Friday, June 24, 2011

Am I crafty enough?

Thinking about doing an Etsy site. If you saw these, would you buy them? If so, which ones?

Not my children!

Picture this. Zach in the bathroom (don't picture this), hearing Carla saying, "Ouch, ouch, nose, ouch." Then she starts crying, "Stuck, owie, stuck nose, help, ayuda porfavor!" Zach finishes up (don't picture), goes into her room and she is in her crib saying that her nose hurts. Zach thinks, oh maybe she just has a booger stuck up her nose. So he has her blow her nose, and lo and behold, a bead comes out of each one of her nostrils! Gross!!!! One of them was even bloody. What in the world posses children to stick things up their nose?? I don't understand. But then again, some grown ups have a fascination with sticking their fingers up their nose. Sorry no picture of either scenario.

Book of Mormon Stories is...

Carla's new favorite song. We sing it all day long, especially before bedtime and naptime, and of course every Family Home Evening- along with Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam. It is so stinking cute! What a cutie pie.
That is "kitty" doing Book of Mormon Stories with her. Kitty is Carla's best friend. He does everything with her. She got Kitty from Grandma Roberts for her 1 year birthday and she is still in love with him.

The move...

So about 4 months ago, on a nice Friday afternoon, Zach comes home from work. It was great to see him. Then we all went as a family to Wendy's for a bite to eat. He looked a bit pensive, so I asked him what he was thinking. He then asked me a question, "Could you see me as a chiropractor?" My response, "Why are you asking?" His states, "I think I want to be a chiropractor." In shock I say, "WHAT?!? You have wanted to be an orthodontist since you were 3! Are you sure this is what you want to do?" He very seriously says, "Yes, it is." So I call my brother who is at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. I tell him what we are thinking. I sent him Zach's transcript via e-mail, he takes it in that day to the admissions guy. Monday we get an e-mail that everything is a go for him to start in November. Wait what!!! NOVEMBER!! Yup, that was what he said. So we sent official transcript, filled out other paperwork and got started on finding a place to live, etc...
A couple days later, Tamara, my friend and sister in law, called that she found us a place to live. Lo and behold everything went through and now we are moving into a town home that is 1700 sq. feet and we are only going to pay $620 a month! Amazing, absolutely amazing! After some drama here and there, we decided to still move for July 1st but not start the program until March. Zach has to take a couple classes at the community college there before he can start school and so instead of him starting the classes July 11, he isn't going to start until Fall semester. It will be nice so that we have some time as a family before the craziness of grad school starts, especially since he has been going year round for the past 3 years. So to make things short, we leave for Iowa on Wednesday and hope to be there on Thursday.
This is what my house is looking like now.
Yes, Carla is watching Blue's Clues. I regret ever putting it on for her. That is all she wants to watch, and because I'm packing like a mad person, she watches TV. Yes I know I'm not sticking to my TV rule (TV watching only on Sat and Sun). Oh well. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I 'm so excited to move though!! We'll get to be 5 min away from Jorge and Tamara and the kids. It will be so great to have Carla so close to cousins. Tamara, who was my friend before she was my brother's wife is super crafty, like me! YAY!!! A crafting partner, finally! So Zach baby, thanks for turning my world upside down!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sister Bath in the

Kitchen Sink??? Yup, they are in the kitchen sink taking baths. I first put the baby in, not uncommon, because she needed a bath and Carla was eating lunch, and I didn't want to leave either of them alone. So I put the baby in the sink. Then, Carla was adamant that she wanted to join in the fun, so she finished eating her lunch and went in the other sink. They make me laugh.

Sincere Prayers...

So, lately Carla has started to say "real" prayers. She has been asking for what she really wants and needs, and being grateful for real things. She just makes my heart melt. Some the the things that she has included in her prayers are as follows:

Please mommy so Carla Winnie Pooh poop
Translation: Please let mommy let me watch Winnie the Pooh
Bless Daddy homework
Translation: Bless Daddy at school and at work whichever one he is at
Thank you toes
Translation: Thank you for my toes
Please Singa mimis, mommy mimis, daddy mimis, Carla mimis
Translation: Please bless each one of us that we can go to sleep (mimis)
Please Bita and Wito come here
Translation: Please let Grandma and Grandpa Barrientos come see me

These are some of her please and thank yous. Goodness she is smart! It also got me to thinking. She really prays for what she wants, even though she is so young, she understands that Heavenly Father is listening to her and cares about the simple things. Do I have that kind of faith? Do I pray for the small things that concern me, or just for those life altering decisions that need to be made? Carla tells Heavenly Father EVERYTHING she does during the day, that we went outside to play, that she had eggs for breakfast, that she played with her toys, why don't I? She has such a sweet, innocent, and sincere relationship with her Father in Heaven. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to see why the Lord said to become like a little child. Their relationship with Father is sincere and simple. Something I need to work on. Thank you for your wonderful example mi hija!


Elizabeth officially started 4 point crawling today! I am so happy! I can't believe how fast she is growing. Zach was able to be here for it also. He got out early from school and decided to stop by the house before going back to work. Lo and behold, in those few minutes, she started to crawl. So sweet! I'm so proud of my little lady. She is a very determind baby, who loves to explore. She is trying to pull herself up on furniture now also. Luckily she hasn't gotten there yet. I love you Poose!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis??

So I was "unofficially" diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in December. They are 90% sure that I have it because of my abnormal pain in my hip and it keeps popping out every few days. My bones are starting to become brittle, etc... Oh well. They don't want to officially diagnose me because then it will be a preexisting condition and good luck getting reasonable insurance then! I have been going to the Chiropractor, and he has been doing wonders for my pain. Sadly the cold is starting to get to me though. I want to be a "running and jumping" mom, not a "oh I'm in so much pain I can't play with you" mom. It is scary, but with the Lord's help, I can still live a very full life.

Back to school for the last time...EVER!

Life has been crazy since January. I went back to school. I took 19 credits so that I could graduate this semester. It was super duper intense, but it is over and I got strait As! I'm so glad and grateful it is over. Zach and the girls were amazing during the whole process. Zach took over a lot of the house work, and the girls were good sports about me being gone until about the last month. Carla would start crying when I was leaving, and she would ask me to not go to "homework" but to "come here" as I was getting in the car. It was heartbreaking. I hated having to leave my two angels. But I know that it was for all of our own good.
When I graduated, Zach threw me a party. It was great! Abi, Diana, Sari, Patrick, and Noemi came from California to be there for me. And Melissa and the girls, Than, Jen and the girls, Mom, Dad, Jen, and Kat came down also. We had a pinata and ate a lot of good food. Zach even got me a class ring for graduating!! The Pierre's- from our ward, and the Raddy's all came to cheer for me as I walked. I appreciated it more than words can say. Oh yes, my parents, my biggest fans were also there of course. A week or so later I found out that I made strait As!! Yup 6 classes and I passed each one with an A. My poor family sacrificed a lot for me to be able to do so, and now it is time for me to give back.

Papoose's milestones

I have been horrible with keeping track of Poose's Milstones. Here is a brief summary with a resolution to do better!
Roll Over December
Coo November
Laugh December
Blow Bubbles December 20th
Sit up March
Say Mama Mid May
Say Dada End of May
Wave "hi" May 28th
Scoot!! May 29th
I can't believe all of the things that my little baby is doing! She is getting so big so fast. She makes me want to be a better mommy. She deserves a better mommy. But I am trying. Every morning I pray for more patience, but sadly I've used it up by breakfast time.

Our new toy- the splurge

So yes, this year with our taxes we bought a Wii and some games to go along. It is so much fun! Zach and I love doing the bowling and tennis games together. We were doing it quite frequently, especially when I was in school because it was my destresser at night. It is funny, because now that I'm not in school, we play a lot less often. I was doing the Zumba every day, but lately I'm tired all the time. I go to bed around 10 and wake up around 8, sometimes I even take a nap in the afternoon. Hopefully I'll get back in the rhythm of things soon. Anyways, Carla LOVES Just Dance 2. At night she makes us sing to her "Big girl you are beautiful." She cracks me up. She also loves to dance to Jump by Kris Kross. Oh she makes me smile.

First Sisterly Bath

So March 3, the girls were in the tubby for the first time together. Carla absolutely loved being in there with her sister. Carla has been really sweet about washing Poose's hair, and rinsing her off. Needless to say, Poose isn't fond of the washing, but she is fond of the tub. It is so great to see them doing things that sisters do. I love them both very much!