Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hanging Out At Grandma's and Hazel's First Bath

I can not believe how big Miss "C" looks next to our little Empanada
Miss "H" has just started to take a "suckie"
Where Miss "C" has had hers for sometime.
I believe she was trying  to help Hazel break the habit
but an 8 month old only has so much EYE hand coordination
Miss "H" wanted her suckie back in her mouth but Miss "C" was tired of all the noise.

Later in the day Miss Hazel got to have her very FIRST bath.
We found a little salad bowl to bath her in.
She really liked her bath.
I love watching Kira and Sergio with their little daughter.
They are such good parents and do as much as they can together in caring  for Miss Hazel.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Easter Give-A-Way

Jen at Craft-O-Maniac is having an Easter Giveaway
I will be entering this one.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Sister

I have the most beautiful sister ever.
No matter her age...
She has just 2 real weaknesses

not the waffles...the chocolates

She is a great wife
has always stood by me...even dressing her girls in Red
she is such a good mom.
She has taught her kidlets to enjoy life and have fun
and more importantly she has taught her family to love their Father in Heaven.
I have always known she will have my back.
I love you Lene....
There is really nothing you could do about me being your sister
I am so grateful you chose to be my best friend.

Disclaimer: I "borrowed"most of  my pictures  for 'Lene's Blog

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Celes and Hazel

it was fun to have Celes come over and see her new cousin.
Celes was a little concerned that Hazel was setting on her lap.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Give-A-Ways & Freebies

 I have a question....
Do you enter GIVE-A-WAYS
that you see on different blogs?

Do you enter ALL that you can?

Do you remember the drawings you enter?

I know this is going to sound kind of strange..
I have a hard time entering a drawing if  I do not follow the blog or visit often.
I have won blog give-a-ways and  I have really liked all of my "winnings".

I have seen some really cute things while I have been blog hopping....some I would really like to win...but I was just "hopping" I did not enter them...

So,  tell me please...what do you do???

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Spring is trying to Spring

2 hours after taking this photo we had wind, snow and hail...
love Idaho weather

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A favorite web site of mine is  I liked their Daily Tips for Valentine's Day

DAILY TIP:Top5 Things to do with Leftover Valentine's Day Candy
  After you get over your initial sugar high and hangover, try these nifty ideas to make the most of all that leftover candy.
  1. Make Hot Chocolate with Real Chocolate: Melt a 1 oz. mini chocolate bar into a mug of milk, making sure to stir frequently. It's especially tasty with rich chocolates such Dove miniatures.
  2. Spice Up Your Cooking: Try adding Red Hots to BBQ for a homemade chipotle sauce. Yum!
  3. Brownie Blends: Simply stir chopped candy directly into brownie batter. You can also sprinkle it as a topping or use it as a garnish for brownie sundaes.
  4. Savor it for Later: Place wrapped candy in a freezer bag and throw it in the freezer for later. Candy stored this way will last up to a year. When you're ready to use, simply thaw at room temperature (the whitish bloom' that develops on chocolate candy when it freezes will go away after it thaws). 
  5. Make a Batch of Candy Coated Popcorn: Simply melt any type of leftover candy and use it as a glaze to coat popcorn (microwave or air-popped) in a large bowl. The key is to make sure the popcorn has no butter or salt (or as little as possible). Spread the glazed popcorn on a cookie sheet to dry, and voila: candy coated popcorn. Even better with nuts.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


daughter of Sergio and Kira
born February 9, 2011
Sergio asked me if I knew "her" name...I said yes, Hazel. He asked if I knew her full name
yes, Hazel Rivadeneira...
He said no... I was a bit confused..
He said her name is Hazel Janiece Rivadeneira, I could only say, "really" are you sure?
I never thought of someone else being given my name...I was honored...I cried...
Her info board:
She came with a head full of dark curly hair. But that isn't much of a surprise
her mommy and daddy both have dark curly hair.
When Sergio was done holding her, he went over to Kirk and handed him his newest granddaughter.
I am so glad I got this picture.
So, what do you think?  Here she is only a few hours old.
and here Hazel is 24 hours old and home from the hospital.
Welcome Hazel to a family who already loves you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday

I know ...I have said this a million times,
but I have amazing siblings!
Today is my brother Morris' Birthday...
I have said more about him  here  and here and here.
I miss our family summer trips each year.
Morris and his family have a knack to make any camping
and any time you the cards...
and he knows how to play and play hard...

I am sure my sister in law has something up her sleeve for his B-day. 
Looks like it might be a really good day for a birthday.
To read more birthday wishes to Morris visit my
(sorry I could not do a blog about Morris with Pink writing...they just do not go together)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Smores

I have just started  following 
And I just had to share this treat that she made...

How cool,  cute  and easy are these.

Monday, February 7, 2011

How Can There Be...

ICE  crackling in the river...when it is 36* outside??
A very COLD Northern wind was blowing...
that is why.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Due Day

Today is Kira's Due Day,
but her little empanda is nice and cozy I guess, because she did not arrive to play.
I was looking through the baby bump pictures and can't believe how my little daughter's body has changed in just 9 months.

This picture was taken Sept. 13, 2010
she was 4 months along and getting her little baby bump.
and the weeks have gone by..

This is Kira and her nephew in Argentina.
It was taken in January 2010.
I was worried about her getting to thin.

Now, I am worried about her EXPLODING!!

Kira has been a really good pregnant lady.
She spent the first few months quite sick, but she never complained.
She has been fun
and excited
But...COME ON...