May 27, 2008

Sofia turns 6 months old!

Hard to believe. I kinda cheated and took her pic the 22nd, since she wasn't feeling too good the day before because of her vaccines. Enjoy!

May 20, 2008

Making a Splash!

Literally...My daughter's new thing this week is splashing the water during her bath. This has now forced me to move her bath into the bathroom! Here's the video to prove it!

May 16, 2008

It's the weekend!

And Thank GOD for that! I think I've had a constant stress headache for the last 3 days. Between bratty, out-of-control kids at work, worrying about my thesis, and all the day-to-day things, I've had enough. I officially need a vacation. Even if it's just a day away from Miami.

So like I said, I unofficially began my thesis. Partly because we don't officially start until the Fall, but because of budget cuts, the university is cutting "unnecessary"classes in the summer. Hence why I'm starting thesis in the Fall. Luckily, our professor and head of the department is a genuinely good person and chose to help the 5 thesis students over the summer so we're not bogged down with writing and painting when work starts again in August. *sigh* good times.

In other news, Sofia has finally mastered crawling. We weren't sure how long it was going to take her to get it, since she took weeks kind of sliding backwards on her tummy, and rock back and forth on all fours. But yes, she finally got it, so we're very happy for her and her newly discovered mobility!

These pics I took just two days ago while she was clowning around a bit. I'm entering one of them in a baby photo contest sponsored by Canon.

I think this one's the winner...what say you?

I also got some more teasers from my photographer, Melissa from Simply Captivating Productions, and I must say I'm floored... I really shouldn't be surprised since she always takes awesome pictures!

***See the rest on her blog****

Last Sunday, My sister, Mando, Heather & I took mom out to lunch at Maroush, one of our favorite restaurants. It was nice, but Sofie didn't really cooperate. Luckily she finds my sister (her madrina) very comfrortable and fell asleep in her arms after about 5 minutes of rocking her. We were all able to enjoy the remainder of our meal in peace!
The women of the family :)

Until next time... *waves*

May 13, 2008

Many updates!

Some updated pictures of Sofia for your viewing pleasure. They are shots I took to enter her into a crazy hair contest :)

Both abuelas were in the same room with Sofia so I took a good opportunity to take a picture...

We went to the wedding of our friend, Nidia on Friday night. The wedding was beautiful and heartfelt, and very intimate. Held at the Sonesta in the Grove, the day started out very rainy, and I was worried the ceremony would be moved indoors. It seems I was right, and the ceremony was held inside. The bride was GORGEOUS! I cannot stress that enough. She was just so beautiful and happy, and I was thrilled that my friend finally found someone to spend the rest of her life with. The cocktail reception was great, and the view was even better! It was so clear, you could sea the ocean and the sailboats just cruising along. The reception was also very pretty, with creams and browns as the accent colors. We had a lot of fun spending time with family and friends.

The other pictures I have to show are from the church picnic at the school grounds...What a BEAUTIFUL day! I wish I could have that day was just so perfectly cool under the shade, and it was a great way to relax. Sofie really loves being outside!

With abuela

With madrina

mmmmm.....cotton candy...

With abuela and abuelo

More updates coming very soon!!!

May 8, 2008

A little Teaser!

Last Sunday, we arrived at Merrie Christmas Park on LeJeune (close to Fairchild Tropical Gardens) to have Sofia's 6-month portraits taken. It was a gorgeous day. The park itself is set within a crater, so there's a nice breeze on the outsikirts of the park, but as the morning drew on, the inner area of the park had no breeze, therefore creating uncomfortable heat. We were ale to get a lot of beautiful shots however, in one hour. Which is all due to Melissa's way of getting her shots right the first time. This photo session was a very generous gift from all my wonderful friends from I will be getting all the pics hopefully tomorrow, but for now, here's a little teaser from Melissa's blog at