Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Latest from Salon de Cupcake

Saturday morning, Cupcake spent a long time fixing my hair. I'm sure you will be seeing all the Hollywood stars wearing this trendy new look next fall.

Sorry for the up-close-and-personal without make-up. I'm scheduled for a full makeover at Salon de Cupcake next week. ;-)

Blessings to you,

Monday, June 23, 2008


Our new laptop arrived last Wednesday! Yeah!

Believe it or not, this it the very first time I've been able to get my hands on it. I'm going to have to wrestle 3 kids and a husband for a chance to use the machine.

TE's first words were, "MY new laptop is AWESOME!"


I thought we bought it so I could blog.

Guess I was wrong. :-)

Without further adieu, here is the BLOGINATOR, along with two of my favorite children in the world...

Friday, June 20, 2008

An Urgent Prayer Request

Please pray for little Eliana Wheeler. She is a little one in Guatemala. She became very sick last night, and almost died. Her parents are sweet Godly people that I've met through blogging. Pray for Chris and Lindsey as they make arrangements to get down there to be with their baby. Here is their blog... The Wheelers


Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Papi! (One Day Late)

So, instead of napping, Cupcake likes to sing...a lot.

The lyrics go like this.

I love my Papi
I love my Papi
I love my Papi
With all my heart.

I love my Papi
I love my Papi
I love my Pa-pi
With all - of my heart.

So, here it is, live and in person...

Feliz dia de los Padres, Papi!

Blessings to you,

Friday, June 13, 2008

This and That

Okay, so blogging has not been at the top of my priorities lately. I think about it a lot, but finding the time is a different story. Cupcake is becoming more and more comfortable in our family. The good stuff far outweighs the bad stuff. We're tired, but happy! :-) So here are some scenes from our lives...

She even has the reserved TE playing upsy-daisy...

This is Cupcake's best attempt at pitiful...
Mama with her baby doll...

This is Cupcake putting on Play-Doh earrings to match her Play-Doh necklace...

Quality time with Sunshine... (this was taken after 5 hours of tests and Dr. visits)
Sugar went to camp for the first time this week. These were the only pictures I got of the send-off. (Two someones, who shall remain anonymous, filled up my camera with silly videos.)

Girls with attitude...

On a walk with "Papi" (pronounced poppy). I may have to change Daddy's name on the blog.

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Adjustment

Sorry to have been away for so long. Cupcake is occupying all of my time. She is sleeping for the moment, so I stole away to the computer for a few minutes of Mommy time. :-)

I'd like to tell you that Cupcake has just slipped right into our family, oh so easily, but that would be lying. The poor thing did not ask to be moved again and she's not happy about that. Because she is SO verbal, she is extremely frustrated with our lack of understanding. When asked today if her Mamita speaks Spanish, she replied, "Well, she tries, but she's pretty bad." :-)

Anger and fear.... no child should have to deal with these kinds of intense emotions - at the level she is feeling. I wish I could just take her into my arms and make the bad go away...but I can't. This one is something only God can do. So we'll be praying...and loving...until He calms her precious heart.

We see improvement in little steps...

She says, "I lub you."
She sings the "I love my Cupcake" song that I made up, and she sticks in "Papi", "Mami", "Abuela", and the rest of the family in at the appropriate time.
She recognizes that we are her "todos familia" (all family)
She bows her head (sometimes) to say "Gracias Dios" (Thank you, God) before meals.

The big kids are not sure what to do about this transition. Sugar is having the roughest time. Her whole life has been turned upside down - much more than expected.

Every day gets a little better, and soon we'll fall into a normal routine. In the meantime, pray for us all.

Blessings to you,