Well we are dealing with Ayden still being a little rough on his sister. He pulled the chair out from under her and her head hit the tile floor. Not real bad but enough to make a bruise. She has a little bruise on her forehead. It is kinda cute... I am sure it will not be her last one with a big brother...John
I have to laugh out loud. Ayden, Taylar and I were swimming and I said that I had to got Potty. Well if you know Ayden he is more than happy to go Potty outside. Well, when I got out of the pool to go Potty Ayden got out with me. We always swim naked so we did not have shorts on. Since Taylar was with us I was holding her while I was peeing. Ayden came up next to me and started peeing too. I started feeling something warm on my side and I just knew that Taylar was peeing too. I pulled her away from me a little and sure enough me, Ayden, and Taylar were all peeing out in front of us....So I would have to say that our little girl was shooting out pee too. LOL. I chuckled because that little girl of ours is getting so big and fitting into this family of boys like she has always been here...I sure love these little ones and of course that man of mine...John
My 34th Birthday. What a great Birthday. Jared, Ayden,Taylar and I just hung out at home and enjoyed the time together. I find it quite interesting how as you get older and have kids your Birthday becomes less important. What matters the most is being with your family. I have always been a family person. My family always comes first but now having a family of my own things really make a lot more sense. I love this family of mine and I sure enjoy the time that the four of us get to spend together.
Well we finally had Taylar's passport appointment. Me and Kylah went and applied for the passport. I can not wait to get it back. It was very funny though as we rushed out of the house so fast and late for the appointment that I spaced taking Taylar to the Appointment. LOL. We were down there and I was like we should have Taylar here too. Terri was watching her and Ayden. Jared had to head back to get her just so the guy at the post office could see her. We had to laugh....
We got Taylar's birth Certificate in her real name yesterday. We only have a few more things till all of the paperwork is complete. I can not wait. We sent away for her Certificate of Citizenship in her legal name the other day so as soon as we have that back and the passport we will be all complete. I am so glad....John
Taylar Rae started feeling better yesterday. It is so cute to see her feeling better and seeing that smile again. She did not smile at all for that two days she was teething and hurting. She slept all through the night again and it was so nice. Love those kids....John
Well, Ayden has had a fever and not been feeling that well since yesterday. I thought maybe he was getting sick. Today he came out saying that his mouth hurts. Well he is getting his other set of molers. I have to laugh that we are dealing with this right now with having Taylar Rae teething like she has been. Again, another part of being parents. It is just so sad to see him hurting like that. I do love the fact that he can tell us now though. As I have said before he is growing up so fast and is just so adorable. John
Oh my goodness.... Ayden is swimming with out his floaties. He is jumping off the diving board and swimming to the side to get out of the pool. Of course he is not pulling himself out from the side. He scoots around the side of the pool to the steps and gets out. Then does it all over again. Our little man is growing up so fast and right before our eyes. We are so proud to be the parents of this beautiful little ones it just brings a tear to my eye....John
Oh Thank God.... Taylar slept all night and woke up this morning with a little less drewl and some smiles. I just adore her. That little smile melts my heart. Ayden has been in a little more trouble today as he is still having trouble sharing. Since she has been home he has been having trouble sharing. His teacher says that he is fine at School so maybe it is just sibling rivaly. I understand that this should change when he turns about three. I hope so and I hope that eventually he will share and protect her. Well we are going to get into the pool so we will post more later
My heart breaks for our little girl. She has been teething the last two days. She has had a fever too. We were up every half hour with her last night. She has several teeth coming in I think. She feels a little better today but she has been hurting. I do not remember teething being this bad for Ayden. Anyway it just breaks my heart that she is hurting...Not to mention that we could have used a little bit more sleep... lol. She hardly slept the night before as well so two nights with little sleep. Part of being a Father huh...LOL. Well we hope we are on the tail end of this. We will see. We will let you know. John
We had our court date yesterday to officially change Taylar's name. She has always been Taylar to us though. While going through Ayden's adoption I was so glad to finally have his Certificate of Citizenship and passport in his correct name. That is when it felt complete for me. With all the crap that is going on here in the US regarding Immigration I was a little nervous and still am when it comes to that. I could not ever imagine something happening. Anyway, we are almost there. We are going today to get Photo's for Taylar to get the new COC and her US passport....Yeah..... This past year has been crazy with focusing most of our attention on this adoption and the uncertainty with adoptions stopping in Guatemala. We are home and I am so thankful. We are truly blessed with our children. John
Ayden is so cute at School!!! He has a special day every couple weeks that he get's to bring snacks and something to share. Today we took the bouncy castle that we got at the Home and Garden show to his school. We set it up in the front in the morning and we sat and visited with Miss. Billie while watching all the kids play on this bouce castle. It was adorable. It is amazing that our little boy is going to school and can actually have a conversation with you. This school is the best we could ever ask for at this age. He is growing up so fast. While we were there his teacher told us that we are doing such a great job with him and we should be proud, she also stated how much they enjoy him. I will tell you we are proud that is for sure. We are proud that he is such a good boy and just well mannered and has such a huge heart. Parents huh. They always think their child is just the best.....lol. We are truly blessed. John
Well we finally went down today to file to get her name legally changed to Taylar Rae. Her birth name is Maria De Los Angeles Gonzalez Rodriguez. I know.... that is why we changed it. I think that she will appreciate it down the road. If not she can always change it back. Well we will find out next week when our court date is. Then once that is done we will be able to go to get her AZ foreign born birth certificate and then her passport. I will be so glad when we have that because for us that is really the last step in this process. See ya soon....John
What a great surprise it was that they came through Phoenix. Ayden was a little stingy as he has been since Taylar came home but they played together great. Maya seemed to be at home here playing with Ayden too. Dinner was great and it was awesome getting to know Cabby and Stephanie more. I can not wait till Thursday for them to come back and hang out a little bit longer. We can get the kids in the pool to play. They can count on us coming to El Paso for visit.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at our Family Blog. This is new to us so please forgive us while we are making changes and adding things. We want to have a place that all of our friends and family can see what we are doing and how the kids are getting bigger and bigger every day. WOW!!! Time flies by and it is amazing...I remember us saying how we could not wait for Ayden to walk and talk. Now he is running around like a mad man. Talking and telling you what he wants and does not want. He is such a big boy as he will tell you. Not only is he a big boy but he is a big brother. Taylar Rae, oh boy little girls are so much different than little boys. More sensitive and she will sure get her feelings hurt. She also is starting to want things her way. Let's see how this goes. LOL. She is adorable and fitting in just perfect in this family of boys. Well we hope that you enjoy and thank you again for being a part of this family. John