Yesterday was Penina's first birthday!! I can't believe it's been a year already, all day I would look at the clock and recall what we were doing a year ago at that time. Jethro went to church and as soon as he came home we took Ana to my moms and went to the hospital and by 6:30 that night Penina was born!! We didn't do too much yesterday I had to work and so we just hung out at home while I got some office work done, but we did decorate the house and let Penina open her presents after lunch. she got some clothes, pajama's, a book and a Leap Frog Fridge Phonics toy that teaches her the animals.
Later Grandma and Grandpa came over and we went to China Isle for dinner and came home for cake and ice cream. Grandma gave her some clothes and a Chatter phone and the one toy that Penina loved the most was a doll that made sucking noises when you fed it a bottle and if you pulled the bottle out the baby cried. She LOVES that doll and wouldn't let it go all night until we pulled out the cake and lit the candle then she was enthralled with the fire until she burned her fingers trying to touch it and then she didn't like the candle anymore so Ana blew out her candle and we let Penina dive into her cupcake. She loved it!! I put newspaper under her seat for easy clean up but she barely made a mess on the floor she ate the whole cupcake!! Like I said before I can't believe its been a year Penina has brought such joy to our family I love her so much and can't remember what life was like without her!! Penina loves to give kisses and hugs and if you pick her up she will lay her head on your shoulder and snuggle you. Penina captures everyone who meets her because of her sweet smile and her long hair. We always get complements on how adorable she and Ana are and I love it I'm so grateful to have two beautiful little girls!!
Lately I've been asking myself "Where did summer go?" It came and went so fast it seems, but as I browse thru my pictures I realize we did get to do alot of fun stuff. So I decided to post some reminiscing pictures on some of the fun things we did thru out the summer!!
I posted a few new videos of Penina, the first one is of her learning to walk using a toy stroller I bought her. She caught onto that fast and loved to push it around. The second video shows that after a week of using the stroller she has caught on well to walking, she is now a pro and walks all over the house!! I can't believe she'll be a year old on Monday!!
Last friday I had the day off and it was such a nice day I took the girls for a picinic at South Fork Park in Provo Canyon. My famiy use to have picinic's at the park all the time when I was young, I love this place. Its so peaceful and beautiful!! We took our Panda Express and laid out the blanket next to the river and ate. Ana decided she had to pee and there were bathrooms they were just to far away to leave the blanket and food unattended so I made Ana pee by a tree. This was the first time she's ever had to do this and she laughed and laughed she thought it was the funnest thing pee outside and not in a toilet! So afterward I let her play in the water to rinse off her legs. Then I just laid on the blanket and let the girls play on the grass, and I got some cute pics out of it to!! I hate that the end of summer is near yuck!!!
For those of you who know Big Budah on Fox 13 News Ana for some reason has always called him Shake-a-budah. Shake-a-budah was mission companions with Jethro's brother years ago and so we got to meet him on Sunday when the boys did a fireside for him in Draper. Ana was excited and shy but she was happy to get a chance to meet him!!
I'm a native of Orem, Jethro grew up in American Samoa. We met 11 years ago at work and have been together ever since! We have two beautiful girls and live in American Fork. I have come to love blogging mostly because I can keep in touch with friends and family. I love being able to peek into their lives and see how everone is doing so please feel free to visit and drop a few lines!