People who have had the priviledge of meeting my beautiful, energetic kids always tell me this: "I don't know how you do it.." I could spend all day writting a post on why and how I do it, but there is just a simple reason that sums it all: I LOVE THEM.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I have had a hard time with Danny for the past couple of months, I tried everything on the book, ignoring bad behavior, time-out, rewarding good behavior, making him fix his bad behavior like making him pick up the food he threw on the floor.... I tried so many things I can't even remember what they all were, but nothing was working, I was tired of being mad at him, I was tired of crying, and just when I thought there was nothing else to do, someone advices me to only talk to Danny in English and see how he responds. At first I wasn't sure because I KNEW Danny understood spanish, when Daniel comes home and asks him to do something it doesn't matter if it is spanish or English, he does it. Being his mom, and staying at home all day.... I knew he knew Spanish. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a chance, I had nothing to loose, nothing could be worst than what is going on I thought. So, I have been speaking only English to him for a couple of days, and he is like a whole different person. Still extremely energetic, super hyper and loud and crazy, but a more nicer brother, a more respectful son, a more kind and obedient son! I can't tell you how happy we have all been for the last couple of days. Home is now Heaven to me, and it was never like that before. Every morning I would wake up and pray and hope that today might be better than yesterday. But how was I suppose to know that Danny did not like Spanish?.... I have been speaking to him in Spanish all his little life. All I care about now is that he is HAPPY, and that makes all of us at home happy. Specially little sister Nessa, Danny has been kind enough to not push her or hit her when she follows him all day just to take his toy or to pinch his toes.
So speaking of TOYS! My smart, sweet, genius friend Karenin, gave me the idea to do something he likes doing, or to get him something, like a favorite movie, or a treat, so we went to Waltmart, and I saw WOODY! Danny LOVES Toy Story, we watch it once a day, everyday. So it made sense to get him Woody. I bought it, and since, Danny has become even more pleasant, generous, and OBEDIENT! so thank you Waltmart, thank you Karenin, Thank you Woody!
*On a different note, I almost never post a picture of my handsome husband, so here it is:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I am not the person to stress out all the time. But, I have been super stressed for 3 months! It's always something. I was breaking out like crazy, never in my life have I had so many zits in my face! I know, it's grows. Not even when I was going through puverty, perhaps a small one once in a while but that's it. And the other day, my brother Kevin (my life savior!) came over to help me out with the kids (because they are wild and they need us to live in the jungle so they can release all that monkey energy they have)... anyways, so my favorite and only brother came to my rescue and watched the kids while I took a quick shower. I get out of the shower and got ready for the day ( finally at like 3pm) and I realized a huge part of the burden that I was carrying for 3 months was GONE! I have no idea how it happened, but it did, and I am so greatful! ... hopefully that means my face will be back to normal too.
Here are some pictures of this week:
* I am dying for Nessa's hair to grow, can you imagine her with little pigtails?? SO CUTE!
My little sister Melanie got married Sept. 4th, I am so happy for her, I know she married a great guy who loves her enormously. That day was one of the craziest days of my life, running after Danny with Vanessa on my arm, trying to help out with the reception left and right.... it was insane. Nevertheless, I am so glad everything turned out great, and I am also glad it is over. It's interesting to think how much a wedding reception can bring you so much stress.. it should be all about having fun and making it pretty, but for us women, we put all our emotions into everything we do... That's why it always turns out perfect!! :)