Saturday, November 27

two is better then one

especially when it comes to toothbrushes!!!

My BIG Helper

Elai has turned into such a big helper. All I have to do is place a hamper next to the washer and he will completely load it for me. Then if I open the washer and dryer doors he will switch the clothes over for me.

I just think his wanting to be independent is adorable . He is turning into such a little man. I'm thinking I better take advantage of him liking to do the laundry for I don't for see it lasting forever.

Monday, November 22

It's cold outside!

Which means it's time for a little Father-Son bonding time.

Need I say more?

Wednesday, November 17

Lack of Motivation!

Okay seriously, I have no motivation these days. All I want to do is sit in my chair with my feet up. However with a 20 month old running around that doesn't happen. I have just today realized that I am now 30 weeks pregnant which means I am way behind schedule. With Christmas approaching so quickly I am worried that I won't be able to get everything done. So I am just going to worry about one thing at a time. I sat down today and made my to do list and happily I was able to get two things done today. It's the small steps that count right? Well after making my list I realized I don't really have that much to get done, I just had no plan. So here we are moving forward...first up shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Monday, November 15

An update

Well a lot has been going on here in the Rios house. First off all we found out we are having a baby girl, but I think all of you already know that. We will name her Josie Faye and she is expected to come at the end of Jan. We had a little bit of a scare a few months ago when I went in for my ultrasound. It showed that one of the ventricular in her brain was enlarged which can cause too much cerebral spinal fluid on the brain. This can lead to mental retardation. So after a lot of worrying and fasting and praying we have found out that there was a mistake in the original measurement and the ventricular is not enlarged. And boy were we thankful for that news.

Elai has been growing up so fast. He talks so much and loves helping with chores. I am amazed everyday at what he has learned. He and I have been doing "Tot School" Monday thru Thursday. Basically it is just a time where him and I can have some interactive playing and I can teach him basic things. He is picking up everything so fast.

As you all know Zech took the MCAT this summer and has applied for Medical School. He was just asked to come for his first interview in Salt Lake City. So during the first week of December he will make his way there but we probably won't hear back until the spring. I am so proud of him, he has been working so hard.

Other then that we are just trying to get things in order for when Josie comes. I have been preparing meals and stock piling the freezer. I have lost all interest in everything lately. All I want to do is relax and spend these last few months before Josie gets here having quality time with Elai.