Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Heart Melting Smile

I’m sure you parents have all had this experience, when your daughter or son smiles at you responsively for the first time.

Just this morning she did it again, I had just fed her and was talking to her about her last name when she looked into my eyes and smiled, tickling my heart in the most unique way.

My Beauty’s going to have a tough time keeping me honest with this little girl, she already has me wrapped around her finger!

And for the record ... the hole in the garage was caused by the tip of the arrow barely going through the garage so please don’t send the authorities over here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hole in the Wall... I Mean, Hole in the Door

Men...can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

So Mark just purchased a new bow and has had fun hunting with his new boy toy at the 777 Ranch. I’m so glad he has such a passion for hunting, but not too happy about the new hole.

Apparently he has been doing some target practice INSIDE the house. He stands in the kitchen, opens the door leading into the garage and aims toward a target placed against the garage door. You can guess what happened.

So, don’t walk your dog around the Carvajal house.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Are We Almost There?

Our grandpa passed away Friday, October 17th, exactly a week before his 97th birthday. He lived such a full life. The passing of a loved one is never fun, but it usually does bring family together.

Why hop on a plane to El Paso when we could drive 600 miles? We loaded up the three car seats and loads of bags and made the 9 hour trek across Texas. We left on Tuesday at 9:30 pm and arrived in El Paso at 6:30 am Wednesday morning. Mark and Rick were so sweet and did all the driving, while Brisa and I watched the kiddos sleep in the back. (Many hugs and kisses to the guys for getting us there safely.)

Despite a speeding ticket, lack of sleep and sore necks, the trip was fun and a memory that will never be forgotten.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Our Little Girl is Crying Right Now

It is 5:25 pm Central and our little girl is crying, likely because she’s hungry. Her nap time is from 4:30 - 6 pm, but we think she’s going through a growth spurt. This morning she woke up at 2:30 am and my Beauty woke up to change and feed her, the previous two nights she had slept through the night from 9:30 pm - 6:30 am, what a relief! I just love to sneak in there and watch her sleeping, and when I come home I love to see my Beauty and Isabella hanging out together, we are so blessed to have a healthy family.

We’re looking forward to our first Halloween together, think we’ve found a cute, little costume for Isabella.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meet You In Gruene

Auntie Cynthia was in town (San Antonio) for the weekend for a wedding. Isabella had never met her so we just had to find a way to meet up with her before she headed back home to Seattle. We met halfway between San Antonio and Austin in historic Gruene, TX. We had a great time with Mimi and Great-Grandma who came along as well. The visit was short but sweet!