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, September 30, 2010

30 Day Challenge - Day 3

Day 03 - The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why

1. I Will Survive: Gloria Gaynor - Cuz I would... somehow


2. Crazy: Patsy Cline - Just seems to fit... kinda. And I need a little country.


3. Not Afraid: Eminem - No time to be afraid son!


4. Airplanes: B.o.B/Hayley Williams/Eminem - I'd need a wish... Hayley Williams... and Eminem... need I say more?


5. Spacebound: Eminem - It's my favorite song at the moment and if this was right now that I was on a desert island then I'd have to have it.


(Really I'd just have all Eminem CDs with me... he's my favorite! His album recovery is Awwwesoooome!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

30 Day Challenge - Day 2

Day 02 - Something that inspires you

These people.


Seriously.

My kids are the ones I live for. I do everything I do for them. The inspire me to want to be a good mom. They inspire me to take up my crafting. They inspire my photography.

And my Mom. She has always inspired me. And now that she's gone I find my self always thinking... WWMD? (What Would Mom Do?)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

Some of my cousins do these challenges on their tumblr accounts so I figured I start mine here and you all can link up if you want! (If you've already done them just backlink every day se we can all read them!)

If you're not doing these challenges feel free to start with us! If anything it can be a good way to get new readers to your blog :)

Here's our first 30 day challenge:

Day 01 - Guilty pleasure
Day 02 - Something that inspires you
Day 03 - The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why
Day 04 - What you imagine paradise to be like
Day 05 - A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life
Day 06 - Earliest thing you can remember
Day 07 - Favorite cover of your favorite song
Day 08 - Someone you think would make a good president
Day 09 - Five things you want to see change Day
10 - A dream you had this past week described in detail Day
11 - Favorite picture ever taken of yourself Day
12 - Your favorite musical artist’s life story
Day 13 - A memory that never fails to make you laugh
Day 14 - Best mashup you’ve ever heard
Day 15 - A moment, phrase, or song that has changed your life the most.
Day 16 - Something that you want to do within the next five years.
Day 17 - What you want to remembered for.
Day 18 - A picture that makes you feel
Day 19 - A passage from a book that has touched you
Day 20 - A band that you immediately liked and the song that made you like them
Day 21 - Your favorite medium of art.
Day 22 - Someone you would give your life up for without question.
Day 23 - Most awkward first impression you feel you’ve ever given
Day 24 - Something you did as a child that other people remember you for.
Day 25 - Something you would do if no one stopped you or if you knew you wouldn’t fail.
Day 26 - Your definition of love.
Day 27 - Your definition of the meaning of life.
Day 28 - A moment you remember being completely happy in and a description of why you believe you were. What is your definition of happiness
Day 29 - What you live for.
Day 30 - Ways you believe you have grown over the past thirty days.


Day 01 - Guilty Pleasure

My guilty pleasure?

Buying craft stuff. I mean Hobby Lobby is like my Disneyland. I seriously gravitate towards that stuff like a magnet! I haven't scrapbooked in 6 years and I still find myself buying pretty scrappbook paper vowing to myself that one day I will use it for something. I literally have a whole scrapbook tote FULL and maybe even overstuffed with an entire collection of paper that spans through 6 years. But it's not just paper... I have ribbons, paints, adhesives, embellishments, stickers (oh the stickers, I have an accordian folder FULL), fabric, wood shapes, wood boxes, wood frames... the list can really go on. I can't help it! Maybe one day it will all get used.

At least I can justify that the ribbons and embellishments are all now being used for bows!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Love The Way You Lie

I have been trying for so long to capture this on video.

It's my ringtone... and she sings it everytime I get a text message... which is a million times a day.

But...

When I try and film it she either gets camera shy, or picks the one time to NOT sing.

And then when I had the camera... she ignores the song. I never win.

But yesterday... all the hiding paid off... I finally got it!

video

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kids Expo

I decided to take my kids to the kids expo this year... so I called up my sister and asked her if she wanted to go. Every year I say I want to go but it never happens. The last time I went I was a kid myself! But I knew it would be a lot of fun for the kids and I could get lots of vendor information and maybe win a few prizes while there. So when I remembered a few days ago that it was coming up I had to work fast to be able to get the tickets early so I didn't have to pay $10/head at the door.

It was held at the University of Phoenix stadium... otherwise known as the Cardinal Stadium. I live literally 5 minutes away and yet I've never actually been there. And how long has it been built... yeah.

The kids were super excited once they found out where we were going... even though they had no idea what it was.



And Nichole and I were happy to take the kids... but we didn't realize that we'd meet a whole lot of celebrities.



But of course as always... potty stop before we even start because we KNOW these kids!


First up the kids watched an animal show. We saw a huge lizard thing, snakes, a turkey, chickens, a sugar glider, a baby goat... I am sure we saw few more but I don't remember them all. Diego, his friend, and Arielle all sat there just taking it all in while my nephews Anthony and Ducky were about ready to bolt everytime a new animal was brought out.



And Princess Atalie was so much cuter so my sister got some shots of her!





Then it was time for some arts and crafts...

Daddy helped Arielle make a flower and she was so amazed



And at the Cox booth we got to color Digi!



Even my sister and my husband joined in on all the fun!



And holy moly guess who showed up? Digi himself accompanied by Dora. Digi made my day... Dora made Arielle's day even though she wouldn't go anywhere NEAR them.





Diego got to part a cute little magic show!



And then all of a sudden we're just walking and Nichole spots him... it was Howler! She hands her husband her phone and pulls Howler to pose with her. He probably thought... what a crazy lady!



And then he was gone again just like that. What about me?! :(

There was lots of more activities for the kids to do and in between it was like a character celebrity overload! It was so exciting!

I mean come on now... Spongebob! Overwhelmed us seriously!



And then at the Coyotes booth... who was sitting there signing autographs?! Yup Howler. We jumped in line quick be cause he was also signing Coyote hats!

And when he wasn't looking the fangirl in me too over and I snuck in for a picture... aided by my sister of course... I snuck... she snapped...



And when he realized I was invading his personal space he stopped to pose for a picture. He must have liked me... that smile says it all!



And Diego and his best friend Detrick were stoked to get signed hats!


When Alayna saw Strawberry Shortcake she was so excited... forget Hockey... Strawberry is the business!



And Nichole and I were like totally in awe... the girl that was on our bedsheets as kids was standing right before our very eyes! Nichole was a kid again to say the least! Yup I thought her eyes were going to pop right out of their sockets.



Don't worry her glasses must have helped keep her eyes in place because we were able to continue on...

Got the kiddos together for a group picture... minus the princess babies...


We got separated for a bit... bathroom break you know how that goes... but right outside the bathroom was McGruff!



Nichole didn't get to see him but I told her of our chance encounter... and a few minutes later he appeared again and Nichole got her shot. We go back... way back to like 6th grade.

Take a bite out of crime. Ruff.



But wait?! Who is that jolly fellow standing over there?

Oh yes... George... Curious George...

Had to stalk him too... and take up entirely too much of his time.



Atalie wanted to touch him... and Arielle wanted to be as far away from him as possible...



And Nichole... well she snuggles with everyone...



So you see it was a star studded event... and all of it was just too much for us to handle.

I had to elevate Atalie to keep her from fainting... just way too much excitement on a Sunday afternoon.



And an outing is not an outing if Alayna doesn't fall and then whine about her scratches, y'all.



And the car ride home was peace... all 5 minutes if it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Joe Cool's 51st... err... 11th Birthday!

My Dad said today "If Life begins at 40... then that makes me 11 today!" Yup my Daddy-O is another year older. But he ages rather nicely don't you think?



I invited some family over and we had coffee and cakes/mexican bread in honor. There was a plethora to go around. And we sang him Happy Birthday.



And he got not one, not two, but three new outfits! Score!







But sorry Dad... the stars of the night were these three:

Atalie: "Laila is that you? You look almost as beautiful as me!" Laila: "Atalie! How dare you steal my shirt... it's my favorite!"


Ramon: "Oh my Gaaahhh what do these people have on their heads!"


Ramon: "Oh Mom if I ever needed you it would be now... get me out of here please!"


"What does Ramon know? We're hot."

Random Pictures

Here's some random pictures from the last month or so since I have been MIA from blogging.

Miss Tal is getting bigger and bigger (and cuter) every second!



And people just want to love on her all the time... Like her Grandpa and Tio Oscar! I mean you can't resist her cute face!





Her Nina Tiffany bought me these for her baby shower and even though I don't use binkys... I can't help but pop these into her mouth every once in a while.



Spent a day in the sun at a birthday party





Another trip to the Children's Museum... we really do love that place!







Arielle and her crazy hair from braids!



Labor Day Picnic at the Park







Me and 2 of my Princesses



Atalie and Great-Grandma Abuelita. My Grandma has 21 great-grandchildren... Atalie is number 20. And that's only from 7 grandkids! She has 17 grandkids total.



And this was 8 months... but in a few days we're approaching the nine months.