Monday, September 23, 2013

Love being a mommy

As I sit here this morning I think of how blessed I am with what God has given me. He has given me two beautiful children. I love them so much and am so thankful that the Lord choose me to be their mommy.

I am now watching my sweet boy fall in love with his sister and it makes my heart overflow with joy. Of course it is a big adjustment for him and he is also learning how to be a big brother and share all the attention. This at times can be difficult, but as a family we are learning how to deal with a little jealousy and learning to show love. There are times when he wants attention from mommy and daddy and others when he only wants his sisters attention. Again this is a learning time for all of us as a family. It is in those little moments though when he goes to the bassinet on his own and just stares at his sister, or sings to his sister that I see how much he loves her. He also loves to put her on his chest and just hold and give her kisses. He also loves to hold her hand in his and just take her in. These are the moments when again I slow down and thank God for the opportunity to be there mommy and take all of these little things in. My little boy is an amazing big brother and I know he will always be her protector and for that I am blessed.
Being a mommy is the best job in the world and I couldn't ask for anything more, my heart overflows with the joy my beautiful babies bring me. I also have to take a moment and recognize my amazing husband for giving me these beautiful blessings and being such an amazing daddy to our sweet babies. He really is showing our son how to be a protector, caring, and loving little guy. He is also showing our baby girl all the love any little girl could ever asked for. I am truly blessed beyond words. I know I will be sad when I go back to work next week, but I know my sweet babies will be in great hands with their abuelitos and that makes everything better. I also know my little guy will love and help with sister while mommy and daddy work. My job provides me with the opportunity to provide for my children, but there is no job like just being their mommy :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer 2013

        Summer 2013 is upon us and off to a great start. I just want to take a moment and reflect on this year to see all the blessings that are to come this  summer.
          As I look back on the 2012-2013 school year I realize that it was a hard one. I went into the school year teaching a new grade this year and not being excited about it. It actually turned out well and I learned a lot about myself as a teacher. I learned that teaching one subject is very hard when you have students at all different levels, but with high expectations the students could learn a lot. I had a lot of growth with my students, but now know what I will do in the coming year to help my students grow and grow myself as a teacher.
         At the beginning of this school year I lost a very dear friend and that was very hard and I learned a lot from that experience too. Through the loss of such a beautiful amazing talented teacher I remember all that I learned from her and how to become a great teacher from her. She was the one there my first year teaching showing me how to be a kind and a great teacher. I carry her in my heart every day and I take all she taught me to make me stronger and the teacher that I want to be. She will always be with me in all the little things that I do as a teacher and as a mother, because though I was not her daughter she treated me that way and I will always remember that. She was not only my mentor, but also my family.
       With the loss of my friend and the pain that I felt through most of the year came a big blessing and I believe she had a little hand to play in this beautiful blessing of expecting our second baby. I am now seven months pregnant with our precious little girl Paulina Mikaela. This summer is about getting ready for our sweet girl and me just enjoying and teaching my sweet boy so many new things. My precious boy is excited about becoming a big brother and I am so happy that he feels that way. As I wait patiently for the arrival of our little girl I thank the Lord for all that he has blessed our family with. My sweet boy is growing and learning so many new things. He is teaching daddy and I how to be patient to stop listen, play, and enjoy this time with him.
               As this summer is a time that my family is growing with love and strength I am so thankful for such an amazing husband. He is patient, kind, loving and strong he does so much for us each and every day. During the school year he is our chef and he does it with so much love that in the summer it is nice to be able to finally help him out more and cook a little. I am not near the cook he is, but he has taught me many things in our five years of marriage and the nine years that we have been together that I am now able to manage some simple tasks in the kitchen. This allows me to be a better mother to my son by providing him with home cooked meals and spending time with him. My husband is my rock and my strength and I am so blessed with him and our growing little family.
                 I am thankful to have the summer time to reflect on all that I have learned during the year as a teacher, mother, and wife. I am beyond blessed and thankful for all that we have. We are going to have an amazing summer just enjoying our time as a family. I am glad that our summer is off to a great start with all the changes that are to come this year with our family expanding with the blessing of our sweet girl. May God continue to bless, strengthen, and guide our family this summer.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer time

This summer has been great and I love summers as I get to spend so much time with my sweet boy. This summer we have spent it watching lots of mickey mouse, but also doing lots of fun things. We have painted pictues, played matching games, built forts, and read tons of books. This time with my sweet boy has been amazing. We began the summer with a family vacation. We went to Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, and to visit with my family in Uvalde. What a great trip it was and it was so relaxing. We spent time exploring and just spending time as a family and that was the best ever. This is Alejandro vistiting with my grandma during our time to Uvalde and is one of my favorite pictures from our trip.
When we returned home from our trip Alejandro and i just have enjoyed spending time together. He is so smart for two years old he sings and has an imagination that is out of this world. He likes to play with stuff animals now and make up stories as he plays with them. He keeps me entertained daily and my house may look a mess, but I know it is just him making memories and exploring his imagination and remember to be patient and allow him to do these things.

This past week we were able to go on another mini-vacation as I was sent to a workshop in Ft. Worth and asked Paul to go with me so we could get another small trip in before my summer ends. I am so glad we did, the workshop was not as great as I hoped, but I was glad to spend time with some of my co-workers during the day. It also provided my two boys to spend some quality time together. We also got to take my sweet boy to the zoo and that was a lot of fun, very hot but well worth the time to see Alejandro's face light up when seeing the animals. He loved the elephants, bears, and giraffes most of all.

As summer time is quickly coming to an end for me I am blessed to have summer off and make memories with my sweet boy. I am glad to see him learing so much and having fun with mommy. I miss him so much during my regular work days, but I remember all the things we get to do together and remember how blessed I am. My sweet boy is no longer a baby and we are working on potty training and it has also been an adventure this summer, but again memories we are making. Hopefully we will get it down before summer ends. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So many things to be thankful for.

I am so thankful for the many blessings in our house this year. Alejandro is growing so quickly and is always amazing me with all that he know and shares with us. We have recently made a big accomplishment in our house hold and that is that Alejandro slept through the night and in his own room the last two nights and this is a big step for us. I know some may think he is about to be two he should have been sleeping on his own a long time ago and I understand this too, but I had a hard time letting go and so did he. I thought a lot of why that could be and I think it was because on the day he was born everything happened so quickly and I was not able to see him until the evening of his birth as he was in the NICU and I was not able to hold him until the next day, which made me letting him sleep on his own so much harder. Now I know I am blessed that he is so strong, healthy, and smart. Alejandro sleeping on his own is a blessing for him and for us this Thanksgiving.
I am also very thankful for all the things Alejandro knows good and bad. He speaks so much and has developed a new found love for Elmo. He goes around the house in his pj's singing "La, La, La, La Elmo's worllld" it is so cute and puts a smile on my face. He has also developed a love for Adale by mommy listening to her and knows some of the lyrics in the songs. He also knows his alphabet in Spanish and the sounds that go with the letters. He is a very bossy baby telling mommy and daddy exactly what he wants like "sienta te hay", "Dame lo" and "No" he keeping mommy on her toes and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Like I said so much to be thankful for this year and I am blessed beyond words. My family is my world and I just wanted to share what is new in our house.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

As summer comes to an end

As summer comes to an end I am thankful for such a great one. I feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful summer, even if I didn't go anywhere on vacation the time I spent with my family was amazing. I had a really rough year last school year and couldn't wait for summer to arrive and when it did it brought great joy and happiness to me.
This summer I spent so much time with my sweet boy getting to watch him grow and explore so many new things. We worked on reading many books and getting a few favorite ones memorized, finding out what TV shows he liked best, finding out how even at a year and half he has such an imagination that is beyond belief, and learning how to cook his favorite foods that are daddy and abuelita's recipes. The time I had at home with my baby boy just brought joy to my heart. I can't believe that it is coming to an end already, but I have a lot to look forward to this school year. I will strive to work hard and teach my students many new things. I also look forward to watching my sweet boy continue to grow this school year and will continue to teach him new things too. The summer comes to an end for me, but all that I learned and experienced this summer I take with me to make this new school year a positive one.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The little things matter most!

Today was a busy day for me, I had to wake up early go to a workshop, and leave Alejandro with Abuelito and Abuelita for the day. I missed him so much and makes me realize that the time we have had together this summer has been amazing. I know when I wake up on August 10th to go back to work I will be very sad, but also remember that he is in great hands and I am providing for him. As I think about all that I have in my life I feel truly blessed and remember that the little things matter most. Things such as:

  1. the wave good bye this morning from my sweet boy to go off and learn something new and seeing him so happy with his abuelitos

  2. A great workshop teaching me something new

  3. visit with an old friend

  4. lunch just with my husband like we use to have when we were first dating

  5. getting ready for a new year nice and early and excited about it

  6. coming home after a full day away and hearing thos magical words that make my heart melt "MOMMY"

  7. laying in bed with my husband and baby playing

  8. giving one of Alejandro's favorite books to him and watching him lay down all alone in our room and read

  9. eating dinner as a family

  10. One of the best moments of the day watching a sweet boy hold a little cup filled with ice to snack on and walking ever so slowly to make sure he doesn't drop one single bit of it. Watching his sweet face fill so acomlished was amazing and a moment I will never forget.

Little things in life are the ones that fill my heart with happiness and in the busy moments it feels great to reflect on a busy day and be thankful for all that I have and am blessed with.

Friday, July 1, 2011

First time away from home.

So this week I went to a reading conference for the first time in Houston and I know that may not sound like much to most, but for me it meant a whole lot as this was my first time to leave my baby boy since he was born. I was torn on the decision to go or not, but with so much happening in my line of career I know that I have to put every foot forward to show how much my career means to me. I was so homesick and missed my sweet boy and husband so much during this time. I was so happy to see the bond that my husband and son have during the time I was away. They are so close and even though mommy was away my husband showered him with love every minute. I also have amazing in-laws that were there to take care of my baby boy while Paul was at work. They love Alejandro so much and he in turn loves them equally or even more and he is truly blessed to be so loved. I also learned a lot as a mom during this time as how hard it may be to be away from my baby he would be in good hands.
I found out that I needed this trip to learn more about Motherhood and my career, as during one of my workshops I had a moment of clarity. I have been out of college for almost five years now and during this time I have married the love of my life, and had my beautiful Alejandro, and I have felt very full of happiness and joy. During this time though I have wondered also if I should go back to school and get a master's in something to help my family continue to grow and during one workshop a presenter hit excellent points in bilingual education and why students make the errors they make due to her background in Speech pathology she knew so much and saw things in a different light. I was like I had an idea that this might be what I wanted to do and then all of a sudden I was sure. I am still not sure when I will start this journey, but I know that I will and not hold back on it as I want to continue to build on my career for my family and our future as a family. Though the time I was away was very hard on me as a mother, it helped me grow stronger and find a path I would like to take to help my family grow.