Saturday, April 24, 2010

What's new?

Hi Everyone!
It's been a while, time to update you on what's been going on.
I have missed blogging, and am making it a priority to at least update once a week.

So, first order of business.  Guess who scored 4 goals at today's soccer game?
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Yep!  That's my Nolan!
I cannot believe he scored 4 goals. It is so cool to see the skill start to emerge, and ahem, the competitiveness. JUST like his daddy. :-)
Last week he scored one. Today he made 4, just by the half!
Coach Jody ended up having him just play defense the 2nd half just to let some of the other kids get some ball time.
Here are some pictures from last week. I didnt bring my camera to today's game. Of course.
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Arden is Nolan's Cheerleader :-)
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Look at those lips!
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LOVING this pic :-)  I love these 2 guys.
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Water break, and time to kiss my sister. Nolan is such a sweet boy.
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Is it just me, or do you not want to just to eat these chubby little toes up?
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Nolan gets a breakaway....
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GOAL!  Yes, thats him in the goal..he is so proud of himself!
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Can you tell? And how about daddy with his arms up?
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Giving coach Jody a high 5!!
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This daddy is so proud. He dreamt for YEARS of this!
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We knew all of our Brazilian family would love this one!  Off to practice!
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Celebrating 2 milestones! (Read below)
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Did you notice anything about the picture above? Well, besides those extra chubby, yummy legs? :-)
Yes, Arden can sit up all by herself! She has been sitting up unsupported now for about 2 weeks and she loves it. She plays like this now and can sit and watch cartoons with Nolan or just watch him play which she LOVES.  She is so in love with him.

Notice anything else?  Yes, I can clip Arden's bow's in now to her few strands of hair!  This is so much better than her wearing it attached to a headband only because it is starting to get hot here and the headbands itch her. She easily pulls them off her head, and well, you all know that not wearing a bow is just not an option.
Now, since I can clip the bow in her hair, she doesn't even realize it is there!

PS. I have been asked if I tape the bow to her head. Do people really do that?
I laugh when I get asked that. 

Anyway, 15 more days until our family vacation!
We cannot wait!

Until next time...
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Heel Stretch!

Of course my daughter, at a mere 6 months old, would be already practicing her heel stretch.
I must say its pretty good!  We just have to work on that bent leg. HA!
Although, if she stays this chunky, she is going to have to be a base for sure.
I love that I already have a cheerleader in the making!

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Busy weekend, time to go relax for a bit and get ready for a great week. I was away all last week and have been sooo busy so I am looking forward to cleaning my house this week and catching up on work stuff.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


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Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter and Arden is 6 Months Old!!!!


Happy Easter Everyone!
I hope you all had as nice of an Easter as we did.
My mom came over our house and we started the day with church of course!
It was a great time of worship and a time to thank God for what he has done for US!

Then we were off to our anual Easter brunch at Fabio's sisters house (Denise). They (Denise, her husband Delwyn and baby DJ) did a GREAT job hosting and we had a great time!

After we got home, we put the kids to bed and my mom and I watched "The Blind Side". My mom had not seen it yet, and I was more than happy to watch it again. :-)

It was a great weekend!
Here are some pictures from yesterday :-)

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Nolan and Sabrina at DJ's house :-)
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Now, look who is 6 MONTHS OLD today!
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This beautiful Arden Grace is 6 months old.

Where does the time go?
I swear I feel like I say that all the time. But it's true.
Time flies.
Sometimes I just wish there was a "pause" button. I try and take in all of the little moments of each day.
Arden had her 6 month appointment at the dr today, and this is what she is up to:

Arden, you are 19 pounds and 27 inches.  You are excatly 1 inch shorter and 1 pound less than Nolan was at this exact age.  Too funny!  You are in the 90-95th% for both height and weight.
You have just learned to wave "HI" and you do it all the time. I think its SO cute!
You were practicing all day yesterday and waving at everyone.
You have learned how to roll from your back to your front, but still struggle with rolling back over.
I think it scares you more than  anything.
You love to hear yourself "talk" (a lot!) You are such a girly girl. 
You are already very social ("talking" and waving at everyone). Daddy says we are in trouble with you and those dimples and big blue eyes.
You love blowing rasberries and blowing bubbles with your mouth.
You are eating solids twice a day and getting the hang of it. You love your cereal with fruit in the mornings.
You are still a great sleeper, and you make us very hapy. :-)
You have no teeth yet, but neither did Nolan at this age. Dr. Q said they are coming soon...and we can tell because you love to rub your gums on anything. I bet they are pretty itchy.

Mommy and daddy (and big brother Nolan) just cant get enough of you,
and we love you SOOOOOOOOOO much!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

U-C-F Let's GOOOOOOOO Knights!

So, I had this little UCF cheerleading outfit that I have been meaning to take Arden's pictures in.
Well, let's just say that my not-so-little daughter almost didn't even fit into it!
But, I was determined to get pictures of this cutie patootie UCF duo so we had a little photo shoot.
Enjoy!

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This one makes me laugh..it looks like she just got done yelling "ucFFFFFFFF!"
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