Sunday, June 7, 2015


I am trying to be better about visiting my parents.   So many days go by when I stop and think that I have not really sat and talked to them in person.  I am always running here and there, with school drop offs and pick ups, homework and bed times. 
I think back to when my grandma was alive and in better health.  I think about all of the times I could have visited her, but didn't because I was caught up in my world.  Now, there is no going back.  I often get a thought of wanting to visit her and I can't. Its just an empty spot that I can't fill.  I don't want that to happen with my parents.  I don't want to feel that again.  I want to know that I did all I could and was there all I could be.  That I sat there and talked to them.
I want my children to know how important it is  to spend time with all of their grandparents. They are creating memories that I hope will never be lost.  I want them to feel that love that only grandparents give, because it is special.
Every time we do visit them, it definitely is a fun time.  The kids love them and love being at their house.  Even when there is nothing to do.  We find something. We do it all together.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

starting fires

This child is drawn to fire.  He is always trying to start one the old fashioned way, by rubbing two sticks together.  The hard way, I should say.  Or any way, really.  If we are at either grandparents house, grandma Patricia's or grandma Estella's, he asks if we can have a fire.
He knows the dangers and rules about starting one on his own. 
Maybe soon he'll be able to start one this way.  He is very persistent.  I know he will get it really soon.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

grandma turns 60

We celebrated my mom's birthday in april by having dinner at Oregano's.  She loved it because the dishes were big and delicious.   My mom's most favorite thing is to eat good food, so we were in the right place.
The kids love grandma so much.  I know why.  Its because my mom gives them unconditional love when she is with them.  She will do anything for her grandchildren.  I have to stop her at times because she can over spoil. But there will be no other person on this earth that will do that for them.  
She has so much patience.  She taught me how to be a good, loving mother.  I love her and I love to see her happy.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Chef Jonas

For his inventor report jonas chose the man who invented the potato chip, George Crum.  Of all the inventors, he had to pick a chef.  He loves to cook, so it made sense. 

He had to dress up as his inventor.  He looked so good.  He borrowed from grandma Trisha a chef coat and we bought a hat, mustache and apron.  He also wore pants and a button up shirt.  He had his speech ready.  He also had props; potato chips, of course.

He looked like a professional. 

Of course, with all that clothes on my poor kid got overheated.   He was sweating so much and looked like he was about to faint.  He had a stomach ache.  I made him take off his coat and apron.  He drank some water and walked out to get fresh air. 

I hate it when stuff like that happens.  All that to put on a good presentations and he starts feeling sick.  But he was a great George Crum.

And he was ok in the end.

Friday, May 1, 2015

we went to the 'copa count fair

And all I got were these two photos of my mango.

So I would consider it a good time.

And it was on our 12 year anniversary.  Spending it with the little people we love was the best.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

lazy sunday

Just a couple of kids watching some t.v.  We lounged around the house the day after Angus' birthday.  Before we headed out to the fair.  We are just a non-stop family.

Mavis also needed some tube time.   

Monday, April 27, 2015

angus dylan // six years old

Dear angus,

It's been a few weeks since you turned six.  The little boy who was the cutest chunkiest baby is now a big  kindergartner.  You know how to read and do math.  Amazing stuff is happening in that brain of yours.  You catch on quickly.  You surprise me with all the big words you know.

You continue to be my sweet boy with a funny sense of humor.  You are thoughtful and curious.  In the mornings, I have to talk you out of sleep, reminding you that it is yet another day of school.  I wish you could stay cuddled in your warm bed as much as I wish I could stay in bed.  We definitely have that in common. 

You have your very own friends and were so happy to see them at your party.   It's neat to see you show up in the morning and walk away from me and Paloma to join your little group of friends.  You run off to play and as the bell rings to line up I walk up and tell you, "I love you, Angus. Have a great day!" You give me a kiss and turn around.  Confidently and comfortably you walk in to class.  That is what I call growing up. 

You can now cross the monkey bars from one end to the other.  You read your own books.  You want to do everything Jonas wants to do.  You are a natural gymnast. You still love ice cream.  At night you want me to tell you "Angu" stories, like the ones I told you when you were two years old.

I love you my sweetheart!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

6 years old ~ angus dylan

We celebrated angus ' 6th birthday.   Family and friends were there to celebrate our little man's birthday.   He was so happy.