Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter 2010 (And The Weeks Before)

We went to San Diego the Thursday before Easter. The week before that and this last week have been crazy busy. And it is not all works fault this time (although I did have a reply brief to a summary judgment motion due just before I left and the hearing on the motion last week when I got back. Also Jen is going to the Ukraine as part of the process for adopting Sofia. We are sad and are going to miss her and the entire Sanchez family tremendously while they are gone. As a result I have been trying to find someone to provide daycare for Joey while they make the necessary journey to the Ukraine to finalize their adoption of Sofia. Also while they take the time to bond with her and adjust to life as a family of 6 (with two babies with Ds).

Joey and I walked to the park the week before Easter and met with the lady who will be watching Joey for however long Jen needs. We love Jen and thank the Sanchez family for being a second family to Joey while we work. It is so hard working full time and having a baby. It has been so much easier, however, because we have had someone we trust to watch our baby. It will be some adjustment for Joey and for us working out new therapy schedules but we think the new family that is going to be providing daycare for Joey is going to work out beautifully. They seem like wonderful people and we cannot wait to get to know them.

Here Joey is on the swings at the park while I got to know Shannon. Joey loves the swings. Just look at that face...Pure Joy.

Before we left for San Diego we took Joey for his first (official) haircut. it was not a full haircut... only the bangs. I could not bear to cut those beautiful curls (nor could Lainie, Tony's long time hairstylist who cut Joey's hair for us after giving Tony a trim). I had trimmed Joey's bangs a few weeks ago when he was sick. His nose had been running and the bangs in his eyes and face were not helping matters. I did such a horrible job though and I now needed a professional to fix it. Note to self, giving someone else a haircut is harder than it looks. Any how, Tony went first...

and then it was Joey's turn

Looking like such a big boy in the cape.

Sure there was some flailing...

And quite a few "I'm not sure about this" faces.
But Lainie was able to get the job done with no crying and no injuries!

All finished...thanks Lainie!

Before we left Joey's auntie Jo brought him his first Easter basket of the year! It was so cute... Thanks Jo!

Of course we had to pull out the ol bunny ears for an Easter phot op.

And Joey got to help dye Easter eggs for the first time.

On Easter morning we got dressed up and went to church with my friend from junior high who moved back to Escondido.

Joey looked so cute in his little vest. I am glad it was cold enough out. Here he is with his Pa Pa.

And checking out the Easter basket Grandma, I mean the Easter Bunny brought for him. The Easter Bunny was so smart, he filled the plastic eggs with things to make noise and glued them shut.

Here Joey is giving them a good shake.

While in San Diego Joey discovered his shadow.

Hi shadow...

How you doing

Huh...not sure what to think of this shadow..

Alright... he decides it is funny!

Taking a much needed nap on his Pa Pa.
Joey and Grandma!
Opening a present from Auntie Cara.

Last year at this time Joey was in the hospital with bronchiolitis. In fact it was exactly one year ago today that he was released. I begged for him to be released in time to spend his first Easter at home instead of in the hospital. Thankfully, it happened. Here he was with the bunny ears his grandma had gotten him.
And here he was a the day before we left for San Diego and we pulled out the ears again. Clearly he does not think they are as cute as we do!
Gotta love that little face! I cannot believe how much he has changed in one year. I love this little guy!


  1. I LOVE watching him grow up! I wish we lived closer and the boys could play together. Max needs him - and I need you guys!
    let me know next time you are in Escondido. We'll drive down!

  2. wow...I loved seeing that pic of him from a year ago. The first year is so amazing!

    It seems you all had a fantastic Easter. I loved Joey's little vest...PRECIOUS!