Friday, October 31, 2008

Mari's Halloween Parade

This morning was the Halloween Parade at Mari's preschool and the paparazzi (aka - mommy and daddy) was out in full force . Some kids loved the attention, some walked with their heads down and some cried the entire parade. Nonetheless all the kids looked adorable! Here is a video of Mari's class.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Picture is Worth A Thousands Words!

I was uploading my pictures yesterday and came across this "classic" picture that I thought I would share!

Halloween at Silver Diner

Last night we went to Silver Diner for their Halloween Costume Party! The kids had a great time dressing up. Mari went as batman and Xavier as a monkey. We met up with Deb and Krista (Tinkerbell who decided to paint her face like Spiderman): and Lee, Ali and Quinn (Fireman):
Mari got her face painted like Spiderman and Xavier got his face painted like a monkey.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Flu Shot Adventure!

Saturday we ventured out to get our flu shot as a family. Juan is deathly afraid of needles, so getting him to agree to get the flu shot was like pulling teeth. We arrived at the Dr's. office and the nurse advised us that the kids needed to be seen by the Dr. before they were able to get their shots. So, I volunteered Juan to go get his shot while I waited for the kids to see the Dr. and if he got back before we saw the Dr. that I would go and get my shot and he could wait to see the Dr. Well, by the time Juan was done getting his shot, we were with the Dr. The Dr. asked us if any of us had a sore throat, runny nose or fever? I said yes, we all have a runny nose (including Juan). The Dr. immediately said that we could NOT get our shots today and to follow-up in 1 week with our primary Dr.

I could not contain my laughter because after all the hype about getting the flu shot, the only one who got it was the biggest chicken of us all!

On a side note - it has been over 48 hours since Juan got his shot and he refuses to take the bandaid off and said his arm hurts!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Burrrrrr It's Cold

With temperatures dropping into the low 40's I had to finally break down and turn the heat on. I am sure my kids appreciated sleeping in a warm room!

Monday, October 20, 2008

"Rawding" or "Roman"????

After eating lunch today Mari went to the bathroom and called my name in a panic! I hurried to the bathroom to find Mari giggling and gleaming from ear to ear while staring at what she had left in the potty! She said "Momma look how long it is - it looks like a tail!" As I was flushing the toilet she said "go get your camera and take a picture of it"!

So my question is: Do you think she got this from the "Rawding" side or the "Roman" side?

Feliz CumpleaƱos Abuela!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday - Te Amo!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin "Playground" Patch

Since the weather was perfect yesterday we decided to go to Burke Nursery to the Pumpkin "Playground" Patch. Mari and Xavier loved going down the slides on pieces of carpet, visiting the animals, digging in the sand for "treasures", going on a pony ride, getting their faces painted and taking a hay ride. Juan was a little hesitant on them digging in the sand because he didn't want them to get dirty! I told him that is why we have a washing machine.

We each got to pick a pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch to bring home. Mari brought them inside the house last night because she didn't want the squirrels to get them (she is so dramatic). However, one bit the dust because Xavier decided to play soccer with it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Visit to the Firehouse

Yesterday we went to the firehouse in celebration of "Fire Prevention Week". Mari and Xavier had a blast. Xavier touched every truck he could and he LOVED the rescue dogs. However, neither one of them were too keen with "Sparky" the blow up dog!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I will take care of you Momma

Mari was watching TV this morning before we left for school and there were 3 kids playing "doctor". After it was over, Mari and I had the following conversation:

Mari: Momma I am going to be a Dr. when I grow up.

Me: Great - you will be able to take care of me when I get older

Mari: I don't want you to get older - ever!

Me: I explained that everyone gets older - it is part of life.

Mari (after thinking for a minute): Well I will take care of you and hold
you in my arms. No one will ever hurt you!

I love my baby girl!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

2190 Days Ago Today....

Juan and I got married! I remember the first time I met him like it was yesterday. Happy Anniversary - Te Amo Mi Amor!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mari Roman

Mari has been practicing writing her name and is doing pretty well at it.

Diaper Basketball

Yeah you read that right - Diaper Basketball! Last night I asked Xavier to put his dirty diaper in the trash. However he quickly told me "NO" since he was in the middle of having a melt down because I would not let him wear the motorcycle shirt that he had worn all day to bed. In an attempt to distract him, his genius daddy decided to teach him how to throw the dirty diaper from the hallway to the trash can in the bathroom! Well Xavier loved this game and continued to play for about 15 minutes without making one basket! I can hardly wait until he decides to try this with a poopy diaper!

Diaper Basketball did make him forgot about the dirty motorcycle shirt; however he did find a clean motorcycle shirt which he wore to bed and is wearing today to school because he refused to take it off!