Monday, February 28, 2011

Paper Takeover

When your kid goes to school they get sent home with papers, lots of papers.

When you have FIVE kids you get to multiply those papers by FIVE

From Hosea and Micah's alphabet pages and hand print papers


Avrah's handwriting pages


Judah's tests and quizzes

Anyway you get the point lots of papers.

They were taking over, until I came up with

The Homework Folder

Each kid has their own folder

and after I look at their papers they put them in their folder

The idea is for Mr. Vargas to look at with each child and then at his discretion he can throw them away or save them.

(This doesn't always happen as he has class a couple nights a week, but that is the idea)

What is your way of keeping all your papers in check?

Day 59

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cute Fight

While I was snapping these pictures the cutest argument ever occured

See Hosea thought that they should say "smile"

And Micah was sure that it was "cheese"

Hosea won this one, by the end he had Micah saying "smile"

Also Hosea wasn't feeling so well today and I think you can tell by the pictures.

Day 58

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yasha's Birthday Party

Today I did homework and went to a birthday party.

The birthday party was of course the highlight of my day.

My sweet beautiful nephew Yasha is turning 7! He is 3 months younger than my Josiah but I can't believe he is already 7! He is such a smart, funny, sweet kid. I love him a lot!

Look at all those boys

with these two princesses right in the middle

Day 57

Friday, February 25, 2011


Micah got tubes in his ears two weeks ago

he has since started responding much better

they said the "fluid" that was built up in his ears was the consistency of rubber cement

no wonder he couldn't hear us

He starts his speech therapy in a couple weeks and hopefully he will catch up with his brother soon.


over all he has been in a much better mood!

Day 56

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{Embracing} Avrah

Today I {embraced} my girlie.
She was a little sickly today.

Nothing serious, just a fever all day.

Hoping she feels better tomorrow.

Don't forget to go check out Emily's page and see all the other {embracers}.

Day 55

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What a Wednesday

Wednesday is usually "What SHE Wore Wednesday" but when my little princess came home from school today she didn't feel so good.

So instead you get to read about what I did today.

My sister is still in town so we had "Sister Day"  while the kiddos were at school.

We got Starbucks

and pedicures

Then she watched my kids for me so I could go bomb a test.
Lesson learned? Don't expect to do good on a test if you didn't study.

Then we had dinner at Mom's house with

some more of my favorite people.

Uncle Tim and Ayla


Aunt V and Solo giving Ayla some love

I'm looking forward to an uneventful day tomorrow.

How about you?

Day 54

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two Things Tuesday

1. We went to Micah's check up from getting his tubes and they checked his hearing and he is hearing perfectly now. He will begin speech therapy soon and hopefully will catch up with his brother soon.

2. Second I was privileged to spend the afternoon with my sister and her new baby. And then we had family dinner at my mom's. It is always nice to see all the cousins play. My sister took pictures of all my kids with Ayla so I will post them when I get them from her.

What are your two things?

Two of my favorite people.
Day 53

Monday, February 21, 2011

Subbing, De-stitching, Laundry

I had a great time subbing for Avrah's teacher today

Her class is all girls and these are the best little 4/5 year olds.

Also Hosea went and had his stitches out today and while he still has a nice black eye, hopefully his scar won't be too bad.

And tomorrow I get to see Ayla..I mean my sister and her husband and daughter.

OH and on a side note, these might to be the COOLEST parents EVER!

How was your Monday?

Day 52

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Super (BUSY) Sunday

I could call today busy, but that would be an understatement.

After church this morning we went to my mom's for make your own pizzas and pigs in a blankets.

Then we went home and Mr. Vargas dug out two nails out of my van's back tire and fixed it up for me.

Then we went to a park and let the kids play with my VBF's kids.

Then we had a TMOMs social at "The Little Gym"

Everyone had a blast!

After the social we went to Qdoba, you know because they have GREAT deals on Sundays!

Here are some pictures from the social. I noticed after I got home that all of my pictures of Micah were blurry, he was non stop the whole time we were there.

I guess Hosea wasn't sure about something, notice the yellow blur of Micah in the back

Micah LOVED these rings, he would not get off them, once he learned that when he dropped down it was someone else's turn he learned to hang on and swing back to the yellow pad to jump off again.

Turns out all the ones of Judah and Josiah were blurry too.

Not sure what he was trying to show her here

"Two Princesses"

See this little girl is also from a family with  five kids and she is also the only girl. They were sitting by themselves just playing very nicely, it was very cute, but of course when the camera showed up they stopped playing.

And that was my busy day.

On the agenda for this week:
Take Hosea to get his stitches out on Monday
Take Micah for his post-op (tubes) check up on Tuesday
Family dinner because Carpenters are in town (Yea I get to see Ayla), also on Tuesday
Go take Macroeconomics mid-term ...probably Wednesday

How does your week look, anything fun planned?

Day 51

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Longing for a Lazy Saturday

Today I did some very much needed spring cleaning.

Anyone who has mobile children knows that trying to clean while they are awake is pretty useless.

I spent all morning working on Avrah's room and the big boys worked on their room, but while we were doing that, Avrah and the babies were wrecking the rest of the house.

At one point they someone got a hold of a blue sharpie marker.

Does anyone know how to get blue sharpie off of a toddler?

They decided to draw on each other...

and on my desk.

Day 50

Friday, February 18, 2011

(play)Date With (girl)Friends

Today I took the babies to play with their girlfriends.

Maya, Camille, Hosea, Micah

It has been way too long since they have seen each other.

These girls are also Identical twins (as if you couldn't tell by looking) and they are two weeks older than my boys.

Their momma and I decided we were going to go ahead and arrange their marriage, because wouldn't it be cool to have ID twins marry ID twins.

The only question is who goes with who?

Hosea and Camille have similar personalities (and now scars on/above their eye) and Micah and Maya have similar personalities.

However we can't decide if we should put the two that are alike together or match them with the twin that is like their own twin (since they will have been used to that personality their whole life).

Which would you choose?

***Now of course we aren't being serious, it is just fun to think about. But they would have a really cool story to tell if it actually happened.

Day 49


And The Winner IS...

Congratulations Thomas !!!

and if you did not win, no need to worry, you can still go to 

and order your own pair, because these cuties are only $17!

So get over there and buy a pair.

I know I will. 

**Winner..please send me a message with your contact info so we can get these to you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

{Embrace the Camera}

{Embracing Hosea}

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend a little one-on-one time with my Hosea

He fell at school and hit his head on the corner of a toy box

The bleeding stopped pretty quickly but as you can see by the picture medical attention was needed.
So I took Avrah to her school and Micah to my VBF to watch.

He really was in a very good mood so I took advantage of the situation

not loving this picture of me, but I LOVE his face

watching Wall-E in the waiting room. 

All stitched up and ready to go

Join the {embrace} and go link up with Emily here.


Day 48

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What SHE Wore Wednesday {V-Week Edition}

<3 Valentine's Week Edition <3

After being out of school for two weeks, and then going back to school on V-day, we weren't sure when the school parties would be held. So Avrah wore her pretty new V-day dress on Monday. But at one school her party was today and at the other they pushed it till Friday. While the older boys had their parties on Monday.

On to today.

Purple Xhilaration ruffle dress and cream with pink polk-a-dots leggings 
both from Target

paired with pink and grey XOXO's socks and her black and pink Pumas

and what outfit would be complete without hair accessories.

Pink bow AND her "heart lady bug" headband (also from Target)

and if you want to join me in W.S.W.W.  then make sure to put your blog link in my comments so I can come see what your Cutie wore today.

Day 47
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