Friday, December 28, 2007

This is going to be a loooong one! merry christmas!

Merry late Christmas and Happy New year to everyone! We had a wonderful Christmas season this year! The girls really were getting into everything! From the snow, christmas songs, decorating christmas cookies,learning about Jesus's birthday, all the way to Santa and their favorite, Rudolph!! hahahaha! So here are alot of photo's of the holiday! I hope you all had as wonderful a time as we did with our family! Love you all!

Uncle Manny and the girls making cookies for Santa.

The girls dancing around waiting to go to the midnight service, it was so cute, they wanted to wear dresses so they put dresses on over their pajama's! haha!
The girls watching childrens choirs sing christmas songs. They loved it! They were clapping singing and dancing!
I just love this photo of Bella ! Isn't she adorable with those big brown eyes!

This is Christmas a.m.I had to wake them up! hahaha! They wanted to sleep in the living room to wait for Santa, and in the morning when they woke up Nadya was so upset cause she didn't see santa, she didn't even want to open her stocking or gifts! hahahaha! We kept telling her Santa only comes when you are asleep. Finally we got her to open up her stuff, but even after all was said and done she said " hey! but i didn't see santa!" Oh my!
opening gifts..

Bella loved the guitar! She kept "rocking out" and everytime she was done she would say ( and still does) "That was good rocking!!" or "that was good Rock and roll!" hahhaha!
Here is Nadya buried in all the blankets, gifts, and wrapping paper. I think the whole thing was a bit overwhelming for her, (I'm sure all of you with little ones understand completely!) but she enjoyed herself to!

I cooked my first christmas meal ever!!! It was sooo much fun! I really did enjoy it! I made 2 roasted chickens, roasted turkey and a pot roast ,sides, and 2 cheesecakes! I have to mention that it was also the first time I had ever made any of these things and they all turned out great! Not to brag but it all was pretty darn good, and my cheesecakes were amazing!! hahahaha!It was fun, I really didn't stress about it and everything went pretty smoothly, must be beginers luck! hahaha!
Simon slaving over the hot stove all day long! (hahaha yeah right) He did do a great job keeping the girls entertained so I didn't have to worry about them all day. Thanks for your help Si!

It looks good! and it's finally done!

Here is the end result, I felt like i cooked alot more than what it looks like but it was good and i can say we were all stuffed and had plenty of left overs! Hope everyone is recovering from the food and craziness of Christ mas! I can't believe a new year is already upon us! I hope everyone had a great 2007 and that 2008 will bring many more blessings and stories! Love you all! Thanks for reading this! hahahah

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ode to our cousins aka neice and nephews (and the parents to)

So my sister Elaine and her family just moved out to Seattle Washington!! sniff ! It was sooo hard to see them go , of course we know it was better for their family and at least it's not as far as Kenya so it'll be easier to go see them.While they were here our girls just connected with their kids right away and had a blast with them every time they got together.. Bella and Nadya really look up to their cousin Eva, she's 5. Since they've been gone the girls have been having "pretend Eva, Alastor and Owen" around, whether it's them pretending they are them or having their stuffed animals be them. They miss them and so do we!!! I love you Elaine, Matt and the kids! I miss having you close by, knowing that you were a just 20 minutes away! I know you have to do what you have to do (especially for the fam) . I thank God soo much for having such an awesome family and friends in our lives! Thank you for always being there to support us! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SOOO MUCH!

Owen double fisting it.
Alastor, Nadya, Eva, and Bella

Bella and Alastor hugging bye... and sticking their tongues out. They are literally 2 months apart, Alastor just turned 4 this pas t weekend, that means Bella is going to be 4 in 2 months!! OH MY!!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

ok it's late, but here it is..

Here are some photo's of our time in NC. It was AWESOME!!

Helping Aunt Gilda cook
wearing uncle Bo Bo's soccer jerseys,
Si and Bella making sandcastles, on the swings with Koko "Bali"

Listening to koko Bali
they were fascinated with what he had to say, ( i think he was asking them about colors and stuff)

walking back to the house, it was down that road in the back ground

The most beautiful bathtub ever! Its so big i can lay down all the way without bending my legs!!

Bella and Uncle G!! He and koko Deano built the house (even that bathtub!!)
Joshua, their cousin was amazing with the girls! They really miss him and hs a wonderful time with him.

The coldest night we were there, girls with koko mwasi, they looove bonfires! The biggest bonfire I've ever been to!

It was Uncle G's b-day! Happy Birthday Uncle Godar!!We had a blast! Thank you for having us ! It was wonderful! Love you! give Thanks!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Nadya's turn

I know i said I'd post stuff about NC this time, but your just going to have to wait!. So, I've been feeling the pressure of having another baby, not just from friends (you know who you are!!)hahaha! but mostly from my very own precious daughters!!! My own kids are putting the pressure on! Besides asking if i have a baby in my belly, whenever we look at toys ( supposed to be for them for Christmas ) they always pick out stuff for their baby brother and sister! WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE!!!! They really want a baby around, don't know if they know exactly what that means. I mean they have named their baby brother and sister (different names every time) talk about all they things they want to do with them... Yadda yadda yadda! EVERYDAY!! It does make me happy to know that when/if it happens someday, they will be very excited, so that's a good thing. Any way the reason for this is to show you that Nadya is a funny girl to! I've explained to the girls that pregnancy is like a baby hiding in their mommy's belly and when they are ready, they come out . So here is Nadya with her baby "hiding in her belly..

I think baby was kicking!
Re-adjusting baby, she must have been uncomfortable, Gosh don't you mamas wish we could have "re-adjusted" baby when they were making us uncomfortable!

I think she's about to pop! It was cute cause even though baby was "hiding in her belly" she kept rubbing it's face with hers and telling it "it's o.k" hahaha! sooo cute! love her! Don't worry when the time comes I'll teach her about the birds and the bee's and hopefully I'll gross her out enough ( even though it is a beautiful thing) that this won't happen for at least 40 years! hahaha!

Friday, November 30, 2007

we're back!!

O.K... This is just a short blog because i thought this was hilarious and had to post it right away.. So Bella said she needed to go potty before her bath. "O.K go" I said.. 10 minutes later. "Bella what are you doing in there?" Bella's response "going potty!!". Knowing my children i decide to go in and check on her just knowing I'm going to catch her getting into stuff she's not supposed to. I walk into the bathroom and sure enough she's sitting on the potty reading a magazine!!! hahahahahhahahahha! i just cracked up!! I wonder who she learned that from... hhmmm!! hahahha! Man i wish i had taken a photo! It was sooo cute seeing her on the potty, pants down to her ankles, reading a magazine, knowing she thought she was sooo "adult" for doing that! hahahah OK more about NC next time plenty of photo's to!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

check this out~

Bella can write her name, all by herself, with out any help!!!!!
Here are a few of her name writtings,
She even did it with a "baby" b! (that photo wouldn't upload)
This is all very exciting but I'm thinking about slowing down in the learning-how-to-write stage cause first off,it's crazy (sorta sad really exciting) and it also means she's that much closer to forging my signature.
So this week we are going to North Carolina for Thanks giving and we leave tomorrow!! Yay!! Thank God for the invention of those mini DVD players that you put in the car! Hahaha! Love you all and hope you have a Wonderful Thanks giving! I have sooo much to be thankful for i don't even know where to start. Of course my handsome, incredibly loving hubby, and the best father ever!
my wonderful children, and my amazing friends! love you!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

quotes of friday..

Bella: "mama, why is your belly so big." hmmmm. I guess it's time to get back to the gym, but I'm quite happy with my life of eating and sitting..hahahha!
Nadya: " you have to hold hands and have sweets or you get sick!!".... yeah, I'll let you ponder that one.
Yesterday i got to witness Camden and Gage getting dedicated. I feel so privileged to be a part of their support system! LOVE YOU BOYS!!! ( and your wonderful parents to!!) . Just a short one more later! Have a great week!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

my little grown up.

Bella is growing up.:-( She is really starting to try to make sense out of things like words, feelings and those kinds of things. For instance she said "barbecue is called barbecue cause it's full of Qs!". So yesterday when it was nap time she didn't want to go take a nap (of course) and she says "Mama your hurting my feelings!". Usually my automatic response to hearing someones feelings are hurt is to feel bad, but i actually wanted to crack up(cause she was trying so hard to get out of taking a nap). I kept it serious (cause she was) and said " I'm sorry your feelings are hurt, but you still have to take a nap" and then when she was in bed she said " my feelings don't look so good cause they are hurting". AWWW!! So then last night she wakes up at 3 in the a.m (cause Nadya woke up @ 2) and wanted to come sleep out on the couch, i was like whatever as long as you go to sleep, ( i was barely awake). She then she started talking REALLY loud so i started to shush her in the middle of her sentence and she stopped and and looked at me and said in a quiet voice "Mommy that wasn't very nice." hahahha! Then today on the way home from MOPS, she started to fall asleep and said "Mommy I'm just resting my eyes." Hahahaha! It's just nuts how much they are growing up! We went to the mall yesterday to let them play in the little play area and it was so cute cause Bella kept bringing her friends over that she had just made and would say " this is my mama and my papa" and at the same time i would hear Nadya looking at kids saying "do you want to be my friend".. I 'm still trying to get over the fact that I am a mother!! I know i should be over it by now but I feel like they are growing up so fast that it just catches up to me every once in a while! i love them sooo much! I am so blessed!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

first dental appointment and the backyardigans

The girls had their first dentist appointment!!! I thought it was only best to have it before trick or treating, that way they definitly wouldn't have cavaties!! hahahaha! They did amazing!! I have to say the dental office we went to was AWESOME!!!! Seriously! They made the girls feel (and me cause I'm scared of the dentist!) very comfortable with the whole experience. In the waiting room they had video games!!! It made me want to go hang out there!! (date nite Si??) hahaha! Their hygenist was incredible and sooooo good with the girls. First she took the tools she was going to be using on them and let them feel them on their nails, so it wouldn't be so scary. For instance with the toothbrush she "made their nails sparkley" and then she wanted to "make their teeth sparkle". I looove Fishers Pediatric Dentistry!!

Halloween was so fun! The photo's speak for themselves, they are adorable! Bella was Pablo ( we called her Petey Pab all night) and Nadya was Uniqua (reminds me of when Jess used to call me Shaniques! hahaha!). We went with their "best friend " Samara. She's the white tiger, and she had a mean ROAR! They cleaned house! We trick or treated in Samamra's nieghborhood ( there was like 10 houses). No one ever goes trick or treating in that nighborhood (they are huge houses off Giest lake). Soo everyone was super excited to see us and put handfuls and handfuls of candy in their bags!! Yay, more for me!! hahah! We had a contest going of which one of the kids could yell "TRICK OR TREAT!" the loudest, Bella won a few, and Samara did to, Nadya was to interested on getting to the candy bowls! hahaha! .. Their prize?? Candy of course! Hope everyone had a great halloween! I can't wait to see all the photo's!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Our little helpers...

here are a few photo's ( i hope, if i can figure it out..) of our little helpers.. first we carved 4 pumpkins!! we actually started out with 1 and they had so much fun with it that we decided to get one for each of us!! hahaha! they had a blast!! and then they helped us with the chore of cleaning the kitchen!! i can't tell you how awesome it is to have kids that are not only at the right age to help around the house but they are soo eager and excited to help to!! i looooove it!! Bella the other day was trying to "help" with one of her flashlights. the lightbulb "wouldn't work" (i'm sure the batteries were dead) but she thought she would take it apart, the whole thing, to try to figure out why it wasn't working, she said " the flashlight wasn't working , so i took it apart and the light bulb doesn't work"... She takes after her mom! she's an every day bob villa!! hahahha! hope you enjoy the photo's, bella decided to dress up when she was helping mop the kitchen! hahahha!