Tuesday, February 10, 2009
All Partied Out!
Whew! It's been a busy week for us. The day after Eva's birthday, was my niece Megan's 4th birthday. My brother and sister in law decided to wait to do her birthday party until the following weekend, but on her birthday we went to Chuck E Cheese's. Of course, every child LOVES Chuck E Cheese's, but I was SHOCKED at how much Eva liked it! I put her on one of the rides and couldn't get her off of it! She would cry and cling to it every time I would try to take her off of it. It made me laugh. There's one ride that when you're on it, it takes a picture of you. Well, I think I have about 6 pictures of Eva on that ride because she was always on it. :) Julia also amazed me at how many tickets she won from the different games she played. Before, Rob would always have to help her because, of course, Julia would always want to buy some big gift with the small amount of tickets she won and came out with a pencil!! So, Rob bless his heart, would play and play just so Julia could come out of there with at least a pencil and a lip gloss or something! Well, that night, she was loaded with tickets and left with several little things that she was really happy with. She just knew that her daddy would have been so proud of her. I know he would have been, too! Then later that week, Julia and Eva both went to the doctor. First of all, their doctor is an hour away, but that's a whole other issue I have with Tricare (the military medical insurance) right now and won't even get into that right now!! Anyways, Eva had her one year check up. She weighs 20lbs 11oz and is 28 1/2in long! She also had to get her shots (which always break my heart) but she took them like a trooper and after only crying for a minute, was on to bigger and better things. They said she is right on par with her development and even a little advanced with her comprehension. Julia's been having stomach problems ever since Rob deployed. We had her seen while we were in TX and again this time and both can't find anything wrong and feel it is stressed reduced. Bless her heart. I bought her some kid's Tums and she says those help her alot. Later that day, I went and bought Eva her "big girl" carseat. She looks so little in it but she thinks she is big stuff when she rides in it. She loves the new "view" from the front! Then on Saturday, we had Megan's birthday party. Before the party, I went shopping with my mom and found material for curtains in my new bedroom that she is going to make. Then we went to the mall and there is an indoor carausol that Megan and Julia wanted to ride (and of course Eva). So, I got volunteered to go with them. And boy, I can tell that I'm getting old because the girls LOVED it and I left that thing feeling so sick!! I definetly don't think I could go on a roller coaster anymore! Then we all took the girls to the party. Eva discovered how to blow on one of those party blowers. It was so funny watching such a little thing be able to do that! Those are hard to do! Every time she would do it, we would all laugh because you couldn't help not too. Then that night we went back to my parents in Osceola. The next day we went to my great-aunt's 80th birthday party. It was so nice seeing people I hadn't seen in awhile. Then AFTER THAT (whew!), we went to my cousin's house for her daughter's one year birthday party. Of course, Eva went crazy when she saw Amarae's birthday cake and thought she should be able to squish her hands in the cake too! So, as you can see, we have been REALLY busy! On top of all that, I'm still doing my usual paperwork and getting ready to close on my house in exactly ONE WEEK!! I'm so excited. I'll be going down to TX the 21st with my dad and brothers. They are going to help bring back my boat and some other things and then I'll stay a few more days with my dad while the packers and movers are there. Unfortunately, the movers won't deliver our things to our house in Ne until March 5th, but after thinking about it, that will be ok since I can get things done (like putting cabinet locks on ALL my cabinets since Miss Eva loves to rearrange things in the cabinets several times a day & do a little bit of painting). It will be nice to finally be moved in, though, because by the time we get our things, it will have been over 4 months since we had them. That's so hard to believe. Also, after Rob died, I received a note from something called "Project Compassion". They said they would make an oil painting of Rob for free. I sent in the pictures and when I was at my parents' house, the painting had arrived. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe someone can be that talented. It looks exactly like Rob. It's 16x24. It is something that the girls and I will always cherish. Thank you, Project Compassion.
Posted by Dena Yllescas at 11:14 AM