The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Decorating for Christmas

Yesterday I finally got my husband off his lazy butt to help me find the boxes of christmas stuff in the garage. The kids were so excited to finally be able to put up the christmas tree. Alayna doesn't really get the concept yet but Diego sure does. So Junior got to fixing my lights while I set up the tree.
Oh and Diego helped daddy fix the lights too. He thought he was so cool.





But then we noticed that a box of stuff was missing because I couldn't find the ornaments. So again I had to send my husband to the garage to look for the box. As we're out there browsing through the mess in the garage... I suddenly hear the pitter patter of little feet. No not baby feet. And I tell my husband, "Shh! I think I hear a rat!" He jumps down and starts looking around. I wanted no part of that so I stood on top of a chair. Then he finds him! A baby mouse stuck inside of a tub that we use for drinks at parties.



My husband and son wanted to keep the gross little thing. And my daughter wanted to hold him. I was like NOOO! Where there's a baby mouse, there's a mama rat. Eww.

So anyway. We went back inside after our little adventure and the mouse stayed in that dang tub. We didn't know what to do with it. So we went back to decorating. My husband helped me put the lights on our tree and had my daughter put the star on top.




The kids loved seeing the tree all lit up! The wanted to play underneath it and I had to snap some shots of them. It was adorable! Diego was explaining to Alayna that Santa was gonna put the presents under the tree.

So finally it was time to add our ornaments. Each ornament on the tree was either given to us, bought for a certain person, or made by my sister and I when we were little. So that's usually my favorite part.

Last year for Christmas my husband took me to Disneyland without the kids and we brought them back each an ornament. Diego of course got Lightning McQueen. And Alayna got a Mickey Mouse Santa antenna ball that we turned into an ornament. They felt so special putting them on the tree.




Here I am admiring one of our ornaments.
We had fun putting together the tree. It was something we did as a family and I love to see my kids feel so special because they were involved. They can't wait for it to be christmas.


Here's all our stockings. All 14 of them! One for each one of us. And to think... next year we'll have one more for my new baby.

Here's Diego with the tree today. After they went to bed my sister and I put all the gifts, that were being stored in my parents bathtub, under the tree. The kids were so surprised to see that Santa had come during the night to drop off some gifts early!

Don't you just love Christmastime?!





4 comments:

Wanda said...

Yes Michelle, I love Christmas time, and your tree and home, and family are so wonderful!! Blessings on all of you for a Marvelous Christmas!!

Chely said...

Hey! This story sounds like a "To be Continued" kinda story.

Because...

I want to know, what happened to the mouse!!!!???????

Michelle said...

Thanks Wanda... your words are always so sweet!

Tia Chely - Well Jr and Loyiel drove down the street with the mouse in the bucket and let it go. I wasn't keeping it! Even though Jr and Diego begged me to let them. It was gross!

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