I think I've come home from work every day this month and said, I'm going to blog tonight...I need to write a blog tonight....and then something comes up and I don't...so now I'm practically a month behind and even contemplated for a short minute, just hanging this whole blog thing up all together. But, then I remembered how much I love to document our life, even the little mundane things that only really matter to me and my family. That's really all this little blog of mine is for, right? So, here is a quick recap of what we've been up to this month so far...
// We celebrated Christmas with Adam's family by having our traditional seafood feast for dinner, going to Spanish mass and celebrating Kings Day at their church. It was such a special celebration and we devoured more delicious food.
// We celebrated Christmas with my family the following weekend. The girls were so happy to be able to spend a few days with their cousins. We had a great time decorating cookies, playing lots of games (including our traditional game of sardines) and trading gifts. We also got to see my grandparents who we haven't seen in a long time.
// Princess Javiera turned ONE on the 14th. She was spoiled rotten by having Adam home from work all day to play with her. She was given lots of special treats, some new toys (that Chip destroyed) and a pretty pink striped sweater.
// The girls and I had a fun mama/daughter date with our friends Amy, Macy and Sydney on a random weekend that Adam had to work. We went out to lunch and then hit up Cherry Berry for dessert. It's been forever since we've hung out with these guys and it was so much fun to catch up. Syd and Mac ended up coming back to our house for a sleepover, which was just MADE Alexa and Lillian's day!!
// Our friends Crea & Jason (and their daughter Addie) got into a major/minor car accident near their house...major because their vehicle is nearly totalled and minor because besides some soreness from their seatbelts and the air bags, they came out completely unscathed. Nevertheless, it was very scary and I couldn't wait to see them and give them a big hug at dinner out at The Ground Round. The kids were a riot and made little signs asking the waiter to bring them some more popcorn.
// Our buddy Avery wrestled in a state qualifying tournament on MLK Day. The girls didn't have school, so Adam was able to be home and take them to the all-day tourny. Avery did SO well. Won is 1st and 3rd matches and lost his 2nd and 4th match that would have given him 2nd place into state. It was hard for me to be at work and only receive text messages for updates, but I was able to be there for his last match, thankfully. Unfortunately, it didn't end with him making it to state, but he wrestled hard and made us very proud. Despite the compltely bored and tired faces on the girls, they enjoyed watching him, too - there was just some long breaks between his matches. Adam wrestled in high school..so, he was totally in his element and even ran into a few of his old coaches.
// Last Friday was crazy hair/outfit day at the girls' school. They love to go all out for dress-up days and had a fun time putting these little ensambles together.
// For dance the girls are required to take a certain number of technique classes over the coarse of the season. Alexa is required to take 6 and Lilli, 3. Lilli has surpassed her required amount, but Alexa still needed a couple more..so, she took a few over the weekend. Carly, Alexa, Jillian, Lilli and Elly made a dancer sandwich! ;)
// Oh, and Alexa turned TWENTY overnight. I don't know how it happened, but my little girl is growing up so fast!! However, I am loving the fact that she has a cellphone now because of all the cute selfies she sends me. #loveher