Tonight Isaac had his first pinewood derby race. It was awesome. His car won every race he was in and got overall winner. This was also my first pinewood derby. I was just as excited as Isaac was. Isaac and Dad did a great job on his car. They made a limo. He also got a certificate for Most Elegant car and 1st place for wolf. It was a pretty fun night. GREAT JOB Isaac (and Dad ;)Isaac also got glasses today. He looks so cute.
Daniel @ three months. I have so many more pictures of him just not transfered to my computer. Daniel is such a cutie! He cut his first tooth a week ago and is such a wonderful addition to our family. We love him so much. Isabella is such a great big sister to him. I was worried at first but she has surprised us all. Bella has two "babies" that she carries around. Baby Monkey Teffes (Steffes) and Baby Elmo Teffes...I came in from work yesterday and gave her a big kiss and hug and got "scolded" for waking her babies up.
The last time I blogged was over a year ago when I announced the last Steffes Family member. Well Daniel is 7 months old today! Where does the time go. Phillip had the chance to excercise his Priesthood a lot last year. We have had Drake turn 12 and get the Priesthood Feb 2010, Becca & Isaac turn 8 and get Baptized July 2010 and Daniel born 9/20/10 a whopping 9 lb 3 oz! at and get blessed in Oct. It was a great year for spiritual events. We had my brother Daniel and niece Angelina here for Christmas and her birthday and that was lot of Fun. Alexandra turned 11 in December and Isabella turned 2!!! Drake is now 13! We have our first teenager! and I hear it all starts from here :) We've actually been lucky so far. I still feel very blessed. So it has been FAR too long to put everything in this one post but here is the highlights and some pictures of the last year and a bit.
The final Steffes member is officially brewing. WE are so excited. The kids were super excited that we get to pick another name and they are sure it's a boy this time... I'm hoping for that too cause it will be much cheaper! It's not going to be easy but the good times will make it worth it. Our kids bring so much tears, stress and fighting to our home but most of all joy and laughter and Love to our home, so it evens out. I feel so blessed to be on this road again I just hope our Princess Bella feels the same way when the new addition comes ;)
Ok, I had four months and ten events to add on here. It was tiring!!! I really need to keep up on this. There is two pages of updates. I still have Bella's 8 month pics to add when I get them and our two year anniversary is coming up in a 1 1/2 weeks ....I'm challenging me to do better and add those events in a timely fashion :)
Unfortunately we had to put our dog Aries down this last Saturday. He was going to be 10 in December and was going downhill really fast. Lost a ton of weight and didn't want to eat (which was a huge sign something was wrong for Aries) going blind walking into walls, falling down the stairs. The list goes on. It was the most terrible sad thing to do. We all decided we wanted to be with him till the end. He was such a good and protective dog and will never be able to replace him and I think there won't be another dog that will be so good. Bella was the lucky one who didn't understand what was really going on. They say it takes 30 seconds after the injection, Aries was gone in about 10 seconds. He left HUGE paws to fill. We love you Aries.
I love taking the first day school pics. The kids are always sooo different by the time the school year ends. They grow so much. Here is the latest. Drake is a middle schooler now SIGH, Alex is in 4th grade and Becca and Isaac are now 2nd graders. Two different schools with two different schedules. And it now begins..