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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Monday, April 13, 2009

Arielle's 1yr Check-Up

Today was Arielle's 1 yr check-up. Good thing it landed on a Monday because Jr was off and that meant he could go with me. That makes me happy because I knew she was due for shots and I hate being the one to hold them when they get them. I feel bad. Plus I can't look at the needles.

She was so happy playing with Junior before her exam. The Dr. gave her a stick to chew on.

She weighed in at 21lbs 8oz. and was 30 1/2 inches long! She's at normal for age but the Dr said she's getting long. I think maybe she will be taller than me!

Then we had a great time spinning in the chair until the nurse came back to do her shots. I couldn't look as they poked her 4 times. Then the nurse messed the first one up and had to redo it which ended up making 5 pokes altogether. Junior was NOT very happy with that nurse for making his daughter cry extra. (She was new we found out later)

So Mommy had to console her for a while... my poor little girl!

But then they gave her a lollipop and she was fantastic!

Here's what Arielle is up to now:
~ She wears a size 12-18 months clothes, size 4 shoe (big feet!)
~ Still in size 3 diapers... but just about ready to move to a 4 even though the box says size 3 goes up to 28lbs.
~ She has 4 teeth (finally) and another on the way that I can see.
~ I tell her to open her mouth and say "Ahh" and she does it to show me her teeth!
~ Her favorite foods are noodles (she fits right in with us), cheerios, and crackers.
~ She looooves Milk.
~ She can say: Dada, Daddy, Dad, Thank You, Hi, and her newest... Cheese! (She MUST be my kid!)
~ When she eats she says "Umm" everytime you put a spoonful in her mouth.
~ She's learning to eat alone but won't use a fork or spoon.
~ She HATES sippy cups... and refuses to use them. But I took the bottle away yesterday and she successfully used her cup for the first time.
~ She blows kisses by saying "Muah"
~ She still won't walk without the help of a wall or couch... but at least now she lets herself go and stands up on her own. (Brat)
~ If she's not in bed by 8pm she gets so fussy! And as soon as her body touches her brib all is well and she's out.
~ She loves to be barefoot.

It amazes me how different she if from Diego and Alayna!


Anonymous said...

lol made me smile readin about my chicken nugget haha..i mean arielle.glad to be updated on how she is now.she is huge!...and now that i see the pics she looks like you...poor ya.


Anonymous said...

HAHA!! I love how she blows kisses. The guy I am talking to blows them the same way. Heh. I guess he learned that way and never grew out of it. Ha.

Oh and I LOVE the B&W pic of you and Arielle. I love it.

Betty Flocken said...

These are beautiful photos! How'd you do the lighting in the black and white one?