10/24: Today is my Father's birthday! I am blessed with a great father! Feliz Cumpleaños!! He is very old school. He reprimanded us with the 'stare'! We knew he meant business! He didn't discipline much. He didn't have to at all. We knew that if it got to the point were 'apa was involved, we would be in deep trouble!! I love my father. I love that he taught us to be good children. He taught us to respect our Mother. He taught us to respect our elders. He taught us how to survive in life. He taught us how to live life within our means and to always appreciate what we have. He taught us NOT to live on credit but to save for what we want in life. He taught us an incredible work ethic. He is an immigrant but he taught himself how to be a crane operator-a good, honest skill and we never lacked anything. I am proud of my father and the MAN that he is! Te AMO Papí, que tengas un día hermoso!
10/23: My parents have been married 45 years today! What an accomplishment!! I am so proud of them! It hasn't always been an easy life but they love each other and have been together to prove that! Muchas felicidades Mamí & Papí y que pasen un día hermoso!
10/22: I love FALL!! I love that we can go to festivals and enjoy the crisp, cool weather!! Today, we went to Landmark Park for Heritage Days! The kids had a great time!! Pony rides were a must but only the boys enjoyed because Emily refused to ride! Matty on his pony!
Emily picking Cotton!
Austin showing me the cotton he picked!
They love looking at farm animals! MOOOOOO
Yes, it's a chicken! Austin was soooo excited to see a chicken!
The day was absolutely beautiful!
We walked the entire park! This was a a juice break! They were thirsty after walking!
The Girls resting by the old church!
Matty looking for trouble!
Matthew in deep thought! I love this picture of Austin! It's sooooo Austin!
The Tractor Parade!
Not sure why they wanted to hug this pole!!
Watching the Tractor Pull! Wow! They were all amazed!
10/22: We had our fireplace pilot lit this week! This morning, temps dropped to 39 degrees! It was chilly in the house! What a perfect opportunity to have our first fire of the season! The kids loved it and loved watching the fire!Last year I bought these outfits! I thought they were sooo cute! Although they are 24 months, they were really big for them last year so we couldn't wear! So excited that they finally got to wear them and that it was actually cool enough to wear them! Yay!
8/31: Today Rob reminded me that I have not blogged in a while. I am not sure why I have not because I love to write and share about our amazing babies! So, I decided to take time tonight to write how I am feeling! Last night around midnight Matty came to our room. Coughing woke him up and kept me awake. I got up and got baby Robitussin but that stuff is just nasty so I could not get him to take it at all! Rob can sleep through anything so he told me he would stay w/Matty and for me to go sleep in the guest room! By this time it was 1:45 am. At 4:30 am I woke up and came back to our room and Rob was in the shower and what do I find? Matty fully awake and greeted me with, "hi, Mommy"! Seriously? Then he asks me "where is Austin?". I tell him Austin is sleeping but he didn't believe me and went to their room to check. Came back and asked for Mickey Mouse. I turned tv on and we watched cartoons for several hours! The day DID NOT get better! Today, was a rough day! We had NOT had such a bad day in a very long time! I say BAD because I seldom am reduced to tears because I have screaming, whiny and cranky babies!! At moments like this I do cry! I do pray! I take a moment to breathe and refocus. As luck would have it, Rob had to work 2 extra hours today and although he was just as tired as I was, when he did get hom, he let me have some time alone for a nap and quiet time. I love my three beautiful babies and so grateful that I AM tired because a baby kept me awake!! So, tomorrow will be another day and will bring more kisses and hugs and probably a bit of screaming and crying as well!
5/27: We were so blessed this weekend!! Tricia came to visit us from New York! Tricia and our 3 Peas are the only Walter Grandkids!! We had an amazing weekend! She arrived early Friday am! Rob made his awesome Gyros w/homemade Tzaziki & his homegrown tomatoes for lunch (if Rob has cooked this meal while you have visited us...you know how awesome this lunch is...!) After naps, we decided to take full advantage of another grown up w/us and we took the Peas to the movies for the VERY first time!! We went to see Kung Fu Panda II! It went very well!! We lost their attention in the last 15 min or so of the movie! They also ate popcorn for the very first time and loved it! WE all had a grea time!! Not sure when we will do again but will try again!!
4/27: Who can pass up an afternoon of 39 cent scoops at Baskin Robbins??? We sure can't! Our friends Debbie & Carrie brought their kids too! We had a great time and the ice cream was super yummy! Carrie and Wesley waiting for ice-cream!
4/22: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. That's how the old saying goes...Daddy took boys fishing on our property! They caught great fish although the ones we used for the Good Friday Fish Fry were bought!!! Proud Fisherman! Yes, this came out of our little pond! Matty was eager to get his hands on a pole!
Boys will be boys! They were not a bit squimish touching squirmy anything....
Austin's first catch!
"I did it!"
Waiting for the BIG one!!
The Girls didn't want anything to do w/fishing! We went shopping instead!