Monday, October 24, 2011

Feliz Cumpleaños Papí

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!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Feliz Aniversario Papí & Mamí

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!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Landmark Park Heritage Days 2011

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!

Picking cotton!

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!

My Emily!

The Tractor Parade!


Not sure why they wanted to hug this pole!!

Picking Pumpkins


Watching the Tractor Pull! Wow! They were all amazed!

Cooler Temperatures

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!