23 January 2010

First Day of School

Finally! After getting a few things in order, Danny was finally able to start school this past Thursday. For those of you who don't know (and I always mention this but just in case) Danny has a speech delay and is starting a class that is very similar to pre-K but with an emphasis on speech therapy. There are 11 kids total in the class, including Danny, and all of them are a little older than him which makes it perfect because Danny loves older kids.




Excited about the big day.

Walking to the school. He was embarrassed by all the pictures we were taking.

Here we go!

Holding his doughnut to walk to class. He took this very seriously.

What?! An elevator? Spoiled.

Listening to the teacher (he has this thing with biting his nails, I think he inherited this from the Navarro side, can you inherit that? I don't know, but he does it.)


Doing his school work.

It was so cute to see him in a classroom setting. It seemed this was the perfect day to start Danny in the class. They learned about the letter "S" and pretended to be superheroes and flew through a city to find words that started with the letter "S". They even got flashlights. While they were "flying" the teacher played the Superman theme song (one of his favorite songs). Danny was in heaven to say the least. He loved it! And I of course got teary eyed.

At first, I thought, "What a great coincidence that Danny started on the day they get to pretend to be Superman." But then a talk that I heard titled, The Tender Mercies of the Lord by one of our twelve apostles named, Elder David R. Bednar came to mind. He says, "Some may count this experience as simply a nice coincidence, but I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them." He goes on to further explain that, ” Through personal study, observation, pondering, and prayer, I believe I have come to better understand that the Lord’s tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Truly, the Lord suits “his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men” (D&C 46:15). To read this talk, click below.

The Tender Mercies of the Lord

Now, I wasn't looking for reassurance, or even doubting that what we were doing was right or wrong, but at that moment I truly knew that the Lord was looking out for Danny and bestowing his "tender mercy" upon him. Maybe it was something that Danny needed to feel comfortable in the class, and maybe it was just a little reminder to me of how much the Lord loves and knows each of us. He is mindful of all of our needs. Even a three year old starting school. Not that I didn't believe it before it just seemed to have served as a reminder and confirmation of what I believed. It was a sweet and comforting experience.

We are so pleased with Danny's teacher and really feel this is going to be a GREAT opportunity for him. He really enjoyed it. It seemed he was kind of sad to leave. He'll be attending this class for two and a half hours, twice a week for the next two years, until he starts kindergarten, and we are very excited to see what unfolds.

18 January 2010

Almost!!

Hmmm, is he doing it on purpose?

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Only he knows!

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Welcome Baby Lu'an Andreau

Congratulations to Cecilio's brother Lupe and Anita!!
Born: Jan 12, 2010



New Home for Trinity in Arizona

For the last six years we have enjoyed the company of our dear dogs, Neo and Trinity. For those of you who don't know, Trinity has been our special needs dog, very adventurous, and high maintenance! We didn't really mind, but with twins on the way we had to make the hard decision to give her away, or sell her. We figured once the babies came it would be hard to meet her needs. We were kind of worried about what kind of family she would go to but luckily, Cecilio's mom and sister expressed interest in her, so that has been a huge relief. We know they'll take really good care of her.
As hard as it was to give her up, I have to say that life is much easier so far with one dog. Neo is the best dog we could have ever asked for. Danny loves him to death. And as hard as it was for Danny to see Trinity go...he's over it. He cried for a little while throughout the day, but he's fine now. As for Neo, the first thing he did when Trinity left was go to his dog bed. Finally he had it all to himself. (Trinity would always hog the bed and growl at him if he tried to get in it.) It seems he was sad for a couple days, but he's made a full recovery as well. He's enjoying getting spoiled!

Bye Trinity, we hope you love your new home with your Grandma and Tia La!

12 January 2010

Our Little GQ: Portraits of a Three Year Old

Here are some awesome portraits my sister in law, Kendal took of Danny while she was in El Paso over the holidays. I love how they turned out! To see some more of her talented work please visit her website at Silver Sixpence Photography. She is based out of Lubbock, TX. Thank you Kendal.









05 January 2010

Update on the Girls

So, everything is going well with these girls. Baby "A" is two weeks behind "B", but I have plenty of amniotic fluid, so apparently there 's nothing to worry about yet. They're going to keep a closer eye on me now though just to make sure one isn't taking nutrients from the other, but so far so good. They are growing beautifully. As for me, still suffering from nausea, and complete exhaustion, but I'm not complaining.

Here are the latest pics we have. These are their little faces.