S: Manuel 1st Year
3: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." –Psalm 139:13-14
4: Dear Lord, Even before we knew of our son, he was a breath of life, in your spirit. As parents, we commit to raise him, one in righteousness and grace. We will love each other unconditionally. We will speak of You, and pray to You, and look to You in our home. We will treasure Your Word and give it honor. We come with uncertainties, sin, and shortcomings. When we lose our way or fail in our efforts, remind us to seek you and rely on your strength.
5: We intentionally give our son to You. as a token of the gifts You have given us. We know that Your goodness is greater than ours. We trust in Your wisdom more than our own. We have faith in You, not ourselves. With devotion and admiration, we dedicate our child-yet-unseen, to You; the Lord God Almighty; Wondrous and Awesome;; May this sweet baby boy honor You all the days of his life. By grace, You will make us parents, and from grace, we pray in Your name. Amen , Michael and Nellie
7: To announce your arrival, on Mommy's birthday, Daddy invited the entire family over for dinner.When we were done eating, Daddy passed out cards to everyone with your ultrasound picture on it . Everyone was so excited , we danced.
8: To prepare for Manuel, while Mommy was away for work, Daddy, Uncle Robert, Aunt Jennifer and Cousin Alex decorated your 1st Room.
9: Preparing for your Arrival
10: Meaning: God is with us Named after: Manuel Hernandez
11: Meaning: Reborn Named after: Rene Hernan Salinas Jr.
12: Our Baby 8bs. 10oz. 21 inches | March 28, 2008 1:00 pm | Clear Lake Regional Hospital Dr. Joi Finley-Smith
18: Cozy in my car seat! | First
19: First | Ride
21: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes...
28: Our little Sweetie
29: The Cutest Baby 1 Month
31: BATH TIME
39: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | MAKING MEMORIES
40: Look at that face!
41: Three Months!
47: Happy Father's Day
48: First Signing
52: Six Months
55: First Teeth
56: September 2008
57: Yum, Yum...
58: Our first family
60: Trick or Treat
63: A Day to Give Thanks
65: J O Y
69: Play time! | I love to play! | Playtime at daycare
71: f i r s t W o r d s | momo | dada | mama | bird | Popo | grama | granpa
72: HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY
76: 2 Months 11 lbs 6.5oz 22'' Long | 4 Months 15 lbs 2.5oz 26.5'' Long | 2 weeks 9 lbs 15oz 21'' Long
77: 9 Months 19 lbs 7oz 29.5'' Long | 9 Months 19 lbs 7oz 29.5'' Long | 12 Months 20 lbs 3oz 31'' Long | 6 Months 16 lbs 7oz 28'' Long
79: First Hair Cut
81: Time with Papa Joe & Grandma Dora
83: Time with Popo Fredo & Grandma Esme