4 Angels From Above

Instead of worrying about what our children will become tomorrow, remember that they are somebody today.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh NO!

Well this past week has been very weird! And I would like to start by bearing my testimony of how strong and intelligent Satan is. Well I have been very alone with the kids, and feeling down. My husband worked way to much this week, and to top it all off. My father in law is in town, which is not as bad as it used to be but it's hard on a way that I REALLY don't have time with my husband. Satan knowing that I am a person who needs people and friends around has managed to keep my alone. Where I have tooo much time to think. He has tempeted and tried my mind and so many ways. And Friday night I found out I was not the only one. Borja had been feeling like that also. My son drove me up the walls, and my daughter who is an angel got sick, so to shorten it all. NOTHING went as planed.

Yesterday (saturday) Borja had to work a little, and it turned out to be an all day thing. And he did what is my number one petpeive. He did not answer the phone or texed me to let me know anything ALL DAY LONG. I was kind of mad. Again Satan trying to bring the spirit of contetion to our home. Finally he got home, and imidiatly the thought came to my mind. "you can yell at him for not answering the phone and let him have a piece your mind, or, you can just enjoy the rest of the night togther." So I decided to just let it go. Well not even an hour after we received a phone call. It was the stake president. Ready to extend a calling. He talked to Borja and than me, and asked me if I would support him as a second counselor in the Bishopric. Now it all made sence. I am scared to have to dress and get the kids ready for church all by myself, because he will be there early. I am proud of him for being worthy of the calling. Humbled to know that Heavenly father has that much confidence in our family. It's going to be fun seeing him learning and growing from all this along with our family. So now he is gone to Virginia for work, and I will be alone all week, taking care of my 2 kids, and for the first time in my life being the only adult in the house at night. I am excited to take on the chalenges and in turn becoming more self reliant. I love my little family. And I love my husband.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A true Blessing

We were able to bless Stephanie yesterday at church, I knew she was special and by the blessing she received now I know how much. From the time my mom found out we were having a girl she told me, that she wanted to get her blessing gown. She looked everywhere and despite the fact that there are some beautifull dresses out there I guess none of them were good enough. So she had a friend of ours make one for her. I could not imagine a more beautiful dress than the one she got. A dress so perfect for our little Princess. Or as Spencer calls her Supper Princess. He of course is Supper boy, I am Supper Mommy, and Daddy Supper Daddy. I can no longer call him sweetheart, honey, or cutie. Anyways here are some the pictures we took of the blessing.

My little boy is 3.

Wow where did time go? For the past 3 years we were blessed to have Spencer in our lives. He brought such joy and happiness to our family. He turned 3 on April 15th, but we had a little party for him on Saturday the 18th, we were waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to get here. He asked Grandma to make him a Strawberry cake. He was so happy and could not wait to see it finished when she started. He was playing outside and eating chips when we sang Happy Birthday so his mouth is really dirty. But that's a little boy for you! Spencer got lots of cool things for his birthday, he specially loves his soccer ball and Goal he plays with daddy almost every night.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Who knew...

Well I took the kids the doctors today, and they are HUGE. Spencer is in the 90% for height and weight. Measuring in @ 37 pounds, and 39 1/2 inches. He did really good, I am so proud of him. And Miss Stephanie is growing like no tomorrow. She gained 25 ounces in 2 weeks. Putting her at 9 pounds 9 ounces, and 22 1/2 inched. Who knew mommy's milk was so fatning. I just hope she slows down. I love having a small baby and do not want her to grow up to fast.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jesus Came Back.

This week I have made my goal to help Spencer experience everything there is to enjoy at Easter time. So we started on Monday during family home evening. We had a fun dinner and treats, and a lesson on the resurection of Jesus Christ. It was a very short lesson totally kids oriented from the nurssery manual. We colored Jesus and His tumb. And as I was telling him the story we were acting it out with our cut outs. After I finished I asked him, so Jesus died and than what happened. And he said in a very pround and confident tone. "HE CAME BACK" That is right he did and he lives today as proof that some day we will live again with him. I was the proudest mom and felt very accomplished when he explained to someone else the next day that JESUS CAME BACK. My 3 year old was teaching about Christ already.

Anyways we colored eggs as our activity. It is not a tradition in BraZil or Spain to color eggs. Neither Borja nor I had ever done it. But we let Spencer color 2 eggs one for him and one for Stephanie. He had fun. We did not know what do to with the eggs after they were done. I did not know the American tradition all that well. So we left them on the counter for decor for 2 days, than they were trashed.

We did learned how fun it is to color eggs. Even Daddy colored them, here we are at the Martin Home coloring them. Now we know you can hide them... Or IMAGINE this. Eat them. Well now we know.

One MESSY Bunny.

Looking back when I was growing up, I don't remember easter very much. Of course I always got the candy, and looked forward to it. But there is one that I will never forget. I woke up to find Bunny prints all over my house leading me to a basket full of goodies hidden in my parents room. Well I want that to be something my children will remember also. So we had a messy bunny, Spencer was more worried about cleaning it up this morning than following it to his basket. But he loved it and told everyone at church.

Egg Hunts!

We had fun this year watching Spencer discovering Easter. Today we had spent the sunday with our friends James and Wendy and their children at her dad's house. Or as Spencer called him PAPAW. Living in Tennessee too long already. But we had a great time, and an Egg Hunt. He loved finding the eggs. It was just too cute to see.

We also had an Egg Hunt on Friday, with our MOPS Group. It was Spencer first Egg Hunt, so he would pick one egg put it in the basket and look at me to ask if it was okay to pick another one. I have had so much fun with Easter this year. Having children is such a blessing and they make life fun and entertaining.


It's Easter, and we stayed after church today and took some pictures. I don't know if its just because they are mine, but I think they are just the most beutiful kids. Here is why...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What a blessing...

The other night we had a very strong storm during the night. We put the kids to sleep and Borja wanted to watch a movie, I am glad I fell asleep as soon as I hit the bed. Around midnight, I hear a scream next to me. I jumped out of bed with my heart pretty much in my hand. It was Spencer, which surprized me. I always hear him comming, but I had no idea that night. "What's wrong Spencer?" He said almost crying "I am scared mommy." Well Stephanie who usually sleeps from 9 to 2 decided it was time to eat after waking up with the scream also. So I poked Borja and told him to take Spencer and I would take care of Stephanie. YEAH... So what does he do? Puts Spencer in bed with us. NOT what i had in mind.

Anyways I finished nursing, and changed her diaper 3 times. She thought it was time to be cute and play. HUM!!! So she came to our bed also. It went something like this... Borja,on one half of the bed, Spencer, Stephanie, and Me on the other half. I did not sleep at all. Afraid of rolling on top of her, or Spencer rolling on top of her. I was kind of frustrated. The next day when they took naps it was my plan to just sleep, and sleep, and sleep. But when I saw them sleeping I could not help but think what a blessing it is. To be their mother, they are such wonderful children. How amazing it is to know that God has entrusted me to have these special children and raise them. That i have the ability to mold their lives, and have them be an impact for good in this world. When I think of a hero I think of my mother, and how much she has sacrificed. Mothers have a special place in this world, there is no one or nothing that can come close to do what a mother can. Fathers of course have their own special place, howvere it is different. No need to say all I did was watch them sleep and think of how much I love them. I am so grateful I can take time and just look at them. And know that they are mine.

SPRING project...

Well, we though Spring was here, so while we were at Home Depot, we picked up some flowers. We had a lot of fun planting and making our home look pretty. And by we I mean Spencer and I. We came home and I had to feed Stephanie, and Spencer and myself. No need to say it took a while before we could go outside and plant. Spencer was soooo excited to go outside, he kept telling me... "Mommy lets get to work..." So we got to work, and now tomorrow it will be really cold maybe even some snow, so we will have to bring our flowers in, so they don't die... CRAZY WEATHER

Spencer the Handy Man

Daddy had to work this Saturday, and I know I was going crazy if I stayed at home with the kids. So we went to Home Depot, and Spencer built his bird house. The back of it is made out of plexi glass, and it goes on the window. So now he always looks out of his bedroom window to see if there is a bird there already. He did such a good job, hamering and screwing the nails. I had no idea he was that coordinated. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of him.