Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Honey I just wanted to tell the world how much I love you and I am so blessed to have you as my husband. These past 14 years have brought us closer and closer and I have gotten to know you so much which I didn't think there was more to learn. You are such a wonderful husband to me and father to our 4 children. Can't wait to see what the future years bring.
I miss you and can't wait until you get back from Boston.

Monday, April 28, 2008

This is crazy

I am so disgusted by a
this. What is the world coming to? This child is in second grade. I would love to hear your opinions and find out what you would do if this happened to your child. This zero tolerance crap is unbelievable. The kids that are innocent get treated like this and the ones that are really doing something wrong slide right by.

Mild Mannered Monday

Today has been a yucky rainy cold day. Hubby left for Boston today for a business conference. He will be gone until Friday. I already miss him. I will admit though that I was looking forward to spreading out and hogging the whole bed but my little stinker of a son has already snuck in and is fast asleep. I just don't have the energy to carry him back to his bed. It would be useless anyway because he will just come back again in the middle of the night.

We had a busy Friday and Saturday. Friday we went down to South Jersey to my inlaws house. We had a nice visit. It had been 4 1/2 months since we have seen them which is ridiculous. The kids enjoyed themselves and we went for a super long walk because it was such a gorgeous day. Saturday I went to a bridal shower and then picked up Dominic from a sleepover at his Auntie Frans. She is moving in two weeks. He is still so sad about it. I hope she keeps in touch.

Here are some recent pictures.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More Pics

Spring Break vs Spring Cleaning

Today is the beginning of Spring Break for the kiddos. It looks yucky out and cold after a beautiful high 70's weekend. Today we are going to tackle laundry and cleaning bedrooms. Think the boys are going to be happy? We do have a lot of fun stuff planned out for the week though so we might as well get this out of the way. Here are some pictures from this past weekend.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Downcast Oh My SOul

What a week thus far. I was struck down with the dreaded Strep Throat for a few days and the house went into shambles. Mommies just can't afford to get sick. If that wasn't enough to make me cry my husband got stuck at work ate two nights and the kids were less than respectful in their behavior. Might as well kick me when I am down. YES this is a whiny post and yes I am seeking attention. I wish my mom was here. There is something about moms making everything ok. I just need a hug.
I have a lot to do and hopefully hubby can help me to get the house back together and get the kids back in their place. I hate spring. It wrecks havoc on their moods and behavior. I want to get everything down so we can actually enjoy some outdoors time this weekend. We went to the park last weekend and they had a blast. We need to get their new bikes out and let them skin those knees already.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rey Rey

Reynaldo loves Music. Jim gave him his old Rio to use and we have some good music on there for him. I think it has really helped him lately just coping with life and his moods. I just had to share this cute picture of him. He is taking a hip hop dance class and I can't wait to see the show. He will not show me any of the moves yet.

Baby Girl is now sitting up. She thinks she is such a big shot. I am under the weather today with a really bad sore throat and cough. It is off to the Dr. for me tomorrow.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pics From Uncle Seth and Aunt Frans Visit

Dominic refused to be in the pictures!!! He took them moving very very hard!!!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Before the birds chirp

I have been up since 4 am. For some reason I couldn't sleep anymore. I prayed aimlessly for anything that came to my mind. God has woken me up before to pray and I usually will have a person laid on my heart but not today. Instead of going back to sleep I got up then and answered some emails and sorted laundry and cleaned up the house. Fran and Seth are stopping by this evening to see the kids before they move to the opposite coast. Dominic is really sad about it. He was ok until he heard how far they are going to live. We have been blessed with an Awesome Godmother for Dominic and Godfather for Kiarrah.Fran is Dominics Godmother and Seth is Kiarrahs Godfather. They love all of the kids immensely and have played such an active roll in there life. Most importantly I know that they are praying for the kids and model their lives to be a good influence on them.
I have a lot to do today so I am going to sign off for now.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Gracie in her own time

I am totally amazed at how much my baby girl is now doing. It is almost like it just happened over night or as soon as she turned 8 months. She starting rolling over on March 21st. I had not seen it so told my dad that he must be lying. She actually did it for Pop pop several times while we were in Indiana. I finally saw it on last Friday morning. She is actually doing really well on sitting up. She can balance herself for quite awhile. She is also managed to roll around on the floor trying to get to her goal. Usually it is a toy of her sisters or to newspapers. What is it about babies and paper? Her two bottom teeth are almost all the way in. We have had a cranky few days. She loves to eat and is finally putting on some weight. She loves to watch her brothers and sister. They can make her belly laugh by doing the simplest things. She is really enjoying her time with Sophia. They make eye contact more often and will smile at each other. I am especially amused when they roll into each other. They both have this look on their face like " Hey how did you get here". They are going to grow up to be the best of friends. I am going to ask her mommy if I can share a picture on here of the two of them. They are so cute together.
The boys are taking their Terra Nova testing this week. Dominic was very excited about it and Reynaldo flat out responded with " I hate test". Sorry little buddy but this has only just begun.
KiKi wishes that she could take tests. I am still praying about what to do with her for next school year. I want to do what is best for her. That reminds me that I need to contact the child study team and speak to them.
Jim and I went out last night for a rare date. We were only out for two hours but man did it feel like heaven. We went to Wallie World and gazed into each others eyes as we walked through the health and Beauty department. LOL It doesn't matter what we do, we always managed to have fun. He was in rare form with his Johnny Bravo impersonations. We went and grabbed a bite to eat afterwards.
I must get back to work and get some things accomplished. Just thought I would throw an update out there for those of you sharing in my life, spying on my life and just plain living vicariously through me. Speaking of spying on me I am quite curious to why some of you wont just come out and say hi. I do not bite and would love to know who is reading my blog. I do know who some of you are thanks to site meter. I know that Elizabeth is checking it out and then I have some peeps from high school who are logging on. Just drop me a line. Lets catch up