Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Busy Month!!

I haven't posted in a while because my in-laws are visiting and I haven't had any time to do much of anything. They've both been really helpful around the house & have been keeping me company (which I will miss when they leave). I'm really happy that this Christmas will be extra special because they'll be here to share it with us. 
Some pics from this month....

 Evan posing in front of our tree
 Helping with the lights...brave little boy. lol

 New friend at the park
 With his "Nina"
Family pic =)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

Crazy busy weekend. First, my oldest son turned 15!! I can't believe how quickly time has passed & that he's growing into a man. He is such a great boy & I'm thankful for how sweet & considerate he is. Not too many 15 year olds cut the grass, cook, clean, & even change diapers without complaining. He's gonna make a great husband one day =) Today we went to Lowe's Kid's Clinic & Evan made a train....he really loves going there! Later on, we went to our new favorite park. Very peaceful there & the kids get a kick out of the fish that are constantly jumping out of the water. Gonna have a busy week too with stuff from work and having to prepare for some visitors on Saturday. It never ends.........
 Koko's Birthday Cake
 Birthday Boy
 The Boys
 Reading His Card
 Evan's Choo Choo Train
 Climbing In The Jungle Gym
 Mores Climbing

 My Favorite Pic
 Posing By The Lake

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Just spent 5 fun days with my little sister!! So sad that she had to leave so soon but so thankful for the little time we had together. Funny how it seems like time has never passed when we're together. Like we're little girls again laughing at everything & being silly. I'm also thankful for all of God's protection & blessings.....for my husband & handsome, healthy boys.  Thankful for my awesome family, my home, my job, my health, & believe it or not....all of the obstacles I have overcome that have made me wiser & stronger. Looking forward to the start of another new year, another chance at a clean slate =)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Surprise Visitor!!

My sister is visiting until Wednesday & we haven't seen her in so long. Really happy that she's here & enjoying some family time. My ribs hurt from so much laughing but that's a good thing.....I definitely needed some laughs =)  Poor hubby has been missing out because of work. The boys are so excited too & Evan asked her to please never leave =(
Good times....
When Titi surprised him when he got home home from school 
 Right before our yummy dinner
 Evan listening to a bedtime story
 Being silly
 At Lowes Build & Grow Kids Clinic
 At the dock

 About to go down the fast slide
 Posing.....what my sister does best. lol

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Busy Weekend!

Had a busy but great weekend. The boys had fun making a periscope at Lowes Build and Grow kid's clinic. Evan is becoming a pro at using a hammer! lol  Gio also finished his science project on Hydroponics (with tons of help of course). Just relaxed at home today & hubby made a delicious roast with mashed potatoes & broccoli. About to watch the Walking Dead now, a new zombie series that my husband is crazy about. Hoping this week goes by fast.

 The boys hydroponic setup after 8 plants were transferred
Gio's science fair board

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Spent a lot of time today watching old videos of when Evan was first born. I really wish that I could hit the rewind button & go back to several moments that passed us by way too quickly. It was cute to see how funny he was even as a baby...he definitely inherited  my silliness & sense of humor. lol So blessed that God chose me to be his mother and I love him to the moon and back <3

Monday, November 1, 2010

Some Halloween Pics!

The boys had a blast Trick or Treating last night! Here are some pics....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Parent Poem....love this!

1. Don't spoil me. I know quit well that I ought not have all that I ask for, I'm only testing you.

2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me, I prefer it. It makes me feel more secure.

3. Don't let me form bad habits, I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don't make me feel smaller than I am, It only makes me behave stupidly big.

5. Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it.

6. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins, it upsets my set of values.

7. Don't be upset when I say "I hate you", it's not you I hate, but your power to hinder.

8. Don't protect me from consequences, I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

9. Don't nag, if you do I will need to protect myself by appearing deaf.

10. Don't make rash promises, remember I feel badly let down when promises are broken.

11. Don't tax my honesty too much, I am easily frightened into telling lies.

12. Don't be inconsistent, that completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

13. Don't tell me my fears are silly, they are terribly real to me and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

14. Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me to great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

15. Don't forget that I can't thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don't need to tell you that, do I?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Disney Cars Lapbook

Evan was so excited about this lapbook! We saw it on 1+1+1=1. Evan has an obsession with this movie so this was a lot of fun for him (and very easy to do). 
Here's a pic.....

Pumpkin Prayer

We got this beautiful Pumpkin Prayer from church....

Dear Jesus, as I carve my pumpkin, help me pray this prayer:
         Open my mind so I can learn about YOU (Cut the top off the pumpkin)
         Take all my sins & forgive the wrong that I do  (Cut out the inside)
         Open my eyes so Your love I will see (Cut eyes shaped like hearts)
          I'm sorry for the times I've turned my nose up at what You've given
          to me (Cut a nose in the shape of the cross)
          Open my ears so Your word I will hear (Cut ears shaped like the Bible)
          Open my mouth to tell others You're near (Cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)
          Let Your light shine in all I say and do! (Place a candle inside & light it)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Carving Our Pumpkin =)

Had a great night....carved a pumpkin with the boys. Oh, and Halloween 1 & 2 are on TV tonight!! You'd never know that I was terrified of Michael Myers growing up. lol
Some pumpkin pics....
 Evan checking out some pumpkin brains. lol
 Gio showing Evan what to do cause he was grossed out.
 Laughing & holding his heart as he says "I can't do it mami". lol
"Ewwww, it's so nasty"!
 Gio finally convinces him.
 See, not as bad as u thought.
 Goofing around =)
 Getting the last of it.
 Ta daaaaaa! I had to carve it since no one here has any artistic abilities. lol