August 26, 2010

Plugged in

Kids definitely learn by observing. Baby MAC sees A. on the phone quite often with earbuds. So whenever MAC finds the earbuds laying around he promptly puts them in his ears and has a pretend phone conversation. What a cutie!

And yes, I know we've been absent from our Viva Cuervo home for several months, but don't count us out because we have some exciting times ahead. Talk soon.

October 29, 2009

Practice Steps

Here's new video of Baby MAC practicing his latest moves! He's wearing Wee Squeak shoes which makes walking much more fun. The shoes were a gift from his godparents. And, we're kind of glad the shoes fit now while he's only walking in short bursts. Enjoy!

October 22, 2009

Like sands through the hourglass... are the days of our lives. Isn't that a catchy little phrase from the popular soap opera Days of Our Lives? That used to be one of my faves, that is, until Marlena became possessed. That storyline killed the soap for me. In college, my roommate Brenda and I used to record certain soaps that aired while we were in class and watch them later. Since that time, I haven't watched or recorded a soap opera. I wonder if Marlena is still possessed?

Here at home, our family life isn't quite that dramatic. We've been very busy though.

In August, we traveled to see my mom who was undergoing outpatient surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery didn't go as well as everyone expected, so a few days after the surgery my mom became an inpatient at the hospital. Then, after a few more days she underwent a second surgery. It's been two months and she's doing better. She even returned to Taekwondo classes! As much as she'd like to return to sparring, she has to sit those exercises out until her doc gives her the "okay." I'm thinking her doc should have recommended yoga instead.

While we were there Baby MAC spent most of his days in a private swimming pool. It was a one-man raft filled with water. Perfect for an 11 month old!

During this time, I learned of a cousin involved in a car wreck back at home. He's been in a coma since. One of his brothers updates his condition and any progress here.

In September, we celebrated Baby MAC's first birthday!

And in honor of our little monkey, I made monkey cupcakes.

My in-laws visited.

We traveled to the Cornhusker State to visit my sis-in-law Juli and her growing family. Baby MAC and his cousin Ian enjoyed each others company.

And, we visited the zoo.

Juli and Glenn are expecting a baby girl soon! Yea!

It's now October and Baby MAC has been a little sick. Luckily, no strain of flu has hit our home. Knock on wood and pass the Lysol.

Our little boy is easily entertained by a cell phone, especially an iPhone with an app made just for him. He loves the animal sounds on daddy's phone.

July 24, 2009

Music Man (Boy)

Each day is truly amazing as we watch Baby MAC discover new skills. In the past week, he spontaneously began clapping at dinner one evening, he's beginning to put down at least one hand as he learns to lower himself from a kneeling position (this really helps decrease the bumps and bruises on his noggin), and he has a new found musical passion.

This is his inspiration and source for musical entertainment.

We awoke one morning to this little elephant's lullaby. My father-in-law gave us this sweet gift when he visited soon after hearing our news that we were expecting a baby.

Baby MAC learned on his own that pulling this plastic ring would grind some gears and play a tune. Listening to the monitor, A. and I stayed in a bed enjoying our son's musical development. What a wonderful way to wake up!

I like to call him Harry Elephante. He's musical. Half our family is Spanish speaking. I think it's a good name.

July 13, 2009

10 months old today!

Seriously. Where is the time going? I just posted his nine month pictures, now Baby MAC is 10 months old!

Here he was trying to sneak a taste of a table. This kid licks everything!

I just love his little legs and feet.

We've also made new friends! These two cuties sitting with Baby MAC are the grandchildren of some longtime family friends.

Daddy's sunglasses aren't even safe. I told you this kid licks everything. And, I mean everything.