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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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Summer Thus Far...

One week in... and Oh Man I have been SUPER busy! But busy is fun... we're all over the place and I am so glad summer is here! One thing that is apparent though... is that Diego and Alayna aren't used to being together all day anymore... and are driving me B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!! Like seriously... I want to shove their lovely little faces into their room and never let them out. All they do is fight with each other! So I came up with a plan to give me a little sanity. It's called stay busy and stick to a schedule.

First rule in place... nap-time is a MUST. I stopped forcing Alayna to take a nap and since Diego has been at school all day, he doesn't nap anymore... but let me tell you my friends... that has changed. When Arielle takes her first nap... so do they! And sometimes me too! (I need it)

Second, I bought tickets for the Summer Movie Fun Program at Harkins Theaters. Once a week for 10 weeks we get to watch a movie. This week was our first one and we watched Space Chimps. It was really very cute! I look forward to these mornings with my kids... and because Jr is off on Mondays he stays with Arielle... so we actually can enjoy it. 9 more movies to go! Oh and it's very cheap... a ticket for ALL 10 MOVIES was $7 per person! For $21 it's a steal to have an activity for the whole summer.

And lastly, I went to the dollar store and stocked up on Craft stuff, crayons, markers, paint, bubbles, playdoh, and lots of little projects for us to work on during the summer. And of course lots of learning workbooks to get Alayna prepared for pre-school and to keep Diego's memory fresh over the summer. It's not all gonna be fun and games... might as well teach them something too.

So here's some pics of what we've been up to so far:

Playing with Playdoh = Hours of fun!

We've eaten thousands of popsicles... you have to if you wanna keep cool in Arizona.

We've gone swimming... yes... even I have gone swimming! (Surprising I know...)

And Arielle is trying to get used to it even if she doesn't like it... at least she doesn't cry.

We've modeled new bathing suits... (My girls both have at least 12 each if not more, so modeling is a must)

We've watched storms roll in and out of here... Monsoon season is upon us...

We've spent lots of time outdoors... the weather is hot but still bearable in the evenings.

We've gone to Peter Piper and won lots of silly little prizes...

We've found creatures in our home... grasshopper?

Then it met it's untimely death at the fate of my Mother... poor little guy never had a chance.

And we've spent time with family...
(Arielle, Mia, and Luis: All of them just turned one recently... Arielle is 1 month older than the twins.)

So far that's our summer... hopefully I can find more time to blog!


Jenny from the Blog said...

You are a better person than me, Michelle! My kids drive me crazy all the time......and I work 11 hours a day!!

Anonymous said...

aww I missed Space Chimps! I was gonna take them to watch that one!!! Well this will be Angels first week off so I guess we'lle start with the next one!
love vane