Rafael's photo shoot

on Friday, June 18, 2010

 Jane, a friend from our ward who is a wonderfully talented photographer (http://www.janegrayphotography.com.au/) asked to borrow our baby for a photo shoot a few weeks ago. Here are the results:

Jane, una amiga de nuestro barrio quien es muy una talentosa fotografa (http://www.janegrayphotography.com.au/) nos pidio a prestar nuestro bebe para tomar algunas fotos. Aqui estan:

We are so in love with this little boy (well, he's not so little really…) He is such a delicious baby and we are so blessed to have him in our family. Granted, we don't get as much sleep as we did before he came along but we wouldn't change him for the world. We love you Rafa!

P.S. I think he looks like the michelin man, all those rolls! hehehe 

Queremos tanto a este bebito (bueno, no tan chiquito…) El es un bebe tan delicioso y somos bendecidos de tenerlo en nuestra familia. Aunque no dormimos tanto como antes de su nacimiento, no lo cambiariamos por el mundo entero. Te amamos Rafa!

P.S. Abi dice que Rafa se parece al muneco de las llantas michelin...

Rafael Kenneth Guzman

on Monday, March 1, 2010

Lea en Español abajo

Rafael Kenneth Guzman
Click on image to see pictures on Picasa.
Haga click en la imagen para ver fotos en Picasa.

Hi all.  Abigail is very good at giving you all the details about our wonderful experience with welcoming Rafa to our family so I'll let her do that.  I just wanted to give you the basic info and show you some pictures and video of our new baby.

Rafael was born at 7:50am on 18-Feb-2010
Joondalup Hospital in Perth, Western Australia (about 15 min from home)
He was 8lbs 8oz.

Abigail was amazing and brave.  I'm not saying birth is easy but it was much easier than it was with Arieli both, birth and recovery as well.  I was blessed to have a week off work so I could help in the house.  Some families in the Ward were kind enough to cook some meals for us so that was great.  I'll go back to work tomorrow so Abi will be alone with the children for the first time... good luck to her!

Click on the image above to see pics of Rafa on Picasa

Hola a todos.  Abigail es muy buena en darles todos los detalles sobre la bienvenida de Rafa a nuestra familia asi que voy a dejar que ella lo haga.  Solo queria darles alguna informacion y mostrarles fotos y videos de nuestro nuevo bebe.

Rafael nacio a las 7:50am el 18-Feb-2010
Hospital de Joondalup en Perth, Western Australia (como a 15 min de nuestra casa)
Peso 8lbs 8oz

Abigail estuvo increible y fue muy valiente.  No digo que dar a luz es facil pero fue mucho mas facil que con Arieli en dar a luz y tambien en recuperarse.  Tuve la bendicion de tomar una semana de vacaciones para asi poder ayudar en la casa.  Algunas familias en el Barrio nos trajeron cena asi que eso fue una gran ayuda.  Regreso a trabajar manana asi que Abigail va a estar solita con los dos ninos en la casa.... Buena suerte!

Hagan click en la imagen de arriba para ver fotos de Rafa en Picasa

Abigail's Baby Shower

on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I made this video for a surprise Baby Shower that Abigail's sister, Katie, organized for her. I heard it made some people cry. I hope you enjoy it... and laugh too. They forgot to take pictures so I'll ask Abi to tell you all about it later...

Family Beach Walk

on Saturday, February 6, 2010

We decided to go to the beach for a little walk after dinner the other night (my ulterior motive was to try and kick-start labour, so far no success...) but we saw a beautiful sunset and had fun taking some photos.

Best thing about living on the West Coast - the sunsets!
More sunset...
Arieli strolling with her Papi
She is a real Daddy's girl
Big smiles!
The lovely Arieli
A beached whale... and her cute daughter
luckily Arieli gets her tanning-ability from her Papi!
counting the stairs
A little windy but beautiful
As I said before my main motivation for doing the family walk was to try and walk out this baby - but it is so nice to have an early dinner and go for a stroll together. We've had to be careful with Arieli though because she loves the beach so much and she heads straight for the water! A few times now we've had to strip her off and take her home with no clothes on because she decided to go for a bit of an unplanned swim...

Our Baby is due on the 12th of this month (next Friday - yay!) We are so excited!!! We'll keep you all 'posted'...

We're Back... plus one

on Sunday, September 20, 2009

We've been a bit slack on our blog but we're finally getting around to it again.
Our most exciting news right now is that we are expecting a new addition to our family in February next year. We just found out that we are having a little boy and are so excited. We can't wait to meet him!
Below are some photos of Arieli taken recently by a friend from our stake who is a photographer (http://www.janegrayphotography.com.au/).
Arieli is thriving and is truly a delightful little girl. She runs all over the place and says a few words now but her favourites are "hi" and "no!" She will be 18 months next month and going to nursery. Not a baby anymore!

My sister Katie and her husband and their two girls are moving over here to Australia at the beginning of December and we can't wait. It will be so nice to have them close and Arieli will have so much fun playing with her cousins. We are all doing well, waiting for summer to come back so we can have some warmer weather.