Our Linus was born on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Linus's birth story is pretty amazing, I shared a little bit here. His Great Grandmother died the day he was born, minutes apart. We had already decided on his name prior to his birth but our beautiful nurse, Agatha insisted we had to honor his Grandmother with his name (and if you could have heard her voice, Jamaican and deep - just lovely... you would not have argued). So, we asked what Grandma's middle name was since we'd already used her last name as one of our middle names for a different child. Pauline was the name and we had already named him Linus Paul after Pete's brother - so it was meant to be!
You can tell in the pictures but he is sick on his birthday. It was his first fever free day but he was still not quite himself. He wanted a cookie cake and since we'd been in and out of the Dr.'s office and had sick children still - I went the easy route and bought him one from Sams. He didn't mind at all, thank goodness.
We got our traditional tamales from our favorite place, Lupe's but they hardly got touched due to everyone still feeling under the weather. They made for the very best breakfast the next morning though, served with scrambled eggs and salsa - yum!
He actually went to bed shortly after this, just worn out from a big day + he was looking forward to spending the next day with his Grandparents and did NOT want to be sick and miss it.
He did fine on Saturday, except for a cough. The cough grew worse on Sunday and we are now administering breathing treatments and steroids to hopefully keep pneumonia away. He seems to have always been sensitive to catching respiratory illnesses after a bad case of RSV as an infant.
Despite the flu, he really did have a great birthday - got an art set and a new Mixel set.
We opened up one of the puzzles we got last year after seeing some fun puzzles
over at Shower of Roses.
*I think this is hilarious*
We love these cookies and I made some to enjoy while decorating the tree. We usually decorate near Gaudate Sunday.
Samwise doesn't know what to make of the tree -
he has been pretty good though and mostly ignored it.
Playing with settings on my camera - cutting off the top of the tree in the process.
The psychedelic picture I took and didn't realize it. I love playing with my camera and seeing what comes of it.