Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin

Our Christmas baby is a whole three years old now!  Waaahhhh!  I know I say this 4 times a year, but seriously THREE already?!  He's so freakin' cute & at one of best stages!  He's learning so much everyday, he comes up with the funniest things, and he's just plain adorable!  If you ask him his name he says, 'Brother Zaragoza"!  lOl!  No clue where that came from, but it sure cracks us up every time he tells us.  

The weekend before his birthday @ Auntie Jen's house
Blowing out his candles

On his actual birthday

Not sure who taught this kid how to blow out candles ...
But I sure love that lil face

& his birthday present from Mommy & Daddy.  To say he LOVED it would be understatement.  He pee'd his pants twice [which never happens] because he wouldn't stop playing it!  Haha!

We'll be having a birthday celebration next month!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I made a few ornaments for the kiddos and a few others this year.  They are super easy [so the kiddos helped] & they are pretty cute!

Alliyah & Dae-Dae each made an ornament for their teacher!  They were super excited to deliver their gifts ... a small token of our appreciation for their teachers!

The before:
 & after [Damon's teacher]
 Allie's teacher
I finished Kailee's first [since we were shipping it], & originally took pictures because I had a bad dream that when I shipped it to her, it all fell apart ... I'm sure this has something to do with the tragic loss of a couple of Christmas gifts that were broken at the hands of Delta on her flight home [thankfully they are replacing them]!  Now maybe I can get them for mental anguish!  haha 
Hard to believe Christmas will be upon us next week!!  I'm super excited!

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It could always be worse ...

Today, I'm at the point of mental exhaustion ... thinking I need to settle my brain for a long winter's nap! ;)  When I was on the phone with the receptionist to schedule Damon's MRI appointment, she rattled off a list of standard medical questions, which reminded me that it could always be worse!  I was thankfully able to answer 'no' to cancer, heart problems, brain surgery [to name a few]! And although I'm a wee bit nervous for what the coming weeks have in store for our lil guy, we know he'll be okay and eventually there will be an 'end' to this chapter in his/our lives!

He'll have a MRI & an EEG done on 12/21.  I know this is going to be a lot for him and hoping it goes as smooth as possible.  He has to be put under for the MRI, I'm most nervous about that!  But, of course, Daddy will be there to help out!

There is an 85% chance that with these tests they will finally be able to give us answers ... hey I'll take those odds any day!!  So keeps us/him in your thoughts & prayers!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy NewGivingXmas Day

Let the celebrations begin ...

Kailee got in last Sunday & since we won't have the opportunity to see her for Christmas or New Years ... we celebrated New Year's, Turkey Day, & Christmas this week [our every other year tradition]!

Wrestling around ... there is a Daddy & a Dae-Dae in there somewhere
 Tay & Kai ... & what else are lil sisters for
 Daddy getting Kailee back

 Pretty much they are the cutest ... LOVE them!
 Fast forward to Wednesday ... or New Year's Eve:

Just what every New Year's celebration needs ~ junk food!
 Marshmallow pops

 A few of us didn't make it til midnight!
 Justin fell asleep too [but he was in his bed].  
I may have dozed off too, but made the midnight celebration!
 It was fa-reezing outside
 She got silly stringed

 Now Thursday ... Turkey Day:

Our neighbor brought over these scrumptious cupcakes! 


 Somebody didn't want to take pictures, but Kailee had the perfect solution ...

Finally ... the whole clan!

Friday = Christmas:

Complete with Christmas plates.  We had the quite the dinner ~
Lobster, Crab, Shrimp,Steak, Scalloped Potatoes, Rice, Calamari, Wonton Shrimp thingys, Rolls
 ... Deslish

& after dinner was present time!  The other kids each got a 
new movie to open [I was really close to breaking down & giving them a 'real' present, but soon enough]
  They were pretty excited to watch Kailee open presents though .. hence posing w/her presents!  :]

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Super Franks

Last weekend the kids, hubs, & I met up with my girlie friends [& their hubby's & kiddos] for a play date @ Super Franks!! I hadn't see the girls for a while ... I missed them! Hopefully a gathering for the holidays will happen soon!!

Allie coming down from the slide
Peek.a.boo I see you
We tried to do a group shot, but um yeah!
Aubrianna [I probably butchered the spelling]
Hodge Podge

From Halloween:
Somebody didn't want to dress up! Somebody wore his big brothers Captain Hook costume from last year! At least somebody wore a costume because that somebody's Mommy was going to be embarrassed to trick or treat with a costume-less child!
Somebody looked a lil silly, lOl!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Parade

Allie & Dae had a Halloween parade @ school. This year was a lot less chaotic now that they go to the same school! I tried to have Justin dress up to go to their school too, but he wasn't having it [wish us luck tonight or he'll be trick or treating as himself]!

On our way to school! They picked out their costumes this year w/out any guidance from yours truly!

Damon is holding strong with the pirate choice for the last 3 outta 5 years! & Allie is finally a witch, she's wanted to be one for the last 2 years.
Haylee . Talia. Alliyah
Her lil friends
Waiting in line
He's spotted us & he's waiving! Don't ya just want to squeeze him?!
While I was helping in Allie's class ... Daddy snuck over to Damon's class, they happened to be @ recess!
Damon's class had a lil party, but didn't ask for parent volunteers! =(
Making himself right at home in sissy's desk
Talia & Allie
Waiting to pick up Damon!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Most of this week ended with minimum days for the munchkins, so after school on Wednesday [which also happened to be sports day @ school] we headed to the pumpkin patch. We've been going every year since Allie was born, it's become a lil tradition!

Damon bouncing around!
I see you
She thinks she so grown ... I guess she's getting there *sigh
Cutie pie
Howdy ya'll
Ahh ... get me outta here
.Miss Alliyah Rose.
.Mr Damon Andrew.
.Mr Justin Alex.
Of course they picked the biggest pumpkins
Ready for a train ride
Choo - choooo
Checkin' out the scarecrows
This guy was cool
Damon: "I'm KING of the hill"
Alliyah: "Really, Dae"?!
He got some air! He loved this thing, he didn't have to jump ... he just kept getting bounced all over!

They had lots of fun
Brothers - love 'em

More halloweeney kinda posts comin' soon!