Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another month bites the dust

OK, so it's the last day of April,...seriously, where has the time gone? I realize I get a big fat "F" in the blogging department, but in the interest of forgiveness, I say lets forgive, forget and move on. What do you say? Great! Now get ready for a nice long one,...

Let's see, I have so much to update I don't even know where to start. Oh wait, I do know ~ how about I start with some pictures of our little man, or should I say our little "big" man. I realize this has been a long time coming, but without further ado please meet our Baby Sam:
It's hard to believe that he will be 7 weeks old this Friday. He is almost an exact copy of Isabella at this age. So far he is a great sleeper, already weighs a hefty 14 lbs, gives us the biggest and sweetest smiles and has been rolling over from his tummy to his back since he was three weeks old. Isabella absolutely loves him. She has given him the nickname "SAMO", constantly asks to "pet" his hair and his head and will always say: "Isn't he cute?" Let's hope she continues to feel that way when he becomes more mobile and interested in her things.

And speaking of Isabella, she's doing great. She loves being a big sister and is the best little helper. Needless to say, she thoroughly enjoyed all the company we had at the house and the constant attention she received from all of our family. Even though it could get a bit overwhelming for her at times, she did beautifully playing with all her cousins.

Although I'm sad to say that my parents have returned to Puerto Rico, I'm glad to report that we ended up extending their stay for an additional 2 weeks, which was AWESOME. Now, I know most people don't have the luxury of live-in assistance for 6 whole weeks after having a baby, but when you only get to see your parents once a year, and you have complications with your recovery, 6 weeks just fly by. Needless to say I was a wreck the day they left; mostly because I knew I would miss them terribly, but also because I thought for sure these kids would eat me up alive.
We had the best time with the family. Even Hector, Yaira and the kids were able to come visit before my parents left. It's been two years since we've all been together. One of the days we went on a picnic to Shelby Farms and flew kites, the kids rode the ponies, played soccer and ate some good food. Here's a picture of all of us ("ALL 15 of us", as my poor introverted Scott often mentioned):
I could go on and on, but my time is quite limited these days. However, I can't leave without giving my brother Chris and his lovely wife Maria a HUGE congratulations on the purchase of their first home. WOOHOO! I am so incredibly proud of them. Way to go guys!
OK, now I really have to go. I promise at least two posts in the month of May (gotta keep those expectations low so that I don't disappoint). Until next time,...