Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Mom

As I stated a few blogs ago, Carla was born on my mom's birthday. My mom is absolutely amazing. She is such a wonderful, caring, sweet, kind, charitable, and patient. I love my mommy so very much. She is everything I want to be. I love my mommy. We got to celebrate both my mom's and Carlita's birthday at the same time. My mom turned 50 and Carla turned 1. The party was so fun! I loved watching her play with all the kids. All the babies love her. She tickles them and loves on them, and they call her "grandma," even though she isn't their grandma. For her birthday I made her a scrapbook. I titled it "50 years of memories." When I gave it to her we both cried. I put pictures of her adolescence all the way to present. It was so fun to give her something from my heart. I love you mom!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Quilted Bear Booth...

Entrepreneur. This has NEVER been a quality to describe me. Anyways. On Monday it will have been 4 weeks since I started a booth at the Quilted Bear in Provo. I make mostly Spanish sayings on floating frames, glass blocks, hair bows, hair bow boards, ribbons, and wood projects on vinyl. I have so much fun being creative, and it was beginning to be too expensive to do projects just for fun. So with much encouragement from my wonderful husband and my mommy, I decided to start selling what I made. I talked to Lacey about it and she decided that she also wanted to join in the fun. So we did it! We went and painted our booth, and within a week I started taking my things in. It is having a very slow start, but Zach reminds me that I had prayed about this and that I felt like this was the right thing to do. I hope and pray that things will pick up soon. But if not, oh well. It was fun knowing that I at least tried.

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Birthday Girl!!!

Carla turned 1 on Monday of last week. That means she is 1 year and 1 week old. I remember when she was only 1 week. Time sure does fly by. I love all of her new stages, but I also miss all of her old ones. I love how she says "mama," "dada" and, "aita" (Carlita). I little pumpkin head is getting all grown up. Zach and I learned what love really is, and how to truly love deeply with her. I didn't know that I could love so much and so deep. Carla means the world to me. Her smile brightens up even the darkest of rooms. Her eyes light up every time she sees her daddy. She loves her daddy so much. It is especially cute when he gets her out of her crib and she snuggles up right into him. She loves being with him. When I put her down for a nap and Daddy is home, she sobs until he goes and gets her. They play for a little while and then he will put her pack down and she goes right to sleep. Talk about daddy's girl!! And he enjoys every minute of it!I love watching them interact. It is absolutely adorable.

On her Birthday, we had a little family party. We celebrated my mom's birthday and Carla's birthday at the same time. We had a cake, chips and salsa, and opened presents. Her favorite toy is the Lion Walker that my parents bought her. She absolutely LOVES it! Her face beams as soon as she sees it. Every day she plays with it for hours. I love how it is helping her walk. She is even starting to make lion noises, thanks to her little cousins teaching her.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


CARLA IS WEANED! She stopped nursing 3 weeks ago on Wednesday. I can't believe it! It was harder for me than it was for her. I was sad, but knew that it needed to be done. I don't want her to be 12 years old and me still nursing her... ewww! All and all, it wasn't too bad. The one really nice thing about it is that now she drinks out of her sippy and she can be watched at any time. I don't have to plan my day around her feedings...NICE! I was also able to put away all of my nursing stuff! Yay for old clothes!!! It is like I have a whole new wardrobe again. Woo hoo!


So 2 weeks ago Carla took her first step! It was during Relief Society, she reached out to me, and took two whole steps before she got to me. Later, on Sunday, she took five steps! Now, every day she takes a few steps. I can't believe she is getting so big. Every night I don't want to lay her down, because I don't want her to wake up the next morning another day older.