Yesterday was Father's Day. We didn't do much since Jacqueline and I are sick. We skipped church and stayed around the house much of the day. Took the girls to the park, ate Dim Sum for lunch and had ice cream later on in the day--of course, we watched Brazil beat Ivory Coast too!
Jacqueline running wild
And Vivian enjoying a nap as usual! The unbearable heat didn't seem to bother her.
Jacqueline and Vivian are not yet aware of how blessed they are for having Kyle as their father. I enjoy watching him loving on them. He plays on the floor with Jacqueline. She looks so happy and I love hearing her belly laugh as her Daddy horses around with her. She trust him to launch her up in the air. She is so trusting. He holds Vivian with his big strong hands and lays her on his chest. She looks so peaceful and secure. Trust and security now come naturally...in a few years during teenager years and adulthood, they will crave it. They will receive that from him. No doubt. He is a Daddy who will always be there to hold them when they feel like crying. He is a Daddy who will give then words of encouragement when they think they can't do it. He is Daddy who will love them when they think they are unlovable. Jacqueline and Vivian, God has blessed you with the most amazing Dad!!!
Story time in the library--great place to be in a hot Summer morning!
Getting prepared to cheer for Brazil! I told Kyle that during the World Cup J and V are 100% Brazilians and they will pull for Brazil even if they are playing against USA--he didn't agree with my idea.
I took J to Latta Park where there is a spray area and she loved it. But, I didn't love it. She decided to run to the playground and everywhere. Next time I'll take my sling so the baby can be with me while I run after her
As part of my survival strategy, I let Jacqueline watch an absurd amount of TV during our first weeks after Vivian was born. I know AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) and DSS would be so proud! Her morning routine consisted of drinking her milk while watching Blue's Clues. TV=great babysitter! She no longer watches TV ALL DAY. I occasionally let her watch some.
I LOVE this picture of her! I never seen anyone so happy while holding a mop!
On Mother's Day, we went to Freedom Park. Jacqueline didn't want to be in the stroller. She walked the entire time we were there and Kyle was completely exhausted by the time we left.
A quick picture before she went back to the playground
Black beans(made by Vovo) and yogurt--Yummy! :>
Jacqueline was a bit clingy once we came back to the hospital with the baby, but it was short lived. She doesn't seem to be jealous or interested in Vivian. She knows something is different and there is a new "person" around. She continues to be her active self. Although she looks so BIG for me now, she is still our baby. We have 2 babies for sure! I tried to give her lots of attention, hugs and kisses, but sometimes it's not enough. As I have learned raising a toddler, there is never enough time in the day to give them attention!
She enjoys being in her room and "reading" her books. Sometimes she stays there for long periods of time and I need to check on her to make sure she is ok
Jacqueline her friend Amira--they play so well together! They are in the same play group
J still fits in the swing! Hope she doesn' try to climb on it when the baby is there.
I'm living the happiest time of my life. I'm married to the man that I've prayed for and I'm the mother of 2 beautiful tiny little people who have invaded my heart the moment that I laid my eyes on them. I would eat cake every day if I could. I love feeling clean and sometimes event take a shower before working out or going to the beach, I sleep with an "eye sheet", I love smelling my husband, I love coffee with tons of cream, my guilty pleasure is watching Teen Mom and reading "trash" magazines, I have phobia of frogs, I pop my knuckles, love the smell of clean laundry,I often misplace my car keys, phone and wallet. I wish I was more patient. I hope my children one day will accept Jesus as their Savior. I blog because I love taking pictures of my children and writing about what I don't want to forget.