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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Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Princess Alayna

I have a little Princess and her name is Alayna Danae. She is 2 1/2 and one amazing little girl! Sometimes I think how can I have room in my life and heart for ANOTHER princess? She may be a brat... but there is a side of Alayna that only I see. She is super super sweet. She loves to cuddle and be hugged and kissed. She is soooo girly. The dresses, the shoes, the hair, makeup, and nails. Everything! She hates getting dirty. She loves to sing and model. And she's quite the actress whether she tries to or not. Yes. Drama Queen! One little body with so much personality and attitude that's for sure! She's definately a free spirit and is usually dancing to the beat of her own drum.
She's like my little best friend.
So I wanted to showcase her in some pictures that I took after the birthday party on Monday. They definately to me show her personality.

See the princess? She loves to wear dresses but plays rough in them too. We have to constantly remind her that she's a girl and should be showing her chonies. She's catching on...

Rockstar Hair! She was the only one at the party with Purple hair and Green/Blue nails. All the other little girls were in pink. And as much as she is an all pink kind of girl... she also shows that she doesn't always follow the crowd. She does her own thing... free spirited.

Her prissy little stance! Showing off her cool chanclas quite proud of herself for making them. She loves to model and show off what she's wearing. And she puts together the weirdest outfits! But she has her own style.

But she's still my little baby. Sweet and innocent.
I hope she's ready to share us with a little sister. And I hope that she is able to adjust quickly to the new changes she's about to face. She loves babies... but I don't know how she will react to a baby taking her place.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rockstar Diva Birthday Party!

Cassidy the birthday girl!
On Monday afternoon, Alayna was invited to a birthday party for one of my friend's from theknot daughters. She turned 5 and had the cutest rockstar party ever! It was girls only, so Alayna and I attended while Jr and Diego spent some quality time together.
So what was on the itinerary? They got to do a craft, paint their nails and toes, get their hair done, and just be little divas for a few hours. They girls were truly adorable!
Of course I had to take a lot of pictures!
Here's Alayna making her flip flops that she got to take home with her. Such an easy project! We just tied the material around them and instant "cool shoes"!

Ta-da Mommy! All done and proud of her work!

The diva process begins... with the flip flops and a pink boa!

Little Kaylee (the daughter of another knottie)
Isn't she just the cutest little thing... flirting with my camera!

Oh look at the attitude... she kept saying "Don't touch my nails Mommy"

Next it was her turn to get her hair done.
It was so cute because all the girls got to pick what color they wanted to paint their hair... and they also got sprayed with glitter!

All done!
She wasn't mad... she was just getting tired so she looks like she was crying or something.

Now here she is getting her pedicure done. She was attracted to that bright blue color. She got it on her fingers and her toes. Kinda funny because usually she's a pink girl.

And fixing the nails she messed up!

Look at those adorable little piggies!

Blowing the nails to make sure they dried this time.

They took all the girls outside for a group photo! Don't they look so cute?
After everyone was all done... they ate cake and opened presents.
We had so much fun and Alayna enjoyed it so much! She's such a girly girl!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Diego's 5th Birthday

Today my oldest baby turns 5! As I sit here pregnant and just about due with my third baby... I wonder... How the heck is time going by so fast? I just want to keep them all little forever and ever. But obviously that is never going to happen as Diego has proven. He is one independent little boy. He no longer wants to be called my "Baby"... even though I try to explain to him that he will ALWAYS be my baby no matter how old he gets. I feel with each and every day that he needs me less and less. I try and hold on to the baby in him but somehow I feel him slipping away. I understand he's starting a new point in his life... he'll be a kindergartner this fall and I will then have to share him with the world. But I must admit, I am selfish and wish I could just keep him home with me forever.

So in honor of my little man... I wrote a little poem and made a slide show for him. Happy Birthday Diego Ray... and many many more! Mommy loves you!

Yours was the first heart
I felt beating inside of me.

Yours was the first kick I
felt that warmed my heart.

Yours were the first eyes I
looked into and glimpsed a
small reflection of myself.

Yours were the first hands
that gripped my finger and
grabbed a hold of my soul.

Yours was the first smile
that filled me with joy.

Yours was the first cry that
was music to my ears.

Yours was the first laugh that
brought peace to my heart.

Yours was the first love that
made me understand the joy of
You Were First.


I have always loved you. All my life I imagined having a child of my own. It was my greatest ambition to be a mom, and then you came along. And when you were born, I was born. The real me with a new reality, a new world, a new hope, a new purpose... That was you. So much a part of me and yet so completely you.

I love you.

Those words mean more than you’ll ever know. I carried you close to my heart all my life until I met you.I live my life for you, my first child, my first baby... The one who made my dream come true. I thank God for you. For who you are and who you are turning out to be.

There’s nothing you could do to make me love you more, except be who you are… forever!
I will live on through you whoever you turn out to be will always have a little part of me as well as your children, and their children. Our bond is immortal.

Sometimes I feel you put a lot of pressure on yourself to be perfect or to set the best example for your sister. I always want you to know that I love you just the way you are. In my eyes, you're as close to perfect as anyone can get.

I love you. I love you. I love you.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Weekend

As usual we had a great time in Phoenix Easter weekend.

We started off by taking our kids and our nephew Noe to see the Easter bunny. The town of Verrado which is about 15 minutes west of where my parents live in Avondale, was having an Easter celebration. My friend Dawn whose Dad has a traveling petting zoo told us about it and invited us out to the event. I am glad we went.

Diego and Noe had so much fun feeding and petting the animals. There were chickens, sheep, chicks, bunnies, and even a Pig! the highlight was getting to feed the baby cows! They were so cute! Alayna though wanted no part of it. She was content sitting outside the pen in her stoller where they couldn't reach her.
They did get their pictures taken with the Easter bunny. The boys liked him... but again Alayna screamed her head off saying he was going to Bite Her! LOL. Jr had to sit with her for her picture and she's looking away screaming "Mommy!" It was hilarious and I'm glad I have proof. I would post the pictures but I need to scan them. Sorry!
There were more activities for the kids including an easter egg hunt where Diego only found 1 egg. Him and Noe were too slow and that's all they came back with. But they had fun regardless.
After that we were all hungry so we went back to my sister's house to make some homemade hamburgers. YUM! And then we were off to the park to hang out with my best friend, her boyfriend, and our goddaughter. Jazmine brough Diego (her Godson) a big easter basket full of stuff and one for Alayna as well. We gave our goddaughter a new dress and a little bunny. The kids played and ate ice cream and had a good time. They got really tired and we went home to put them down for a nap.

Here's our precious Goddaughter Arianna.
Her Nino is certainly in love with her and hogs her from me! You'll hardly ever see me in a picture with her. But they look so cute together don't you think? He's preparing for for the fact that after the birth of his next daughter, him and Diego will be completely outnumbered, so he better get used to it.
Then to keep going with our busy day... after the kids were down for a much needed nap at my Mother-in Law's house... Jr and I escaped for a while to attend the baptism ceremony for Jennifer's mom, Linda. It was beautiful. Good thing we didn't take the kids with us because it was 2 hours long and they would have bugged.

Easter Sunday

I made a slideshow to showcase the pictures. We had a lot of fun. The kids ate entirely too much candy but oh well.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stranded on the way to Phoenix

Yup just our luck that we'd get stranded.
We had been waiting patiently all week for my Dr's appointment last friday to see if it would be ok for us to drive to Phoenix for Easter. We really didn't wanna spend it all alone here in Tucson. So when we got the ok... we were so excited. We drove home and packed and we're out of the house in about half an hour. I texted my mom and told her we were coming and got on the phone with my best friend Jazmine. About 45 minutes into our drive I felt the car a little shaky. It was kinda weird... so I ask my husband Jr... "Is that our car or the road?" Not a second after I spit out the last word we hear a pop and something slamming loudly against the car, so we pull to the side and get off. I thought we had a flat but fortunately just the tread came off the tire. So we're like in the middle of nowhere.
We tried calling my Brother-in Law Loyiel about 40 times but he didn't pick up once. So I know he hates to answer his phone when my husband calls him... so I text him and tell him we're stranded and he called back right away. Jerk... lol. We tell him the situation and he says he'll call us back.
So we're on the side of the highway with the kids and Jr didn't think that was safe... so he drives the car, as is, very slowly to the nest exit which was a mile and a half away. We get off and there's nothing out there! Not a gas station or anything. So we decide to press our luck and push forward to the next one. Finally we reach the next exit and stop and a Pilot Truck Stop. By this time Loyiel had talked to my mom, she called my Dad, and he was on his way to find a tire and come rescue us! Yay! Did I mention it decided to be the like first hot day of the year? LOL.
Well as I mentioned I was talking with my friend Jazmine when all of this happened and she was determined to come rescue us as well... despite me having told her that we were ok and my Daddy was coming. No! That wasn't enough for her. She beat my Dad to us with water and sodas for us. LOL.
My Dad arrived like 20 minutes later and we got the tire fixed. And we were all off on our merry way again. So we made it to Phoenix for Easter weekend.
Thanks Daddy and Jazmine!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Sorry that I haven't been blogging as much lately. I will get back on track soon. Just with our constant trips to Phoenix and being extremely busy I haven't had a chance to even get online much.

On top of that I'm 2 weeks from my due date and we're just kinda waiting around for this baby to make her arrival. Hopefully sooner rather than later because Mommy is tired!

Thanks for being patient with me... I will be back soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Babies, Babies, and more Babies!

Babies, Babies, and Babies... Oh my!

It's no secret that my family just keeps growing and growing. And I'm not talking about my intermediate family... I'm talking my extended family. My Dad's side is just getting bigger and bigger. Every year we have one or two births lately. And it hasn't stopped. I am due in about 2 weeks... my Uncle's wife is due right after me (it'll be a race to see which one of us pops first) and my cousin Vanessa is due in about 7 weeks. That'll bring two new little girls and another little boy into our family. How exciting.

But it seems like the whole world is having babies. A lot of my friends are either pregnant as well or just finding out they are expecting. My best friend just had a baby who is 3 months old. And my husband's sister is pregnant with twins. I will have a niece and nephew on his side of the family too. Kinda funny because my Mother-in-Law is going from 4 grandkids to 7 in just a couple more months. And my daughter Alayna, who has been the ONLY princess on my husband's side for the past almost 3 years... will now have to share the throne with her baby sister AND one of the twins. She has a hard enough time sharing my parents with her two older cousin Brianna and Tallynna... now she'll have to share my husband's parents too. I'm curious to see how she adjusts to that! So all in all... it's a happy time for both sides of my family. I hope all the grandparents are ready to have 7 grankids each. Because I for one am anxious to get this baby out already.


Sunday was baby shower day for me. We attended my Sister-in-Law's baby shower in the early afternoon... and by late afternoon/evening we all gathered at my Grandma's house to celebrate my uncle's upcoming arrival.

Here's a few pictures... and many of the kids we ALREADY have running around!