The Garcia Family

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

W is for Words

Here is our little chatterbox's current word list:

mom
dad
nana
tata
delilah (the dog)
bird
no
agua (water in Spanish)
food
baba (bottle)
juice
bubbles
bye
hi
hello
shoes
poo-poo
teeth
cheese
fish
Elmo
more
done
phone
nose
eye
baby
duck
ball
slide
me
mimi (sleep)
bath
one
two
three
toes
foot

Of course...her favorite is "no", not a big surprise there. She'll try to say anything new that she hears but until she perfects them, we don't count them, sucks to have two anal parents.

M is for Muzeo

Addi loves frogs!!



I met my mom in San Diego this past week because she offered to watch the Roo while I helped my sister-in-law at the garden show. After a couple calls Addi made it quite clear she would rather stay with Nana the whole weekend as well. I've never actually been "home" while being away from her, we've always been in another city, state, or country: being home is much worse! Just the sight of her toothbrush would break my heart, and the fact that I'd go peek in her empty room 5 times a day would almost bring me to tears....almost. I say "almost" because it gave me a chance to get together with some girlfriends, and the hubby and I to go out with friends a couple different nights on some great date nights. We picked her up in Old Town (San Diego) on Sunday and it could not have been any more fun. We love our little girl so much and are so grateful to know that even when she's away, she's loving us, somewhat missing us, and having fun all at the same time. To top it all off, my brother was in San Diego for work so we were able to all get together for lunch and laughs at Cafe Coyote to reclaim our prize!



U is for Undress

Lately, Addison has been driving me absolutely bonkers! She's super into the "dressing herself thing": I mean literally she has to put on everything and of course it takes twenty tries and if anyone even touches the article of clothing to help, she rips whatever progress she's made right off and starts all over again. It usually means she'll fall down at least 5 times trying to put her pants on (cause both legs are in the same pant leg) or that her head can't squeeze through the arm hole. I'm trying my best to stay patient and doing a pretty good job (today I let it go for at least 35 minutes) but I'm so afraid this is just the tip of the iceberg with this one. We've entered the terrible twos for sure and still have 7 months until she actually turns 2!! She is using about 25 words consistently and pairing quite a few together, dancing her cheeks off and singing her heart out constantly: she also counts to 3, I'm sure she doesn't realize the concept but she'll hold her fingers out like she does...lol! She'll mimic pretty much any word or name you tell her to say: a major chatter and babble-box!! Even though she's pretty adventurous and determined, and somewhat stubborn (cough), patience does kind of come easy because, although we're partial, she is the cutest thing to ever grace this planet!



On another note, little "Jolivia" (Jonah or Olivia) seems to be growing perfectly and is relinquishing some of the energy "it" had been hoarding for the past 15 weeks. After a little scare yesterday with the doppler, and an absence of heartbeat, they did a quick ultrasound to make sure things were fine, and sure enough, "Jolivia" was pulling an Addison and just hiding.

Our Family

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

Colossians 3:14