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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Sunday

My nephew DJ's birthday was the day before they hit the road to come and visit so we made a cake for him and had our own little celebration.
DJ and his "one to grow on" candle - the only one we could find.  :)

Easter Sunday we got up at 7 am. SEVEN AM to go to early morning mass so Danny and his family could hit the road for the 6+ hour drive back to Odessa. Did I say we got up at 7 am. That is NOT our typical Sunday morning sleep in time of 9 am.

The Mass we went to was in Spanish and really made me wish I was more fluent in Spanish! The priest had this wonderfully deep and melodic voice that made it a pleasure to listen to in any language. During one of the "stand up" times, I noticed that Mia - who Zeus was holding at the time - was leaning forward and blowing loudly. It took a second for us to realize that she'd seen the candles up front (we were about three pews back) and was trying to blow them out!  lol  She's so smart and observant! She also was "hip hop" hands in the air dancing to the Mexican church band that had guitar and accordion and tried to sing along with the choir a few times.  lol  She totally cracks us up! She wore her new Easter dress from her Tia Bertha - thank you Tia! She looked so so cute!

My pretty girl in her pretty Easter dress, all showered and clean and lotioned up - almost ready for church.

Saying hello to cousin DJ before we all headed out the door. I didn't realize they matched!  :) Thank you Auntie Brienne and cousin Sadie for passing along the darling shoes, which went perfectly with the dress!

Wowza! We then picked up Zeus's dad from the nursing home and went to Sunday brunch at Golden Coral - yum! - before bidding them adieu and rushing to get ready for our next Easter gathering. Luckily, before they left Zeus thought to get a family photo. Good thinking baby!

Here's part of the Moreno clan.  :)

Our friends Olivia and Eddie had this amazingly awesome Easter party. We got to see some great friends, have some fabulous food. We had such a nice time and Olivia throws a killer party. She had the most adorable Easter baskets for all of the kids and they also did an Easter egg hunt.

The kiddos with their BEYOND adorable Easter baskets prior to the Easter egg hunt.

Mia actually kind of got the idea this time of finding eggs, though we still had to point them out.  :)

And lots of confetti eggs. This time the confetti eggs weren't quite as traumatic for her.  :)

There were TONS of them! I think there were over 12 dozen egg cartons of them and they were a HUGE hit with the kids.

Mia loved her Easter basket, especially the eggs - she loved popping them open...

...and she was a big fan of the jellybeans inside!  :)

Our good friends Robert and Melissa and their darling boys. Zeus grew up with Robert and they've been friends for forever.

Olivia, Eddie and sweet little Adelina. Eddie is Robert's younger brother and we met them when they moved here to Austin. We are SO glad they did. Mia and I can't get enough of our Olivia and Adelina time!  :)

Not sure what all was going on with Mia in this photo, and Zeus is apparently looking at another camera, but que sera!  lol  

Mia loved the gel window clings from the Easter basket she got from Olivia. Fun times!

Mia sporting her cute Easter bunny glasses from said Easter basket.  :)
Happy Easter y'all!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pre-Easter festivities

Mia loves to color and I love it when I can get photos of her and her papa coloring away. She loves coloring almost as much as she loves her papa and I.  :)  On this particular day I had done her hair in two little braids, and when I say two little braids I mean two REALLY LITTLE braids.  lol  When Zeus got home that day he was upset because he thought I'd gone and cut her hair again without him knowing about it. Nope, just two really tiny braids and all the hair falling out around it. Little cutie pie.

If you look REALLY close, you can see the really little braid.  :)

Coloring with her papa - I love how she concentrates when she's coloring.  :)

Mia sporting one of the newest Cleftees designs. My little cutie pie!

Zeus's younger brother Danny came into town with his family for the weekend. We were so excited to see them and to have some company for the weekend! Today we went to a ranch for a pre-Easter get-together. The kids had a blast and it was fun for the adults as well. Zeus took his disco and he and his brother grilled up a ton of meat and tortillas which were a big hit! The kids had a blast running round and playing and exploring and we all went on a fun little hay ride as well.

Cousin's Carlos, DJ, Dahnia and Mia - man it's hard to get a good photo of four kids at once!

Mia and her basket from Tia Hilda and Tio Danny - thank you!!!

Uh, am I really suppose to pick this up?

Mia and Dahnia with their spoils - a grand total of three Easter eggs. :)

Kisses before papa smashes a confetti egg on Mia's head - sneaky, sneaky! 

Mia was NOT a fan of having confetti all over herself!  lol ...

...but she sure looked cute!  :)

Waiting with her drink, aka "gink!" for a turn at the Easter egg pinata.

Me and my girl - I adore you baby girl!

My ever-skinnier hubby (he's lost nearly 95 lbs this past year) and the little girl who rules his world.  :)

Mia thought hitting the pinata was super funny and was interested for a whole three swings at it.

Picking up a few of the spoils. Fun, fun!  :)

All in all, a very wonderful day.

Easter greetings from Z and I.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sick and scary - boo!

So, Mia's not been feeling well since Saturday. She's got a yucky cough and congestion going on and isn't sleeping very well at night. She's still such a little sweetie though and I'm definitely trying to soak up every extra moment of snuggle time, even if it's been a lot of middle of the night snuggling.

The night before last Mia woke up a LOT. A few times when I was so so tired, I layed in bed and prayed that she would be comforted back to sleep so that I could sleep. This happened two or three times and she would settle back down, but then she woke again at 5 am and I felt like I should go in and see what was going on. I went in to find my sweet baby girl sitting in the corner of her crib snuggling her blanket as she sickly and sadly cried. It broke my heart and I was so glad that I went in. I changed her wet diaper and snuggled her and she thankfully went right back down.

Last night she slept pretty good, but woke up again at five am. I'm hoping this isn't a new trend brought on my this sickness, but with what I found the night before in my mind, I went into her dark room to check things out. As soon as she saw my shadow walk into her room, she went vertical saying, "Mama!" I picked her up and our foreheads were about an inch apart as I waited for my eyes to adjust so I could see her sad little face. I leaned over and kissed her sweet little nose. As I turned to walk to the chair in her room to rock and snuggle her, she quietly and sweetly said, "Boo."  lol  Awe, my sweet little girl!