Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pockets & Leaves

Jeremiah loves sticking things in his pockets. However, he still hasn’t figured out how to do it. He continually tries putting the item up his pant leg. Pushes it through then it falls out the other side. I show him and help him with his true pocket, but after about 15minutes he forgets and is back to the pant leg.  (ha ha, now his sister is putting things in his pocket)

Yesterday, Justin took the kids out, while I stayed at home and tried organizing their new playroom, bedroom, and closet. After seeing the pictures of their fun, I was sad I missed out, but I sure was happy to have the house clean, organized and QUIET!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas

Warning: this is a long post
Christmas Eve (day) I had a lot of preparations. I had to clean the house, get the kids, gifts, food, and dogs packed up, and get over to the first of two parties by 2pm. I was constantly on the go and so were my toddlers. After breakfast, I started peeling eggs to make deviled eggs. It was very time consuming because the eggs did not want to peel. Finally finished, the peeling. Took a moment to go into kids room to grab a couple of diapers and their clothes. In the distance I could hear laughter and Jeremiah yelling “ball.” When I reentered the kitchen, I saw my young son sitting on the counter throwing all the eggs on the floor! The dogs loved that mess.
By 3pm we finally got over to my grandmother’s house. We had snacks and opened some gifts. Jeremiah received a Junior Black & Decker Power tool set. Alexis opened a baby doll set, it came with a highchair, crib, and stroller. As we dug into the box she kept repeating “hi baby, hi baby, hi baby” This was the first baby she has ever accepted.
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Later in the evening, we went over to my brother’s for dinner. We had carne asada and some other Arizonan food (most people would call it Mexican, but it’s a staple in our family). The food was great, the company even better, the night was a wonderful time. THe kids really benefitied. They got their very own “”cycle” from Uncle Tony.
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   The kids and I decided to stay the night at Babu and Bibi’s (my parents). Since, Justin had to work, he would meet us over there in the morning. Both kids fell asleep in the car, which was wonderful, I would just transfer them, and not fuss! That would have worked great, except while I was taking Alexis out of the car, I tripped on my shoe and fell to the ground. I did everything in my power not to hurt her or even wake her… she didn’t budge, but she did wake up. She would have probably gone back to sleep except she saw my dad and said “hi.” She would not go back to sleep after that. So she stayed up until after midnight, and went to sleep with me.
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Another problem we had was that the puppy STANK!!! We had to lock them outside, then I remembered … the eggs! We let the dogs back in because the sissy house dogs would probably freeze since it was going to be in the 20’s that night. The dogs didn’t do to well inside either. Diarreah… enough said.
Christmas Morning:
(actually started at 3am for me, since Jeremiah woke up and he wouldn’t go back to sleep until after 5:30… then I had 2 kids laying on me, and I had to visit the lady’s room, and couldn’t so I was awake)
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After gifts, we had breakfast, then spent the day playing with toys and visiting family. At 4pm we had dinner. Shortly after dinner, I took the kids home. They went two days with no naps and little sleep at night… we were all exhausted… even the puppy!SSL25062


Monday, December 21, 2009

word of the day: "mine"

Christmas

We had our Christmas get together with Justin’s side of the family on Saturday Dec. 19th at his sister’s house. The twins still didn’t understand the concept of “unwrapping” and “new toys” our niece Kaia however was so adorable to watch. She will be three the day after Christmas, so she is at an age where everything is exciting. She would open gifts like toothpaste and shout for joy and hug it. She would show me everything she opened and tell me “it’s my toothbrush,” “ it’s my Einstein (toothpaste)” “It’s my (fill in the blank)” When she opened a small dish set from us, she screamed “I love it, I love it, I love it” Later in the evening she got another gift from her mom. It was something she had no idea what it was and exclaimed “Oh, it’s my favorite!” I truly enjoyed spending time with my husband, children, niece and nephew, sisters = my family. It brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart! IMG_4239IMG_4235 IMG_4223 IMG_4233

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Gifts kids received:

Jeremiah: monkey play-dough, pj’s, truck & dinosaur, stickers, socks, musical instruments, magnet books, water/glitter ball, hat, and more to come…

Alexis: play-dough, dress, shoes, tu-tu, musical instruments, magnet books, stickers, water/glitter ball, hat and more to come…

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Photo by a Baby

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Caption: "no mom, I never sit at your computer or play with your phone"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My cute family!

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I just think they are all so precious!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Singing at Church

Two weeks ago, after some slight coaxing from their grandparents and various other members of the local my kids joined the other kids on stage as they sang "Don't Step There." Since then we have been working on the song at home. Alexis has done really good. She is very eager to sing the "don't step there" part. From the video you can see she got a little stage fright and didn't belt it out as she does at home. But mommy is still proud of her babies big kids!

First Time:

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Tonight:

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Camera Phone: part 2

some fun videos:

LEXI tells a JOKE

Camera Phone: part 1

Life has been a little hectic, but I am glad my phone has a camera. I have been able to catch bits and pieces of our day. Here is a glimpse...

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