Monday, December 15, 2014

Watching you grow up

My Dearest Eidan,

I feel so bad I have not had the time to write. But at the same time, I recognize the fact that I have been too busy juggling you and being a mom, being the mrs., working, working on the house, and just trying to keep my head above water.

I am truly amazed at the moms/women that seem to do it all so effortlessly, and some of them even have 2 or 3 or more kiddos!

Since it has been quite a LONG time (August 2013), a lot of things have happened. You continue to grow exponentially and you are SUCH a smart little boy. Even your teachers (and doctor) tell me all the time how advanced you are in terms of vocabulary, motor skills, and social skills. In fact, my aunts tell me you are so much like me in that regard because they often hear you talking in the background when I am on the phone with them. They tell me that when I was your age, they dubbed me "Martita radio" because I would keep talking and talking and talking... until they told me they needed to turn me "off". Haha. It warms my heart to see how smart you are and that you have a thirst for knowledge like I do.

Now, on the other end, you are also a very rambunctious, mischievous, little boy (much like your Dad was, I am told). You get in to everything and love to play rough with your Daddy and chase around the puppy. It is cute how you know that you need to be a little bit more gentle with me, and I feel so loved whenever you say "Mama, I will protect you" when your Dad is teasing me. You have such a good heart and you are such an affectionate little boy. Oh, I'm sorry, Big Boy (as you love to remind me).

Every time I look at you, I see bits and pieces of me and your Dad, and it continues to amaze me that we have been blessed with such a miracle. It's true, you know. Even my doctor called you my little miracle baby. Sometimes I get so impatient and short with you, but I want you to know I am always thankful for you and I am always happy that you are here with us.

I cannot wait for what other adventures we will have in store!

I love you my little peanut-butt.

Love, always and forever,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Toddler Boy Brights for Fall

Toddler Boy Brights for Fall

I am just learning to use Polyvore, and here's a look that I would love to dress my son in. Bright, happy pieces to transition from summer to fall! With San Antonio still in the hight 80's and 90's, these outfits work perfectly!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Letters to Eidan: Month 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21...

Look Ma, I'm planking (hehe)
Yes... Mommy has been slacking on the letter writing, I'm so sorry, my love.

My Dearest Eidan,

It's almost the end of Summer, and you are almost 2 years old... Your dad and I have been talking about your 2nd birthday party for a while now. I think we've decided to have it at the park, where we can hang out at the covered pavilion and run around the playground next to it. Like last year, we do not plan to do anything fancy (I am saving all the big birthday brouhaha for when you are old enough to ask for what you want). But unlike last year (where we kept it small and at home), I plan to invite your daycare family, as well as more of mommy and daddy's friends. I am quite excited for November. In the meantime, I am enjoying watching you grow up more and more each day.

Let's see... the past few months have been a big discovery for you. More and more teeth have come in, you started toddler soccer classes, your vocabulary has grown exponentially, and so has your sense of humour! You've grown more definite in what you want, like and don't like. And you have no problems expressing your dissatisfaction with anything! I feel so happy when your teachers tell me that you are growing up to be a very loving and affectionate little boy. That you are the one that comforts your little friends when they cry or fall down and get hurt. At the same time, the incident reports have become more frequent as they narrate to me how you spill water on the floor and run and slide through it (at the same time "inspiring" your friends to do so as well).
Feeding time is still a bit of a challenge- you are a VERY picky eater. It seems no matter what food I try to get you to taste, we end up with good old Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti, Chicken tenders and bread. You love your carbs. But i've started juicing fruits and veggies for you, and give you that at least once a day, so I hope it somehow makes up for the fact that you refuse to eat "real" fruits and veggies.
Everyday, you continue to amaze me, and your dad pokes fun of me when I get misty eyed whenever you do or say something. Like the other day, when you said "Daddy, sit down. Eat, please". I feel so proud and at the same time, so sad! I'm sure that does not make much sense to you. Perhaps when you are all grown up and a parent yourself, you will get it. In the meantime, here's a few snapshots of the past few months!
Always and Forever,
Vroom, vroom

At soccer class

Look at that grin!

You've grown up so much!