Building Rainbows

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winterfest Fun

We took Lizzy to the local winterfest over the weekend. They had lots to do there. Lizzy enjoyed a winnie the pooh skit/play, rode a pony, had fun in the petting zoo (she could have stayed there all day chasing and petting the animals, poor animals), and went down her first snow hill! Lizzy had lots of fun!

Next time Lizzy will be riding a pony will be at the Houston Rodeo coming up! I have to start sewing a dress I plan to make for her and maybe even shop for some boots!

Little Gym

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Life has been pretty busy lately. I haven't posted much because my mind is in a lot of different places right now. Lizzy is doing great she is developing quite a grand imagination. She loves to play store, doll house, kitchen, and matching games. Lizzy enjoys acting out scenes in movies and commercials. She is pretty good at it too. I am starting to see the benefits of simple open ended toys. Lizzy can pretend these simple toys do and are so much more than they seem. We have been thinking about switching Lizzy to a bed (she still sleep in a crib). She talks about wanting a new bed but we have made a deal with her that when she goes to the potty on her own every time she can have a new bed. So far she is doing great....she may have a new bed soon.

Houston has an outdoor ice skating rink we have been wanting to try but the final week it was up we tried two time and it was too hot to skate. We have been having mid 70's weather for a couple weeks now. The weather has been kinda crazy we didn't get to ice skate this year. Maybe next year.

Can you believe in 4 months Lizzy will be 3 years old! That's been on my mind too. I look at pictures of Lizzy as an infant and think was she ever really that small. Hope to post again soon...Maybe I can get Mike to start posting too.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jumpy Slide

Mike usually takes Lizzy to a jumpy bounce house place once a week to wear her out. Lizzy has lots of fun!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Still Here

I apologize for not posting as much as usual. I have been spending my time on new hobbies and spending time just being in the moment with my little family. I will be back to posting normally this week. Lizzy has been learning and growing so much lately I am amazed. Within the last week I have learned that Lizzy knows her letters. If you have a word she can identify every letter in it. Lizzy peels her own oranges . Lizzy has stayed in underwear all day without an accident. She talks all the time ... her vocabulary expands so much everyday! Lizzy can play matching games and know how to do floor puzzles. I know I'm bragging but I'm so proud of my little girl. Life with a toddler is exhausting most days but having a child is truly amazing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Galveston Haunted Segway Tour

Mike and I are truly lucky because we get to have date nights often with having family nearby that can watch Lizzy. Lizzy loves staying with family while we go out and they love watching her. Recently we did a segway ghost tour in Galveston at night. This was our first time on a segway and I was a bit nervous because I had recently fallen off my bike. Despite that it all went well and we have fun. We would recommend segways although daytime would probably be better as I didn't get to see much in the dark night. It was interesting none the less. Tita is out of town for the next week visiting family. We will miss her even for just a week but we hope she enjoys her vacation.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Three Kings Day!

the three holy kings have found the star,

they eagerly follow - it leads them far.

wherever the star shines, love must abide...

then true thoughts can enter and in us reside.

The three kings left Lizzy some gifts this morning. Later Mike took Lizzy to the park where she wanted to lay down with him and look at the sky.

After Lizzy ate her dinner she had king cake and ice cream. Watched Tangled and went to bed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bella's Vet Visit

We took Bella to the vet the other day after Bella's cheek swelled up to the size of a marble (that's big on a chihuahua's face). At first we thought maybe Bella got hit by something (Lizzy) but the swelling never went down. Turns out Bella has a tooth abscess which is causing the swelling in her face. She had her dental surgery today and had a total of 10 teeth come out!! Bella was only suppose to have 1 tooth out the vet came across a bunch of loose teeth that had to go. According to the vet Bella had already lost 4 teeth on her own. Turns out Chihuahua's genetically have terrible oral health and losing teeth is common even with brushing and flossing everyday. Something I did not know so I was shocked to hear Bella lost 10 teeth. Bella gets to eat soft food from now on and get her teeth brushed daily.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Year in Review

Can't believe it's been another year! It's been an eventful year with it's ups and downs but still a good year. Looking back on our year we are truly blessed! Happy New Year!!!