Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Things are changing new things... moves, growing up, things move fast in this family...

1st. My brother Sammy and bro-in-law Brian are living in NYC! .. well.. really they've been there for a while..maybe a month.. but now they have an apartment and everything..

You see for those of you that don't know.. I have 2 brothers and .. well we live vicariously through them.. my sister and i... they travel, live in the greatest cities, and yet come to visit the crew when they can :)

My little bro Omar lives in San Francisco.. knows San francisco and can probably take us to amazing places in San Francisco.. and it's only like 1 1/2 hours to get there.. and yet.. we don't go.. not cause we don't want to just cause we don't have time to.. You know one of the cities that people all over the world go to visit is practically in my back yard...and my brother lives there.. and yet we don't go too often..

And now my brother and BIL are living in NYC.  They've traveled and lived in Australia for over a year... and yet I couldn't and didn't visit them...

But now, now I'm thinking it's time.. time to go to SF.. have Omar take us to the Golden Gate Park.. to places where our hellakids can roam..

and NY is calling our name.. although I'm kind of thinking.. maybe take a trip with just the OG and us.. the 4 of us.. leave the babies.. and go... and then I think.. nah.. can't do that.. I can't just leave them..I'll miss them..

besides who would be crazy enough to take the two.. when we leave.. but oh the thought of NY... my bros... oh.. so nice. sweet.  It will happen be ready for us SF & NYC and BROS!

And now my Ama is in full effect of potty training.  Accidents happen. But she's in big girl mode.  I didn't know how it was going to be with our schedule and training .. always on the go.. and then I remembered... and episode...from Jon and Kate.. plus all of their hellakids.. When they were training the babies.. and they had places to go, they took the toilet with them.  Yes, I do realize I don't have that many kids to train, but man how convenient.  I don't want to be stuck at a soccer/baseball game with no toilets around.. I'll just run to the car.. and bam.. pop out the toilet.. What.. What?? if they did it then why not..?  So if you do see me in the car with Ama.. I'd say Hi from a distance :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We remember,

10 years... 10 years ago I remember.. I still do. I woke up, Javi got ready for work, I put on the TV. we saw on the news. In disbelief. It was dark outside, like if mother nature knew something terrible was happening. Javi left to work, we hugged and knew to keep in contact. I watched TV, while our 1 1/2 year old was sleeping beautifully tucked in her bed. I saw, then the next.... I was talking to someone on the phone.. not sure really with who or knowing what the heck was happening. but it did. And then they fell.. And I asked the person on the phone.. wait.. isn't there people in there.. ? what's going on.. and we were quiet. shocked. upset. and it was quiet. And our baby woke up, and I ran to her, hugged her.

I don't remember a lot about things, but I do remember that day. And it's true..

and 10 years have passed, 3 kids later, a move to a house, a job, and we still remember.
The little ones don't understand what it is, but Lala and Papos and I have talked about it. And they ask why? why? would anyone do that... and I just hug them just like I did that day and say I love you, and to remember what love is, how to pray for those who have been hurt, to respect those in pain, and remember to love and not hate.

I can teach them that and to keep them safe.
But I will always remember, never forget.

Monday, September 5, 2011

You said a sock? ok

Because my hair is short and I cant do it.. of course I use Ama and even Lala to practice the hair styles. 

Thanks to thepapermama.blogspot.com  she had a tutorial on how to do it.. and if I can do it.. anyone can :)

  Next test... lets see if I can fit a small sock on my head... lets just see... besides you know the kids are always losing socks... see that does come useful :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Birthday boy

Today was my big boys birthday.. The one that keeps me on my toes and who always has a ball in his hand. He turned 7 today.. So how do I keep him little still?  i don't want him to grow up.. because in just 10 years.. just 10.. he'll be 17 :(  ... He'll still be my baby.. but it makes me sad to know that they grow up so fast.

  He's ready to be a big boy, infact he thinks he's ready for a gun.. No not a nerf gun.. but a real gun.

Me:  um.. Hell No.. I mean.. son..you're to young for a gun.
Papos:.  ok not a real gun but an air pistol.. gun..
Me :  sorry son, NO.. in my house only Nerf guns allowed, sorry. No other guns allowed.
Javi:   Sorry Papos we cant get a gun, not if we live here in the house.  We'd have to not live with Mama.
Papos: ok then lets move!

No thought about it, no questions asked.. just a plain ole OK lets move.. cause forget my mama I want a gun.  And then Papos looked at me and I gave him the oh hell no you didn't look and he ran to me and said.. just kidding.. So I'm keeping him young!

But just cause he's still young... I'm feeling old.  Yesterday I got up the wrong way, too fast, weird movement.. and pulled a muscle in my back.. So all day I've been walking crooked, on Motrin and smelling like Bengay.  Not the best way to go for a birthday.. but nothing stops a mama when it's time to celebrate.. plus I gave birth to him too.. So I kind of have a mini celebration for myself.
Happy Birthday my boy...mama loves you.. even if you'd rather move away from home to get a gun then to be with your mama... I will always love you! :)