19 May 2010

Welcome Ryan Sebastian - the newest member of the Rivera Family

I must say we were very surprised to hear that the newest member of the Rivera Family was arriving. He wasn't scheduled to make his appearance until June 7, so having him arrive on May 11 was a big surprise. Ryan Sebastian entered the world on Tuesday May 11, 2010 at 932pm, weighing 6 1/2 lbs. Mom, Dad and baby are doing well, just adjusting to life as a threesome. I was lucky enough to see my new nephew while he was still in the hospital. Below are a couple of pictures I took. Jenna can't wait to meet her new little cousin.

God Bless Ryan Sebastian and welcome to the world!!

10 May 2010


Springtime has hit Long Island and we have taken full advantage of the transition from the cold, snowy winter weather to warm, sunny weather! We've spent a lot of our time outdoors lately. We tried a new park down by Sayville Marina and the kids loved it. There was a park, beach, tennis courts and picnic area. The kids were having so much fun it was hard to get them to leave. They have also been running around the backyard which is great for us since they are completely fenced in. No worries of them running off. We even ate our first meal outside. Looking forward to starting up the BBQ soon!

Springtime also brings about Mother's day. It felt like Mother's Day weekend with all that was going on. Friday, Jenna's class hosted a Mother's Day tea and she was so excited that I could go. We listened to them sing, recite poems and received some great gifts! They had a plant for us, a cookbook that they made themselves and a self potrait of all the moms. And we were served cookies and iced tea. It was a fun afternoon. Saturday Gladys came out and we cooked a Mother's Day meal for both Grandmas and Jenna presented each of them with a plant she bought herself from the school plant sale. Sunday was a day of rest and family time for me. It was enjoyable to spend quality time with Mike and the kids.

Springtime also brings about unpredictable weather. Today we dropped in temperature and it has forced us to pull out the long sleeves and coats. The weather is more like fall then spring, but who is complaining - the heat will be here soon enough!

05 May 2010

My baby turned 2!!

Two years ago on April 26, I woke up that morning to my water breaking and heading over to the hospital. What a surprise since he was 9 days early. Since that day, my little boy has not stop surprising me. I've watched him grow so much in these past two years that it is so hard to remember him as my little baby. He really is a full blown 2 year old and he never ceases to amaze me. Each day is something new, whether it's a new word or just the random things he does. His smile lights a room and constantly lights my heart.

Below are pictures from our family celebration. It was a beautiful day and the kids had a great time. Happy 2nd Birthday to my little boy!

02 May 2010

Baby Rivera will be arriving soon!!!

Haha - I bet you all thought we were having another baby!!! Nope, it's our soon to be nephew arriving in June. We held a baby shower for the parents-to-be on April 17 with all our family and friends. They received so many wonderful gifts for the baby. Jenna is so excited for this baby to arrive as well as the rest of the family. Iliana is feeling and looking great and you can see how excited Darren is below.

Only 6 weeks to go!!!