Friday, March 19, 2010

What we've been up to lately...

My new work schedule is a 4/10, so I have incredibly long days Monday through Thursday, but I am really enjoying having a 3 day weekend. Patrick has been super busy with school. So, we try to make it a point to have some family fun time every weekend.

Grandma and Aunt Jessica went to the Aquarium with me and Jasmine...

We went to the Wild Animal Park and Jasmine visited the gazelles... she has no fear!

We went to Oceanside to visit Uncle Arnold and decided to visit the beach while we were there.

I think we've got a sand lover on our hands!

Birthday Girl

Jasmine had a wonderful birthday party. It was really cute, she woke up Saturday morning excited like she knew it was a special day.

We are so grateful for everyone that came, especially those who travelled from so far away and everyone who was so generous with their gifts. Jasmine got some wonderful things that she really enjoys!

Thanks Aunt Cindy and Aunt Sharon!

Jasmine especially enjoyed her play time with her cousin Maddie...

She is also still enjoying the boxes and bags two weeks later.

I would say her first birthday was a big success!

Friday, March 5, 2010

1 Year

One year ago today, our lives changed forever - for the better!

I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I had no idea how much I would enjoy being Jasmine's mom.

She is a very sweet girl and can be very cuddly. If she's awake, she's moving. Busy babies must run in the family, she never stops. She loves to play, loves the park, and is very friendly. She is still one of the happiest babies I've ever known. Her little vocabulary is expanding and she will repeat a lot of things you say these days. Words she knows on her own: hi, dad, mom, dog, down, outside, I did it, and I'm sure there are more. She is becoming very interested in table food and wants to try whatever mom and dad are eating. Jasmine loves music and loves to dance.
This has been one of the most joyful years of our lives and we are looking forward to watching this sweet girl grow and change in the year ahead. We are so grateful that our Heavenly Father chose us to raise this wonderful girl!