Sunday, April 23, 2017

A letter to my 3 year old.

Sweet boy how is it that you are already 3?!

This last week or so I have repeatedly told you about your birth, your first steps and a few other milestones. You soak every detail in and ask me to tell you the stories again.

I remember when I first laid my eyes on you. I was in complete shock that you were once inside my belly. You were nothing like I had imagined. You were far more beautiful and amazing that I could have imagined. I remember holding you and saying in my head "I am your mom. I am A MOM?"
I sang you the first song that came into my head ( one I had been singing to you my whole pregnancy.


I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.
And I’m so happy,
So very happy;

Liam Isaiah Ortega you bring Mommy, Daddy and Bennett so much joy.  


You are so full of life, questions and an amazing little laugh.
 You are so strong willed yet sensitive
. You are demanding and very opinionated.
 You are wild but very caring.
You love macaroni, chicken nuggets, eggs and most every fruit.
We love the way you say poon (spoon)
You are just as loud if not louder than me.
 You have two volumes very loud and so quiet that we can not hear what you are saying. You love taking pictures and ask me often to take pictures of what you are doing.


You are almost done with your first year of school. You absolutely love school. Your teachers have nothing nice to say about you. You really have grown this year. Less pushing others and more listening and following directions. I am so proud of you. I am so honored to be your mom. 



here are a few photos from your birthday. You could not wait to get a pinata.
 Nana would make it sing happy birthday to and facetime you with mickey.


Mommy filled your room with balloons the night before. 

and when you woke up you asked. 

"mommy why are there balloons in my room? did they loose their air and strings already?" 
silly boy. 



You choose to go to your favorite place CHICK FIL A to eat a cheese biscuit (egg and cheese) and see daddy. 



















Friday, March 10, 2017

The Boss Baby



Happy Friday everyone! I was invited to an advance screening of THE BOSS BABY at Santikos Silverado on March 18 at 10am and would like to extend an invitation.

 THE BOSS BABY is loosely based off of the children’s book with the same title and I think it will be a real treat to watch. CLick the link to  download one of the 50 first-come, first-serve Admit Four passes.

There is only 50 so claim yours today!!!

The Boss Baby trailer can be found here. 
Enjoy and leave a comment if you snagged some passes 😄

Tickets here

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bennett Gray is 1!

happy 1st birthday Bennett Gray.
You brought so much joy into our family this last year. You are very silly and know just exactly how to get your brother to laugh. You are so sweet and kind. If your brother is crying you go to him to hug him. You love your daddy so much and get so excited when he walks in from work. You have always been an amazing sleeper at night, naps are a different story! I have never seen a baby eat as much food as you do. You out eat your brother everyday. We love that you are not a picky eater at all! You are very content with just crawling and pushing anything you can around the house. You have 6 teeth. You are a tough cookie. Most days I find you picking the fight with your brother. You most certainly will not be pushed around. I love how tough you are yet you are the one who likes to cuddle. Your eyes have only changed a little since birth and we are still surprised you have blue eyes, though some days they look more green.
we love you so much Benny bo. Happy birthday sweet boy!
#letterstobennett