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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Is it really Wednesday?  I'm not complaining.  Three more days of work and then it's the WEEKEND!  I'm really, REALLY, excited for the weekend.  I'm going to a photography workshop in Bellevue where I'll be working with a great photographer :)  We'll even have a couple there that we'll be taking pictures of so make sure to check back for those! 

I'm not sure though if I'm more excited for that or to take Paxton HERE.  He's going to LOOVVE it!  Don't worry I'm sure I'll have pictures of that too.

I had Monday off so Paxton and I hung out all day.  We never even left the house.  I wanted to but the little man just wanted to stay home.  I even tried bribing him, but no dice!  He's definitely a home-body!  But so is his momma :)  I don't think I even showered until 10 pm that night, but Paxton was nice and clean all day and lounged around in his awesome robe...check him out, it really is that cute! :)

I've decided that this child already knows he's half Mexican...all he wants is tacos, rice, and beans.  I don't blame him, but sheesh!  The other day he told me it was his birthday and since it was his birthday he wanted to go have rice and beans...although he told Grama it was his birthday too when she was cutting strawberries and angel food cake.  He even asked if her and Papa would sing happy birthday to him.  He's a little crazy, but he's my Crazy! :) 

Anywho, back to the tacos.  Enrique and I were having sandwichs for lunch, but Paxton wanted tacos so I made him cheese tortillas with turkey tacos.  He LOOVED them:)

Well HAPPY WEDNESDAY.  Hope you all have a TERRIFIC Memorial Weekend!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Paxton sure is lucky...

...to have such great cousins.

Last night we went over to Abe and Kelly's for dinner. When we asked Paxton if he wanted to go he got so excited.  He loves HIS Addesen and Bell-Bells.  I love that they are all able to play together often, and that they actually get along.  I love that the girls love Pax as much as he loves them, I love how he can tell them apart, and that he knows which one is more likely to play with him.  These days it's Addesen, two months ago it was Isabelle.  Either way Paxton sure loves his cuzzies and so do I :)

Paxton and Addesen were playing with Paxton's new bug catching kit.  They caught WAY more bugs than I would like to see in one container.  Yes, that gun-looking-thing Addesen has in her hand is sucking them up.  Pretty cool, but also pretty gross!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekend Recap!

Whew...what a weekend.  It was a great one though...we were able to see all my family on Saturday to celebrate Kendry's first birthday then we were able to spend it with Enrique's family on Sunday to celebrate Mothers day. 

I had a great mother's day.  When we woke up in the morning Paxton brought me a mothers day card that him and Enrique picked out...it was the perfect card.  I know that Mothers day is supposed to be about celebrating our mothers and all that they've done for us, and I did. I am so thankful for my mom.  She is the most amazing women I know.  She is strong, caring, and compassionate.  Everything that I hope to be.  She has taught me so much in the past few years, more than I ever realized.  Things that I couldn't understand until I became a mom myself.  Thank you Mom. 

But...Mothers day is more of a day for me to remember what I have, what I am so thankful for--being a mom.  I never knew love until I had Paxton and I'll never know a love as strong. 

Here's a recap :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

From the mind of a three-year-old.

It was great to sit down with Paxton and ask him these questions...he's a very smart boy and knows exactly what to say.  He knew when he was being silly and giving me crazy answers, but he loves to make me laugh.  I think he would have definitely been a perfect candidate for the show that Bill Cosby used to host where he'd sit down with a bunch of kids and ask them random questions. :)

What is your favorite color?  Blue
Who is your best friend? (pointing at me) "mommy!" Then daddy says, "what about me?"  So Pax says, my daddy too.
What is your favorite food?  Grass....rice and beans.
What is your favorite store?  Target
What is Mommy's name?  Andrea
What is daddy's name?  Ah-rique
What is grandma's nameMikki
What is Papa's nameMikki....Ah-rique...Annie...Talkie?  He never could remember it.
What is your favorite thing to do with Papa?  Feed his horses.  Do you ride them?  No just pet them.
Who are your cuzzies?  Addesen and Bell-Bells.  Oops, who are your cousins?  Bell-Bells, Addesen, Ava, and Kendry.
What color is the sky?  Blue
How old are you?  2...3...too old.
What did you have for dinner?  Hamburger, Hot dogs, noodles
Where do you live?  At Auntie Kelly's.  No...in my house.
What is uncle G-dogs name?  G-Dog.
What is your name?  Paxton Gray-beal Lopez (yup it sounds just like that)
What is your favorite cartoon?  Wow-Wow-Wubbzy.
What is your favorite toy?  Tractors

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Party Time!

Paxton had a great 3rd birthday!  It seems like we were just celebrating his 2nd birthday not too long ago.  Paxton is very much a little boy now, and I feel like I'm having to constantly remind myself that he is only 3, because most times he acts way older.

He is very outgoing and independent.  I think he is most definitely just like me...

His favorite things are:

His mommy and daddy :)
Playing cars
Reading books
Going to Pennsylvania park (yup, he requests it by name)
Chocolate milk with whip cream on the straw---with no onions.
Mack-ee-rone-iees, said exactly as you just read it.
Playing with other kids, almost any will do.
His cousins Isabelle and Addesen who he can now tell apart (started to about 6 months ago)
Green beans
Rice and Beans

plus much more...

Tomorrow I'm hoping to sit him down and ask him various questions about his life...I'll let you know what he thinks.