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!