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Monday, March 1, 2010

What's New?

I decided to write up some random thoughts as I wait for Big D to come to bed (what can I say, this is the story of my life!).
*Ty started preschool today. He had an accident, and he cried while they changed him. As he retells the the story he says that he cried and kept asking why!
* I don't know whey my 30 year old husband will ever figure out he needs to change his ways until my 3 year old learns not to touch stuff that he shouldn't.
*Just found out that litte D had his recess revoked today for talking in the cafeteria...even though he was done with lunch. Well this is the story he gave me so I will ask the teacher tomorrow, because if his story is accurate, come on who makes a child be quiet during lunch. I know I never go to lunch at work unless I have someone to share it with).
*This new teaching job is really trying my patience, but I love it. And I love my students.
*I had been praying for quite some time to be truly inspired...I felt like a wasn't going anywhere. Well church was amazing on Sunday and I have some inspiration as to were I want to go.
* I guess this is it for now...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

As the years have gone by, Daniel has certainly gotten a tab better about remembering about holidays, birthdays, and special occasions before the day of! The night before Valentine's day he was getting the kids into bed and for some reason I thought he was coming to bed too. I was so tired that I fell asleep before realizing that he didn't. He decided to stay up and he and my brother made chocolate covered strawberries, tangerines, and vanilla wafers. He even delicately placed them around one of my nicer plates. He came to bed at 3am, don't feel too sorry for him. He finished at one and decided to play games until 3! His gift was thoughtful and simple! He didn't spend more money than it cost to buy the strawberries! We had the cookies, the tangerines, and he used chocolate chips! I love this man! We have been together almost 7 years and the last couple have been very challenging...VERY challenging. But because of the trials we have had in these last couple of years, I can TRULY say that I have fallen in love with him again and that I love him more today than I ever have!

And Those of you wondering what I got him for Valentine's Day...lets just say that my gift was not as thought out and simple. It was what he wanted though!


Little D brought me a cupcake from school as a Valentine's gift, with half the frosting licked off! And he also made me a beautiful card at church with tons of purple hearts because it is my favorite color! I am truly blessed to have suck a wonderful family! I love them so much and I cannot wait for it to grow!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

So I know I haven't posted much lately so I'm going to get a couple of random pictures and tell you my story since whenever I have blogged last. My friend Jessica invited me and the kids to go to San Diego with her and her family. We had a great time I think we went at the beginning of Nov. They went Thursday morning and I joined them Thursday night. On Friday we went to the zoo where Daniel took over my camera and took over my camera and took like 3-4 pix of every animal we looked at! It was crazy to see how many pictures he took that day.


Tyler, Vanessa, Daniel, and Daniel

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Tyler and Vanessa


Picture of Tyler. This hasn't happened for a while but I went into the room to see if he had gone to sleep. Only to find him under our bed and his! Lately he has been falling asleep on the floor. Big D enjoys finding him in different places and positions. He found him laying face down on the floor and his arms spread and bent like those cartoon outlines of dead people on the asphalt. Big D went in and said "It was the teacher in the bedroom with the candle stick!" I got a kick out of that.


D and Ty at Disneyland the night we went to California Adventure for their trick or treat event. We had fun and Ty rode the fairs wheel for the first time and was flipping out cause we rode the ones that move as your going around. His facial expressions were priceless. Now we cannot go to Cal Adventure w/o riding it!


Here is D's soccer team. This was the day he went was in the Annual Walnut Family Festival Parade. He had a great time throwing candies and those who watched. Afterward we headed to the festival with his team. They had a great time! We all did! I was able to buy some butternut squash from the Cal Poly Farm to make some butternut squash soup!


Here is a picture of lil D and his first missing tooth! I took it a couple of weeks ago and the scary thing is that it is already out dated! He lost his other middle bottom tooth like less than a week later!. My beautiful boy is growing up so fast!!!


Here is lil D with his teacher. She is so great with him. After the kids got tested they recognized the students who had excelled. Unfortunately they sent the notice the day before he was getting the award and I had to work so I could not go. Big D went and he said that D blew all of the kids out of the water with how many recognitions he got that day. Its funny cause he just got his report card and it pretty much reflected what I expected. The only neg thing she had to say was Daniel's inability to keep quiet...like I haven't heard that before! (I've been hearing that since I have been in 1st grade!! haha So there is no question where he go that from!). We have been working on it and he has been doing much better! I'm so proud of that boy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Soccer

I know I haven't blogged in a while an I have a lot to blog about. Daniel's first day of kindergarten, Daniel starting soccer, and I know there's more. I just wanted to share this quick story. Daniel had his third soccer game today and I was really impressed by the other team's coach. Not that Daniel's coach isn't good. The other team is really good, actually they are great. They should be playing the older kids and they would win. Their coach was very humble and I could tell by his behavior that he is trying to teach his players more than how to play soccer. As little boys play and win, they get excited. Their excitement started to cause the other players to start acting a little cocky and started to call our player not nice names. None of the parents herd it, I didn't either. (I didn't realize that this was going on until after the game)Their coach decided to take out the players who where not being very nice. Daniel was also hit in the face with the ball. Their coach insisted that the player come and apologize to Daniel before the game continued. The little boy came said sorry and ran back out on the field. Because Daniel was crying so loud he did not hear the other player. Their coach noticed this and made the player come back and say he was sorry again so Daniel could hear it. I also thought it was very nice the the mother of the play came to check on Daniel to make sure he was ok. At the end of the game after a horrible slaughter the coach made sure he came over and told each of our players what a good job they had done.
Today we live in a society where this is not seen very often, which is sad. The last two games we have played teams where the players have pushed, tripped, and belittled our players and not once did I hear their coaches or parents say a single word to them. I know that at this age, the children just want to win, and as a parent we want our children to be happy and experience the joys that come with winning a game, but this coach is teaching his team players something that they will be able to apply in the rest of their lives. Kudos to that coach. Because of the events that took place today, I was not sad at all that our team lost today. I learned a lesson that I might have already know, but it was a good reminder to being a better person and a better mother!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

This 4th was pretty much as any other except we did it times two. X and Sarah came over the day before. They bought Baby D some fireworks and spent time with the kids and lighting them up. We all took turns lighting up the sparkers that for some reason take all year long to use…Anyways Daniel found a fireworks setting on our camera and we were able to get these cool looking pictures with the sparklers.


Daniel

X

Daniel was given the chance to do some actual lighting of the fireworks and he did a good job of listening. Although he was having fun with the fireworks, he decided to have more fun setting my dad's paper on fire. He used one of the sparklers to set the fire! None of us were mad cause at least he did it safely. It reminds me of me when I set my mom's shoe on fire one year and when i set the trash can on fire another year. :)

Daniel and the neighbor kids lighting one of Daniel's favorite fireworks, the snakes!

Even though I had to work, we all really had a great time. I got home around 800pm and the sun was almost done setting. Daniel had a lot of fun with his friends. We actually got to see a lot of shows from our home and some of the fireworks were right above our home! Then when were close to wrapping it up, our neighbor brought our ice cream and root beer! This was funny cause when she asked Baby D if he wanted a root beer float he responded "Root Beer?!?! I can't have root beer! Beer is bad!" Our neighbor had to explain to him that root beer was just soda. He still declined politely and said "No thank you, I can't have that either" It definitely put a smile on my face. It is nice to know that even though you think your kids aren't learning from you, that they do pick up on some things and that's what keeps me trying. I love my family and my children and I am soooo blessed to have them!

Beach Fun

The beach has been sounding like a good idea for quite some time now. I went to Newport area on my sister in law's birthday to get some cupcakes from sprinkles...mmmm! Since that day I have been wanting to go back. The weather has been off and on for beach weather and those who know me I don't like to be cold. It seemed that the days it was nice enough I was working. Finally a day came where the weather would be good and I was off. My brother and his girlfriend were able to go with us and I invited my niece Roxie. Her and Daniel have always gotten along really well but haven't seen each other much this summer. We had a great day of cool (not cold) weather. It was windy but when the sun came out it was great.



Picture of the water. It really surprised me how clear the water looked this day. Growing up we visited Puerto Rico often and nothing compares to the waters there, but it was nice to see our waters looking cleaner. Needless to say I still couldn't get in cause the water was still freezing!


X and Ty.

Daniel sunbathing. I'm glad that he didn't stay like this for long. He and Roxie were playing in the sand most of the time and built sandcastles so his back was to the sun most of the time. Unfortunately he did get some pretty nasty burns on his back despite the sunblock I put on him.


Roxie



The spot we chose had no bathrooms near by so this is daniel doing his business. He decided to find his own bathroom!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LONG MORNING

What a morning. It's not even 11am and I already wished it was time to put the kids to bed for the night. The kids spend the night at my parents last night because I had to take my uncle to the air port. SSSSSOOOOOOOOO.....This morning I woke up at 4am to wake up Daniel so that he could get up in time to leave the house for clinical (I still don't understand how he doesn’t here the alarm). My alarm then went off at 530. I got up and dressed pretty quickly and I dressed in my gym clothes because I was planning on going to the gym when I got back with my brother. So I left the house like at 540 to my uncles apartment. He just moved and I knew where but I did not know which apartment. My mom did not remember the actual number but told me exactly where it was at. When I got there I went to the gait and his name is not on the dial pad to open the door. Great! So I tried calling a couple of people and no one opened the door for me. I went to my car to call him and realized I left my phone at home. So what do I do now? I drove to the nearest gas station where I was able to call Daniel to call my uncle. I went back to the apartments and my uncle came out. Great! Drove him the airport on my way back I got a little lost but no biggy.
When I got home I went home first to get my phone first. Where I see a text from my brother saying he didn’t feel well and would let me know if he felt better later on so that we could go to the gym. Ok I can go by myself...I just won’t be as motivated.
I walk in the door and baby d was sick. He looked sick. i would say yellow is a good word to describe him. So i would have not been able to go to the gym anyways. Baby D then threw up all over the living room floor. We trained him to throw up only on floor, no carpet as he gets to the bathroom. After I search threw my mountain of meds, I wasn't able to find anything that would help. I ask my dad to watch the kids for a little more so that I can get baby d some meds and get some stuff for dinner. Little did I know that all antiemetic require a prescription. I bought him some Gatorade and some fruit cocktail. Someone once told me that the juice helps with the nausea.
When I came home my dad was on the phone with my mom trying to figure out how to open the locked bathroom door. Apparently baby d locked himself in there and wouldn't open it. I asked him to open the door. When he found out it was me he said he was sorry and opened the door. He had diarrhea too and didn’t make it to the toilet in time so he was trying to clean up his mess. He is such a sweet child. I bath him, cleaned up his mess and put him down to sleep. I hope he feels better. By the way, the syrup might have helped his nausea, but he is still vomiting. With all this commotion going on, Tyler was able to get the all purpose cleaner and sprayed the floor and walls in the living room, threw moon sand all over the carpet, and served himself some cereal in a bowl with milk and of corse he made a mess doing that. I hope the day gets better.