Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to the perfect little boy!

I know he isn't "little" anymore but he will always be my baby.  On his actual birthday we went to visit Melanie and he run around with Vanessa having fun with the sprinklers and jumping on the trampoline.  After dinner we sang him happy birthday and ate the rest of his birthday cake from his b-day party.  Of course, he also opened more presents that day (he got very spoiled this year).  Thank you for everybody that came to his party and for the presents, he was in toy heaven!

*Some pictures were taken with my phone and some with an actual camera.

Danny's 4th Birthday Party!

Isn't he a cutie?!  He had his birthday party a couple of days before his actual birthday.  I had to change the date last minute so most people were not able to make it ;(  But he had a blast anyways.  I love throwing parties for him because I know he loves it!

My camera run out of battery as soon as we started to sing Danny happy birthday :( so then I used Daniel's phone to take the rest of the pictures :) 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our girl

I was thinking the other about all the names that we call Vanessa: Ne, Nessa, Nena, Nessa girl,  Stinker, little turkey, and of course, Vanessa.  We just love her to pieces. 

La Caille

Daniel and I went on a date to La Caille last week.  It's a gorgeous restaurant located in Sandy.  We don't go on dates as often as we use to due to our busy schedule and lack of babysitters ;) I love going on dates with Dan! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

How do I teach a toddler SELF DEFENSE???


Danny had his first fight at school with a boy that wanted the same toy he was playing with.  Danny never hits and we have always taught him to be nice, to speak kind, to say thank you and please, and to never be aggressive.  The other kid just started scratching Danny's face like a wild cat because Danny would no give in and give him the toy he was using.  We were a little shock when we first saw Danny, he couldn't even make eye contact with me, it was like he felt ashamed or embarrassed.. It was really sad.  My first reaction towards was, ok the most important thing is to make him feel better and I have to talk to his teacher so that she can talk to this kid's mom.  I wasn't too upset, I was more concentrated on making Danny feel better.  I work as a Spanish teacher and I know that things happen and I knew one day he would have his first little fight, I didn't expect it to be this soon but it happened and now the next step is to teach Danny what to do when things like this happens.  So.. after teaching a child for almost 4 years to never ever be aggressive how do you teach him that depending on the situation it is OK to defend/hit ?????  This lets me know that Danny is growing up and now we need to have different kinds of "serious" talks.  But this is all part of parenting and figuring out what is the best thing for our child and I wouldn't change it for anything.  I love being a MOM. 

Ps: I took these pictures with my phone (very low quality).  After I gave Danny a bath he helped me make a cake and he wanted to put candles on the cake and pretend it was his birthday.  So he turned 450 years old.   Check out his decorating skills!