Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a Good Week to Live in GPP

Our hearts are full of gratitude for those in our community. This past week Hallie spent time at a local park with some of the ladies from church. While everyone trickled in one of the ladies invited someone (Christine) that I know through the Mom’s Club. She is a nice lady and serves on the board. I got to telling her about some desires we had, and she put our request on the Chat Loop. I had been hesitant about posting our need before on the Chat Loop because I have posted a question a time or two and had no answer. After Christine posted on the Chat Loop not only did we get several emails but then the word leaked to a Facebook group I belong to and they have offered to help as well. We are so grateful for the Mom’s Club and Park Girls’ generosity.

On Wednesday, Hallie spent time with a friend from church at the temple. It was a really nice that Hallie was invited to go to the temple, and they had a great time. They stopped at Noodles & Co. for lunch afterwards and enjoyed themselves.

On Thursday, Hallie, Diamond, and Landon headed out on some errands. Their favorite spot to stop was the warehouse sale at Morley’s Candy Store. Of course they brought home some sweet treats, and we're sure the missionaries won’t be disappointed with the chocolate topping we bought them for the times when they get transferred. They ended their errand running at the park where Landon had so much fun with his friends from church. Landon talks often about his friends and loves playing with others.

We went down to the West Park Farmers Market on Saturday. Mike took Landon over to the Honeybee Market to stock up on some Argentine staples (Anyone have a good empanada recipe to share? We have tapas).

Landon is learning how to repeatedly use the phrase “I don’t want to!” to slowly drive his parents insane. He has been a great help in the garden, however. Who can resist a little boy who actually wants to work in the backyard and dig up weeds? Mike can’t wait until he’s old enough to use the lawn mower. Anyone see a Tom Sawyer whitewash moment coming on? Mom made him some wild pasta, hot dog, and cheese concoction (Hot dog and spaghetti spiders? Ew. . . .) that looked really weird but tasted yummy!
Hallie added cheese sauce from Kraft Mac & Cheese. Landon gobbled it up! 
This week Eliza has really started to show her strength and we believe she is in the process of teething. More than once from our arms she has sat full upright. We got out the play mat, a jumper, and new toys for her. Eliza has started to show interest in all of those things. Lately Eliza loves to put her hands, your fingers, or whatever else she can in her mouth. She loves to just lie down and chew on the bottle as opposed to drinking it right away. She drools a lot when she is awake, and we remember Zoraida saying that her son (Eliza's biological half-brother) teethed early, so the signs are right. So we are now keeping an eye out to see when the first little bugger decides to show up. When Eliza smiles it just melts your heart. It really lights up the room and makes you smile as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alberto started at 4 or 5 month..sorry i havn't worte i have just been so a sis's kids in band...i just don't have so much time..