Friday, October 31, 2008

Ghost or Goblins we had no fear

Yesterday was Roana's parent teacher conference. I was so nervous about her studies. It was not even funny. After a twenty minute session and plenty of reassurance later my child is excelling once again. Yes she is not perfect but the teacher nor I are concerned about her at this point.

The conference ended at 915 and the kids and I went to target. We bought a pizza and some snacks to hold us over until trick or treat. About two a clock I told the kids we can get ready. Roana flew to her room and threw on her minnie costume and lil Ro came and lifted his arms towards me. I slowly dressed him and dreaded putting on his makeup. Surprisingly he let me apply the makeup with no problems.

He kept touching his face and I kept adding more and more makeup. I was so worried about his costume. Would it make it 2 more hours? My answer was soon known. The kids, hubby and I walked into the mall. I was greeted with smiles. I thought which kid is getting the reaction. Then when we went store to store it was confirmed. My joker was authentic and people loved him. People gave us thumbs up. I got many questions like where did you get that costume? Who did his makeup? He is adorable. I was very proud. We finished the mall in an hour and it was way to beautiful to not go outside. It has not been this nice in over 10 years.

We headed over to our friends "Jame's" house. While we were there He came outside and took pictures. The gave the kids glowsticks and candy. I am so blessed to have great friends. His daughter and granddaughter invited us to thier neighborhood to TOT too. This was our first time as a family of four TOTing in a neighborhood. So we headed over there. It was fun as we went through haunted houses and the neighbors gave the kids good thing. It flooded me with memories from my childhood.

TOT ended for us at 745. The kids were wiped out and ready for bed. We made a quick pit stop to our favorite taco shop and headed home. We were home by 930 and in bed by 10. It was a good time and I look forward to many more years like this. Hope everyone else had a happy halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Notice anything different?

Of course not. I have not posted pictures yet. LoL. Today was our big appointment. The day we found out if my son would be normal or would have a crooked arm for the rest of his natural life. Well I have great news. The doctor cut his cast off and surprisingly he did not cry at all when it happened. We went to take the xrays. He also did very good there. Great news he is healed! A lollipop and stickers later he is back to normal. We went to the park afterwards and played very hard. I finally have my hyper little boy back. What have I gotten into? Just kidding.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In this day and age.

It really sickens me that a few closeminded people can ruin all the fun for everyone. Today was the final day of school because of Parent Teacher Conferences. For the past 2 years this would be the day that we dress our children in their costumes and prep for school day fun. Not this year. No it would not be tolerated and if a parent dressed thier child up then we faced discipline. I admit it was very sad to walk Roana to school and not see the children running into school wearing princess costumes or hero costumes. Instead we had to settle with Crazy Hat day. Not very many kids had hats on though. It saddens me for my kids. Since when did we get so politically correct we took the fun out of school? I have a feeling this means no winter party too this year. Maybe no Holiday concert where will this all end? I think noone will have a problem with those because they are typical Christain holidays. Yes that was why halloween and harvest was cancelled in school this year. It was because of religious difference. I thought we are supposed to have a seperation of religion and state in this country. I think we are slowly evolving into those country's we fought so hard to not become.

I got Roana a hat from the second hand store and hyped it up really big. So no problem there. I just wish things could be innocent again like they were when I was growing up. I cannot turn back the hands of time however. My children are growing up in a way different world then I was. Tomorrow we have Lil Ro's appointment. I am hoping we get this cast off so we can see our baby back the way he was. I will be on limited tomorrow as I have to go downtown and then we will go to the park. Here is a picture of Roana on crazy hat day.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love the way things are right now

I love taking care of my children. I love getting new ideas and trying them out. I love just being more relaxed about everything. Today Lil Ro and I went to Safeway to buy some milk. We walk there because mommy never learned to drive. While there Mommy debates about dinner in her head. Mommy decides some fried chicken would be nice but mommy wants to make it from scratch. Mommy comes home and realizes she does not have any oil. Oh Crap. I run to the internet my companion and research Oven Baked Fried Chicken. I gave it a whirl and it was a hit. I love trying new things.

After dinner Big Ro and I decided our dogs needed some excercise. We drove over to our favorite park and let Rex our lab loose. He ran towards the lake and swam towards a duck. Life was good and the kids laughed and played on the beach. Days like this remind me why I love my job.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Papi Cholo

Today was a great day. We just hung around the house and chilled with our babies. The kids and I watched spongebob squarepants and then hubby and I crawled into bed and watched Rest Stop 2. It was a very stinky hard to follow movie but laying in bed with my man made it enjoyable.

My children are blessings. Even though they argue and nit pick they are best friends. My dd got a diary from Target for 50 cents and she shows it to me. My brother, mom and dad are the greatest she writes. I love them and they love me. I love her secrets. I told her that she can write whatever she wants and she says Mom I already do. Is that not great or what? I am so blessed to have a great family and we do not have much contrary to what people believe but we have each other and that is the greatest thing of all. Enjoy these pics of a Colorado Sunset and of my Papi Cholo.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Let me get a few things straight

This blog was created so you guys could enjoy my good and bad times with me. It was created so you could laugh and cry with me. Also it was created as a therapuetic way for me to vent about my dh or kids or whatever. It is named life with my 3 ros and life is not all kisses and butterflies. It was not created for you to tell me I am bragging. So do you all prefer that I am down and out or do you like me loving my husband and children? I am directing this to you anonymous. If you are going to attack me at least leave a name! You said Karma will get me. Um I have a right. This is my blog. I can share whatever I want. If I want to say the world is flat. I have that right. If you do not like my blog look away. I am not holding a gun to your head forcing you to read. Furthermore, I am sorry your life is miserable so you try to make mine too. OH god get a life anonymous and don't let the door hit you where the good lord split ya!

I apologize for that rant to those who really care. This weekend ended up being pretty great. The kids and I just enjoyed it a lot. Today I really wanted to treat our family so I made a very special dinner. I made manacotti and salad. I also made brownies a la mode for dessert. All my hard work was worth it when my husband and kids told me. Mommy you make the best food. I know I am a good mom and I am trying my best. God is testing me and I am passing. My family is growing closer and I know in a few years I will look back at this all and understand. I hope everyone else had a great day. I am sorry for the rant. I have someone stalking me and leaving nasty comments. I hope they feel better attacking me. In reality they should look in the mirror and judge themself. Well off to bed now and to tuck the kids in. We shall see what tomorrow holds.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Man Oh Man what a day!

Of course today Big Ro had to work overtime. Very rarely is there a day that he does not. We are just grateful that he has a job to call his own. My baby came home around 11 and we headed out to Golden Corral. Surprisingly Lil Ro actually let me eat comfortably. Well at least I got to eat most of my plate.

After a wonderful Lunch we decided to wash our car. We went and washed it for 3.00 with dry and everything. Big Ro then asked me what I wanted to do. Well I needed to finish getting the costumes done. Off we go to the secondhand store. I am browsing around and find a brand new pair of boots for my Lil Ro and a leather motorcycle jacket. I got them both for 4.00. I also got him a pair of dress shoes and roana a pair for her costume. I did very well. I found a new tank for our fishes too.

I come home and grab our huge pumpkin. I swear it was 30 lbs at least. I carved it and it was so cute. It was a little monster carved in it. I come into the bedroom to check some things and I hear Roana scream Lil Ro no. I go in and to my dismay. Lil Ro has smashed my 2 hour job in seconds. I was heartbroken. I go and check on our fishes and of course Daisy is now floating at the top. I explained to Roana that some fish just get sick and Goldfish are like that. So from this point on no more fish. Not till mommy can get a bigger tank. All in all it was a good day. I am kinda bummed about my pumpkin and the buckeyes losing but ya know. I am blessed. I have a family that loves me and a man who would give the world for me. If only everyone was this lucky. The world would be a perfect place if everyone had it made like me.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Has it Really Been That Long?

On the 22nd Big Ro and I have a special day. It was that day ten years ago we were living our own lives. He had just broken up with a girl and I had just broken up with my Internet man. That fateful evening, I logged onto WebTV Soccerchat. I was greeting every person that entered and talking to my buddies. There was one person who ignored me no matter what I tried. His name was Roger23. My screen name was alottaluv and to this day still is under a different server of course. He would not speak to me. I got so irritated and sent him a whisper. It went something like this.

alottaluv: Hello. How are you?
Roger23: Hello Good how are you? A/S/L
alottaluv: Good 18/f/Ohio you?
Roger23: 22/m/CO
alottaluv: Cool. Wanna chat?
Roger23: Sure. You go to school?
alottaluv: Yes. You married?
Roger23 No. Where? And you?
alottaluv: Nope Ohio State University. I just graduated in May from high school. What you do for work?
Roger23: I work.
alottaluv: Embarrassing question, are you a virgin?
Roger23: Yes and you?
alottaluv: Ha ha of course.

You get the gist of it. We chatted privately for almost 3 hours. I logged off that evening very happy and smiling ear to ear. I went to bed a very happy woman. Never before had any of the men in my life made me feel this way and I actually had something to look forward too.

FF to the next morning. I go to class and during my break I write a letter to my love Roger. I come home and log on. I then go to email and log on. OMG I did not get his email. WTH was I thinking? I ran to my board praying our mutual friends are online. Thank goodness they are. What is his email? I scream in caps. Someone says maybe he doesn't want you to have it. I am in tears. Please tell me I beg and finally his best online friend tells me. Here it is. I go back to my mail and sent him a letter. Our relationship continued like that for a couple of weeks.

He sent me an email. We wanted to take it to the next level. In this email was his phone number and a phone card number. I quickly dialed the number and held my breath. Sorry this number is no longer in service. I was heartbroken and scared.WTH? I emailed him again bawling. No answer. I thought that maybe this was all a sick joke. Then I looked up the area code to Denver and bam I tried it. There was his sweet voice and we chatted on the phone until the card ran out 2 hours later. It was a very interesting call to say the least. He sang to me and spoke to me in Spanish. He played music for me. I was in love and deep and so was he.

Our relationship progressed and we had many more anniversary's. I even came to met him on the 5th of December. But that day was the day my life changed and for the better. I love him more each day I know him. Even though we fight sometimes and argue his my complete. He is the peanut butter to my jelly. I will love him forever till the day I die. I love you Big Ro thanks for everything. We have been through a lot but together we can conquer it all.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So Sad

Well today was a good day for Roana. She was green at school and I scheduled her conference for next Friday at 8:50 AM. We were having a good day and I came to check my blog. The next thing I know Roana is at my side. Mama something is wrong! What? I exclaimed. She looked at me with those big brown eyes trying not to cry. Cana is laying on her side. Mama I think Cana is dead. I cannot believe it. I go back to the room and look down. Our poor Cana sure enough is floating upside down. I hug her and give her an at sea burial.

My poor daughter was heart broken. I went to PetCo last night and picked out another. She is white and orange and we are calling her Daizey. I hope this one lasts longer. We think she choked on something but she could have just been too old. Oh well. Hopefully daisy last longer. I know this will not be the first or last time we go through this.

RIP Cana. You may have been replaced but you will always be part of our home. You now joined Caylee in the beautiful heavens. You are now sent back to the person who you were named after. You will be missed and please watch over Daisy and your Pal Dash. We love you Cana thanks for the memories.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A day of Firsts

This morning we woke up and the cold hit me hard. I ran to the thermostat and turned it up to 60. I grab my daughter and have her jump into the shower and I frantically blowdry her hair. It is freezing outside. I grab our coats and bundle the baby and run down the stairs. I swing open the front door and there it is. The first snow of the Season. Granted it is a light dusting but when it is already freezing it makes it colder. I get her to school and I swear I am not leaving for the day. Our first snow. It is crazy. I took pics but have not uploaded them yet.

Another first I am not too happy about either. My angel. My Roana the child never in trouble was on Red at school today. I ran back to her teacher and she confirmed the wonderful news. Roana had not been listening or following directions so she was placed on Red. I talked to Roana and she understands how she is supposed to behave. I did not punish her but told her what her next punishment would be for being on red.

Another first. I am no longer mommy to a two year old. Today my son turned two and a half. I feel weird saying two now. So my terror is officially turning two and a half. I am now looking at my options again for schooling. I want to go back. I will see how that goes. So all in all not too bad. It could be worse ya know.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Babie are getting so big and serious

Monday was my son's WIC certification day. We got at our appointment on time at 1130. Our tech was concerned about his broken arm but was very happy with his progress. He is 29.25 lbs and 35.15 inches long. My baby is not so small anymore. I saw a 5 day old baby and got such baby fever. No I will not have anymore kids. Not right now at least. I want my kids to have more. But if god made my IUD not work I would understand.

We are doing ok. No excitement today of course but life is good. Roana got out of school at 330. Oh we did drive up Cheyenne mountain to look out at the city. We had a very serious discussion about lots of things. My daughter then gave me the big question. How do baby's come out of the mommy? Oh my goodness I was not prepared. We were talking about the danger of drugs. We have some family that are in them deep so we talk to our kids early. I told her " The doctors take them out." She then told me duh mom but how. I bit my toungue and told her " I will tell you later." Oh my its that age. So I guess that was my excitement. LoL

I am learning patience and trying to be strong. Today I missed my mom a lot. But oh well. She is with me every day. I just have to stay strong and look towards the Son.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Somebody Love's My Blog

My First Blog award! I would like to thank my mom for letting me write. My beautiful children for their inspiration, my Big Ro for his patience with this whole blog thing...just kidding of course.

My dear friend Anelys nonimated my blog because she loves to read it. Here are the rules because I accept it.

Here are the rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you've nominated.

Thank you Anelys. I know people are reading but sometimes I feel like I am talking to noone. Without Further ado here are the blogs I award this honor too.

1. Ashleys Closet You make me laugh and cry you rock
2. Gina I love your blog too girl. You rock
3. Heart On the Line You probably have no clue how much you touch me. You are sweet and a good mom. You always make the best of it all.
4. Meaghen I love you so I love your blog. I love the pictures need I say more
5. Crystal I could not leave you out. You lift my day and help give me strength
6. Nicole I love your blog and how down to earth you are
7. Heather you are one of my best friends and you are so good about writing about your life. I cannot fall asleep at night without my heather update.

I love all the blogs I read for different reasons and it was so hard to narrow it down to seven. I hope I get more awards so I can give you all some.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Its a beautiful day

So we went out and decided to go to a couple of parks. We took the dogs and played with them too. With weather at almost 80 degrees who could resist. I was taking care of chiquita so not very many pictures but it was beautiful. You will have to trust me.
The first park was a soccer field with a small play area. The kids ran and jumped and played. Big Ro played basketball and the dogs laid there and watched. After an hour I started getting cranky. I was hungry and not tolerating this any longer.
We loaded our pack back into the station wagon and headed off to our carniceria to pick up some barbacoa & fresh tortillas. We came home and ate our tacos then headed off to another park. This park is named Goose Gossage Sports complex. This complex compomises of more soccer fields, large baseball diamonds and skate ramps. We go there for the playground and winding trails by fountain river.
We walked a two mile lap and called it a day. We hardly spent any money today but it was a great day and we are learning we like hiking as a family. Hopefully we can do this more often to clean our minds and souls only time will tell.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It just gets better and better

Today Big daddy had to work until 11 but we did not let that kill our day. When daddy came home the kids and I went bounding down the stairs and to the car. We were going to go to denver but after lots of debating we decided to just stay here in the springs and cook out. We ran to the store and bought hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken and went to Palmer Park. We found our private cove and set up our grill. I was kind of worried about Lil Ro and the Rock climbing but he proved he is a big boy and his broken arm will not hold him back. We had a good time and tonight will curl up in front of the tv and watch the Red Sox Game. Tomorrow is a new day. We shall see what else this weekend holds.

Friday, October 17, 2008

What a day? What more to say?

Today Roana had no school today. We were going to stay home all day but honestly the kids were going batty. LoL. I emailed Big Ro and asked him what to do for dinner? He then told me whatever sounded good to me would be fine for him. I pondered and decided spaghetti. The dollar tree a little over a mile from our apartment has some really good garlic bread. I walked through a little field and saw a butterfly. Then I saw a bunch of butterflies. Butterflies always remind me of my mother. So I took my camera out of my purse and started snapping pictures. I fully expected them all to be terrified but I shockingly got one that just sat there and posed. I am very happy with the result. I like to think whenever I see a butterfly its just another sign that mom loves me and still thinks about me.

We finally got to the dollar tree and I bought Lil Ro a set of cars. I could not for the life of me find anything worth it for Roana. She just wanted the junky toys. I told her we would stop at the dollar spot and buy something in Target. As I paid and left we walked past PetSmart. Mommy why dont we go inside? She asked. We walked around and I remembered Cana needed some food. We went to the goldfish food and she spotted it. An interesting Goldfish in the .12 tank. Mommy please she asked excitedly. I remember when I did research for Cana they said that they are very social and need at least one other gold fish. I told the lady to pick it out for us and we all sat down and named it. Here is our new friend "Dash". She keeps asking me when we will have babies. I told her I have no clue. Honestly, I think we may have either two female or two male goldfish. I hope this baby stage ends soon.

So our mini adventure was very nice. We had a great time and even got some productive things done. Life is good right now and I love the name god gave me....Mom

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Today was Roanas field trip

I did not go as this school does not allow siblings to attend. I think that is total bull BTW. School is meant for kids, but that is a whole nother story. I talked to her chaperone and she told me some things about Roana. She told me that Roana was the best behaved child in the group if not in the entire class. She listened to directions and stayed quiet until asked otherwise. I am so proud of her. I guess there is hope for her brother one day. LoL

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just another day with Random Thoughts

We were driving around and passed a gas station. I looked up and amazingly the Price said "3.00" a gallon. I whooped out in joy. We may see gas at under 3 again. It is so funny that this excites me. But Gas was and is killer. Thank goodness for smaller cars.

Tomorrow Roana has a field trip with school. Usually I just order her lunch from the school but today she begged me to pack one. I was so stumped on what to make. I looked in the fridge. We have apples and carrots so I chopped up a few. I found a reusable nemo bottle and filled it with apple juice and stuck that in the freezer to chill. I will add it to the box in the morning. I got some pepperoni and cheese and made her italian sandwiches and tossed in a kit kat bar. I hope she likes it tomorrow. Only time will tell. My first school lunch was fun but I will save these for special occasions. I know she appreciates it and feels special. That was worth it all.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Don't you love it?

When people call you just to tell you what you are doing wrong? I know I should look for better jobs but when you are a parent you have to find what you can find. I think some people just think they know it all.

Life is going good right now. Not perfect of course but good. I made mashed potatos for dinner tonight and we ordered some chicken. Roana is very happy and she makes me proud. She has no school on Friday and well I cannot wait. We are going to crawl in front of our big screen and watch some kiddie movies. That reminds me. I need to clean thursday so we can chill on friday.

Lil Ro is cracking me up lately. He is just a sponge. He tells me Ma. Look. Wow Wow. Meow Meow. He also says Wow wut that? He is crazy. But I love him so much. Life is good right now and I am just living it. Big Ro and I are getting along beautifully. Here in almost a week it will be 10 years since we met. Yet it seems like just yesterday. Guess that means I found my true love huh? I am so lucky thanks for everything.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Getting our Ducks in a Row

Mommy is officially looking for work outside the house. I am looking for parttime evenings or full time evenings. I need to get some sense of normalcy in my life. I have applied at some shipping company's, fast food resturaunts and a few other places I cannot think of right now. Big Ro is doing a great job taking care of us but I need to teach my daughter mommy can work too. I just do not want my kids in with a baby sitter so that is why I am looking at evenings. I want my children to have more then they do now.

Life is ok right now. I am sick right now but I am not letting that get me down too much. I have not talked to my sister in almost 2 weeks now. I think the relationship has changed but that is fine. Things are meant to be. Well that is all for today but I just wanted to blog. Hope all is well out there I know things are getting better here.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I love Colorado