Tuesday, September 26, 2006

To Emma, with love.

Wow I can't believe that you are going to be 2 on Sunday. Well just wanted to let you know that Mama and Papa love you very much and we have alot of fun being your parents. You have really amazed us these last 2 years. You know, your Papa wants to train you to be our little cage fighter. I just laugh when he says that. Ok, just so you know I'm going to list all your accomplishments and things you like

1. You can sing "I Love You Lord" in English and in Spanish.
2. You can sing your ABC's (Well I know that it's your abc's).
3. You can count to 10 in Spanish and English.
4. You love to watch Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, and Ice Age.
5. You love to pick on your older sister, pull her hair, scratch...
6. You love to take baths, and drink the bath water.
7. You can blow bubbles in the bathtub.
8. You love to ride your fire engine.
9. Anything that Belle does, you want to do it too.
10. You let your sister cover you face with makeup.
11. Playing on the stairs is you favorite passtime.
12. The other day you saw a tree and said "tree" then saw another one and said "two tree"
13. You have a great laugh, and you love it when I tickle you.
14. You still put your two fingers in your mouth backwards and suck on them.
15. You know all your body parts in Spanish and English.
16. You know Up and Down
17. You went to Mexico this year.... I've never been.
18. You can sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Cinco Patitos", and "Bubbles"
19. You can quote a line from "Ice Age".... "Where's the baby?... there he is"
20. You are one amazing child.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Has anyone ever done pilates? Well I tried it for the 2nd time on Sunday. I popped my dvd in and ventured out to try the 20 minute workout. It being Sunday morning, 20 minutes was all I had. First of all, I don't see how anyone who isn't already in shape could do these moves. M. Windsor had me putting my feet over my head. I can't even get my feet to be perpendicular to the ground. So that move was out. The one where you sit with your feet together, tap 3 times, roll back and tap 3 times was impossible, I could never get back to the sitting position.
I was so relieved when the 20 minutes were over. Needless to say, my abs are sore and so is are the muscles in my back. So even if I didn't do all the moves correctly, I did get some benefit out of it. Right? If the soreness doesn't go away in my neck and back area, then that means I screwed up something along the way, and that wouldn't be good.

Steven Baldwin

See this post on Steven Baldin

I knew that he was a Christian. I can't wait to read the book. The first chapter was very interesting, and makes me want to read more.
Also check out the video on the Today Show webpage.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Gas Buddy

Wanna find low gas prices?


For you DFW people go directly to:

Dallas Gas Prices
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Child Talk

This is what I heard while driving to the park.

Nephew: Well, I'm bigger than you Isabel?
Isabel: Oh well, I'm bigger than Emma.
Nephew: Well you're not the boss of me.
Isabel: (Silent)
Me: Well I'm the boss of you so you both be quiet.
Isabel: (with great satisfaction) See my mom is the boss of you.
Nephew: (Silent)
Isabel: (Silent)
Emma: (Oblivious to everything)

Mission Accomplished!


Me: Hey Isabel, did you have fun in school?
Isabel: Yes
Me: What are your friends names?
Isabel: Ian, Aspen, Faith, Amanda...
Me: What about Andres? (who she's known all her life and sees every Wed. and Sun.)
Isabel: Oh, he's in my class.

Emma: Hi mama.
Me: Hi Emma, did you have fun in school today?
Emma: (shaking her head yes)
Me: What did you do?
Emma: Play.
Me: (Short and sweet, I like that)

Yoplait Pink Tops

Did you know that you can save the pink tops that are on the yoplait yogurt cups?If you wash them and send them it, yopait will donate 10 cents to the Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Fund. This will continue until the end of the year.
Since we go through tons of yogurt, I think I will do this one. I've lost 2 family members to breast cancer. My grandma is a 6 year breast cancer survivor.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Craig - Whatcha got?

Was recently introduced to Craigslist about a week ago. My husband and I have been hooked ever since. You can post for free and search in your local area for anything. We are currently looking for a wooden swing set/fort for our girls. Check it out...

Day 4

This is the 4th day in a row that I have gotten up early to workout at home. I work out from 5:30 - 6:00. You know I have alot more energy now. You should try it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Now, a drink named Cocaine, has got to really really bad for you. NBC did a piece on it last night. What is it about energy drinks? Red Bull, Tab Energy, Monster, etc... These are really bad for you. Don't people know that if you exercise, eat right or sleep well, you'll have plenty of energy?

Cocaine Energy Drink

Friday, September 15, 2006

Smoke Alarms

Go to this link and if you are able WATCH THE VIDEO.

Can be purchased at:
KidSmart 10012VSD Vocal Smoke Alarm

The best deals are on ebay.. search for vocal smoke alarm.

Thanks to MomTeacherFriend for this link.

Lesson to be learned

About 2 months ago, I got pulled over for speeding. Because I couldn't find my insurance card and had lost my driver's license, I got 2 tickets for that, but not speeding. In GP, the two tickets were dismissed. On Wednesday night I got pulled over again about 1/2 mile from my house for a headlight that was out. Again no driver's license or insurance card... See Eddie and just cleaned out the car the day before in hopes that we could sell it soon. So he took everything out. The cop was nice enough to let me go, after talking on the phone with my husband to verify the insurance information and vin. I've never gotten out of a ticket before. Of course it probably helped that the cop was hispanic, and that I had the fire dept sticker on my windshield. So there was mutual respect. Also I had a sleeping baby in the back, and was sincerely sorry for not having proper idenification on me. I promised I'd go home and put everything back in the car, and I did.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Becareful, Your kid could be next!

Last night Isabel came home not feeling well at all. She didn't want to eat or do anything, except play with her VTECH. At 7:00 I gave her some motrin cause she had a fever. We were at my mom's so there was no thermometer. We finished watching "Dancing with the Stars", and wow Emmit and Mario can move. That's who we voted for. Anyways... got home and put the girls in bed. At 12:30 Isabel was hot and shivering and threw up nothing. I gave her some Tylenol. At 2:30 she awoke again, complaining that her stomach hurt, realizing that she didn't eat dinner, I thought it might be hunger pains. She scarfed down grapes and a couple of baby carrots, a slice of cheese and a piece of ham, all while watching her Mickey Mouse DVD. The she threw up. We were up until about 4:45 and that 's when I put her back into bed. She had a 101.5 fever. At 6:30 she awoke again. Another dose of Motrin... her fever 104.5... That's when I got concerned. Do we take her to the ER? Do we wait it out? We decided to try to bring down the fever and wait to call her doctor at 9:00. By 9:00 the fever was down to 100.5.... Called the doc, and he said keep doing what we're doing....So I came to work....

I hope my baby gets better soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cold, Sweaty Night

Do you ever have one of those nights where it's cold, because you have the fan on, so you get under your covers, but then get so hot that you sweat. You can't get out of bed to turn off the fan because it's so cold, and since your sweaty that makes you shiver. What to do? Last night was one of those nights. At 4:30 I finally got the courage to turn off the fan, and uncover myself for a little while so that I wouldn't be hot or cold. I hope I don't catch pnemonia.

Monday, September 11, 2006


For all who lost there lives today 5 years ago. The civilians, the policemen, the firemen. I remember you.

Thanks to all the first responders who continue on a daily basis serving their cities, saving lives. Thanks to all the soldiers who have fought to bring justice for 9-11. I remember you.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Felicia

Happy Birthday to the greatest sister of all.

You are always doing stuff for me, Eddie and the kids. No one can ever compare to you as a sister.
I remember when you and Eddie beat up some guys defending my honor. (Back in our crazy days)
I remember as kids we would fight like cats and dogs daily, and when mom wouldn't speak to us, we'd make up.
I remember when you went off to the Marines, I was glad, cause I had the whole room to myself. Then sad, because you were'nt there to clean it. (ha ha) And after 3 months I was was happy to see you again because I missed you.
I remember when you copied me and bought a white civic after I bought my black civic and then you turn around and buy my dream car, a mustang.
Thank you for always being so generous, like the time you brought me lunch at work
and the time that you bought me Uggs for Christmas, eventhough I had no clue what they were.
The time you bought me a Seiko Kinetic watch from the "Pawnshop" that you worked at.
You are always thinking about me. Thank You..
We had 29 great years together, hope we have many many more.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Fun-Filled Weekend

Friday night - Spent 5 hours decorating my classroom at church.
Saturday - Grocery shopped until I dropped
Saturday night - Went to our teacher kick-off party, where I won 1st place for the room decoration contest (2nd year in a row). Thanks to all you teachers who put your ideas out on the internet.
Sunday - Church and a pool party that night (I did not swim) I was in the kitchen with the other ladies making homemade tostadas. YUMMY
Monday - Cooked a big breakfast for my in-laws, then went to my sisters and cook-out for lunch, then went to see the movie World Trade Center.

I'm ready for a vacation now.