Thursday, December 28, 2006

Betty's Birthday

December 22 was Bettys birthday. We would normally have picked up a prime rib from our butcher and headed on down to her house so Ben could make her her birthday dinner. We would have got her a present that had something to do with Christmas. We had seen two things that she would have loved. This year we headed up to MT View to the cemetary to take flowers to her for her birthday. It doesnt get easier, I think it gets harder. Kaitlen kept saying,"I miss you Nana" she then hugged her headstone. (that hurts so bad as a mom to see your children hurt) Cody then put 5 marbles in front of the headstone. One for each child in our family and then him and kaitlen put little flowers down in front. they like to decorate it. Betty loved Christmas, loved poinsettias, love her grandkids and got such joy out of just watching them play. I wish my kids had gotten more time with her. I wish she had got to see Abigail. i wish Ben could of had the chance to tell her 'your granddaughter is here, and she is beautiful'
I'll finish later.......
I guess im done, It's just hard and we miss her so much.
Abigail turned 1 month on her Nana's birthday


making cookies

Santa came!!

groggy kids checking out the train table

trying to open all those toys

AJ and her buddy. We got her and K matching Berenguer dolls and put one of the pj's on Abbie. which is the doll? Which is Abigail? lol ;o)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas party/Awards Banquet

Here's Abbie in her Christmas outfit. She looked so cute. Though she was missing her shoe in the pic.

Ben recieving a life saving award in this pic. I'll type the story later

ok, he's getting some kind of award here and i dont know what it was for. i'll o look at the plaque in a bit.

We are so proud of him, though he says it all part of his job.

Monday, December 18, 2006


first bath

She had her fist bath in the tub. This is Codys bathtub. It has definily got used over the yrs.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


The picture im using for our Christmas cards

Awww, my kids

Matthew, being matthew

Monday, December 11, 2006

Santa Pictures

We went to the mall today and got the kids pictures taken. They all did really good. Abigail slept through it. Matthew likes Santa because Santa has candy :o) Tomorrow I'm going to try and take some pics of all the kids together for Christmas cards. At the pace I'm going my cards wont make it out before Christmas.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My sister is here

She got here on Sunday and she'll be leaving this Sunday. The kids have had a blast with her. Here is a pic of her with Kaitlen. I'll post more later. This is my twin for those who don't know that.

Kaitlen at ballet/tap

Abigails 2 week appt

We went on Thursday for her appt and she is doing great. She weighed 10.4. She is gaining JUST FINE :o) She is 21 3/4 inches. They probably thought she grew alot because they miss measured her last time. They would show her growing 1/2 an inch when she really grew 1/4 inch in the last week. The Dr said she doesnt act like a 2 week old that she acts like a 1 month old. Abigail can hold her head up and turn it to were she wants it. She loves to look at you and listen to you talk. It was neat because at the dr's office they have a mirror on the wall next to the exam table and she was looking a me through the mirror. to me thats kinda amazing because looking at someone in the reflection of a mirror makes them twice as far away than if you were to turn around and look at them so I am guessing her eyesight is better than what the books say they are at this age. The dr also noticed how she was looking at me and commented on it. We actually spent most of the appt listening to the Dr tell how advanced Abigail was :o) so we left there with big heads, LOL.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Abigails Christmas gifts

I ordered Abigails Christmas gifts. Since she is only going to be a month old she doesnt really need any thing. So I ordered her a Taggies Giraffe and a Taggies blanket. Now do I make her wait till Christmas to give it to her, lol

Friday, December 01, 2006


Kaitlen layed down with sleeping AJ and fell asleep. :o)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Abigails 1st Dr's appt

Here's the outfit Kaitlen picked out for her to wear. She did great at her appt. she weighed 9#2.5oz so she wasnt down much at all. He said he'd he would expect a breastfed baby to be down more than that. They measured her wrong. She wouldnt straighten out her leg so she was 21 1/4 - she shrunk a 1/4 inch, lol. He said she looks wonderful and to keep doing what we are doing.

puke patrol

Here's Ben with Matthew. Matthew started to throw up right when i was going to get into the shower so we could leave for Abigails 1st dr's appt. Ben took care of him so i wouldn't catch anything. I had to call the dr's office and push the appt to the afternoon. Thankfully he got what ever it was out of his system after two boughts. But Ben was 2 for 2. Two shirts for to episodes of vomiting. Thankfully noone elses got it.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mama Kaitlen

She just loves holding her sister.

Her she is napping with Abigails blanket

proud brother Matthew

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Whats her name????

I call Abigail everything but her own name. I mostly say Kaitlen or Matthew, but even today called her Emmy from her cousin Emily. We were talking about nicknames and we both like AJ and my sister even said Abbie Jo. Both very cute. but for now she'll probably be Kai..Mat..Em...

Friday, November 24, 2006

New Signature

One of the girls on IV made this for me. It turned out so sweet!!

Abigail Betty Jo Velasco

Abigail was born on 11-22-06 at 5:14am. She weighed 9#'s 8oz and was 21 1/2" long.
you can read here birth story
here. Here are some pictures of the misses.

Baby Abigail just after birth

Mommy andAbigail

Daddy and daughter



Matthew, Kaitlen, Emily and Abbie

Thomas and Abigail

M,K & A

Emmie and Abbie

Matthew and baby sister