Sunday, December 29, 2013

First Photo of the New Baby

This is the first of many photos of the newest addition of our family. Here he is at 13 weeks. Yes, it is a boy…well that is what they told us at the last appointment. I thought it was a little early, but technology is amazing these days and this doctor had a super duper scan machine. He said he was 100% sure…lets see how it unfolds in the next couple of weeks.

Cute profile, no? Well I am biased I guess.

The next photo will be at 20 weeks…stay tuned.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Holidays…From Our "Growing" Family to Yours

This year we have many things to be thankful for…especially the new addition we will have to our family in 2014. It was a BIG surprise to us, but we are getting used to the idea. And guess what...we are going to have ANOTHER boy! Yes, I will be completely outnumbered in the house, but I guess that also means I will have four boys to take care of me…who am I kidding…ha ha ha.

Luka and Sam are over the moon with the news of a little brother. I think Sam kisses my belly at leaf 20 times a day and Luka keeps talking about all the help he is going to give me with the baby.

2013 was a good year, but I think 2014 is going to be a GREAT year! We wish the best to all of our family and friends around the world and may this coming year bring many blessings to your life!

Love from Santiago, Chile,
Melissa, JJ, Luka, Sam & Baby Boy

Friday, December 20, 2013

"GREASE is the Word"

In my house Grease is definitely the word these days. Sam's End of the Year Show at school was a celebration of various movie genres and his class performed a Grease medley. As if my boys weren't Grease obsessed enough already. I think it is amazing how it is a movie I LOVED growing up, I can practically repeat the entire movie word for word, and now my boys love it too and spend their day humming tunes from the flick.

Doesn't Sam look like a little "Kenickie" (yes I had to look up how to spell that)? He was very proud of his custom-made pleather jacket. Never mind that it was 90 degrees outside in the scorching sun. I think he was about to pass out while he sat there for the other classes to finish.

We were very proud of Sammy that day and I think our house will always have the sounds of Rydell High blasting in our hallways!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

School Photos ROCK

Well, they don't aways come out great…but living abroad I have come to appreciate these nostalgic awkward pics. The boys' school doesn't always offer them, but this year BOTH of them did and yesterday we had the surprise package sent home in both of their backpacks…DOUBLE WHAMMY!

Don't they boys look cute and Sam is sooooo grown up! This picture doesn't bring out his naughty side…or does it? He is the sweetest naughtiest boy around.

Luka is missing BOTH of his front teeth in the photo and recently one has fully grown in…but the other one is still missing. I think that tooth is a late bloomer. That boy can smile even without his teeth.
Do you order your school photos? I always do…no matter how bad they come out. My mom always loved having these photos around and I still have my elementary, middle and high school photos around and Luka loves to look at them every once in a while.

Well, sorry for the sparse updates but so much going on. Hopefully once school is out next week I can catch up on even some of our summer trips…yes, I am sooooo behind.