Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Can anyone guess what our letter focus of the week is?

Look what Eva is holding...
What is Elena holding--hint..we are in a restaurant.
Look what Victor is holding, 
and finally...look what I cooked in the middle of the island. :)
Fun after work!
{homeschool} LOL!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Had to be today...


Because that is when I found it, cut it, broke it up, cooked it, and ate it....YUM!
All for me!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Elena!

Can you tell how exctied she is to be having cake for breakfast? :)
We had a family party on Sunday, but this morning she got to eat one of the last pieces of her cake.
The other piece will be for her this afternoon! :)

Elena is sweet!
That is the word that describes her--among many others like, curious, nature-loving, caring, friendly, respectful...the list can go on and on--
BUT, since the day she was born we knew that Sweet! Was the word for her. :)

Nine years ago right now, I was in a lot of PAIN!--she was born right before The View came on. LOL
10:57.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Basketball and nails





I remember the night I went into labor with Elena I {very calmly} painted my nails a bright coral color.  I di dthe whole manicure!  I mean cuticles etc.  Then the two coats of polish, and the top clear coat...just to pass the time away.  While I did nails, Andy watched basketball.  We won some big tournament that year..UNC did...
That was nine years ago! Today we had a little party for Elena, her actual birthday is Tuesday, and she will be nine years old, but the day of labor --was the 24th! :)   Now she is doing nails with me!  We just sat and had a whole manicure station with the nail art kit she asked for for her birthday. :)   Right now, Andy is watching basketball...
We are having basketball and nail art fun!

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Mama is a Poet...

...and I am not!
BUT, I will say that even though I suffer having a poem of desperation on my heart, I can value
that the poetry needs to escape.
Although I cannot write the poem, I can appreciate the one I need at any given moment.
I have perfected the one that is necessary for new parents--that will draw the tears bursting to be shed...
I can read the one she typed for me to keep on my refridgerator to read when I am mired down in the drudgery  and boredom of life, to remind me that, drudgery and samedom is a big part of what life is all about.
I think that poetry is in the genes, and the appreciation of poetry is found among those of us who know we need it, but are unable to necessarily create it!
Appreciation of an art is to be admired in this case!
You see, when I was growing up, my mama would just quote this stuff to us...and I would think, "she is off her rocker," and I woudl ask her, please tell me what this means...
Then she would.  It can be quite alarming to hear your mother tell of the boredom and frustration of her life via poetry, and still know that she loves you more than anything.  It is also the kind of honesty that all mothers should be able to impart on their youth!  
Ojala que un dia de estos ya tenga yo dinero y un rato (largo) para irme con mis hijos y me esposo a un rincon del mundo que escojo yo!   Ojala que tenga yo la oportunidad de escaparme --solo un ratito para adventura!
And looking at everyone else's fun on facebook, is like salt in the wound, for real.
My philospophy on {jealousy} fails me in moments of true hormonal weakness!
I would like to link back to my philosophy on Jealousy here, but since I did not tag my posts, I am not able.
It is a rather, Pick yourself up by your bootstraps mentality, though.
When I am at my weakest, however, I just resort to crying in my shower. ;).
AND then.. I count my blessings!
My Mama is a poet!
My sister is my best friend!
My husband takes care of me!
My children are dears!
My dogs don't shit on the rug...{very often}.
My washing machine works!
I love to exercise!
That is what I have, for now...(and my {kitty} stashed away...)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Someone is turning seven....

Tis the season....
For baseball..
and birthdays...
and hopefully some warmer weather!
So, seven years ago tonight....I was as big around as a barrel!
Isn't it funny that that is the part I always remember...
ACC tournament, labor, wind, storms, labor, ...
I love you Victor!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Something special...

This little plant just decided to bloom this past week!  This is the first bloom we have seen in five or six years. :)  I have no idea what kind of plant it is...when I bought it, going on 10 years ago, it was a teeny little plant at Whole Foods.  It was a bargain, and it was so cute in a little pot.  It has hung around ever since! :)  Maybe things in the yard will take the hint.. ;)