Thursday, June 25, 2009

I just have some random pics that I need to share. I've been meaning to show my family these pics of the kids that I framed up

I got these stools for the kids at Ikea,but they needed a little dressing up.

The picture is kind of bright,but it is blue with brown underneath. Rocco asks to keep them ugly,but mama said they need to look pretty

On Monday we went to the lake with grandma, and we had a great time in spite of all the flies. Presley had to plop herself on the chair and eat her hot dog

Some pictures of the kids after church. I love being able to do Presley's hair. It really is a highlight of the morning. Having a girl is so fun

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

to school or not to school that is the question

I need all of your help out there. I feel quite torn to a big step the will be comng into my life.
Next year, we are talking 2010 school year. Rocco will be of the ever tender age to be entering the world of kindergarten. Here in the great state of Cali,the deadline to enter kindergarten is Dec 1st. This means you have to turn 5 by Dec to go to that school year. Now,this means that there will be lots of kids who are still 4 years old that will be in kindergarten. Rocco's b-day is August 22nd,so as you can see, he will meet the deadline. But, this is where I' don't know what I want to do. Arizona's cutoff is September 1st. So,I wouldn't put Roc's in kindergarten if we lived in Az ,because he would totally be the youngest. So,if I wouldn't put him in in Az ,why would I in Cali. He won't be able to drive till he is a jr and then he will have a year between graduation and a mission. But,if I don't put him in he will never be in the same grade as his church buddies,he makes the deadline by,4 months, and I know he will be too ready if he has to do 2 more years of preschool. The boy is very smart,has a killer memory and he is excited about learning. He has a desire for it,so I don't want him to be bored while waiting to start kindergarten when he 6.
I need some opinonions on the matter and reasons why you think the way you do,so that I can make some well informed decisions for my son's future, no pressure,huh! what I decide in kindergarten will impact him for the rest of his life.Not to mention,I have had a mild panic attack about my boy leaving ,never to be home with me again. This is a roller coaster of emotions!
Help me !

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I know it has been an eternity,but I've been MIA and having technical difficulties.
Lots has been happenig around here. I feel like I haven't posted in forever and We have had busy couple of months.
I had a birthday in April, I turned 27,and I'm feeling old.I am closer to 30 than 20 and I don't like the sounds of that. I feel like I still just got married and just graduated high school. I never pictured myself in my thrities and it is quite scary.We had a guest speaker in young womens on Sunday and she was s bubbly sweet 21 year old and the girls were so excited to talk to her and they visited with her in the hall afterwards. I then felt really old. I am always the youngest of the group and I love it cause,I feel like I can relate,with the young women,well I guess I am reaching up with the older women. Too bad we can't turn back time. I just get better as i get older,right?

May involved lots of traveling. I went to Mesa for a week to see Lexi graduate. And I am never , dissapointed with endless hours of fun and spending time with so many of my favorite people. We shopped ,went out to eat,hung out,cleaned closets,got some hand me downs out of it, and the main attraction,was Lexi's graduation. This was such a bitter sweet thing for me, I am so proud of her and she is so amazing, but I feel like I've been gone for most of her high school life, that it is strange that she is done now,where did it all go? I can't believe my mom has no more kids in high school. I just can't wait for her to enjoy her time now. It is exciting and she will experience the best times of her life.
After, I returned home from Mesa ,we kept our bags packed ,because we were headed out for another week on our family vacation to Lopez Lake,Ca. We packed up our trailer for some fun times camping and enjoying ourselves. The weather was colder than expected and I was, well, not prepared for that. I didn't pack for the occasion and being the end of May, no one had any sweaters to buy,so the kids wore the same dirty sweater for a couple of days. We had a great time! We stayed up late,woke up late,rode bikes,went fishing,went to the beach,saw a movie,enjoyed camp fires. All in all we had a wondeful time.I feel like the kids are getting old enough now to enjoy things and it not be so difficult and so hard to travel.
When we arrived home from this trip,in the mail waiting for us was a wedding invitation. From a friend of Mikes. We really needed to dress for the occassion,so this past week has been filled with shopping for the right outfits and making sure we had a babysitter,lined up for a 12 hour day,which is the longest time I have ever left the kids. We had a delightful time at the wedding,we looked great,we had a nice meal,we danced together,we were in love!It was in a Cathloic church ,it was ornate with beautiful wood and stained glass,they had a latin mass after the wedding ceremony,which was interesting to see . We enjoyed our time as a couple and I feel rejuvenated I missed my kids. It was fun to see them the next moring after they woke up. I went to get Presley and she held onto to my neck so tight,but she wouldn't look at me. She missed me ,but wanted me to know that she was mad.
Now we are into a new month and things are going good around here.
I promise to blog more,because we have a new camera(yeah!) so I should have fun things to talk about. But,I know you wondering where are all the pictures of the adventures we have been having,here is where comes the technical difficulties come into play. I start the process of uploading the pics and it goes to the screen where it says loading,and then it flashes the page,web page cannot be displayed,which is odd cause the internet is still working. Anyone know what is wrong?Hopefully pictures will be in the near future.
It's good to be back!