Friday, December 21, 2007

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

From our home to yours!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I have noticed other people posting the "readability test" of their blogs. I thought it would be fun to embarrass myself and see the effect of reading only childrens literature has taken on my writing.

I was certain gonzalezwithaz was going to be on a sub-elementary level, especially since all I ever write about are my babies, what they doing, eating, watching. . . you get the picture.

Drumroll please!

cash advance

REALLY? I mean really?

Using the work Extravaganza must pushed me into the "genius" category. I guess motherhood has not zapped all my brain cell yet.

What can I say, I'm a genius really.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Birthday Extravaganza!

The birthday celebrations continue! Yesterday the cousins came over to play and have the family mini party.

This is what mom does with the left over cakes from her friend b-day party. I could not bare to make ONE more cake.

Opening presents is serious business!

WOW! Look at the jacket Aunties Becky and Katie sent!

A dream come true, her own tools with a working drill. JUST LIKE DADDY!

Fun for everyone, including Charlie.

What every 3 year old girl needs, a fuzzy pink jacket and a drill!

And thanks to Mamita for the slide.

My Abby

My Abby is officially 3! I cannot believe how quickly that last year has flown. She is quite a little lady that is very bright with STRONG opinions! Her favorite color is pink, her favorite food is from Chik-fil-leg. And her favorite past times are reading books and watching football with daddy.


Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Day Before Party

Today we had Abby's birthday party. Tomorrow is the actual birthday, so lucky girl is going to have days of celebration!

We had a cake decorating party. I made each of the little girls aprons and a two-tiered 5inch cake. It was super cute!

Autumn, Scotlyn and Abby Grace

All the girls together playing the ribbon game

And the cake decorating begins

Abby Murray and Abby Grace together, Ava is inspecting the gifts.

Showing off her creation. Thanks Auntie Katie for sending the cake toppers. The girls LOVED them!!!!

More birthday pictures to follow!

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Gonzalez Elfs

Why not?

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Charlie's new heights!

I've got a climber on my hands!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


As a child I always knew that before we ate our Thanksgiving feast we were going to be forced to share what we were thankful for. Since I am not going to be with my side of the family this year, I have been pondering this thought all morning. Although I feel like 2007 has been a big year of loss for me, loss is out-weighed by the things I am thankful for.

1. In the last year two of my sweet sisters have gotten married. The more I learn about my new brother-in-law Ammon, the more I love him. He is quirky (in a very funny way), smart, humble and most of all he treats my sister like a queen. Elliot is too nice to be true. Really, when you meet this guy you have to wonder if this guy is for real! HE IS! I have never met anyone as loving and giving as this guy. We are so blessed to have him in our family!

2. I have the two cutest kids EVER. This past year I have gotten to watch my Charlie grow and develop his sweet yet strong personality. His gummy smile can melt my heart in fractions of a second! And Abby, words cannot adequately explain my love for that little girl. She is so quick and so smart. She is such a fun balance of me and Carlos. She loves to learn and play hard, but can sit at the table and work on crafts and art projects for hours. I am so thankful to be Abby and Charlie's mom, and cannot wait to see the people they become!

3. Carlos and I celebrate our 5th anniversary next month. He has had to put up with a lot of ups and downs with me this year. He is kind and supportive, and sacrifices for my needs. Prime example is driving the entire family to Houston and back over 3 days so I could attend a best friends funeral. Not fun, but he knew I needed him and also needed to go. Such a kind man that I love with all my heart!

All and all I am so blessed to have so much to love and to be loved!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

If Women Controlled the World

These made me laugh!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The big party!

Last night we had Charlie's birthday party cake and all. He loved the cake unlike his sister! He even loved unwrapping presents. I think the wrapping paper was too much fun.

After we opened gifts, I had to laugh at all the kids playing with them. Even 9 year old Jimmy was playing with Charlie's new baseball game. I think Abby loves Charlie's new toys as much as he does. At the end of the night Abby told me, "that was a fun day mom." Charlie was so tired he barely made it through his bath and went to bed without a peep.


Happy Birthday Charlie Bear

My little Carlos Andrew (aka: Charlie, Tripp or whatever you choose to call him!) was born a year ago today! I cannot believe how time has flown. Charlie, aside for his less than stellar sleeping habits, has been a great baby! I love that he is mine and a part of our family!

The first thing Abby did when she met Charlie is to "honk" his tiny nose. I love that first memory of the two of them together.

Abby has loved her brother from the beginning, and found ways to play along with him!

The whole family on Charlie's blessing day.

He is Latin for sure. . . he loves his beans and rice!

Uncle Rob introduced him to Red Vines!

My Charlie is a climber!!!!!

His first lolly pop from the bank. Abby was eating hers, so I decided it was mean to make him watch. He loved it so much he rubbed it in his hair, and them took his shoes and socks off and rubbed it on his toes. I only slightly regretted that decision.

This was taken yesterday while waiting for his cousins to arrive to celebrate his birthday. Be patient, birthday photos will be posted soon!