Friday, December 18, 2009

Hailey. My Hero.

Today was an amazing day...I was honored that I was asked to be a part of this special day for my dearest friends the Abrego's. Many of you already know their story, and it is one that is filled with ups and downs and everything in between.

Hailey, is fighting cancer each and every day...and for as tiny as she is, she's a FIGHTER! It is truly inspiring to see our community come together and support this beautiful loving family. The Abrego's along with another Morgan Hill resident Jordan (a 16 year old boy who is battling Leukemia) and his family were adopted by the Morgan Hill PD. It was an incredible sight to be sitting in the living room at their house today and to hear the sirens approaching...well they approached alright, and behind a few squad cars was a float with Santa and all! AWESOME! Hailey's face lit up along with everyone else that was around to be a part of this. The police officers had a ton of gifts to give to the families and hung out for about an hour. It was such a nice gesture and I know it meant the world to Hailey and her family.

It is an inspiration to me to see how strong this family is and I am grateful to have them in my life. I love Hailey as if she were my own...she's is the sweetest, kindest most gentle soul...I only wish the best for her! I love you Hailey and I hope your day was a little brighter.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

When Life Hands You Oranges...

Screams, kicks and cries...oh my! That pretty much sums up my day, and boy am i exhausted! It has been one of "those" days that we mommies can all relate to. You know, the one's when you are trying to get something done, but you feel like you have a little tail stuck to your rear, or you finally get a part of the house clean and it's destroyed a few minutes later. Oh let's not forgot my favorite...sibling rivalry! Well, it's pretty one sided at this point, but Julia does partake in her fair share of battles. I can't blame them, they both have colds and are it doesn't help that we've been shacked up in the house the last couple of days.

Our day wasn't a complete disaster though. Here's just a glimpse at some of the things that made me smile...
Julia peeling an orange all by herself! I was quite impressed :)
Coloring together...

And, how can this little goober not bring a smile to your face?!?! Zebra rainboots and all.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Took the plunge...

So, here I am...finally! Wow, there is so much to learn. After finally getting Myspace down, I jumped on the Facebook wagon, and up until recently was all about it (not happy with the status updates, and newsfeed changes). But, now I must say that this will probably be the best thing for me because it will allow me to document the countless number of sayings and day to day occurrences that bring a smile to my face.

I can't believe Julia is already saying words...! Yes, she is. She's learned the not so nice word "mine," but on the brighter side, she has picked up Andrew's politeness and says "thanks" after i give her something, and now even says "peas" for please, ha. There are tons of other words in her vocabulary already, and that's why I like this outlet to keep track of these milestones, because those that know me well know that I have the greatest intentions, but slack in that department.

Andrew blows me away with some of the things that he says. Every night before Jose and I go to bed we talk about any new things the kids have done or said, and it always brings a smile to our face, and sometimes even a happy tear. Tears of joy.

While Andrew was taking his bath today (I gave them separate baths today because Andrew is under the weather and didn't want Julia bathing in all those germs), I decide to put some clean sheets on my bed, well after a few minutes of that I go to get Andrew out of the tub and the water was cold, well not freezing, but cold enough. I quickly took him out, wrapped him up, laid him out on our freshly made bed and told him that I was sooooooooooo sorry that the water was so cold. He tells me, "it's ok mommy, it wasn't your fault...I just took a long bath" sweet is he. I love me little Munchkins.

I can already tell that this is going to be addicting...I hope you all enjoy reading the stories of a stay at home mom.