About once a month, Carlos works all weekend at the Northwest Health Systems (Springdale Hosptial) as a hospitalist. He is pretty busy during this time and so sometimes, we go away to visit people. This weekend, we hopped in the car and went on up to Bella Vista, AR to visit Gigi Rich and Gigi Lu. We had a blast. We got to their house (after getting lost) at about 10:00 on Saturday morning. We played, read books, ate snacks and got lots of hugs. We took a trip to our favorite store, "Helping Hands." Joaquin had a few major meltdowns while we were there when someone bought the play car that he was riding in. He ended up skipping lunch that day and taking a REALLY great nap because he was so tired. We watched a bit of basketball (my Grandma is a huge fan), went to a great Mexican restaurant (Joaquin ended up pouring a bowl of salsa on his lap...so fun :) ), and Joaquin even was able to get the mail with Gigi Lu. Sunday morning we played quite a bit before church. I sadly didn't get any pictures, but Gigi Rich and Joaquin played for a long time at the tool bench. He LOVED it. We went to Judson Baptist Church (where a sweet lady offered to watch Joaquin during the service) and then we went to eat Chinese food for lunch. It was so fun to have a sleepover with them. We will hopefully have many of those in the future. Thanks Gigi Rich and Gigi Lu for letting us visit this weekend!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
2 years ago today was one of the best days of my life (and I know dada agrees). We were SO excited to welcome Joaquin Addington Acosta into the world. The Lord has truly blessed us these two years with Joaquin's smiles, laughs, cries and kisses. We wouldn't change any of it for anything in the world.
We pray for you daily JQ that you will love good and hate what is evil. We pray that you love Jesus with all your heart. We pray that God will establish in you a passion for his work and for showing other's Jesus. We named you Joaquin "God will establish" knowing that HE would do that in you!!! We love you so much sweet child.
*Since we celebrated on Saturday, we woke up and had a low key pancake breakfast before dada went to work. Joaquin was NOT a fan of the birthday hats but WAS a fan of the pancakes!
On Saturday, we had a great little get together with some family and friends to celebrate the birth of Joaquin. He was a big fan of having everyone around, although he is struggling with sharing toys/books/everything with other kiddos! :) We are working on that daily. He loved seeing so many people and getting to eat pizza and his favorite, CUPCAKES. He LOVED the icing. Thanks everyone that was able to come and make this day special for our family.
For our sweet Joaquin's birthday, we decided that we wanted to get Joaquin a little table and chairs of his own. We decided we were going to use the money in our change jar to buy his birthday present this year. We found a table/chair set that we really liked but didn't think we would have enough. When I counted the change we had the EXACT amount, to the dollar for the table/chair set that we loved. Yeah God. So here it is. He LOVED it. We hope to spend many hours playing, reading, eating and spending time with friends/cousins at this table.