Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ooh-La-La Lucie is 1

Our Lucie girl turns 1 today. Seriously, I cannot believe that she is already one…not to mention WALKING!! We celebrated her birthday last Sunday, and Joley (her God-mother) and Rob planned one helluva party. The theme was French Pink Poodles. Decorations included: pink poodles galore, ninety pink & purple balloons, pink and purple streamers, pink Eiffel Towers, pink M&M’s, pink & purple plates/napkins/plastic ware…are you getting the picture yet? All joking aside, it was a fabulous party. Joley & Rob catered in BBQ for dinner, which was a huge hit. They planned a game for the older kids w/ awesome prizes, and each child left with a goodie bag. I have to say that this was the best “1st birthday party” out of all the kids. HUGE THANKS TO ROB & JOLEY!!!

Happy birthday gorgeous girl!!

Is Fear a Factor for you??

Caleb celebrated his 8th birthday Fear Factor style. The boys competed in totally gross events to determine the winner of the title Fear Factor Champion…and most importantly $10.00. I don’t know who had more fun, the boys or the parent spectators. I have to say that the party was a huge success and will go down in history. How will I ever top this one next year?

Happy birthday Big Man!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2008 ALREADY!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Just like always, Christmas is over in the blink of an eye. For the past 55 years Santa has visited my Grandma Sanchez’s house on Christmas Eve. Back then, our Santa carried a reindeer whip --- my dad used to joke around and say it was a whip for the naughty kids. Our current Santa does not carry a whip, but he does know information about the kids…information that only Santa would know!! For example, Grace has this horrible habit of climbing on the cabinets. Every time I turn around her little butt is standing on the counter. Well, a couple of days before Christmas it happened…she fell off! Unfortunately, she caught the oven door on the way down, landed on the oven door and broke the hinge. Great…and this is the house that we are trying to sell. You should have seen the look on her face when Santa questioned her about the oven door…PRICELESS!!!

This was Lucie’s first Christmas and she had a blast with the wrapping paper & boxes. She is such a huge Mama’s girl. I am not kidding, if she even hears my voice in the other room she starts bawling until she is in my arms. Then it’s all smiles from there!!! She is such a sweet little girl…smart too! Her God-mother Joley and I have decided that she would make a wonderful plastic surgeon. We figure that 30 years from now we will need all of the help we can get.

The new house is progressing. The stucco is finished, and the walls are in the mud & taping process. Bryan ordered the bamboo flooring last week, and we are getting ready to finalize the cabinet order. This is the exciting time for me…when I can actually see everything coming together.

Here's to a healthy, safe and happy 2008!!

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