Feb 5, 2010

My loves are coming home

I have an older sister.  She's awesome.  Not just because she's my sister, but because she is as crazy, corny and funny as me.  We are 6 1/2 years apart so growing up we use to always fight.  I was the little one who always wanted to tag along and she would just kick me off to the curb.  I know, she's horrible right? 

Sidenote: She once punched in my stomach when I was 6 and she also pushed me down the BASEMENT stairs while I was in my walker.  I just wanted you to all know that. 

Moving on, As we grew older and mature, we became inseparable.  Don't get me wrong, we fight ALL the time, some are ugly and some are not.  But she's my sister, we are suppose to fight.  Well, she is married and always said she never wanted to have kids.  I was convinced that she would never make a titi (aunt in spanish).  My husband is an only child so I have to rely on my best friends popping out nieces and nephews for me.  Then one day, she tells me she is pregnant.  I think I was more excited than her and my bro-in-law.  Seriously.  Fast forward to today, she has blessed me with a beautiful niece Kayla Xaimara who is 3 and and handsome nephew Savian Leon who is 1.  Sadly, about two years ago her and the family moved to Puerto Rico. It was heartbreaking to know that she was going to be so far away and I wasn't going to be able to see her.  While living in Puerto Rico is when we found she was pregnant with Savian.  She gave birth to him in August and I wasn't there, but I was in spirit.  I met my nephew for the first time a week  before my wedding.  Then they left again and once again I was heartbroken.  Fortunately, we had Skype and we would talk on gmail chat, webcam through Skype and Gmail Video but it's just not the same.  BUT, I'm happy to report that they are moving back for GOOD to NJ!!!!!!  I'm so excited because I can cuddle up my niece and nephew and hang out with my sis in bro-in-law anytime I want!  My sister and the kids are coming February 25 and soon after my bro-in-law will follow.  My sister will come first to find a place and get settled and then my bro-in-law will come once he transfers to a job here!  I'm super excited so I leave you with some pics of us and sidenotes.  <3

These pics are from their last visit this past summer.  Enjoy!

OK, so this is me attempting to maneuver the double stroller.  Not easy for my arms which can only carry a candle and no more than 5 pounds.  I have no upper arm strength which seems you need for double strollers

Meet Kayla.  I love this picture because it reminds me of my sister.  Who knew attitude runs through genes.  I didn't.  But it does.

Meet Savian, after eating some of Mima's (grandmother in spanish) food, he was out for the count.  Clearly he can take a nap anywhere, including in his booster seat at the table.

Awesome picture I took of Kayla while she was sitting on the edge of the pool.

Meet the Duo!  My sister Karina and me being silly.  Note: I can't believe how blonde my hair was!

Told you we were silly

Hey, we have beer which means we can be EXTRA corny!

I LOVE this picture for two reasons.  #1 - My sister and I look fab!  #2 - My hubby's face in the background is priceless and cracks me up every time.

Savian having fun in his walker.  But it looks like he is checking out a cute baby girl that is walking by.  The flirting starts at a young age for boys. Boys will be boys.

Yeah, my niece will kick your ass in Wii Mario Summer Olympics. 

Isn't she so darn cute!

Happy Friday my bloggy friends and the countdown begins until Feb. 25th.  The day I get to give my sister, niece and nephew a big hug at the airport!


Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

ohhhh i am so happy for you! terrific news!

Unknown said...

Ahhh, I love you!!! I can't wait to see you!!! I can't believe you told them about me pushing you down the stairs and punching you, now no one will like me! lol. By the way, you could've chosen better pics of us (I look like ultimate crap...however, I was drinking so I guess that makes up for it, lol.) People I do not look that nasty on a a regular basis, my sis does, but not me. Love you!

G said...

this is kind of unrelated but I wanted to tell you that I really like your sparkle heart. I think it's new.