Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Blogaversary!!!!

I have been blogging now for the past two years! It really does not seem like it was long ago I followed my friends footsteps and started this little journal about my family. You guys have laughed with me and cried with me. Now I am glad to say i consider most of you all my friends. I know I have been slacking in this department and once again i vow to become more active. It is hard but I can make just 15 minutes to make a daily post. Hope all is well out there and I look forward to many many more blogoversarys to come!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A slight misunderstanding and My Roanas grades

I am going to say first of all I am very proud of my Roana and how well she is adapting in her new school. She has bountiful friends and wonderful teachers. I know she is trying her best and quite frankly that is all I can ask of her. She got 4 A's 2 B's and 2 C's on her report card. I was shocked by the two C's. Writing I could understand but not so much PE...

I let the days pass by and the more I thought about it the more I got pissed off. How can a child get an C in pe? One morning when I knew the PE teacher would be in I decided to go in and talk to her. I knocked on her office door and asked for a moment. I asked how I could improve her grade at home. She then informed me if I got her on a healthier diet at home and did more exercise then she should improve. She also told me her weight held her back and that I could make her lose some it would help too. I was flabbergasted but agreed.

After walking home and thinking about it I got pissed again. She is not my family physican and really should not be grading my child on my duties as a mom. The following morning I wrote the principal a letter. I got no response from the principal but the next day the PE teacher called me into the office. Finally she apologized and sat me down. She told me how she graded and we are better now. I am going to work on Roana's diet and for the last 3 days we have been playing 2 + hours outside. I am trying to take things to the next level and make our whole family more healthy.

My children are my pride and joy. Step on them and watch out, mama bear will be on the loose.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all my blogger friends! I love this time of year. The air is crisp. The days are short and heck I get to go door to door begging for candy and I do not have to worry about getting shot in the process.

Ever since Lil Ro was born Ro and i have not really cared for store bought costumes. Last years Joker was incredible and I really did not think we could top it. Ro and I came very close to doing it again just because our son pulls it off very well.

Finally one evening we were watching the news they showed what they predicted would be the hot costume this year. Balloon boy. Ro and i turned to each other and said lets do it. In spirit of things we also decided to dress Roana as the news reporter.

Lil Ros costume took a total of three days to make. I had a blast. I think for now on we will try to stick with homemade costumes.

We went trick or treating in the mall and seven people stopped me to ask if they could take our picture. I gladly stepped aside and let my son take all the glory with his sister. I am proud of them. They wore it well and made people smile. So now I proudly present NewsGirl & Balloon Boy! I hope you had a great halloween!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Well there is that of course

This weekend was a very simple weekend. As many families are doing right now we are forced to cut back and reduce our monthly spending. Do not worry though we are still attempting our weekly outings to do something anything for these kiddos.

Saturday we went Grocery shopping. I actually got all my food for the week for fifty dollars. I know the kids are going to eat good and be happy. While Roana and I grocery shopped, the hubby and Lil Ro went to a park and played. It was so nice to shop in semi peace and concentrate on the food I knew we needed.

Sunday we decided since God blessed us with a gorgeous day to barbeque some carne asada. While Ro fired up the charcoal, I came inside and made rice, refried beans and guacamole. We ate like kings for the day and I know my kids tummy's were full.

Lil Ro also got to play some baseball with daddy and ride his bike. The kids ran outside and yes our rent is a little higher then before but seeing my children play outside is pure bliss.

Autumn is slowly creeping by. I can feel the cold moving in. It is seeping into my bones. I cannot wait to sit on the couch and eat our soups. I think this year I will make Ro some american chili. I crave it this time of year. If he does not like it then I will make him some eggs or something and I will eat the chili happily for the next week.

Of course there is news on my sister. I am so very proud of her right now in this time of my life. She has decided to move on from her abusive husband. She moved out on Sunday into a home with her friend in Tacoma. I know some days are going to be hard but she will find Mr. Right someday. Heck she is barely 27 years old. She still has plenty of time to find her happy ever after. Plus with my support and love I know she will know true happiness. I know she is going to go far and he will pay for the pain he has caused her. He will be the one with all the regrets. I am proud of her and I know in time I will only become closer to her.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just a warm fall day in Colorado

This year is cracking me up. So far we have had warm summer days and already our first snow! It is driving me nuts but one of the sacrifices I am willing to make to live in beautiful Colorado! Today was a high of 65 and I actually took the kids out to play. Lil Ro rode his trike and Roana pushed her dolls in strollers. I cannot believe how quickly the grow.

The kids at Roana's school love her. Surprisingly they also adore lil Ro. The teachers call him Mr. Popular and smile when they see him. Roana is doing excellent so far. Her teacher conference is in 10 days and I am very excited to see where she is at.

Ro is still excelling at school. I am asking myself on a daily basis what I did to be so lucky? How did I find a handsome and intelligent and sweet man to call my own? I know for sure that God had his hand in finding this angel. I could no imagine being without him ever again.

The leaves are changing to their beautiful golden colors and the air is getting crisp. Winter is right around the corner. I cannot believe I have watched another year go By. I am so blessed in my life right now. Yes. Things could always be better but I just have to remember to look at the small things in life and apperciate it all. We only get to live once and I am loving living right now.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A visit that was long overdue

h my again I apologize. My life is kind of hectic right now with two kids who do not want to stop but I am trying to blog more. Really I am. LOL

I have not seen my sister in over three years. We had a huge rift in our relationship thanks to her hopefully soon to be ex husband. On Thursday my grandparents called me and told me to call my sister. I had asked them what was wrong but they told me I needed to talk to her. After a prayer and many thoughts I decided to pick up the phone. Surprisingly her and I picked up like it was yesterday. Her husband and her had gotten into a knock down fight and she needed to get away. I was happy to hear she wanted to go home to Columbus for a couple of days and encouraged her as getting away from the struggle was a good thing for them both.

On Friday I called her again in the morning. Unfortunately all the planes to Columbus were full and she needed to go away. Ro had told me the previous night if she wanted to she could come here. I offered our apartment and she consulted her soon to be ex and he found her a ticket to Colorado Springs. I was ecstatic. I have not seen my sister since Lil Ro was born.

On Saturday of course the weather decided to take a turn for the worse. I was terrified because the roads were ice packed and it showed no signs of clearing up. We even had a 60 car pileup on the road. Happily her plane arrived safely and she got her rental car. She made it here on record time and I actually felt tears in my eyes as I said Hello.

The kids were ecstatic. Aunt Beckie had came bearing gifts. After a quick tour of the apartment we ran to the dollar tree for some toiletries. She spoiled the kids of course by buying hats, gloves and toys but I did not mind as she hardly sees them anymore.

We came home and ate tamales. She had never had a tamale before and she loved it. The tamales were perfect. The trip was not all good however. I regret to say I found some painful marks on her. I did try to convince her to file a police report but she still loves the man. There is nothing I can do to convince her otherwise. The kids loved her visit. Even the frigid visit to Garden of the Gods.

I am so grateful for our little time together and I pray when she decides to leave him she decides to make Colorado Springs her home. Beckie I love you and I am sorry for all the time I left you with him alone. Remember always the kids love you and would miss Aunt Beckie if something happened. Hope we get to see you soon!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quite a scare

Last night my daughter went to the hospital again. Her respiration was on 61 percent. The doctors told me it was a good thing I brought her in. She is on nebulizer treatments and if she turns that way again I have to take her back in. She has broncitis and the Flu. Not H1N1 but the flu. Pray for my baby. She is fine now but she gave us quite a scare. I love my kids. They are the best. Sorry no pictures but I was awake for 24 hours straight.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well Its already here!!!!!

The first snow! What in the world? I have a feeling this is going to be a long cold winter! I cannot wait to crawl into my jammies and warm up with a nice cup of cocoa! Colorado winter take them or leave them. But I for sure always love them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Just a beautiful Thursday

This morning I woke up and there was no sun in the sky. Just clouds and cold. I knew something was going to be different today. I could feel it in my bones. I took Roana to breakfast and recess at her school. I looked towards the mountains and what did I see? A thin layer of snow on the cap! I ran home to do the cleaning and tried to snap a picture but I could not!

I decided then that I would make the most of the day when the kids got home. I went to pick up Roana and we came home quickly. I made spaghetti and then we headed to finish our day. We went to the pool and then the park then played basketball in front of the park. It was a good day. I know our days of days playing outside are limited but for now I want to enjoy everyone like its our last. Here are a few pictures from our outdoor adventure.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Poor Blog

These past few weeks have been hectic! I really miss blogging as when I did that I was honestly a much calmer person. I am pledging now to start my blog again. I will try to blog at least 3 times a week. At least 2 with pictures. Life is way too short and I need to make sure I remember every moment of my children and little family. It it important that I do this for us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A day I will Never Forget

On this day 5 years ago my world came crashing. On this day 5 years ago I lost a big part of me. I will never forget and I will never get that day back. Five years ago my world was torn down and I will never get that back!

It was a beautiful September day. Ro and I were taking the day to relax and just enjoy our little family of three. We went to blockbuster and Golden Corral then we decided to come home and relax very nonchalently. The previous days we had a trip to CA that we never told anyone about and my mom found out. The day before we had a blowout when i told her not to worry that she would get her money. I was going to call her that day and tell her sorry and that I was very stressed. However fate had decided my destiny.

When I got home my answering machine had a strange message from my moms number. Just a bump and hang up. The a couple hours of later my grandparents called and told me it was very important and to call back soon. I called with a pit in my stomach fearing that my grandpa had passed. But instead she broke the news that my mom had passed away in a car accident.

We attended the funeral thanks to my estranged now sister. And I realize now that 5 years ago that is when my family fell apart. Mom I know you are still watching us. I realize that 4 years ago you sent me that positive pregnancy test. And you are the one who sent me my son. Mom you are missed daily and I anxiously await the day we are together again as one! Hold your loved ones close and make sure you tell them exactly how much you love them. You never know today could be the last day you get to do so.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Grandparents Visit

Finally the day has come. Over 2 years ago I have seen my family. Finally I get to hold them and cherish them. Not many people have the ability to revert me back to my childhood days but my grandparents folks are the ones who can do it! This trip was way too short but sweet.

My grandparents came here on Friday and I was so excited to finally see them one more time. I cleaned the house like a maniac and waited very impatiently watching every flight in the sky. I finally saw the flight status change and my grandparents have arrived in COS!

We spent the first day at the hotel to let them rest. We brought them a very healthy dinner of Burritos. We sat around while Grandpa played with the kids and I felt a bit of sadness remembering that this was only short lived.

The following day we went to IHOP for dinner. I had a bacon & egg cheese omelette and I was in heaven. My grandparents spoil me rotten. Afterwards we decided to show my grandparents the beauty of Colorado. Up the mountains we went. Through hollowed out Mountains and past 7 falls. Down the mountains to Helen Hunt Falls. We stopped for pictures of course. Then out to 11 mile resevoir. More pictures. By now my grandpa is exhausted. And quite frankly so were we.

The next day my grandparents wanted to treat us to Red Lobster. It has been over 8 years since we even attempted to eat here. We were pleasantly surprised by the food and how well behaved my little man did. I am so blessed for great family and food. What made me laugh most is Lil Ro kept calling the Live Lobsters Mr. Krabs.

Following morning it is time for them to go back already. My heart is breaking and I am holding back tears. Inside the airport we go to say our goodbyes. We sit by a fireplace and have some smoothies. Finally we have to let them go. As I watch them get to security checkpoint my heart is breaking and I am holding back tears. I fear this could be the last time I see grandpa. I holler at him See you in May! He nods his head and goes into terminal.

This was a wonderful visit and I pray we do get to see him then. i pray he can watch his best grandson-in-law graduate next year. I love them more each day and I am so glad we had that time together. Even now looking back it still seems like a dream.