Thursday, September 29, 2011

Piggy turns ONE!

A little backyard pre-party, he obviously loved his cupcake!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Weekend Fun

1. Friday after school snowcones 2,3,4.Saturday morning pan dulce and sprinkled cookies 5.Tent making 6,7 Fantasia in the park with my Chicken 8.Homemade chile rellenos 9.Frosting cupcakes 10.Teething piggy :(


Friday, September 23, 2011

Sweetest words.

Last Sunday morning my Mom and Aunts cleaned out my grandmas house, almost a year after her passing. That same morning at our house my daughter woke up talking about my grandma, her Mamita Nita. It was so out of the blue and so so sweet. She woke up and the first thing she said was " I hugged Mamita Nita, and she was squishy and she's in the cielo." I fought back tears as I hugged her. All morning she kept saying" Mamita Nita is a star in the cielo and a flower." She kept staring at her pictures and giving her kisses. Seriously, sweetest morning moment ever.

I can not believe it's almost been a year.
Here she is with my sweet boy.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stay at home mom for the week.

Work has been slow this week, so I have been playing stay at home mom for the week. It has been so cool taking the kids to school / daycare in the morning. Monday and Tuesday I hung out with the Piggy all morning while my Chicken was at school. I've had lunch with my hubby all week, and tackled some projects I've been working on and have had extra time for afternoon walks and extra playtime. Mostly though, the day goes by so fast and it's time to pick them up again. Exhausting yet fun.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Be aggresive, be, be agressive

Monday morning came to quick for me, and I was dreading going in to work. However, that quickly changed when my morning with patients turned out so positive! It's as if the therapy I gave was also for myself.. This got me thinking when I'm feeling down or do not feel like going to work, I have to remember I chose this career and patients count on me. I admit most patients hate to see me at first. Who would want to participate in physical therapy after major surgery or being in pain, or having no energy at all. That is where I come in, this morning I helped :

A patient that last week could barely sit on the edge of her bed,and was very scared of falling, I helped her stand, get out of bed, take a few steps and sit in a chair. Her family was very grateful and so was my patient.

I helped a man in ICU sit at the edge of the bed, do exercises and taught him how to move in bed.

Experiences like these remind me of why I love physical therapy, and remind me of great patients I've had in the past. Although small steps like the ones I listed above may seem small, they make a huge difference. Have you ever tried laying in bed for 2 days straight without the ability to move and reposition yourself? Now think about laying in an ICU bed for weeks and then attempting to get out of bed and walk? How about not having enough endurance to even feed yourself, walk to the restroom, brush your hair, put on your shoes. What about a broken hip that won't allow you to do the hobbies you love? I could go on and on!!!!!

I have to remind myself that I have taught patients how to stand, take a step, walk, scoot up in bed, I have taught babies and toddlers how to roll, stand, walk, kick a ball, catch and throw a ball.

Because sometimes you have to remind yourself of great accomplishments and why not, everyone deserves to pat themselves on the back!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The weeks best quotes

" I already have music coming out of my mouth" - when I suggested we put some music on to go along with her super loug singing.
"my bootie threw up"
Here she is holding on tightly to her little brother, and she is serious about it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dena's Dirty Thirty

Labor day weekend was filled with friends and fun! Fri in Austin for my dear friend Dena's 30th birthday party which involved beer, Beyonce, 90's music, champagne, food, karaoke, dancing on a handmade stage, and plenty of good times.

Saturday - girls night in, because I have the best friends, and they bring me food and beer while I stay at home with the kiddos, while the hubby works at night. Thankfully both kiddos were bathed and asleep by the time they all arrived :)

Sunday - cooked breakfast for my parents and sister and then attended an event my husband put together , a latin music series, an unexpected night full of sweaty dancing and pizza and cracker eating with my sis and our friends !

Monday - my sister and I sewed all morning for a little project we are working on, then my husband had a bunch of his awesome friends over and all of us hung out outside in the cooler weather, while our kids ran around the house. I've decided that someday I want to have my kitchen made bigger, why we al lhung out in my tiny kitchen baffles me. It's the warmest room in the house and not an adequate amount of seating, but I guess I love the cozyness of it.

Great weekend. Great friends that I can call family. Too much fun because I only took pics on Friday. <3
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Early Summer

First family of four trip, earlier this summer, for Chicken's birthday. Totally worth all the Disney cheese for her smile :)
So glad my parents were there !
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