The purpose of this blog is to capture some of the high lights and low lights of just normal day to day life. Our life is loud, busy, and fast, but we love it!


Oh Mayah....

What would I do without a degree in psychology-with a focus on children??? Oh how the Lord knew I would have Mayah some day. She is "normal"-for whatever that word is worth, but she requires so much. As I write this (at 8:30 PM) she is still awake-an hour after we put the girls to bed. I went up there because I was sick of the crying and had put Leah to bed....she wanted to talk. And talk she did. On and on and on! Oh my!Her language is really developing. Maybe she just wants to get it out.
Most days it takes everything I have to be her Mommy. She makes me realize that Chiara was way to easy! LOL!
I know very well that all this will be a distant memory some day. But for now I am worn out.....


Miss Leah....

Well, I would have loved for Leah to be the kid who stays in our room sleeping peacefully until she was 6 months old...not going to happen. She is the six of most 6 months old! LOL! Even with an over-sized bassinet it was not going to happen. Who knew our third would be bigger than our first. Geesh.
Well, David's mother has bought all three of the girls cribs. We were not able to get the same one, but we like this one. David picked it up Friday night and assembled it this past Saturday. She went down without a problem Saturday night....a new season has begun. Kind of sad for me. I hate when they leave the comfort of my room. However, I am all about sleep. :) Her first night was normal for her-up every three hours and by 3 AM she wanted to be with me. So, into the bed she came. I really don't care what other people think about this-I am tired and she is comforted with me. I like what I read about cubs and their bear mothers-the cubs feel safe and secure with the pack. Anyway, it is what it is.
You may or may not know that her swing is life line. Sunday was not a good day for her. She only slept for about an hour at her normal 3 hour nap time. Ugh. Rough day. Long Day. Thank God David was home.
Sunday night she would not settle. I got her to bed at 9 Pm and she slept 4 hours!!!!!! Not 3...FOUR! She went right back to sleep in her crib and slept another FOUR hours! YEAH! She went right back to sleep in her crib! Yes! She was up around 7 AM. Awesome! She only took a 45 minutes morning nap in the crib (I want my swing back!), but I put on the Baby Bjorn and finished teaching. Praise God I had already gotten our group time done.
She has had cereal again today....she opens her mouth for cool! She seems to really like it....all smiles. Nanny is happy...I think she counts the days from when they are born until they can have her pasta and meatballs. I put her down awake again and she took a bit but fell asleep. Who knows for how long, but I will take what I can.


More Pictures of David's Birthday

David's Birthday

It does not seem like it has been 3 years since I planned David's 30th birthday party, but it has. My gorgeous husband is now 33-better looking, wiser, more loving...he just gets better all the time!

The girls had so much fun making the cake, picking out cards, and of course singing 'Happy Birthday" to him. Love it! All I did was take them to pick out cards-Chiara chose "Cars" (Pixar) and Mayah thought he would love Thomas. Actually, in the end Mayah was mad that David had the card and wanted it back! David and I laughed. The card Chiara picked out had stickers-too cute!

All I did was provide the ingredients, pour the batter, and put the cakes in and out of the oven. The girls did the rest. Awesome! They loved it. Ok, so they ate more frosting than they put on the cake, but it was made by them for their Dad. When I told David that he LOVED it! SMILE!!!

I am totally in love with this organic chocolate cake mix we buy...yum! The frosting is organic and so are the dyes! Yeah! That makes for a happy Mayah.

David opened all the cards he got from the week-it was a nice time. We ended the night with family movie night watching Barbie and the Diamond Castle. The girls were happy. So were we.


Go Speed Racer, GO!

OK, I have come a long way! I really enjoyed watching David on the track.....actually, I thought it made him EVEN MORE attractive! Seriously. :)

I never would have thought that I would have daughters who would love watching motorcycles race around a track.....they loved it even more than I did! When the track was hot (motorcycles on it) it was quite loud and they were not bothered at all. Cool. They sat there in awe...especially watching David drive by. Mayah was yelling to him...hilarious!

My parents came too....very cool. My mom has always been pretty vocal (who, my mom?! LOL!) about her feelings towards motorcycles so her coming to support David meant the world to me. Yeah Mom!

David rode on the track (in 15 minute intervals-I think once every hour) from 8 Am until 4 PM! Needless to say he came home very sore, but with that gorgeous smile on his face.

I tried my best to take pictures, but taking pictures of a moving target with a simple camera is not easy. (Thanks to my Dad for trying too). I was able to get one... and a short video. I am sure he will be posting lots on his FB page.


Track Time

For David's birthday this year I paid for him to do a "track day" with his motorcycle. Had you told me 5 years ago that I would be doing this I would have told you that you were out of your ever-lovin' mind! (yes, that is something I would say)

Well, today is the day. Oh my! I am excited and suprisingly only a little bit nervous. In this house we subscribe to the philosophy that you cannot worry and pray at the same time. Philippians 4:6...look it up, believe it, live it.

I am hoping to get some pictures, but not sure what will be going on when I am there-especially with Leah. My parents are coming too. I am really happy about this because I know my mom is not a big fan of motorcycle riding and has not seen David drive. This will be good.

Just in case you are curious I have not been on the bike yet-still working up to that. I am turning 30 this year...maybe I can go around the block! LOL!


Happy Valentines Day!

Love, Love Love.....ahhh, the Beatles had it right!

This house is FULL of love!!! Last night David and I set up the table for today-something we do for Valentines Day and Easter usually. It was decorated with beautiful roses and lots of cards/gifts. I love how excited they get when they come downstairs in the AM.

To my surprise when I came down there was a Helzberg bag....our favorite jewelry store! What?! David bought me a beautiful silver link bracelet with an "I am Loved" it!!!! Love him!!!! I am loved...I am blessed!

I love that David picked out the music cards for the girls himself and decided to give his two big girls a red rose-they were quite in love with mine. We also picked out books for each of them-they cannot have food with dyes so it makes things diffucult. We love books anyway.

Nanny and Grampy sent their favorite character cards, cookies (dye free!), and matching shirts for all 3!! Grandma sent cute cards with stickers-Mayah's were stuck on everything within moments....ugh. Great Nana and Grampy Day sent cards with a the girls it is like receiving $100! Love it! Great Nana and Grampy Morin sent a set of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse learning books! Fun!!!

I made a new breakfast treat-sticky buns! Sticky and delicious...David had to stay away. :( Mayah and I loved them. Chiara tried them but she is still not feeling 100%. I know she is looking forward to Nanny's home made chicken soup. Thanks Nanny.

I am hoping I can post the web album of pictures on the link below

What a great way to start the day!!!!

Valentines Day Pictures


She's coming around....

Well, over the past 2 weeks Mayah has made some big changes. She is responding to time out and counting (1, 2, 3) as a warning. It is great! The closer we get to 2.5 the better things are getting. No dyes is really helping too. She just seems happier and not out of control. It has taken time, but I am glad we have made the decision to take dyes out of the girls diets.

In other changes....Mayah is wanting to be around Leah. I think she may even like her! LOL! Except for the past 2 weeks she has not shown any interest in Leah. It is nice. It is a relief. Not that I thought she would never come around, but waiting for it felt long. Maybe now I can keep socks on Leah.....


A Sweet Smelling Surprise

When I returned home from my chiropractor appointment I was greeted with a box full of red roses and calli lilies. Beautiful! Included was a gorgeous square vase. Love it!

My husband is the, better than the best. Things are crazy right now...busy. And he thought of me.

The girls wanted the flowers....he told them no. HA! They were upset. Of course they do not know that they are getting a red rose from their Dad Saturday....just one. They will cherish it.

I love my husband. I am blessed.

Valetines Day-Home School Style

Today I had a Valentines Celebration with the girls. Amie and Chiara made Valentines for family and a secret one for each other. They thought that was the best. They had no idea the other one was making one for her...LOL! Big secret...shhhhh!

Mayah of course did not care to participate in anything, but mostly ran around (with clothes on) and watched a movie.

I read a few "love" books while they worked and we ate strawberries with a whip cream heart! Yum! Thanks to Melissa!!!

It may be a silly holiday for some, but seeing the excitement in two 3 year olds (almost 4) brought a new joy to me.

I hate potty training...or re-potty training

So, I am trying to get Mayah re-potty trained. I hate it. I hated it the first time around. Pee is every where. She makes it to the bathroom sometimes, but mostly she is peeing and telling me while she does it.
I do not need advice, I do not need to know what others think I should do.....

She was potty trained and I knew this could happen after Leah was born, but I was praying it would not.

When she makes it on the potty we all celebrate.....we are not celebrating often enough for me.

So, for now-more laundry, more carpet cleanings, and more stress. is just going to take time....AGAIN.


You don't even have kids.....

Ok, so I am annoyed with those who feel the need to give their input/opinions to me (and others) about kids when they do not have them. No, I am not talking even about people who are with kids all day-day care providers or teachers....just people-ok let's be honest-women-who interject something when they have no idea.
Let's be real-you can have nieces, nephews, cousins, younger siblings and they are not your kids. They are not your kids. (I know I said that twice.) It is different....if you are saying it is not then you don't have your own kids (adopted counts here folks).
I know this blog has nothing to do with the happenings in our house, but I just needed a place to vent it.

Going to give this a try

I have always wanted to blog about my life/day...especially since these girls we have provide great reading material! I do not know if I can be faithful to this-or how long I can keep it up, but I am going to give it a shot!