a year and a half!! WOW! TIME FLIES! She is looking more and more like a little girl and not a baby.
New this month...
talking more
running fast
saying no, babbling all the time in her language
she says lots of words too! Cat, pup pup, poop, hi, squirrel, book, bye, down, up, zebra, yes, no,shoes, dada, mama, eyes, toes, agua and i may be forgetting others.
she wears 12 - 18 month clothes finally! She went through a growth spurt recently and we HAD to go shopping ! :) Daddy of course was not thrilled but hey nothing fit!
she will sit and color for a long time, she is very focused when she colors.
she eats all day, right now she lovessss chex cereal.
her new favorite movies are happy feet and spirit. im glad i like those too! We are going to take her to see happy feet two over thanksgiving break. chipmunks three comes out in dec and we are going for a girls day out to see that one!
shes adjusted to baby gym now. which usually works that i get to drop them off for about an hr and a half every day. call me crazy but i actually start to miss them during that time. but i know its good for all of us.
she dances to music, she loves if u r happy and you know it, twinkle twinkle, itsy bitsy spider, head and shoulders, knees, and toes.
she loves to kick the ball
shes adjusted to the time change well! Thank goodness!!
she loves bath time again
i dont know how many teeth she has but its a lot now. shes done really well with her teething pain.
shes ready to potty train, she tells me when shes gone poop and she takes off her diaper. so i need to get with it! Im just so busy all the time, lol!
shes into hiding and hiding things, for example a redbox dvd, which is still mia! I didnt even get to watch it.
she loves to be outside, we go out every day around 5 and wait for dada to come home. she gets so excited when erik comes home.its really cute.
she loves french fries!
she is noticing that hektor is more interactive and at times shes unsure if she likes it. shes learning though. she still likes hugging and kissing him. every morning the first thing she asks for is baby?
she had her first tempur tantrum on my birthday, lol. happy birthday to me. it was due to the fact that hektor grabbed my keys!

i love her to the moon and back! Happy 18 months sofia :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hektor is 4 months :-)

Hektor at 4 months
* starting to interact and be a contributing member of our family!
* loves to watch Sofia jump around, he giggles,its precious!
* still not sleeping through the night. not even close. Im amazed at how I can function with such little sleep
*Actually, he does not sleep much during the day either!
* Started baby gym! He does great. We go about 4-5 times a week.
*Loves his pacifier...another surprise to me.
* loves to be carried.
* it seems like his teething has begun. Theres times when he is super drooly and just naws away at his fist.
* he is smiley like his sister!
* still sleeps with us in our bed. I just dont see the point in putting him in the nursery upstairs. He wakes up wayyyy to often.
* He wears 3-6 months clothes. Some 6 month outfits fit him already. This surprises me because Sofia never was ahead on clothing sizes. Looks like hes going to catch up to her quick!
* still in cloth diapers, he hasnt gotten one diaper rash yet!
takes one solid nap a day. then maybe two more cat naps but hes a very light sleeper and will wake easily.
* He is very talkative all of a sudden! And hes pretty loud!
We love him bunches and it seems like everyday I get more attached, I didnt know that was possible!