Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another Tradition

Besides going to see lights with the kids I also watch them the eve of Christmas eve while their parents shop. Then we wrap presents into the wee hours of the night. This year Sydney was spending the night at her cousin's house so it was just me and the three littles. We had Wienerschnitzel for dinner and then we had a pj and ice cream party on the couches while we watched Spiderman.

After the movie we had potty time (Tiny is in training); however the boys peed outside with Chuy. Tiny tried to chase Buddy while he was peeing. I tried not to laugh but I couldn't help myself! (I didn't have my camera either)

Christmas Lights

Every year the kids and I get Dairy Queen and then look at lights. The last few years John has been going with us and this year Zac and Nita joined us as well. This was also Tiny's first year and he enjoyed his ice cream cone; however he did not make it to the lights before he passed out. It was too cute! Chuy also came along for the ride and loved looking at all the lights and moving figures.

Christmas Programs

I am always lucky to arrive just in time for my nieces' and nephew's Christmas Programs. This year however I was unable to attend Mallory and Buddy's because I had my wisdom tooth pulled earlier that day. I was able to help get them ready so that made me feel okay about missing it. The next night I was feeling better and went to Sydney's program. It was like American Idol but with reindeer and Mr. and Mrs. Clause.

Here are some pics...

On Friday the girls had one last show, their piano recital, and they did fantastic!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dirty Boy

Today it snowed and STUCK! It was also very very cold...23 degrees this morning but according to AccuWeather it "feels like 3 degrees". I am glad to be going home in a few days, as is Chuy. We had an accident in the house today because he was refusing to go outside. He has to put his jacket on just to go pee!

Today I stayed indoors (and in PJs) to study for my final tomorrow. MY LAST ONE! So while I was studying I decided to wash all Chuy's toys and stuffed animals as well as his clothes and blankets. I have decided he will have his very own little suitcase to check! He was so sad when I took all the stuffed animals down stairs to wash; but what was the most pathetic is when I put all his plastic toys in the dishwasher. He just sat there and watch it until it was done. He was so glad to get all his treasures back! He was a little upset they smelled so good (he had worked so hard to make them dirty).

Here is a pic of our sink, that the washer drains into, after I washed his animals...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Today was the first day it has snowed this winter and Chuy's day was packed with fun and adventure. It all began at 8 am when Zara came over to play until 4; while she was here it began to snow and they went outside for hours to play in it. I know for a fact Chuy would have hated being outside in the cold and wet but since he had a friend over he sucked it up. You can see in the pictures below he is not too sure how he feels about it. After they played and napped (and played) I rushed Chuy over to PetCo to get his picture taken with Santa; needless to say it was an interesting experience. He hated Santa and as you can see in the picture Santa looked a little creepy. Oh well! He wore his elf suit and looked adorable. I will have to get much better pictures of him in it and post them later. Enjoy the pictures and the video of my littlest man and his biggest girlfriend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bienvenido a Miami!

This Thanksgiving my father flew me down to Florida to meet up with the some of the family. He ended up not coming because of health issues. However, Zac, Adriana, my mom, and myself had a FANTASTIC time. The first day we went to the Monkey Jungle, the Tea House (for lunch), the Coral Castle, and Zac's game. He had the best game of his college career that night. I am so glad I was able to see him (he has grown up so much)! The following day we went to the alligator farm, shopping, Zac's game, and Tony Roma's, I had not had ribs in forever (I am sure I would have scared Katie)! The last day we went shopping, Zac's game, and Macaroni Grill. I had so much fun just hanging out! I had a hell of a time trying to get back on Monday but I made it to my class on time to give my presentation. I cannot wait to get home in 11 days but I do not look forward to flying again (especially with Chuy).

Here are some pics of the trip...