Why a blog?

This is my first time to ever do anything like this so please bare with me. I decided to start a blog mostly for myself. I wanted to keep track of all the crazy things that go on in our house on a daily basis. I also thought this would be good for my soul and keep me smiling and laughing even when I feel defeated by my littles at the end of the day. I'm sure there are a lot of blogs out there similar to this one and it may just bore people but that's alright. This is us, me and my littles!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I can't believe 2010 is almost over. It's been an interesting year for sure. We put our tree up the other day. We decided to buy a fake one this time. The past couple years we bought a real one and they always died way before Christmas and made such a huge mess. This year we gave in and bought the artificial! It's the perfect size for our house and the girls love it. Everyone helped decorate it, even Jude. I always envision us spending the evening taking out all of stuff, Christmas music in the back ground, the girls sipping hot chocolate, me with some wine, BJ and I holding hands as we smile at our precious girls. Please!! Who am I kidding?! I always get WAY too stressed out as the girls go through all the bins, taking everything out at once and throwing it to the floor. Every year we open those bins to find one more thing broken. It seems that for the past 3 years we've had a baby or toddler crawling around or learning to walk around Christmas. Jude was VERY helpful this year...She would walk right up after the girls had carefully placed their ornaments, all bunched up in the same place of course, and take it off. She seemed to really enjoy teasing them. Wonder where she gets that from. :)
She's getting better at leaving the ornaments alone but I still find her hiding some in her room from time to time.

This is our first year to have a cat and I wasn't sure what she would think of the tree. Apparently she thinks it's her  own personal space and doesn't like if we go near it. Her new favorite spot in on the tree skirt OR climbing up it!! I have caught her several times trying to climb it. Really?! They do that?! She is worse than the girls! She loves that tree. Weird...

This time of year my littles always get sick. They get sick often I guess you could say but right around now is when they all get really bad chest colds. Beau always needs to cough but doesn't like to I guess so she just keeps it in her throat. You know when you're talking to someone and they totally need to clear their throat but don't? That's Beau!! We're always telling her to clear her throat but she just walks away saying,"Me did!" in her raspy voice. It never bothers her. Not much does. She will be walking on a flat surface right next to us and then we hear a thud and turn around and she's lying on the floor dusting off her knees. Her little legs are like rubber and they just give out, leaving her on the ground. She rarely ever cries about it though. Just gets up and says,"My fine" and moves on.

On Saturdays I try to make a big, special breakfast for the girls. I'm a huge fan of breakfast, although I don't always eat it, I love the idea of it and love to make it. Homemade donuts is one of their favorites!

I hope it's one of those things they always remember me doing. Donuts and chocolate chip pancakes have always been "our" thing and I just hope they remember and do something similar with their children. :)

1 comment:

  1. Farika! Oh my gosh, thank you so much for coming to visit my blog! Your family is beautiful and so are you! :) I'm going to have to keep up with you now that I've found you. All the things you said about Ed are so true. He always loved to feed people when they came over. He graduated from Taco Bell burritos to Las Fuentes burritos towards the end, which was a good change! Have a great day, Farika!