Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sophia's First Year

Here Comes Sophia!!!

Grandma, Grandpa, and Mommy before leaving on a very cold Florida day

In the wee hours of the morning on January 7th, 2010, Grandma, Eduardo, and Ginny take off for the hospital, nervously awaiting Sophia's welcome into the world, Grandpa stayed home with Josiah, Isaac, and Evie!

Mommy waiting for the fireworks to start!

It was a very cold day for Florida, in fact, that morning there was "Florida snow" (frozen dew) on the rooftops...

A wee little one...

Sophia arrived healthy and strong at 7 lb 6 oz, 19 inches long. She had lots of pretty hair and looked just like Evie! And just like her big sister, and big brother Isaac, it only took her 15 minutes or so to be born!

Awwww! Sweet little face!

Where am I... What am I... WHO AM I!

My cute little toesies!

Hola papito!

There couldn't have been a more proud papa that day. It was love at first sight...

What a bundle of joy, and what an honor to have Grandma there at the birth!

"A mi nadie me quiere..."

Here's our little peanut, soon to be nicknamed "poo poo", "Sophie Wophie", "Sophe", and many others names...

Sophie is a sweet, precious gift from Jesus. And to think they had said she had no heartbeat... She is our little miracle!

Soon 2 big brothers and 1 big sister came hurrying in, anxious to see their little baby...

All 6 Mendez' together at last!!!!

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."

Psalm 139:13-16

Taking turns holding our sweet little bundle, even Grandpa gets into the act, oh what a sweet day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Evie's 7th Birthday!

Evie's 7th Birthday Party
February 19th, 2011

Evie's 7th Birthday party was a magical event... About 14 or so girls, plus big sisters, baby sisters, and moms were decked out in their tea time finest to help celebrate this very special occasion. The air was fragrant of roses, and full of soft classical music...
The tables were laden with goodies such as tiny sandwiches, chocolate dipped strawberries, sweet breads, lemon cookies (thank you Kelly!), tiny sweet cookies drizzled in white chocolate (thank you Boyles!)... hmmm.

During our tea time, the girls got to read some special Bible verses chosen especially for young ladies (thank you Annabelle!)

dxAnd be waited on by no less than 7 waiters! And how handsome they are! (Thank you Colin, Christopher, David, Daniel, Ben, Josiah, and Isaac!)
Soon after, the girls listened to the book "The Princess and the Three Knights", by Karen Kingsbury. Such a sweet book!

We pray the girls captured the meaning of the story and realize how precious and beautiful they each are... daughters of the King... princesses of God!

As a surprise after the story, the girls got to go on their very own treasure hunt! After many silly clues, and running here and there, the final treasure was found... sweet little prayer journals with pencils.
The girls played on the new trampoline and in the tent (thank you Boyles!) then gathered around to sing happy Birthday...
And open gifts! (Thank you all!)
What a sweet time of fellowship and fun for the girls...

for babies... (Princess Sophia!)

and even moms!

For more pictures of the party you are welcome to click here

We praise God for our sweet Evie, and especially thank Him for all of our precious friends!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Evie's Birthday

Thank you to all my friends for coming to my Birthday party!