Sunday, December 30, 2007


HEy! sorry I'm not posting but my uncle's internet connection isn't the best. I am going back to my sister's this coming Wed. or Fri. so I'll be posting more then!

Love till next post,

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas...a day late!

I hope you all had a very merry and wonderful Christmas. We enjoyed spending Christmas with my sister and her family. Charlie got some pretty nice gifts and we are thankful to been gifted time with family!

I didn't really feel obligated to post on Christmas, since we were busy with the holiday festivities (and blessed with splendid weather). So I now will give you a bit of an update!

My nephew James had a wonderful time learning that the pretty wrapped boxes under the tree actually contained things inside!! Charlie really isn't old enough to comprehend that, but all the same, enjoyed trying to eat the paper.

I did want to share with you a picture to help hold you over for a few more days until I can get more pictures here it is.....

hope that tides you over but makes you want more...I promise there will somehow be more!!

Love till next post,

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Man, it's crazy that he's already 6mo.! He seems to love being 6mo. I love it to most of the time, but today I'm not having as much fun as I would like. My eyes hurt and I am exhausted from dealing with Charlie, whose dealing with change.

We are enjoying our visit overall though and tomorrow is Christmas eve!

Charlie will once again get to see his grandpa Lin whose coming here for xmas and then it's off to my uncle's (not on xmas but a couple days after)

Since I'm not feeling well, today is not the day I'm going to manage to get pictures up, but hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Love till next post,

Saturday, December 22, 2007


I just wanted to post to let you all know how our ongoing visit is going. We took some really great pictures today of the boys together and hopefully I will be able to get those up in the next few days!

Our trip is going well and we are getting used to the schedule and environment around here! It is a little bit nippy outside, so we mostly just spend time in the apartment. That's okay though, because this gives us ample amount of time to spend with Susan and James!

Okay well, off to read...I'll try to post a more in depth post tomorrow....

Love till next post,

Friday, December 21, 2007


We are having a wonderful visit in NC thus far!

James and Charlie are having a blast together, smiling all the time and speaking baby language among themselves. They are too cute and I wish all of you could see how well our boys interact! And how smart and observant they both are!

My title is what it is because I packed my fancy schmancy camera to take lots of pictures and then forgot to pact the memory card, sooooo I can't really take ANY pictures! We will be relying on Suze to take lots of pictures and then somehow get them from there to you!!

I am such a silly for leaving that, in the rush who can blame me though!

OK well, I gotta go get ready for more fun, so I will update you all tomorrow!

Love till next post,

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Having Fun!

I am managing to post, yet again today! Maybe this posting everyday, minus a couple days, thing will work in NC after all!!

I don't have any pictures and I am not going to be on here long, I just wanted to make a post today.

Mostly to thank you if you got Charlie and/or I a gift already!


Okay we will have to see what tomorrow brings, I will try to post!

Love till next post,

p.s. if you were planning on getting Charlie the book 'brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?'
he already received and LOVES IT!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Where am I?

We finally made it to North Carolina!

The trip went well and Charlie seems to be fine with the changes, thus far.

I will post some throughout my visit....but we are tired and wanna spend time with my sister. Therefore that is all tonight!


Love till next post,

Monday, December 17, 2007

Harder then it looks!

With Charlie feeling a little under the weather right now I find it harder to post! Anyway, sorry I have failed to do so everyday but it's important Charlie be in tip top condition for our voyage to North Carolina!!

I can't wait! I'm excited to go, but right now I must tend to the boy so I bid you adu!

Love till next post,

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sicko! (by sandra sylvester..not michael moore!)

During the worst of the ice storm Charlie came down with the stomach flu! It was not a fun few days, our power went off twice but not for very long. With a sick boy it seemed like forever though!
Eating was not a fun thing for Charlie during the sick days but he did find comfort in chewing on the tylenol bottle. (which by the way, my nephew liked too so I think it's a universal comfort thing.)

I seized the opportunity to take a couple pictures.....hope you enjoy!

one of the few smiles we got during his sickness....

p.s. he's smiling more for pictures now, so look forward to more goofy grins!

Love till next post,

Friday, December 14, 2007

Setting up for failure!

I'm just not up to doing this whole everyday blogging thing, but I will continue to do it as often as I can.
It will also be more difficult to do it while I am in N.C. , leaving Wednesday! I will be there for about three weeks and I'm not sure that I will ALWAYS have internet access but again, I will do it as often as I can.

Sorry about yesterday, time flies when you have a baby!
And when you have so many things to do!

Good thing I have a boy that is happy to help with the daily chores....

He doesn't actually like it when the job is done, so he elects to spend some extra time in the hamper...
(p.s. those are my nanny's (Mikela) hands holding the hamper)..

okay, I'll try to post tomorrow.

Love till next post,

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This post will be short and sweet. Since there are so many of you, and I have lack of time and energy, instead of me sending you all a Christmas greeting card....please watch OUR CHRISTMAS GREETING....via internet.

Hope you all enjoy!

again here is the link... CHRISTMAS GREETING.

Love till next post,

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are we in Iceland?

I guess when I said I would post EVERY day I meant every few days! I was planning on posting everyday when to my surprise when I went to post our computer wasn't working. As well as our computer, the tv, the bathroom light and the oven weren't working! Don't worry our house didn't have that many malfunctioning appliances at once, we just lost our electricity (as well as hundreds and hundreds of others, who are still without it) due to this,


A close up to show you all how thick it was....

If you look at the grass you can see max's (our dog) favorite perch is a glacier!

Now you might understand why power is going out all over the state...

Now the storm has passed but the dangers now are all the falling branches (and whole trees!), because of the weight of the ice!
So hang in there blog readers, the worst is over and a post will hopefully be there for you tomorrow!

Love till next post,

P.s. Charlie has also had a bit of the stomach flu, so that in itself is excuse enough for me to skip a day or two of blogging!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

It's a miracle!

PICTURES!!!! What more can I say?!

We had our first playgroup....

At our play group was Charlie's new friend Ella...

our friend Shelby was there for a few...

Charlie's future wife Lili was there too.......

They're going to have such a wonderful marriage! lol

lately we have also been going to his Great Aunt Kathy's house a lot more...but only to see his fun cousins ,
Samantha and Caitlin...

Samantha loves to hold Charlie! (with a little assistance)...

And on her own!!

love till next post,

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Haven't done this in a while!

Do you ever miss those days when I usta blog once a week? Do you ever ask yourself, 'self, why did Sandra stop blogging?'. If so your worries are over my weekly posts are back!

I would like to start off by saying I got a new camera!! So pictures are on the way! I also have been taking a few pictures with disposable cameras so I will have those up here so too. Maybe I will make December my personal Blog posting month! Myblopomo? Sablopomo? Anyway, moving on.

I check a few blogs and the most important one is my sisters, and I was just there and saw that she took a test that determined that she is pretty addicted to blogging. With all my old addictions washed away with the arrival of my baby, I have no healthy addiction (can an addiction be healthy?) so I'm hoping that this can be my thing once more!

I decided to see how much I was addicted:

55%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?
with that said I start, on this the 7th of December, I start my own blog posting month!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving update!

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

Sorry I have been such a lazy person and haven't posted! I don't have much motivation to anymore since I don't have any cute pictures that I feel I must share with you all.

I thought instead I would put a little bit of an update on what the little man and I have been up to....

Charlie has been up to a lot, growing and such. He can now roll over both back to stomach, and stomach to back . I was told that rolling from back to stomach is harder, but that's the one he did first, just under 2mo ago! He just today did a complete roll and then looked at me like, "whoa mom, what just happened?!!".

Before Thanksgiving we were just doing the basic everyday things, and here and there we would go visit friends. He met his Grandpa Lin, Aunt Connie, Uncle Jack, and Aunt Nancy. As usual he was very much a performer and enjoyed giving them grins and struttin his stuff! (as much as a baby that can't walk can strut)

Also a few weeks back, because I am absolutely crazy and decided we could handle it, Charlie, mom, and I attended church camp!! It was a blast, my church family has really embraced me through all of this and I love being around them, and having a positive atmosphere for Charlie!
We stayed in the 'Mommy and Me' cabin. I was surprised at the turn out of moms and babies. I was also very thrilled when I found out that there were two sides of the cabin, one for babies who slept through the night, and one for those unfortunate few that don't. (I am now taking this time to say hi to suze, my sister, and that I am sorry to hear that James and her would have been on the less fortunate side if they were in attendence).

I have been quite blessed to have a baby that, since the age of 3mo, has slept through the entire night!!

At the top of this post I believe I said a 'short' update, so I'm going to speed things along.

On Thanksgiving we had an extra long day. First we went to his dad's family thing, where Charlie got to meet most of that side of the family. Then we went to the Sowards family bash and stayed there till about 10 or 10:30! He stayed awake almost the entire time we were with the Sowards and I think we are still off a bit on our sleeping patterns from that day of chaos. (it was fun chaos though!).

Okay that's all the update I have in me for now!

love till next post,

(Editors' note: sorry if there are any and many errors in my posts, I don't really read over it before I post it. If I tried to do that, it would probably never get posted!)

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I know that it's getting closer to christmas so I thought I would put together a short xmas wish list.
We've already got quite a few clothes and toys for Charlie coming from his mama (me..duh), dad, gma, and granny but I understand if there is something so cute that you have to buy it!

BUT... there are a few things that we need like more cloth diapers like these (not picky about color)
and with diapers you need inserts like these to do the absorbing. Charlie is such a big boy that he is med/large right now and soon will be in large, please keep that in mind.

Charlie has started to roll over and be able to move freely about the bed, which is so enjoyable to see him growing and learning new things but makes me think it's time for us to get of these,
I also thought this one was cool, and it's portable!! Of course I'm not picky about brands or exact things, as long as it's the general thing that serves the same purpose it's great!!

As long as we are on the topic of not worrying about specific products, I thought I might mention that, as well as growing out of clothes, he's growing out of shoes. I want some Robeez for him (size no smaller then 6-12mo). I really like the guitar ones but I'm not picky. I think you can find this stuff on ebay but I just linked you to the original site.

All those are for Charlie, the only thing I really want and need is a new digital camera. I don't have a link for that, but if you all wanted to band together and buy it for me I WON'T STOP YOU!!!

Anyway, enough of all the stuff we need (that happens to be kinda expensive), here are a few ideas for fun little things that we could enjoy having....

Soft block books (so much better for babies that like to eat as well as read their books)

Stacking toys ( I like the flame and rainbow, these will be a little hard for him now but not for long!)

But not the hippopotamus (a beloved book by all children I think)((Sandra Boynton is a favorite))

And any other books, we love to read board books as well as the soft ones!!

OK. Finally I got a list out.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and I'll try to post soon again!

Love till next post,

Thursday, November 15, 2007


The title stands for World Breastfeeding Week Celebration, which mind you, was back in September but my, o so colorful LaLecheLeague Leader (LLLL) Just now got the photos up. I wanted to share these photos with you all. Not only so that you may see some of my other breastfeeding mom friends, but also to give me a chance to express how wonderful and blessed I feel to be a breastfeeding mother. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful thing that a mother can give to her baby and, as some of you might know, we've had a lot of issues. So to have made it this far I am surely blessed!

Anyway, enjoy and YAY FOR BREASTFEEDING!!!!

From left to right (Amber, Jennifer, Rodica's sister in law Jennifer, Maria(rodica's baby) and Rodica)

more baby moments..

it was a family friendly event, so the ladies brought their men (or the babies brought their daddy's)

from left to right (Cathy, her hubby, Jameson, Jessica, and Conner)

It was fun and I enjoy being with these women and sharing the joy that breastfeeding brings!
I have so much new stuff going on to tell you guys but I'll save that till the next time, I'm ready to go to bed, it's late!!

Love till next post,

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cousins? Maybe.....

No new pictures still but in honor of National blog posting month (NaBloPoMo) I decided to post something today.

I was going through some of the older posts my sister has on her blog and came across one photo in particular that looked quite familiar....I'm thinking there might be some be the judge.....

This is my nephew James around 4months (age could vary a bit, not positive)...
This is Charlie at almost 3 and a half mo......

pretty hysterical I think! Anyway.

Love till next post,

Monday, October 29, 2007

A month ago....

We had a 3mo. celebration and I wanted to post again to share the pictures I have with you all. I haven't taken any new ones because sadly, my camera broke! I guess, looking at the bright side, this will give me the opportunity to catch up with the pictures I do have. I haven't posted lately because we have been having lots of issues that deserve my full attention...please keep Charlie and me in your thoughts and prayers.

On a lighter note for his 3mo. celebration about a month ago (can't believe he's already4mo!) John was here, and so were Charlie's godparents!! Charlie is soooo lucky to have the godparents that he does (I'm lucky to have them to) for many reasons, one being they have an awesome camera and love taking pics of Charlie! They were the ones that got the lovely pictures of the day he was born. Anyway, since they were here I have plenty of AWESOME pics to share from that day.

In celebration of his 3mo. and John's birthday too, we had a cake and the Dotts even brought some presents, including the ever helpful bumbo (i don't care what anyone else says about it).

Enough of me blabbering? gabbing? O well, enough of me talking on and on... with no further adu.....

This is my favorite picture EVER!! thanks karen and greg....

I don't care what they say..the bumbo is great....(ever since we got it, everytime I put him in it he poops, I think he's potty training himself!!) That kind of looks like the start of a poop face to me..
Charlie's godparents came and we got a family pose...

it was, of course, a joint birthday celebration so we had to get a picture with the bday boys!..

We also got a picture with the ever so wonderful godmama Karen...

And the equally wonderful godfather Greg..

Then we got some cute poses that look so great and almost like professional pictures..thanks to the wonderful camera Karen and Greg brought..

I haven't really talked about the mei tai (the thing that I am able to wear Charlie in) but no time like the present! It is a wonderful baby wearing device, that Charlie loves and is soothed so much by that he is known to fall into a deep and wonderful sleep (the closeness to mama might help a bit)....

I am now on the hunt for a camera, till then you will get to see some old pictures that I haven't been able to put up quite yet!


love till next post,

Charlie says hi.....
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dear, Dear, Enrique....

Charlie has grown so much and been doing so many new, and cute things I wanted to share more recent photos. I still have a few photos left from our NC trip but I will find some other time to share those. It's way more important for you to see how much Charlie is changing everyday!

Also, it's very important you all meet Enrique...Charlie's favorite companion! I got Enrique so Charlie could have a friend he could relate to and share the mexican heritage with...
The boy now smiles for pictures!!!!!!!!!!! He also is official cool because he's got a hoody!!

His shirt says "mommy's nuts about me!" He's such a big boy sitting up on the couch with his big boy pants on!! He's wearing big boy shoes too!! (note the long sleeves, summer is over!)

He's such a big boy doing big boy things..he has started to roll over and in the picture you see he's also started batting things!

He's getting soooo big!! there you have it!

love till next time,

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Babies and pregnant folks!

I'm still really trying to catch up, I didn't realize just how trigger happy (with the camera) I was in North Carolina!! Here are some more, not the rest, but some more very awesome N.C. moments...

While we were in NC we visited one of Susans friends, one who I happen to adore for many reasons, MEGAN!!
It's taken me so long to catch up Megan is no longer pregnant!! But while she was pregnant she and Charlie got to meet and it doesn't look like Charlie minds the big belly at all!!!

A close up to point out that he is thoroughly enjoying the pregnant lady..

A very cute Ana (Megan's daughter), a pregnant Megan, and a serious Charlie...I wonder what he's thinking about Ana....

So I figured i'd stick this one in now since Megan baby wears as well...ignore that girls tired face and focus on the cute baby..

I think I don't have to many left and will be able to FINALLY be caught up!!? I hope so...I might not get caught up in time before I have devote all my attention to getting the house ready to have our Fall Festival Enrichment party for my La Leche League, which before I knew what was happening, I volunteered my house for!! I have high hopes for all of it though...

love and hugs,

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Uncles, Cousins...It's all relative!

I feel like catching you all up is taking forever so, I don't think I'll put so much detail in this post as the last...they are kind of self explanatory anyway!

James is playing peek a boo with me...
My turn to hold the cousins...
I posted this one because the other one didn't have us all looking at the camera...
this is my cousin krystles daughter breyanna....
we are coming to the last of the pictures so this is just a random one that i thought was cute because this is the towel James used when he was a little baby...

like i said, there aren't to many pics left to share so hopefully I will get the last few up in the next couple days and be able to start posting more recent pics, like the ones from our 3mo. bash we had for Charlie!!

love to all,