Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good Morning to me!

Like most of you, I LOVE to wake up to a clean kitchen! There's nothing like walking into the kitchen and no dishes in the sink, everything put away, everything CLEAN. Well, much to my dismay, I walk into my kitchen this morning and this is what I see all over my kitchen floor. Let's see....what do we have here....the packaging for the shrimp and chicken....Aron's clear Drop-Ins for his bottles...random paper...banana peel....flour....

Now, you might be asking yourself, what kind of thing would create such mayhem, foolishness and carrying on?? Well, here is your answer!!! Notice the reciept behind him...yep...that came from the trash too!

He couldn't even look me in the eyes!!!! Good thing I don't have any plans today!

On another note, ever since Alex watched the new Cheetah Girls movie "One World" she is obsessed with Bollywood. She came out of the shower like this, saying that she was from India. What a hoot!

Aron has started his "solids". I'm so sad. It's such a turning point. He is getting big too fast :(

He is happy pretty much ALL the time. Whenever anyone looks at him, he just flashes his big, toothless grin. The people in our church nursery told us he is the happiest baby they have ever seen. Of course, my heart swelled with pride!

Oh, and other BIG news....I got a job working 3 hours a day in the YMCA nursery. I can bring my children and there are a TON of other perks as well (free membership -woohoo!). I'm really excited to get out of the house :) The cool thing is that the nursery is open 8am-12pm and then closes. Then re-opens at 3pm-7pm. So, I could work the am shift, then come home, wait for Alex to get off the bus at 2:15, then chill for a little bit and bring everyone to work with me. They are only open until 12pm on Friday and Saturday and they are closed on Sunday. What a blessing!

Well, that's all for now! I'll post more later as this is the week before school and things are CRAZY!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I have a little problem here.....

As you can see from the picture below, I've got a little problem on my hands! Aron is over 4 months old and still will NOT go to sleep (& stay asleep) unless he is swaddled! How much longer will the insanity continue?! Seriously child, you are over 20 pounds! They don't make swaddle blankets bigger than this! What am I supposed to do? If he wasn't so darn cute, I'd just make him cry it out, but I'm such a sucker and I just keep swaddling him. I am just hoping he will grow out of it (both mentally and physically!)
swaddled Aron

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hail Storms, Weddings and New Jersey, Oh My!

First, can I say it is good to be home! Whew! I am exhausted!
We have been in New Jersey for the last week because Eddie was in his friend's wedding and we stayed a little longer to enjoy Eddie's family up there. The car trip alone was an adventure all in itself.
It was nice seeing Grandma and Grandpops Rivera, though. It's funny to see them with little Aron. They just spoil him rotten!

Then it was off to the wedding of the century! I mean, these folks went ALL OUT! They had a violinist during the cocktail hour, which by the way, had like 20-30 different food stations, and elaborate ice sculpture...I could just go on and on about it! The reception was fabulous also! The BEST filet mignon I have ever had! Then, as if we didn't eat enough already, on the way out the door, they were making "to go" bags of Italian Donuts called "Zipoli's". Oh.....my......gosh....I think I died and went to heaven on this delicious little puff of a donut!
Aaaaaaaanyhow, here is a picture of Eddie with his friend, Gino. They have been friends since elementary school!

Of course, Eddie was feeling like a "playa" because he got to escort TWO bridesmaids. Hands off, ladies! He's mine! :)

Here is the proud grandparents with their new grandson.

On the way back home to VA, we encountered the worst hail storm I have ever been in. I was so scared I almost started crying! I thought for sure our windshield was going to come crashing in! I kept it together for the sake of the kids, though. We pulled over to a gas station and I took a picture of it!
All of those little white things are pieces of hail. Eddie and were joking that we should stand on the side of the road and make signs that say "Your on your way to hail!" and "Your going straight to hail!" for the cars on the other side that were getting ready to drive into the storm!


Well, that's about it for now. This week is a little crazy. School is getting ready to start up soon and I have to plan the back to school breakfast for the teachers and the breakfast for the kindergarten parents. I'll have to post more on that soon :)