Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Alex

He is finally here! Alex Joshua Hernandez was born Wednesday Feb 18th at 5:02pm. He weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. He is a happy healthy baby and we are so glad he is here.

The kids were so excited to meet their new baby brother.

He has lots of dark hair.
At first he looked a lot like Nicholas did, but now he is starting to have his own look.
Checking out his dad.

Ready to head home from the hospital.

Eliza is glad to have baby Alex home.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Family Pictures

Thanks to Trevor Dayley for taking these pictures of our family a few weeks ago. For more info on Trevor's photography see his website at:
He did a great job and we love them!

Now that our painting projects are done are finally ready (just in time) for baby Alex to be here. I have an appointment this Wednesday morning to be induced, so we hope we will be able to see him by Wed night. We will post pictures and info as soon as we get home!

Happy New Year 2009!

For New Year's we went to Pei Wei for lunch. The weather was perfect outside and it was great to just relax and walk around the shops after we ate.

Eliza loved playing with cousin Chambry.

At night we have a tradition to ring in the New Year. We toast in the year by saying things that are going to happen that year and then we all raise our glasses together and say, "Cheen Cheen!" (it's Italian)

"Here's to getting to see baby Alex in Feb... CHEEN CHEEN!"

At 12:00 we went outside and let off some fireworks. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Christmas part II

Later that day we headed to my mom's house so we could talk to my brother, Danny, who is serving his mission in New York. We even got to webcam with him! We loved having Stephanie home from Utah and Melissa, Brian, and baby Chambry even made the long trip from Japan to be home for Christmas.

One of Eliza's favorite toys was her new baby doll. It has been great practice for our baby. She loves feeding her, rocking her, dressing her, and putting her to sleep. She is such a little mother!

Melissa brought these funny glasses from Japan. The kids love them!
A few days after Christmas we went to McCormick ranch railroad park to ride the train through the decorated light scenes. We even rode the little train which I do not recommend if you are pregnant. Very small space to sit on and very uncomfortable- I thought I was going to fall out!

Christmas morning

The kids were so excited to finally see if Santa Claus had come. The loved all the presents and we had such a great time together. There is something truly magically about Christmas morning.

The kids have loved riding their bikes.

Carlos even got me a bike with a trailer and we have had so much fun being able to take family bike rides together.

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at my mom's house. After that we read the nativity story and Twas the Night Before Christmas. Then we opened new Pj's and headed home to set out cookies for Santa.

Christmas Cookies

The kids were so excited to decorate cookies at Uncle Brodie and Aunt Lindsay's house. We made gingerbread cookies and had a great time decorating.

Brodie was so excited to show us his roaring fire (in his TV).

Here are the kids in their Christmas outfits.