Me and Rudy

Me and Rudy

Friday, September 16, 2011


I just wanted to list a few things Sophia has accomplished so far.  I find it so hard to remember what each of my children were doing at the different stages of their life. Especially during the first few years because they seem to grow up so fast!  This blog post is just to help me remember later in life.
Sophia is not walking yet, which is great to me!  She is our last baby and she will grow up soon enough, I love that I can still hold her.  Last night she feel asleep in my arms and I just held her for a while.  I wish I could go back and hold my other children again.  They grow up so fast.  Sophia is a very vocal baby and already says quite a few words.  They include:
And a few honorable mentions: Meagan, Zach,and Taylor

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Almost ONE!

In just two short weeks, our baby girl will celebrate her first birthday!  My how the time has flown by.  We all at the Manriquez house think that Sophia is just the cutest baby ever. (we are partial)  One of her many new tricks is very cute.  If you ask her "how old are you gonna be on your birthday?"  she holds up one finger and tries to say "one".
She makes us smile all the time!

Busy Times!

It has been such a busy time for us lately.  I have started working part-time, college has started and Rudy is going to school full time, and my oldest two children have also started school.  Life doesn't seem so simple right now, but Rudy and I have goals in our hearts and are determined to accomplish them.
Just before school started the children and I took a day trip to the beach.  We invited my mom and we were all very excited.  It was a great day!  The weather was perfect, it actually was not one of those 100 degree days.  My girls and I love to boogie board and the waves were just right.  Caleb enjoys everything about the beach, he even tried to ride a few waves.  This was Sophia's first trip and we were not sure how she would respond.  We quickly found out that she must have salt water running in her veins.  She loved the water and the sand.
The neatest thing happened on this same day.  As we pulled into the parking lot of our favorite public beach access, we recognized a vehicle from home.  With further inspection, we realized my sister in law and her children had also planned a day trip to the same beach this same day.  We had arrived at the same time! Only God can work out these details so perfectly!  It ended up being a WONDERFUL day and the beginning of a very busy time!