Monday, November 27, 2006

Babies make me laugh :)

Hello everyone!
I have to say I had a great Thanksgiving day weekend. I spent so much time with the girls it was great! isabella is so smart and she really is a tiny Einstien in my eyes. She like to turn on and off the TV and see how a ball bounces even the ones that are heavy plastic "learning balls or squares". She likes to observe then try out new things especially when it comes to daredevil tricks. I must admit I egg her on, I grab her throw her around, wrestle with her and swing her in circles and land her on the bed. Good times :) . With lilyana I just bounce abit usually to burp her but I mostly just look at her as she smiles and laughs. Sometimes I forget about everything when I look at her she is so sweet. They are both so beautiful and (if I use this saying correctly) The apples in my eyes. They both make me laugh!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Grandma & Lily

Grandma & Lily
Originally uploaded by Euro609.
Hang out at Downtown disney :)


It has been a long time since I posted something here. I havve just not been keepin' up but I hope this will help :)

If your wondering whose who in the picture let me start with right to left. To the far right is my distant cousins husband with their baby sofia. Next to them is my (michael) Dad with lily :) next to him is me with belly! and finally erica with her big smile :)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Introducing David Brent

Hello all!
here is a video of one of the funnier people on this earth. His name is David Brent and if you haven't seen him before I urge you to go and check out "the office" (the original series from across the pond). Enjoy!

David Brent part 2

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Hey, that's me!

Today Bella pointed at the desktop picture of her 5 month old self and then pointed to her actual almost 16 month self. Wow! Self recognition. I had already known that at 13 months she recognized herself in the mirror because I had done the "rouge test" which means that I put some red lipstick on her nose and went over to a mirror. As soon as she saw her reflection she touched her own nose. But now she's showing me that she recognizes herself in baby pictures. Wow!

Another amazing thing that she did today. I was administering medication to a squealing in disdain Lili who was not enjoying the cherry flavored experience and Bella rushed over to pull my hand away as if to say, "Stop that this instant." She's an advocate for her sister already. Wow.

The price for loving a child

There's a price to pay for the love of child, for the sparkle in the eye, for the wrap-around-the-leg hugs. It goes beyond the bundles of diapers and the cans of formula. Long sleepless nights of heartache as you keep bedside watch over a feverish brow. It's learning how to put the sonic humidifier together and finding distilled water to use in it despite the hard Florida water. It's getting up to tend to that baby even when your own brow is feverish and you've only just now fallen asleep. No one tells you this at the baby shower over the crinkle of the pastel gift wrap, or the celebrations. It might be because the love of a child is worth that and so much more that in retrospect it seems insignificant, inconsequential? -e

Monday, August 07, 2006

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I slept!

Last night I fell asleep in a heap on the futon in the other room. I awoke to find my husband dressing me in my pink-sandals pajama pants. He told me that he would be on watch with our two babies that night and that I would get to sleep the whole night, Oh joy! Oh sweet ecstasy! To sleep is better than diamonds and even better than chocolate. He covered me with a deliciously clean bedsheet and then with his favorite sleeping bag/blanket (which I've become quite fond of meself, kissed me goodnight and then left me to drift off to sweetest, deepest sleep. I dreamt of eating salads and getting ready for a prom/dance. I slept so deeply that I got to live the life I live when I sleep and dream - that other place you go to when your eyes are shut. Anyhow, I woke up refreshed and rejuvenated. How in the heck did I get os luckyto find a man that gives me the very best gifts? I know that I will be better able to enjoy the day. Thank you, M.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Tete Bandit and other bits and pieces

Isabella-Rose is 15 1/2 months old. Her fave things to do these days include:

1)stealing her baby sister's "tete" (teh-teh). This means that despite having her own baby bottle full of milk, she prefers to make off with Lili's tete - does she think it tastes better? Anyhow, we call her the Tete Bandit because she grabs the tete and makes a run for it.

2) Trying on all the shoes she can get her hands on. It's fun to see her trying on other ppls shoes and taking a few steps in them. Of course, this means that your shoes are nowhere to be found when you need them but you can console yourself by thinking that someone else wants to walk in your shoes.

3) Getting up after she falls. She's been walking for a few months now but she still takes a spill now and again. What I admire most is that she gets right back up and at 'em. No time to waste. Wow! She's my hero!

Lili - At 2 1/2 months Liliana has been incredibly patient with us - what with our sleep deprivation and all. She is a delightful little smiley baby. If you take the time to sit and talk with her, you get to hear the most delicous coos from her. Her whole face lights up when she has your attention. She's just now starting to sleep a little longer thru the night. For a while she's been sticking to the midnight, 3am and 5:30 am schedule but I think she's moving to four hor intervals.

I never imagined that being a parent would be so hard, so challenging, so draining and so amazingly humbling and wonderful at the same time.

Mike continues to amaze me. Somedays he reveals me to myself and I think, Whoa, he knows me better than I know myself. It's a good thing that he does because he knows how to make me laugh when I don't know how to laugh - what with the sleep deprivation and all.

Gotta go - the Tete Bandit needs me. - e

Friday, August 04, 2006

Welcome to our revised blog!

Originally uploaded by Euro609.
Hello everyone,
My name is Liliana-Marie, I am the youngest (so far) in my family. I live with my sister Isabella-Rose, my mom Erica and my dad Michael in our condo in orlando Fl. I was ask to introduce our new add-ons our blog. As you notice the picture layout has change. We are now posting on for our pictures. Blogger took too long to upload pictures so went to Flickr that was much easier. To check out our album just click on my picture and you will be transported to our photo album on flickr. Also we added home movies to our blog. We felt movies can show what pictures can't, sound and motion. If you would like to know how add video to your blog just leave me a comment and I will get back to you. Well I hope you enjoy our blog!! :)

Bye, Bye

The bouncy ball :)

Isabella and Grandma in the Pool

Lili coos mom and my heart :)

lili in her chair

Isabella the Fearless bull!

Isabella laughing

Cotton Nose

Liliana First movie 2nd appearance

Liliana First movie appearance

Isabella's 1st Birthday

Isabella Birthday

  • Home Movies

  • Isabella playing with her toys :)

    Chubby Cheeks :)

    Originally uploaded by Euro609.
    There are more pictures at our new Flickr site :)

    The Muffin girl!

    Originally uploaded by Euro609.
    She's just cute what can I say!

    Erica Driving

    Originally uploaded by Euro609.
    Erica driving in our van while taking a picture :)


    Originally uploaded by Euro609.
    Isabella new dress :)

    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Where is Matt?

    At the start of 2006, Matt Harding left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his camera. This turned out to be a very good idea.

    More info can be found on Stride Gum

    Monday, June 12, 2006

    Fun times with the belly

    Lili en belly, 5/14/06
    Basketball belly
    I love this moment.
    Mike and Lili en Belly
    Belly Twins

  • Spring Time Pre-Lili
  • Mom & Lili, 5/14/06
    Isa & Auntie Deb - (Mother's Day 2006) B-ball anyone?
    Stoppin' to smell the roses

    Mom & Isabellarose -Mom's Day '06

    Family Pictures

    Sisters - Isa, 13 mos. and Lili, one week old on Mom's lap.
    Celebrating Rosanna's bday at Margarita's Grill - ol'e (olay!)!
    Sittin' purdy
    I'm so hungry I am eating my hand - gnaw, gnaw, gnaw!

    A flower among flowers - IsabellaRose.

  • Bumming
  • Daddy (sexy black socks- smile), and his two gir

    Uncle Josh and pooch

    Disney in the Hospital

    Isa rockin' out with the three lil' piggies.
    Isa, Mimi, and Pluto.
    Ride 'em cowgirl!
    Isa and Daddy

    Mom, Isa, and Auntie Kat

  • Giving Birth
  • pre-csection, 7 am, 5/16/06

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006

    Thanks Mike!

    Liliana pooped on Mike yesterday - eek! He's such a great Dad, he just scooped her up and gave her a bath. Being two someone's parent is overwhelmingly wonderful and scary at the same time. Just think about it ... I'm responsible for when and what my babies eat, get a diaper change, get bathed, get to bed, when they laugh, what they learn. I'm really grateful for having such a supportive husband. Mike, thank you for helping me set up for the night shift - getting the formula and bottles ready, feeding and burping the babies, playing and rolling around with them. I love you. ~e

    Tuesday, May 23, 2006

    Liliana's Birth

    Mom and me after the C section - everything went well.
    Mike & Liliana-Marie sharing one on one time.
    Pre-op: getting ready for the C section. Lili's still in my belly.
    Post C Section - sharing a cup of celebratory Jello with IsabellaRose - the new big sister.

    IsabellaRose sitting pretty - 13 months old.

    Liliana's Birthday - May 16, 2006

    Post C Section sharing Jello with big sister IsabellaRose.
    Mike, Lili and me - this is the first time we got to hold her in the operating room after Lili made her debut.
    This is one of my fave photos - I love her hair!
    This was me pre-op, 6 am. Love the polka dots.

    This picture was taken by the nurse anesthetist - Steve - who used to dabble in photography. Pre-op, 6 am.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    A Day @ Clearwater Beach May 2006

    IsabellaRose, 13 mos. old Auntie Deb makes sure to sunproof Bella.
    Belly and Grandmom Rosie
    Isabella gets slathered in sunblock

    Looking into the wild blue yonder.