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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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Swagbucks.com



If you haven't heard about swagbucks it's a website where you can earn "bucks" for using their site as a search engine. There's cool things you can redeem swagbucks for. I've already ordered a $5 Amazon gift card and I just started!

It's really easy you sign up, log in, and start searching. Bucks are given at random. You can also install their tool bar (which I did) that way you can search even when not on their site. It keeps you logged in and the bucks start adding up!

Also if you follow their blog you they put out codes and you can enter them to win more swagbucks! Same goes if you follow them on facebook and twitter! They give you various ways to win.

Here are just a few of the more ways you can win:

- Complete special offers
- Complete surveys
- Shop through them (If you shop online a lot this is good!)
- Daily Polls
And more!

For me this is great, I spend a lot of time on the computer and it takes little effort to win. Of course the more involved you are with them the bigger bucks you win. Searching for codes takes time but can pay big. They have codes hidden on the website and in the blog.

Try it! They start you off with 30SBs just for signing up! You might just start winning cool stuff like I have!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Atalie Belle is 4 Months!

Okay Okay so she turned 4 months on the 8th... but I am within good time!

She had her 4 month well check today!



Atalie @ 4 Months:

-12lbs 12oz

-Moved her into size 2 diapers

-Wears 0-3 months still except for her sleepers... she's wearing 3-6 months.

-She drinks 6oz of formula every 4 hours



-Still the perfect sleeper. And she takes like 3 naps a day.

-She is so ready to try and crawl. Seriously! She gets on all fours and uses her legs to crawl but since she can't hold up her own weight with her arms yet she just gets frustrated and scoots herself where she wants to go. And she combines that with rolling. (Watch her take forever to crawl instead haha!)



-She loves her toys when she sees them she does everything in her power to get to them.



-She loves her bebe pod seat. Sitting up in it is the business because she can be nosey!

-She coos and babbles and carries on full conversations with me.



-She LOVES her brother and sister. She has discovered how to scream to get their attention so they'll go over and play with her. Lucky for her she has 3 choices so she always has someone to play with.


Mama's girl... definitely.





Miss Laila D. and Miss Atalie D.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oh My Girls...

I was coming out of my bedroom when down the hall I heard this...

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Know what song this is??? LOL

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dear Arielle

I take back this letter I wrote to you before.

You are the greatest child.

Last week you woke up in the morning with a little pee in your pull up. And when I took it off to change you I was getting ready to put another one on.

You see after weeks of trying and taking you to the potty in regular intervals and cleaning up mess after mess after nasty mess... I was just tired. So I wanted an afternoon of stress free relaxation. And by relaxation I mean cleaning the house and having it stay clean for a few minutes or an hour before you came to poop and pee anywhere you dang well pleased. See re-cleaning something I just cleaned is not fun. When I clean I want it to stay that will until possibly the end of the day.

Anywho darling, on this particular day you said, "No Mommy. No pull up. Chonies!" (Chonies=Underwear in spanish) So even though I didn't want to I still put them on. What do the experts say? Consistency is key no? So well even though you wear the pull ups at night I decided to let you wear the underwear. Not even 45 minutes later you walked into the kitchen and said "Pee Pee Mommy" So I felt your dry butt and rushed you to the potty. And lo and behold the skies parted and said "I love you Michelle!" You sucessfully used the potty and told me when you had to go.

I was so proud of you. I am so proud of you. It was a long road with no end in sight but now I see that light was there.

The next day I got brave and decided to take you in underwear on all our errands. And errand days mean that we're out 4 hours or more before coming home. I made sure to take you to the potty every hour or so while we were in a store or at someone's house and you went every time! And towards the end of the day while in Walmart you said, "Bathroom Mommy" We took all the stuff to the car, unloaded, and went back into the store and you went to the potty! It was a great day!

There's no looking back now. I still put you in pull up at night and durning naptime but you wake up dry almost every time!

I am so glad we finally got to this point. It was a long time coming.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Game Night!

This family loves to play board games. And we try to plan game nights as often as we can. Spur of the moment I decided to host another one.

How this came about was because on Facebook I had said I was craving donuts. Jr had taken my car to work so I was car-less. Everyone started replying at how good donuts sounded. Then my sister said it sounded like a good excuse to invite everyone over for donuts and coffee. So we quickly said let's call everyone and have a game night.

Man game night in this house is always nothing but laughing and laughing. Seriously we have the BEST time!

While waiting for everyone to arrive we started the night with Uno.


Yes we play with Hannah Montana cards...


Don't look at my cards!


Then we got the pineapple juice and Malibu flowing... and Jr gave me mine in a shamu cup with a straw!


We don't mess around...


And then we played Partini! It's the funnest party/group game ever! It gets us going every time!


Gaby did a good job miming this one but her team is not as smart as me! Bwahaha!
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Oscar made me laugh with this one.
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Juanito had us all rolling as he sat there and mimicked his Daddy. Hilarious!
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And we have more videos. You now you wanted to be at my house that night! We're doing it again soon. Anyone is welcome to join us... the more the merrier!

End of Summer

The last 2 weeks have been jam packed with fun. And now that summer vacation is over my life will return to be somewhat normal. So here's what we've been up to:

Eating lunch with my favorite girls





Making Miss Atalie smile



Rainy days indoors watching the water from our front door











Lots of yougurtland consumed... courtesy of my Dad





Diego and Atalie bonded more than ever... they both love each other so much!







Atalie decided on a new way of sleeping...



It's been a fast summer! I can't believe it's over. I want my kids to go back to school but I will miss the time with them. Can summer be strected a month longer?