Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vacation Time!

I know you have grown accustomed to reading my blog every night,
I know some of you just can’t sleep until you know just what has gone on in the Vargas house.
 But you will have to press on without me.
I will take a lot of pictures and there should be a good blog for you next Tuesday.
Until then I hear warm milk can help you sleep.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Triumphant Tuesday!

It seemed like every time I turned around today something was not going right, but none the less I had a great day.
 Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was my attitude, or maybe just maybe it was because we only have
 till we are on a plane to

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, but I say,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ahh Fall

So fall is finally here, while it isn’t my favorite season, that is reserved for spring.

I actually like all of the seasons well maybe not winter but I guess without winter, summer just wouldn’t be as great.

But back to why I like fall. To this self proclaimed TV addict, fall means all my friends shows come back and new friends to make shows to watch too.

So even though I should be studying, tonight I am parked in front of my TV.

Ooh fun Potty update:

Today Hosea pee’d in the potty 2 times and Micah pee’d in the potty 3 times!

2 more days till we leave…

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Great day

We had a great day today!

Mom had a tailgate party at her house.

Jeremy made wings, and we had chili and hotdogs.

Much fun was had by all.


And now Hosea knows how to say "Da Bears" so cute!

3 days left....

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Garage Sales and Greek Festival

We went to the Greek Holiday Festival today.

It was so much fun. There was good food, and drinks and desserts.

There was music, dancing, and beautiful weather. I could not have asked for a better day.

Here are some pictures of the kiddos sampling some yummy Greek desserts.

Judah enjoying a finikia

Avrah with her kourambiethes ( I think that means powdered sugar-J/K)

Josiah with the oh so yummy (I had one too) baklava

and Micah and Hosea with their Greek Orange aid and their koulourakia. I guess the sun was in Micah's eyes

I added this one, because I can't look at it without laughing. I think Micah thought that I was only taking a picture of Hosea and he wanted to be in it too, ( I was taking a picture of both of them!) and then the look on Hosea's face, like what is going on here!

Also earlier in the day we went garage saleing, it was the annual “Wolf Creek Neighborhood Garage Sale”. Which if you have ever been you know it is huge! We didn’t have much time because we wanted to get to the Greek Festival early so we didn’t go to many, but Mr. Vargas found a Ryobi radial arm saw for $40! And we found four wooden dining room chairs for $20, and if you have been to our house lately you know that for some reason (could it be the five kids) we were in need of new chairs. So Mr. Vargas decided that we would paint them and give them character, even though they really were fine how they were, so we let the kids pick a color of spray paint and are in the process of painting them. There will be after pictures to when they are finished, for some reason I did not get any before pictures.

What is the best thing you ever bought at a garage sale?

Friday, September 17, 2010

{Embrace the Camera}

Today I am {embracing} my mom as well as the camera.

Now you can see where my babies get their beautiful blue eyes (hint-NOT from me)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Three Things Thursday

Today my three things are things that have been filling my head today.

1) Potty training twins is not really as fun as one would think it would be. Well actually it probably is as much fun as you think it is. Today Hosea and Micah wore their cloth diapers (when they wore anything) until nap time. In that time we only had 2 piddles on the floor, but not any in the potty. Until bath time when Hosea climbed out of the tub to sit on the potty and actually went!! It must be sinking in (hopefully)

2) Math. I’m trying to get all my math work that is due finished up. Every Monday we our work is due, it usually is about 3 small lessons and their quizzes and then every other Monday we have a practice test and the actual test due. I already had the lessons done for the 20th but I was working on the things that are due on the 27th because…

3) ONE WEEK TILL MEXICO!!! We are going to the Riviera Maya and staying at the Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa. Without the kids of course. We can’t wait.

What are your three things?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Connect 4X4 and a Rock Show

We had unexpected but very welcome family time this evening.

Mr. Vargas has class on Monday and Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons this semester, every other Wednesday we have “Connection Group” at our friend’s house and now Avrah also has dance on Wednesday night. Oh and Mr. Vargas also has started having band practice on Wednesday (after the kids go to bed, thank goodness). But tonight our connection group was cancelled as was Mr. V’s band practice.

We had some friends take Avrah to dance to give us a bit of a break.

We were able to play connect 4X4 with all the boys. The babies loved putting the little checkers in the slots. Josiah ended up winning kind of on accident, while trying to block his dad.

When Avrah got home, she showed us all her new dance moves she learned (so very cute), and then we put Hosea and Micah in bed, and Mr. Vargas broke out his electric guitar and an impromptu rock show started! The kids each had a pair of drumsticks and were using the couches as drums. They had so much fun rocking out!

Next time I’ll get pictures or videos, for tonight you will just have to use your imagination.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Family portraits

I realized the other day when I was posting the pictures of Hosea and Micah’s haircuts, when I posted their before picture that I have not shown you the family portraits we had taken.

We had them taken around the end of July. These are scanned copies so they quality isn’t really that good. But you get to see them.

We went to Artisan photography and they did a wonderful job. The photographer was very high energy and the kids all warmed to him pretty quickly, even Micah who was a scared at first.
(you can click on any of these and make them bigger)
OH the personalities!

Of course if you are friends with me on Facebook then you may have already seent these, but I know not all of you that read this are.

Enjoy the pictures. We sure do.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Solomon

3 years ago today my nephew Solomon Jordan Siegel was born.

My wonderful sister Anna beat me to the blog today, and of course she blogged about our nephew Solomon also. She is so much better at words than I am. So please go and read her blog.

We went to Solomon’s (Solo) birthday party yesterday. It was so much fun.

His mom made plain cupcakes and brought all kinds of goodies to decorate them.
She had Frosting in a can (I had no idea they made this!) and pretty much any kind of candy topping that one could imagine! The kids had a blast making a mess of the cupcakes.

Solomon really is a joy, he changes everyone he meets for the better.

Sweet Solo Kisses

If you follow me on Facebook then you probably have seen the video that I posted that his Papa (my brother Tim) made for him. If you haven’t seen it, then watch it.

For some reason I can't get it to post on my blog but you can go and watch it  here

Go here to read more about Solomon and if you feel so inclined please donate to his AWESOME school that he goes to. It is 100% paid for by donations. It is free for ALL of it's students and it receives NO money from the government!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


We took the boys to get their hair cut today. Yes all of them. We are a little crazy we took all 5 kids with us, but decided not to get Avrah’s hair cut today.
This was not their first haircut, but it has been almost a year since they had had their hair cut, so we weren't sure how they would react. Hosea did wonderfully, he was a little nervous but just sat so still for the lady. Micah on the other had was not happy about the whole situation. I had to hold him on my lap and he whined and cried and protest the whole time. They had two different people cut their hair so of course they now have different hair, not much though Micah’s is just a little bit longer. One might think that getting their hair cut might make it easier to tell them apart, but it has not been the case.

Hosea’s face is a little bit rounder and Micah’s is a little bit slimmer. (For all of those who always ask how to tell them apart)

The BEFORE. In case you forgot what they looked like.
Hosea in Green, Micah in Yellow

with their hard earned suckers and balloons
Yes they do have matching bruises on their forhead, no I don't know how they got them
Look at those EYES!
Micah. Holy EYELASHES!
"I've had enough pictures for today!"
Cheezing it up for the camera
SO in sync with each other!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Look I'm famous, kind of.

Some of you (if you live in my town) may have seen this.

Others of you probably haven't.

This was in the "Value News" a free paper here in BA
That is me down in front with the two boys that aren't looking at the know the ones that ALL the other BABIES are looking at!

My twin mom's club has a sale twice a year and this was to advertise the one coming up at the end of this month.  We usually participate both selling and buying, but this year we are going to be in MEXICO so I will miss it. But you can still go! It is open to the public on Saturday, September 25th.
Let me know if you are interested and I'll give you more info.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Today’s three things are totally random and unrelated to each other, except that they have to do with me, kind of.

1. Only two more weeks till I’m on the beach in Mexico alone with my love! Our travel documents and itineraries came this week, cannot express my excitement for this trip!

2. NFL season opener, Vikings vs. Saints. Not that I care about football that much, but I like it when we have a team to root for. GO VIKINGS! Sorry all my Louisiana people.

3. I’m a little late to the game on this one, but I have just recently started watching Mad Men on the computer, starting of course with the first season. Today I finished the second season. I’m still not sure how I feel about it yet. Is it just me or do all women want to be a “Joan”?

What are your three things?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So I Think She Can Dance!

We have wanted to put Avrah in dance for a while now and some friends of ours told us where their little girl was going and why they loved this place, so we decided to check it out and see if we like it too.

ready for class in her tap shoes

She will be taking tap and ballet, the first 30 minutes of the class is tap and the last 30 minutes is ballet
Avrah is on the far left. They are all so cute!

Avrah loved it and actually caught on pretty quickly, she was so excited to show her brothers all her new moves when she got home and they were just as excited to have her show them.

There is also a hip/hop dance class for older boys and Josiah is begging to take it, so we are considering that as well, oh and of course Judah wants to take it with Josiah.
America's Favorite Dancer! Well at least cutest!

So You Think You Can Dance 2024 look out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Firsts

Today Avrah and Hosea and Micah started school.

Avrah has been going to the four year old program at the school her big brother’s go to, but it is only a half day program. We chose afternoon so that she would be able to go to her old school in the mornings with her little brothers.

The boys were a little apprehensive at first. They always have loved going in to the school and they usually just stop and play with the water fountain. But today they had to actually go in the class room. All the kids were sitting at the table playing with play dough. Hosea was fine and was ready to go in and have fun, but Micah realized right away that I was probably not going to be staying and he didn’t want to have any part of it. So I took them over to the table and started playing with the play dough with them. But as soon as I got up Micah started crying. I had to take Avrah to her class, so when I walked back by their class on my way out. Micah had stopped crying and one of the teacher’s was holding him and Hosea was happily playing.

They were both in great moods when I came to pick them up after lunch. The teacher didn’t exactly say they were “good” I think her exact words, when I asked if they had a good day, were “They sure are busy!”

I’m glad to not “have my hands full” for a couple hours of the day anyway.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

5 days in and I’ve already fallen of the blogging wagon.

Yesterday was so busy; we decided to have a Labor Day “potluck” style cook out

It was so much fun. We have a lot of friends that have many children; there were four families with five or more and four with two kids. We had a total of 36 kids at one time at our house.

Lucky for us we have a big back yard and the weather could not have been better.

Today we spent the day relaxing and doing pretty much nothing-well except for Mr. Vargas who went and mowed my mom’s lawn for her.

Tomorrow the younger three start school at Bethany Learning Center, they will be going Mon-Wed 9:30-12:30. I’m sure I will find plenty to do in my newly found “free” time!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sunny Saturday

Today my mom took us to Toys R Us and bought Hosea and Micah their birthday gifts. Big boy bikes!

They love them! Thanks Gramma!

They look so big on these

And here as promised are some pictures from Thursday nights Lucha libre matches

The guys
The Phoenix and The Bar Fly

The Girls

La Pandita Bonita and La Anaconda

La Pandita came back from this and WON!
Me and La Pandita Bonita

And here is a random picture I found on my camera that one of the kids took.
These were from our garden today

Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh Friday!

Today did not go exactly how I planned it when I went to bed last night.

But instead of gripe and complain about it to you, I think I’ll give you some of the positive things that came out of today.


I had a good run this morning.

I was able to practice some patience with all my kids in a very busy bank

Had some quality one-on-one time with each of my children

Was able to hang out with my mom and actually get to talk to her without much interruption from the kiddos. (THANKS MAMA)

Had a nice dinner with the family even though someone (ahem) was a little preoccupied


Today had more downs than I want to list. So I’m not going to.

You’re welcome!

OH and by the way I had a BLAST last night, if you ever get a chance to go see some Mexican wrestling, do it, it was a so fun. I have some great pictures of me with some of the wrestlers, but alas my camera is in the van and Mr. Vargas took the van on his guys night out, so you will just have to wait for another day.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Three Things Thursday

Today my three things are things that I am looking forward to.

1. This weekend! The kids have a four day weekend and Mr. Vargas has Monday off, and then Hosea and Micah start school on Tuesday!

2. My Passport came in the mail today, which reminded me that I only have THREE more weeks before I get to be on the beach in sunny Mexico.

3. And speaking of Mexico, tonight Mr. Vargas and I are going out to watch some live Lucha Libre. If you don’t know what that is, it is Mexican wrestling.

What are your three things?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where have I been?

I know, I have been terrible at blogging.
There were not nearly enough blogs in August.
Not for lack of things to write about.
Quite the opposite actually.
I believe I have fallen out of the habit of doing it.
So in order to get back into the swing of things...

You guessed it.

BLOG-A-DAY is back!
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