Monday, October 30, 2006

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and it hasn't worked so I'm going to try again

Here they all are. Miguel's pinky, hot air balloons from the fest and some artistic nature stuff I took.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Its my free day today!! Woo Hoo, Pat woke me at 6 am (though I was pretty much awake) and I had 3 bowls of Peanut Butter capt crunch, uuummm huuummm yummmy!! LOL
At 7:30 i/m taking the migueli to the hot air balloon race. He's so excited!!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

The finger

We took Miguel to the doctor yesterday and they did x-rays. His finger is not broken, Thank God!!

It still look terrible but I'm so comforted that he only has the nail and skin trauma, nothing else.

Today and/or tomorrow we are going to a Hot Air Balloon Festival in town, I'm so psyched about this. Miguel loves Hot Air Balloons and is just beside himself, last night he said "Hot Bombas?" and I said yes tomorrow and he ran and gave me this huge excited hug. Talk about melting your heart!

Nothing much else going on, Pat and i have 4 weeks left for the Body for Life Challenge. We have both lost so much size, I've lost 10 lbs which I don't think it's a huge amount but it has turned into about 3 pant sizes. Both Pat and I will need whole new wardrobes if we stay like this (which I'm planning because I like the way I look and feel!)

Allright, chores call and I'm making invites for Gabi's B-day party :)

And before I leave, Wow that little guy Madonna is adopting is a DOLL!!! He is way too cute!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Last night Larisa slammed the deck door to close it and in the process smashed Miguel's pinkie finger and ripped the nail clear off the bed. Oh boy it was horrible. I don't know if the nail will ever grow back as I found the entire thing under the door. He was traumatized.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Surprise, surprise...

Well I know you will be shocked but my sweet computer has crashed again. I know it's so unexpected, really I'm SHOCKED! ::sarcasm inserted:: Anyhow Toshiba is now saying they will have their "Engineers" ::wooooooo:: check it and see if it's a manufacturers problem (really???) and if it is then they will send me a new computer (how generous!) if it isn't they will just continue to repair my hard drive over and over and over so it will crash over and over and over and then they can keep sending me UPS boxes and pay shipping, and pay techinicians to "fix" my computer and in the end probably some day replace my $500 computer after they've spent $1K trying to fix it first. A corporation at it's best.... Make yourself a notation here research the posibility of additional warranty if you are purchasing a Toshiba computer because at in my NOT SO HUMBLE OPTION they are a piece of SH*T My apologies to my friends that don't appreciate cursing, I'm so sick of this I have reached the pinnacle of exasperation with these people. What a freaking crappy product they've put out.

I'll try to update while the computer still ocassionally connects until I have to send it back AGAIN then hopefully from the children's computer. At least I was able I think to back up the newest pictures and my itunes.

Ta ta!

Monday, October 23, 2006


Oh i'm so tired. Last night Miguel finally crashed at around 7 pm, not without giving me a huge fight over it. I worked out and then bathed in my tub and soaked for a while. That was nice.

Until Miguel woke up at around 1 am, and then at 3:15 am and by 4 am he was still up, NOT GOOD, so I took him to my bed and laid him down, I had forgotten a tiny flash light I use for reading and yep you guessed it at 4 am in the morning he found it and turned it on, ugh!!! He did eventually fall asleep and didn't wake until almost 8 am. Of course by then my night had been thoroughly disrupted and then I found I had no milk for my coffee :P So I had to have an expresso, no milk :P again!

Gabi did end up catching up to her school work that was behind and that made me feel good, they both went to dance and I went walking at the park with Danielle, a super girl that is the mom of a friend of Gabi's. She has the most cutest kids including a 6 week old darling called Peyton ( I think I spelled it right )

Now i'm home and ready to crash and Miguel is not even asleep yet.

Anyhow I wanted to share what we are reading and listening to.

I'm reading: Sandstorm by James Rollins, almost done, really loving it.

We are listening on CD: Gregor and the curse of the Warmbloods. this is book 3 of a series that begins with Gregor the Overlander the Author is Suzanne Collins.

Gabi and I are both reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Interesting even though Gabi is not truly loving it.

Ok better put the tank to bed.


The party!


Oh it was so much fun!! The kids had a blast as you can see in the pictures. I would definitely recommend that as a choice for a birthday party. They did most of everything, except that I had to help the litle ones to make choices in the budget.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Birthday party!

Today is Larisa's Birthday Party at Build a Bear Workshop. All her friends are excited and ready to go, all jumping at the chance. Afterwards we are going to On The Border to eat, yummy!!!

Wish me luck, I'll be in the car with 5 girls under the age of 9 for about 2 hours! :: shiver :: maybe I'll bring my Ipod, LOL

Thursday, October 19, 2006


ok so I'm in blogging mode today :)

Larisa unlike Gabi is a very structured mathematical person, which in turn has challenged her in reading. Of course Gabi is a major reader, scoring as high as High School junior in her reading level.

today Larisa had her first spelling test. And we had so much fun! She did all the ones I first dictated and we went over her mistakes, she confused pretty much only the b's, d's and p's but amazingly it didn't bother her she asked me to dictate 6 more words and did another great job. My little smarty pants :D

allright, just had an argument with Gabi over school work which i hate to have and we are in a stand still :P

Larisa at 4


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My little girl is 7, how in the world.... My mother in law was here last night and she said, "it's impossible that she is 7" which were my thoughts exactly. My inlaws were with us when we discovered I was pregnant. My husband so candidly walked up to them and said "I knocked up Maria" what a poet he is.... Anyhow, my mother in law had never even seen a home pregnancy kit and we showed her the 2 pink lines, LOL. What a day. And now she is 7. I didn't realize how hard this one was going to hit me. With Gabi it was when she turned 5 and was "kindergarden" age, that one was hard too for me.

I'm going to see if I can find an old picture of Larisa to post, such a cute little baby she was :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Birthday Girl!

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Happy Birthday Larisa!

7 years ago at this particular time I was laboring at a Hospital in Wellington, FL and by 2 pm I had a beautiful little baby girl in my arms. She was 8 lbs 14.5 oz and she was named Larisa Sofia. That beautiful baby girl is 7 today and is such a smart, amazing, stubborn yet delicious little girl. She is such a great kid, with so much going for her and such a disarming smile and personality. She is also shrewd and calculating, LOL.

She got her wish and got Littlest pet shop toys including a very, very wanted pair of pandas that I had to hastily order thru Ebay since they are not available in stores and thanks to the generosity of the Ebay seller they got here with plenty of time. Sometimes we just get lucky to run into someone like that, I hope someday someone does the same for her.

I will take pictures of her with her toys. Oh and I got her a kids digital camera which has her eyes twinkling with excitement since she is a picture hound like her mama.

I better go check on her, thankfully she woke up feeling tons better than she felt last night.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

May the force be with you...

A miniature Darth Vader, LOL


Not again!! Larisa is sick again! Darn it, what the heck is up with that? She has a fever again, and red eyes again, and she is not hungry and her ribs are showing. Last year she did this and ended up with pneumonia at the hospital.

Good morning!!

Started out the morning in a really good mood! I have a face mask on to beautify myself and I'm working on the info to turn in the pictures to the contest. I bought frames yesterday and they are all ready to go. I just have to name them. And I thought picking them out was hard...... :P

I found this blog that belongs to one of the jurors of the contest I'm entering. It's a pretty neat blog so I'm going to post it.

Kelly Shipp blog

Tomorrow is Larisa's birthday and she is already trying to milk it. Oh Miguel woke up, better go!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

sick, sick, sick....

Well it appears this sick bug is here to stay. Gabi started compaining of a dry throat last night and by 2 am she had a fever and very hoarse throat. I wonder what is going around here. We need to keep at least Larisa well because her birthday party is Saturday and I don't want her to get sick and miss it!! This party has been in the works for over 6 weeks!

Apparently I also worked my shoulders way good yesterday because they are killing me! oyyyy!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Quote of the day

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

I have chosen 2 pictures for printing for the contest, even though I might still print others to see if in printing them they hit me differently.

I chose Gabriela in the water with goggles
Miguel's 2nd black and white in the beach.

I'm thinking of the hummingbird ones too just in case.

It's free day and I started out my day with Peanut Butter Captn Crunch! LOL

Friday, October 13, 2006


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I want to enter a photo contest (local) and need help choosing from the photos I loaded! Please tell me the 2 most favorite ones, I'm having a terrible time choosing.

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Darn it!

I wanted to show you an email with pictures called "How to properly hug a baby" and this huge dog is going thru the process of laying with a baby and it's just cuter than I can say, if I can I will load it, it's too precious.

I have had a sickie week with the kids, first Miguel then Gabi and now Larisa, she has a fever and is all laid up on the sofa. Poor sickie Larisa :(

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Corey Lidle

I'm so sad about the Yankees pitcher dying in that airplane crash in NY today. What a tremendous loss, it seems so unreal when a sports figure just dies in that way. And he has a 6 year old son, I have a 6 year old (soon to be 7 BTW) and I can't imagine my child not having her father in her life.

It's a sad day for sports. :(

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I'm back

or should I say the computer is back!

i'm loading and downloading and reloading. Hopefully I will have everything running smoothly and can blog effectively.

It's nice to have my computer back!

Monday, October 02, 2006

No computer No blog

My computer is broken AGAIN! Ugh!!! I'm waiting for a box so I can send it back AGAIN! This time for them to see if it is declared unusable so I can get a new one. Let's hope they do because I'm really irritated with it.

I will try to blog when I can use the kids computer.