Monday, November 29, 2010

A few more pics

Mr. Dimples

Our little Charlie has started smiling more and more lately... We are loving it.

He is a very happy little guy who LOVES to be held!

Here are some pics of our smiley little guy:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cold/flu season hits the Freitas house!

We have been sick over here :(

Cold have stuck all 4 of us, and it has been brutal. First Lily, then Charlie, next was myself, and finally it knocked Daddy off his feet.

Fevers, runny noses, coughing, stuffy heads, everything!

Poor Charlie had it so bad we spent one evening in the urgent care clinic and another morning in the doctors office and getting chest xrays! Thankfully his chest was clear and he is starting to improve.

We are all starting to feel better now- finally!! We are going to take it easy for the next few days still- some baking, TV time, and warm drinks!

Thanks to both my mom and connie for helping us out this week- we appreciate it SO much!!

She brings tears to my eyes!

Lily is a very sweet little girl.

She is generally happy and loves to laugh, she gets upset when other people are sad and likes to make them feel better- she is very aware of people's feelings, which amazes me at her age!

Lately she has done a few things that have brought tears to my eyes and she thinks I am sad, but I have to explain they are happy tears!

First, a few weeks ago I sneezed, and out of no where she ran over to me and said "Mommy Bless you". It caught me off guard because I never expected it from her, brought tears to my eyes!

Second, tonight I was laying in bed with Lily and we were talking about her morning at school today, her upcoming birthday and her birthday party. Then we were silent for a few minutes just laying there. All of the sudden she clapped her hands together and said "Mommy, we Pray?"... Now we are not the most religious of families, but we recently started attending mass again... But I have only said bedtime prayers with her once or twice. So, tonight we prayed. When it came to the part where we said "God Bless..." She listed almost every person, dog and fish we know, and even Dora, Diego and Boots were included. She was so genuine and concerned that she remembered everyone- it was the sweetest thing I have ever seen... Brought tears to my eyes.

I love my baby girl so much and can't believe she is going to be 2 next week!

Bye bye Beaka

As Lily's 2nd birthday approaches we have been working on a few different things with her and have had many successes and a few things we are still working at!

The biggest success lately is that Lily no longer has her beaka (soother/pacifier). We started talking to Lily in the early fall about her giving Santa Claus her beaka, and eventually she decided that he would give it to babies who need beaka's. We would talk about this with Lily every night before bed!

Well, last Saturday was the big day! We headed to the mall to visit Santa! Lily and I wrote him a letter and sealed the beaka in a baggie. All the way to the mall we asked her what she was going to do, and she kept saying "give beaka to santa for babies". When we got to the mall she was very excited, she almost jumped out of the stroller when she saw the Santa. We got in line and she clutched her letter and beaka tight! We chatted with a few people in line, she told them what she was going to do, and they all hung around to watch. When it was her turn she walked right up to him and handed him the note and her beaka! Santa was very impressed, as were we, and all the people watching. She didn't want to sit on his lap, but said she would "anoder day". She was very happy when Santa gave her a candy cane and sticker book! When she got back to Nelson and I we told her how proud we were and we gave her a little present, a Buzz doll.

We were dreading bedtime that night, but she just asked a few times were it was, and looked under her covers for it- but then she said "nooo, Give it Santa!" And she layed down! Each night she reminds herself she gave it to Santa and doesn't seem to miss it!

We are so proud of her, she is growing up so fast!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thank You Shutterfly!!

I have never blogged to endorse any other sites really- but today I will for Shutterfly!

Shutterfly has a promotion on right now for bloggers who do a post about them! Here is the link for any other bloggers who are interested: Shutterfly Blogger Promo

I love so many of their holiday cards this year- they have something that suits everyone- I love the ones that let you put in multiple pictures on the inside and the outside... this lets us show special things that have happened throughout the year! I also find that the selection different formats is great- flat, folded, etc... I personally perfer the folded cards because they leave more space for a personal note

Anyways... we use shutterfly all the time in this house, as do my sisters and other friends and relatives! We have captured Lilys first 18 months so far in Photobooks- 4 in total as of now! I love how professional they look, and how easy they are to make!

We have also ordered many Photo thank you cards and other items!!

I encourage everyone to check out the selection at Shutterfly... they have a great prices and great promotions all the time!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Charlie is 2 months!

Charlie is 2 months old, and such a sweetie!

He now weighs 13.5lbs- just above average! He is also 22.5 inches long!

Charlie has moved into his crib at night as he is getting too big for his bassinet, his hands were hitting the sides when he moved around at night, so we decided it was time to make the switch. He seems to be adjusting well and Mommy and Daddy sleep a bit better now!

He still wakes up 1-2 times a night, but some nights he treats mommy to a 5hr stretch of sleep!

When Charlie is awake during the day now he has lots of smiles for mommy, daddy and Lily! Although, he does have his grouchy time in the evening!

He loves to coo and cuddle, he curls right up into my arms and looks wide eyed up at me!

We are loving every minute with our little monkey! We are so blessed to have him!