Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas with My Family!

John, Cedric, and I with my family.
From left to right (back row): My four brothers; younger brother--Andy, three older brothers--Kevin, Michael, & Chris
From left to right (front row): My mom (holding Angel) & my dad (holding Ariel), James (nephew), and Shannon (sister-in-law)---Chris's wife and son

Cedric and I at my parent's house waiting to eat dinner and later open presents. :)

John watching Andy, Kevin, and James playing our Nintendo Wii. "Who's winning?"

Cedric with his Grandma and Grandpa!

"SANTA!"...Santa decided to make a special appearance to give Cedric and James a present. He also had an extra special gift for their Uncle Kevin.
Uncle Andy played Santa and Uncle Chris/dad to James helped out by providing the costume.

John and Cedric are overwhelmed by the abundance of presents from my family. Most of the presents were for Cedric, which is fine by me. Cedric decided to start opening his presents by himself...he's so clever!

Another family picture...I was trying to take a picture and when I try to get into the picture, I accidently bumped the camera backwards. It ended up I couldn't make it into the shot in time...oh well, everyone looks happy, especially John and my dad.

Cedric's 1st Christmas has come and gone. The cute, little guy has no idea what a whirlwind had just occured, but he doesn't seem to care. It wasn't about the presents to was about being with us and his extended family. This might be the last one we celebrate with all of us...although I'm hopeful that's not the case. Cedric's Uncle Michael is very sick with brain cancer...I can only wish for more years with my brother even though he can be a pain...he's my brother and I love him. Sorry I ended this blog on a sad note, so I'll end it happy instead.

Cedric had a great day playing with Angel and Ariel...chasing them around the house and giggling as they licked his face. Also he had a ball playing with his cousin, James...he kept going back and forth behind the highchair saying "Boo!" to Cedric making him have these huge, belly laughs. It was so was all caught on video. Merry 1st Christmas buddy! :)

Christmas with the Blancos!

Cedric in front of our Christmas tree early Christmas morning. Cedric is more interested in the bear's sign than the presents under the tree.

Baby's 1st Christmas...he is so cute holding his card he got from his Grandparents from New York.

Santa came!!!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...look what Santa brought us! :)

Mommy and Cedric sharing a tender moment on Christmas morning.

Daddy and Cedric having fun opening presents together. "What did Santa bring me, Daddy? I don't know how to read yet."

I love my presents, so many new things to discover.

Daddy bought Cedric his first video game system. Daddy and Cedric are bonding as Daddy introduces Cedric to the wonderful world of video games. :)

Cedric in front of some of his presents...he received more from my family later in the day.

Merry Christmas my sweet boy...Mommy & Daddy love you, and we are so happy to end up with the best gift of all...YOU! :)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

John, Cedric, and I went to the Elephant Bar restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. John and I enjoyed some garlic bread and delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Cedric had some apples and apricots for his meal. He wasn't too interested in eating...he was a tired, little guy. We went too early for our dinner, so we could have the rest of the evening to play and wait in anticipation for Christmas morning.

Here is me with my drink...yum!

Here is John with his drink...I liked John's drink better than mine. Mental note for next time! :)

Cedric is helping daddy pay the bill.

Mommy and Cedric posing for the camera.

Daddy and Cedric storing up some energy to wait for Santa to come....I wonder what he will bring my two favorite boys. :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cedric is 9 Months Old Today!

Cedric went to his nine month check-up today. He was 28 1/4 inches (50%) and he weighs 16 lbs. 1 oz. (2 1/2%)...basically it means his height is average, but he is very slender.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas is Coming!!!!

Cedric is already for his 1st Christmas! He is getting into the presents a little bit...mostly sucking on them. He likes to pick the ornaments off the tree, too. Thankfully, I was smart and I put only soft ones along the bottom. We can't wait until the 25th!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

John and I had Thanksgiving dinner this year at my parent's house...last year was in New York. Here is everyone from left to right: (top) Andy, Me, Cedric, my mom, Michael, and my dad. (bottom) Kevin, John, James, Shannon, and Chris.

We enjoyed some good food, and Wii ;) had fun playing the Nintendo Wii.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What Holiday Am I!!!!!

You Are Easter

You are an optimistic, hopeful, and genuinely sweet person.
Sensitive and affectionate, you are easily touched.
You love nature, animals, and anything cute or cuddly.
For you, every day is a new chance - no matter what happened yesterday.

What makes you celebrate: Almost anything. You love most holidays and celebrations.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The peacemaker. You can prevent any squabbles that might break out.

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Remember to include everyone
What Holiday Are You?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Daddy's Coming Home

John went to California for a couple of days for a business trip. It was very hard for Cedric and me to be without him, but he is coming home this evening. We can't wait! In January, John is going back and we are going to go with him. Cedric and I will check out the sites during the day while John is working. It will be a lot of fun!

Cedric and I will spend the day doing our usual stuff. In the afternoon, we are going to the park with Grandma. At 9pm, we will take off to the airport and pick up our missing piece of the puzzle. :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Boo at the Zoo

Cedric's first time at the Boo at the Zoo (also the first for mommy and daddy). We had fun getting candy and looking at all the animals.

Cedric is trying to figure out here what the elephant is doing with his trunk.

We met up with some friends, and we navigated through the chaos of small children dressed in all kinds of costumes as their parents blissfully wonder unaware of where there children were going.

Cedric was safe with us as he enjoyed all the excitement he was experiencing trying to get some candy. Oh, if he only knew what he was missing. Mommy and Daddy will have to enjoy the goods this time around! :)

Cedric and I...we seem to be missing some friends from the hundred acre woods.

My two favorite boys bonding as they get candy together.


Mets Player John, Eeyore me, and Winnie the Pooh fun at the zoo!

Cedric getting candy with a little help from mommy.

Pooh Bear is finally pooped from all the excitement.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Corn Maze

Cedric went to his first Corn Maze on Saturday, October 20th with his friends, from left to right: Fox, Jasmine, Isabel, and Jade.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cedric is 7 Months!

I took this picture of Cedric with Harmony and Cimbi a couple of days ago. Look how big he is getting sitting up all by himself. He is babbling like crazy....a couple of days ago I answered the phone and he said hi after I said it....I swear that is what it sounded like. I know he doesn't put words to meaning yet, but his babbling is sounding more and more like actual words. He is so cute! He says "ohhhhh" a lot, especially when he is playing or sees the cats. Time is flying! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Cedric's First Time Eating

Cedric had his first real food other than breast milk on Monday, October 1, 2007. He loved it! Look at how cute he is chewing on the tray of his highchair. Granted, it was only baby cereal, but it still is a start in the right direction towards eating something different.

Cedric went to the doctor yesterday for his six month check-up. He was 27 inches (50%) and 15 lbs, 1 oz. (6%)....basically average in height, although it goes between 50-75% since he has gone to the doctor. In weight, he is very low...he just has a high metabolism. He has to go back in 5 weeks for a weight check...they just want to make sure he is okay. I know he is....I was the same way when I was a baby.

Friday, September 14, 2007


My brother Michael (on the left) was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The tumors are inoperable....well at least the one deep in his brain is, I'm not sure about the other one. As you can tell, I don't know a lot of details yet, but I hope to after I speak to my mom later on this morning. They talked to the doctor last night, but I haven't heard anymore details. From what I've heard so far the outcome is bleak, but I hope to hear better news today. He's only 37 years old...why is this happening?

Friday, September 07, 2007

Cedric Playing

Cedric has started going to a class twice a week called My Gym. It's a mommy and me type class, and he loves it. Look at how happy he is playing on their toys. This is the car that goes back and forth on a rip line. He kept laughing and laughing with enjoyment.

Cedric displaying his tummy time strength...crawling not too far around the corner. ;)

Cedric dangling from the bar with the help of one of his teachers, Morgan. He is trying to do a pull up.

Cedric swinging with the help of his other teacher, Becca. Morgan and Becca are sisters.

Cedric lost in a sea of colored balls.