"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity."
Maximus, Gladiator
"Our creator would never have made such lovely days, and given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spring is on hold

We had some gorgeous weather a few days ago, but this morning I woke up in the wrong season--the ground was covered with snow!!!! The forecast says that this weekend should be warmer. I'm really ready for Spring to finally get here. Julian and Maga are spending the night at my parents, and they love to go there even for one night. It takes so little to make these kids happy! Last weekend we went to St George. It was actually one night, since we got there at 7 on Friday and left after lunch on Saturday, but Maga kept saying how happy she was she was traveling! They loved staying at the hotel, and watching Happy Feet (what a beautiful movie!). On Saturday we spent some time on the St George Temple grounds, and they kept saying how much they wanted to go in one day. That day in the car Juli announced that his tooth was VERY loose, and that it might fall off soon, maybe that day. As soon as he said that, Maga hit him on the mouth accidentally and not hard at all, and the tooth fell out! We were laughing for a long time! So this time he was very happy that the tooth fairy was coming, and he made sure and cleaned the little tooth oh so well! Jeff and I got very teary that our boy is growing so much.
Joaq's skin is still a mess. I itch just by looking at him. Areli is a rolly poly. I have to. My computer's battery is going to die soon.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

One thing or the other ...

I hadn't planned to post today, but I have a few minutes, and everyone is in bed...
Joaquin did the calcium treatment at the chiro last Tuesday. It's amazing how hard it was to keep him away from all calcium containing products--vegetables, almonds, flours, etc. and that's even without counting milk and its derivates. I really hope it worked.
Julian has been very sick this week; I took him today to the doctor. It's the first time he's been sick enough to go to the doctor in three years. He had a very bad stomachache and diarrhea. My poor little man; he tries so hard to be brave and help me, that he wouldn't tell me when he went to the bathroom, and he'd lock the door. I totally respect his desire for privacy, but I still wanted the door to be unlocked in case he needed me. I heard him crying in the bathroom this morning, and it broke my heart. i can't see him like this. He went to bed at 8, and he hasn't been up to go to the bathroom. We still don't know what caused it, but it could be a plain old virus, or a bacterial infection from an absessed tooth that he had a couple of weeks ago. Oh! I can't believe I haven't posted the first tooth fairy visit to our house! It wasn't the loose tooth that he's had for weeks now, but that molar that was infected. He had a filling done back in December, right after Areli was born, but he didn't cooperate much. That's why the dentist couldn't take out all of the cavity, and the tooth got infected. But well, we had a little box ready for ther tooth fairy, and when I asked him how much money he expected him (his tooth fairy is a boy) to bring, he said, "100 dollars!" Jeff and I laughed so much! Back in the day we only got $1, and that was pesos for me. And Argentine pesos to boot! Or was it Australes back then? I don't know. Well, he got $7, and then at my mom's he got $5. Lucky him!
I know I had promised to post some pics of Areli's blessing (she was gorgeous by the way), but silly me, Monday I was trying to set a password for our internet (we think someone might be using it, and not for good, clean purposes), and I locked the computer! Both computers actually, so we don't know how to get passed the ALT+CTRL+DEL screen. I'm using Jeff's laptop now, but I'm pretty upset because all our family pictures are in my laptop ... Hopefully someone at Jeff's work will be able to fix it.
Pat (my dear MIL), sorry we didn't say Happy Birthday on Sunday, we had planned on calling again the next day, and then we didn't have a computer until yesterday when to my horror I realized it was the 14th and we had missed your birthday. So here it goes "Happy Birthday!" I'm so lost in time; I don't even know what day of the month it is. I just can't believe we're in the middle of March!
Yesterday we all had haircuts, except for Jeffrey and Areli, of course. We had to fix Maga's hair because Isabella had cut it shoulder length a few days ago. I also got some copper highlights, and I really like it. Jeff wasn't so thrilled about the color, he likes the natural look he said, but I'm happy with it.
Well, I'm going to bed. I really need to sleep.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I'm Back

I really want to post every week, but the days just slip by so fast!!!! My baby is growing super fast. She's three monhts already, and tomorrow will be her baby blessing at church. Magali has to give a talk in primary, so she's VERY excited that her cousins will get to see her.
Julian started his guitar lessons last Monday, and he loves it! It's only 30 minutes each week, but he practices every day. He looked really cool with his worn out jeans, long hair and guitar. Jeff and I looked at each other and said, "Let's not complain if he turns into a rock star." Head Banger
I'm doing lots better now that Joaquin is a littler happier. We're trying this new allergy ellimination treatment, and so far we're awed by the results. The first treatment was for eggs ad chicken, and the rash on his face and legs vanished. He's nose is still very stuffy though, but we're confident that once he's treated for dairy and grains, he'll start improving even more.
I promise to post some pics of my sweet Areli in her blessing gown. What a sweet and relaxed baby she is! The only time she gets upset is when there's a lot of noise or shouting around her; otherwise she's as peaceful as can be.