Sunday, October 23, 2011

Maya's great 8 birthday!

The year has flown by for us as a family.. October is always a busy month but this year the stress of life meant more chaos than normal.. Before I knew it I realized that Maya's birthday had snuck up on me..

This year Maya wanted an all girl event..

Thankfully she wanted games and music. A few pink party supplies and a homemade cake was all that was needed for these girls to enjoy their afternoon..

Lily was a sight with the hula hoop..

They started the games with the limbo game and enjoyed being silly..

A few hours of fun and games was perfect for celebrating...
I think it was an extended playdate..
However, we couldn't let a birthday pass without family which meant a long day for all of us.. If it wasn't for my mom and Deanna I think I would have passed out from exhaustion..
Her 8 shaped cake was shared with family and our neighbors (our second family)..

She was flooded with gifts and by 8:00 exhausted beyond her 8 years!

I still can't believe it but ready or not she is the Great 8..

Happy birthday baby!
Mom and Dad

It's that time again...


This season Martin is head coach and the girls are the Mighty Mermaids..
Maya has decided to be an offensive player and that she wants to score.. Who knew?These little girls are showing some amazing heart, teamwork and tumbling (yes, tumbling!)..
The season is about half way through and every practice, scrimmage and game we are enjoying watching them grow as soccer players..
Go Mighty Mermaids!

Amanda's 15th!

I don't know how it happened but our little Mandy grew up... This September we celebrated her 15th..

We had a great time celebrating in traditional Mexican fashion Amanda's 15th or Quince..
The Father-Daughter dance was by far my favorite..
The Garcia family was all dressed up and so were we for celbrating this special event..

Look at mom and dad, so proud!
We don't get too many chances to dress up.. This was a great excuse to put in some effort..
Happy Birthday Mandy!

The big 3-0 for....

My little brother!

Ok, so he is almost a foot taller but he will always be my little brother..
With some help from his best friend Andre and cousin Ed, mom and I pulled off a surprise bash for Arthur complete with friends and family..

Andre and Diana are the best friends a guy could ask for...
The Cortez family made it down for the celebration...Grandma Cortez, Margaret, her daughter and of course our sis Veronica!

Mom and Arthur pose for a picture..

Arthur is happiest surrounded by friends....


Happy 30th!