All the little things that make your room super special. Teddy & Dino given to you by grandma. Letterboard, wooden box & blanket given by our friend Nay. Dr.Seuss book given by our lovely friend Kristi. School bus which was the first gift you got from us when revealed the gender to your big sisters. Every single detail was delicately chosen for you, my sweet boy! We are so excited to meet you soon.
You are always by your sister's side. Always admiring and trying to be like her. It's my luck that she is such a great role model for you. I'm so very proud of you both for being such amazing children. I love to see your relationship grow stronger and to see you learn from each other. I'm so very glad of the age difference and everything that makes your relationship what it is. Even if I could, I wouldn't change a thing.
Just like that, you are 11! I am so proud of the young lady that you are becoming. You are so thoughtful, caring and loving. You help me around the house and with your sister and you are always telling me how excited you are to be having a baby brother soon and how much you will like taking care of him. We had a small gathering with our dearest friend Daphne and her crew to celebrate your 11th birthday and you loved having them over.
Getting your nails done by your big sis is pure joy. You guys love mixing up colors, not necessarily matching.
Boxes everywhere, we are finally about to move! Your pets of course, still sleep and wake by your side. I can't wait to see what life will be like at our new home.
During this week we were impatiently waiting for our house to get done. You were a dream throughout the whole process of going to a million places and getting a million things. Constant to do lists and a not so 'calm' mother. I remember taking this photo of you during those weeks. I was so exhausted one day and you brought me 'fererro rocher chocolates' while I rested in bed. The truth is they were more for you than for me but you still brought them to share with me. I love you for that!
This is that time I realized you are turning 11! The photo was shot in the attic, before paint. You wanted this room to yourself, but I never thought it would work out. You convinced me though, and this is your OWN room. I guess it was about time you got something you didn't have to share with your little sis all the time.
Hey baby, look how far we’ve come. I decided to take these photos today because they might just be our last portraits of you on the inside. I’m feeling huge right now, and not very enthusiastic about photos. We are expecting to move very soon and life is just ‘busy’... I had your big sister Yasmin shoot this portrait of us today, so that I could remember this blanket that I bought for your room. I plan on using it to take photos of you on it once you’re born. I seriously can’t wait to wrap you in it.
You are so cute with your silly smile. I was so excited to find some beautiful light right outside our door. Unfortunately we don’t get much of this indoors but I’m excited to explore with you to find little treasures like this once we move in.
Lots of things happening for us this past week. You had quarterly assessments and we got to go hang out with some friends. The house got a coat of paint right after this photo, so here is another milestone and check off the list of things done before we move in. It feels like forever, but I promise it’ll be over soon. I know you are impatient to move just as I am and also impatient to meet your baby brother. We are so close!
Playing with your critter house. Too cold out!
This week you are working on 'common assessments' which are given each semester. You have been studying a lot and playing a lot with your sister as well. You both like playing with the L.O.L. dolls in the 'Critter' house. You make games up, like hiding the dolls in the house and having your sister find them, etc. I'm glad we get to have you around everyday.
You turned 5 this week! This is your birthday portrait. You've changed so much since last year's portrait. For your portrait we went to target and you picked this cute shirt and matching bracelets, which you said I had to include in the photo.
I love to see the love you have for your pets. You take such good care of them and they know who is their owner. They love you back, and there's no wonder why.
Hey there baby! Today your big sis took some photos of us. I absolutely love this shot and seeing how round my belly is with you inside. I’m so glad of the few photos I have of myself expecting you. I’m glad that big sis is so patient and enjoys photographing us.
You were sick this week. You threw up continuously for days. You couldn't keep anything down, not even crackers. All because of something you ate, good poisoning is no joke. You were the only one who ate (what you call 'limpada') and I'm so sad that you had to be the one. I'm so happy that you went through it rather smoothly and got over it and back on your feet.
Today while I cared for your little sister (who threw up continuously for hours), you looked worried and sad. Your caring eyes couldn’t lie about the worry you felt for her. You truly love her, as I love you both. You helped by fetching things for us, and asking over and over how she felt. You are such an amazing sister and I couldn’t ever ask for a better and more loving daughter. I’m so glad you are part of our lives, thank you for being you.
You still come to my bed almost every night. And I love watching you sleep in the morning after being kicked and pushed all night.
We visited the new house to take some food for grandpa while he was installing the insulation. I got a quick portrait of you beside the garage. I already love this spot. Mid day photo with that awesome flare. Such a win!
She's so intense.