Welcome to our crazy life!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Random Pictures

In a moment of boredom, I decided that Gigi and Claire needed to have some girlie time with their Mommy. I pulled out the flat-iron, and decided to see if the girls could get any cuter (as if!). These are the results...

I was also finally able to get the kids' bedrooms mostly decorated. I was beginning to feel like the poor kids would be in plain rooms forever, since I know there won't be much energy to spare once the new baby arrives. Now my girls are sleeping in surroundings that are pretty just like they are! There are still a few things left to do, such as pulling out the anchors that the previous owners left in the wall and patching the small holes, but that can wait until a more convenient time- maybe in a few months when we're not suffering from sleep deprivation!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm dreaming of...

In years past, we have either never found it necessary to decorate to exterior of our home, or when we wanted to, it was too darn difficult to get to the top of the house. Now that we have moved to a smaller street and most of our neighbors take pride in decorating for every holiday or season, we thought, "why not!" Here is our first ever attempt at showing the world our Christmas spirit, and we kind of like the way it turned out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A day of firsts

Yesterday was a record day of firsts for Claire. We had been holding off on cutting her hair, because the curls were just too pretty to shear off, but with the way the sides were growing longer than the back, it was starting to look kind of weird. So, I bit the bullet and trimmed the sides to match the back. She now has a curly bob that is so cute!


While were in the process of making ourselves pretty, I decided it was time for Claire's first pedicure as well. She was totally delighted by her pretty pink toes!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Has any other parent ever felt this way? You try and try, and this is what you get for your effort...

Thanksgiving 2008

This year for the Thanksgiving holiday we decided to make the trip through Dallas to Foreman, Arkansas to see family and friends. We stayed with our Aunt Barbara and then met up with most of the extended family for dinner on Thursday. The girls were ooh'd and aah'd over (of course!) and we had great food and a good time!

Gigi and Claire with their Aunt Barbara

On the way back home, we stopped in Dallas to see some good friends. We treated the girls to lunch at Chuck E. Cheese and let them run around and play, and boy, did they have fun!

Gigi sliding out of the hamster maze

Claire loving the clock swing

Those Silly Girls

For Claire's first birthday back in April, the girls' Nana bought a Bounce & Spin Zebra that both little monkeys loved. Well, six months later, it looks like it's still a hit!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Baby Boy's Baby Shower

The big day is almost here and to help us prepare for our little boy, wonderful friends threw us a baby shower. We got all of the women, men and children together for a night of fun and great food. We are now closer to being ready for the big arrival- and even more excited!

the Mom and Dad

Claire's not so sure about this

Miss Social Butterfly

the big party

dancing and twirling

he's already a "Babe Magnet"

Baby Boy

stay tuned to find out more...

sweet Pooh Bear feet

Saturday, November 8, 2008

G Monster's Birthday Madness

Well, we're finally settled in our new house. No, boxes aren't all unpacked, but we thought it was time to have a birthday party to celebrate Gigi turning three. We ended up having a blast and not caring that our house was a mess! The kids got to run around and play on the new playscape while the adults were caught up in the UT/Baylor game. We indulged in greasy pizza and decadent whipped cream cookie cups.
Everything was a complete success (and fun)! Happy birthday Gigi!

She got all three candles!

quiet kiddos (for the moment)

Yay, it's my birthday!

yummy dessert!

Glamour Girl

"Say cheese!"
Claire helping her sister open presents

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Grace Cathryn Garcia

On Monday the 21st, our sweet Gigi turned 3 years old. The journey we've taken with her has been wonderful, and it is amazing to see her all "grown up". It's incredible to think that 3 years ago, we were eagerly anticipating the birth of our first son and were very much surprised to find that the boy we were expecting was a girl! It was the first of many wonderful surprises, and we know she will continue to bring us many more surprises in the years ahead. We love you our sweet girl!

just born October 21, 2005

Rock Harbor Church Baby Dedication (1 week old)

October 2008

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Shirt, skirt, it's all the same

This is what happens when I leave the laundry out instead of putting it away like I should. She was awfully proud of herself.

Dancing Fun

If anyone has seen Jonah, A VeggieTales Movie, you know that there is a fun gospel song in the middle of the film. The girls were watching Jonah this morning, and when the song came on they had so much fun twirling and running and dancing. I wish I still had this much energy...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sweet Sisters

Since we are trying to get things packed up for our move, we have only left out a few toys and accessories for the girls. This morning I left them alone watching Dora so that I could eat my breakfast and drink my coffee in peace, and when I checked in on them this is what I found. There was only one chair, so they learned to share it! Such sweet girls...

This didn't last long, though. Claire was up shortly afterward shoving her favorite book in my face to get me to read it to her. We read this so much the pages have defintely become "well loved". She loves bugs!