Friday, April 30, 2010

Going to start a new adventure and I am pretty excited.

My family and I have lived in Colorado now for almost 12 years. We really need to start doing more outdoorsy things so I am testing our abilities to survive. Today on Craigslist I requested a tent that would fit our family and soon I got a response. I got a 6 person tent for a slamming deal. We picked it up and I am so excited to take my family. Ideally I would love to go for mothers day weekend. I am weird like that however. We will see where it goes. For now I am trying to find all our supplies. I am very excited and cannot wait to sleep under the stars. Life is good and I am very excited.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A birthday Celebration not to be forgotten

Today was our family celebration. We really do not do birthday parties. To us birthdays are about celebrating your life with the ones you love who will always be there and not be just there for the moment.

Lil Ro got his wish. We went to Mr. Biggs and he got to ride the Mario Karts as he calls them. Ro took the day off and we went. Snowing hailing and raining but he had a blast. For dinner we had fried chicken. I love my kids. They complete me. Happy birthday lil Ro. I hope it was the best one yet!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One of the biggest blessings in my life!

Four years ago as I laid in the hospital bed. I looked into a tiny bassinet laying next to me. A child laid there full of promise and I just laid and prayed I did not screw him up too badly. Four years has passed now and I am astonished by my child. He is everything I imagined him to be and I am very proud he is mine. 

Today we tried to plan something for his birthday however daddy had to work so I made it his and my special day. I took him to the mall and let him play in the playground. Took him to his favorite restaurant CiCis Pizza Buffet. Then went to Walmart to let him pick his dinner. He decided on Chili Cheese Hot dogs. 

On the way home from Work daddy stopped and got an banana split ice cream cake. We sang happy birthday and his eyes lit up. My baby is a big boy now. I love him all I can. Tomorrow will be our day for celebrating as a family. Here are some pictures of the official day.

Lil Ro,

Four years ago mommy prayed for a son that I could be proud of. Four years ago that prayer was answered by you. Everyday you awaken and look at me with your gorgeous brown eyes I cry a little inside that someday some other woman will sweep you off your feet. You are the perfect son to me and sometimes you are a little rambunctious but that is what makes you you. Please stay yourself and do not let the peer pressure turn you into someone you do not want to be. Mommy is always here for you my tiny son. Even when you turn 18 I will still see that tiny baby in the bassinet. I love you baby. Be strong, be wise and most of all Be you.

Love Always,


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just another fun day of adventures

Now that is still warm and we get some sun between moments of thunder clouds the kids and I are spending a lot more time outside again. We go play for at least 2 hours and our adventures including finding pretty plants for me to take pictures of.

Today consisted of soccer, basketball and freeze tag. Then we threw in a game of tag before the thunder clouds rolled in. I am so proud of how social my kids are and the fact that dear old mom is welcome at anytime. They are not embarassed that I am a helicopter mom. They are proud their mommy sits and watches and sometimes even joins in. I love the neighborhood we are in and I honestly wish we have lived here the whole time we found our beloved Colorado Springs.

This time 4 years ago I was in the hospital. It is insane to think of. I was dilating and screaming. 4 years ago I was learning love again for the third time. 4 years ago. Well that is another post for tomorrow. I have missed blogging and I am so glad I have found my passion again.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I love Springtime in the Rockies

You curl up under the blankets at night and open the windows smelling the crisp clean air. Then during the day you hear the birds chirping. Life is just beautiful. Yes somedays we have our freak snow storms but for the most part it is very calm.

Lil Ro right now is enjoying riding his trike. It is so much easier to have fun with him now that he is potty trained. He rides and rides and laughs and laughs. Sometimes he gets tired however and I help him carry his bike.

Roana is getting more friends. We play outside for at least an hour a day with them. I am somehow the unofficial block mom but I love watching my children interact and show their different play styles.

I am now thinking it is time to shed my winter coat. I stepped on a scale today and I am very disappointed with myself. I got down to 217. Now I am ashamed to admit my weight on here. I am going to be making some lifestyle changes here in the next month. I need to be healthy for my family.

Today was gorgeous for the most part. A thunderstorm rolled in and out quickly and left us with a beautiful rainbow. Life is good again. For now we can enjoy the beauty and relax. All is good in the world.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My favorite days of the week

My poor Ro is working his butt off for us so we can enjoy our weekends. This weekend was a pretty cold foggy one but thank goodness God took pity on us Sunday and gave us a little break. The sun came up and it actually got past 60 so we headed out to play at the park and run a few small errands.

We decided to take lil Man to Mcdonalds. He has been begging for it since 2 weeks ago. We do not believe in Happy Meals so I ordered off of the Dollar Menu. The kids played for almost an hour but then the play place got way to crowded. Ro and I gave each other the knowing look and took the kids out pouting.

Feeling sorry for our babies we decided to go to a schools playground. It was empty when we arrived so it was perfect. Our kids ran up the slides and up the rock wall. Under everything and was full of smiles. Then a group of unaccompanied children ranges 6-12 showed up. I cannot believe in this day and age so many people trust their children on their own. I told Ro I am not anyones free babysitter especially children I do not know. So we loaded up into our car and drove off.

We drove past our old apartments and I am so ashamed to admit I ever lived there. They are even more run down then before. There is no grass and trash all over and I was angry I allowed my children to live there for so long. Ro and I both agreed we made the best decision to move away from there. We have to give our children the best we can no matter what.

From there we decide to go to Rizuto's Ice Cream again. My Ro loves the strawberry and so does Roana. I decided to give Butterfinger a try and got lil Ro an scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough. From there we decided to come home. I was exhausted as I had fallen asleep at 2 the previous day. I fell asleep for a couple hours and woke up to watch some movies with my honey.

I love simple weekends. They are the days my children will always remember and reflect on. This week is going to be a short week as Roana has no school on Friday and Thursday is Lil Ros 4th birthday. Time is flying by and I honestly am just trying to savor each and every moment as mommy to my 2 babies.