Friday, July 29, 2011

Dinner for two

When your husband is home on vacation from work, you can leave the kids with him to go over to your best friend's house. She happens to be off from work that day too. Her kids are all gone, her husband is at work till late. AWWW...quiet house! Just us besties! We enjoyed a Lifetime Movie and dinner for two! We laughed at how romantic our dinner looked and how we should've lit candles! HA! HA!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

All better!

Austin went Monday morning and got his stitches out. My goodness, he's about the bravest kid I know! So still, not a flinch! The doctor said that he was all better! That he healed great!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We love to eat!

Just pics from one of our favorite places to eat! Any time Carli eats tortillas, she folds them so that when she takes bites and then opens them back up, they make circles!
I love me some migas!It's so filling. So delicious!!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The TOOTH FAIRY cometh!

I can not even tell you the last time the Tooth Fairy visited our house...the boys are 13 and 17 after all. And honestly, I haven't even given it much thought for Carli. Her being our last child, I try hard at savoring the moment and not wish for the next phase. Well, low and behold, on July 23rd, she was sitting on the couch with her favorite blanket. She was hiding under it, waiting to scare me, and when she did, she bumped her mouth on her chin (I believe) and she screamed, holding her mouth and we saw a little blood. She said it's been "wiggly" but didn't want to tell me. She was not happy or excited at all about loosing her first tooth! It scared her. She was so sad! She said "but it was my favorite tooth!" It was one of her bottom teeth. She won't let us look at her mouth or even talk about it. Girls, so emotional!
We weren't able to put her tooth under the pillow because we believe she swallowed it. She did draw a picture for the Tooth Fairy along with a picture holder made from a cup.
She woke up the next morning to find the picture gone and fairy dust everywhere...her night stand, pillow, bed, and even on her! Underneath her pillow was a little bag that had $5! There was even fairy dust in there too!
The boys were so excited for her! Austin drew her one of his famous Sponge Bob pictures and when he gave it to her he said, "This is for your special day!"
Anthony and I were so taken off guard by this. I had some mixed emotions for sure!
Carli, still feels the same way about the whole thing, so we don't talk about it much, ha!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Uncle Bob

Today My Uncle Bob is celebrating his birthday! Happy Birthday! We love you!

Friday, July 22, 2011


The day after we got home from our vacation, it was time to have Miss. Rachael come over to watch the kids while Anthony and I went to the Hispanic Forum Gala.My shoes were my favorite, but they didn't show on the picture, so here they are.The sit down dinner was tasty! The speakers were great. The awards and auction were nice. The bands were wonderful. We danced a lot! We saw many many many friends and family as well. So weird to be back here. I'm so bummed that this picture turned out this way!!!! It's of Anthony and his Tia Cruz dancing.My camera stared acting better, so I got at least two good pics. Gilbert and Anthony and then Anthony and me.Almost six hours later, we arrived home...tired, but we had fun! A special thank you to cutie pie Rachael for staying with the kids!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Monique!

Happy Birthday cousin! We love you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Sam!

HAPPY 17TH SAMBO! Where did the time go? How on Earth on you going into your Senior year?!?! Have a terrific day! We love you so very much! (Babies Austin and Sam!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2011 Family Vacation

I didn't take too many pictures of our vacation this year.
I've been trying to "be more in the moment" on our outings.
We took our annual trip to San Antonio, where we stayed four days. IT WAS FUN as always!
We stayed at a great hotel. We had great dinners. Went to Sea World and the water park. Saw great shows. Sat in the "Splash Zone" for everyone of them! Rode great water rides. Swam until we wore out. Had a trip to the HOSPITAL ER. Had dinner with a wonderful friend

The trip to the ER is what I'm sure you want to know about. Let me start off by saying, if you don't believe in God or his Angels, then you obviously have not met Austin! I love my God. I also love our angel we have watching over us. I truly believe it's my mom. The day I was giving birth to Austin, I could see her in the room, although she had passed away two years prior. I've since seen her the birth of Tyler and Carli. With Austin's mental disability and seizures, there have been way too many times to count, that situations concerning him having a seizure could've turned horribly bad. I believe his guardian angel, my mom was taking care of him.
The last night at Sea World was no different. We were waiting on our shuttle to take us back to the hotel around 9:30pm. Austin was standing behind us when he had a "drop" seizure. He fell completely face forward onto the concrete. We weren't sure what we were going to see once we turned him over. He just had a couple of scrapes on his face and some blood coming from under his chin. Apparently he landed more on his chin because he had a gash in it. The park officer let our driver know what happened and the hotel said that no matter how late it was, they would come back to get us. The park EMTs cleaned him up and checked him out. Told us he definitely needed stitches. The shuttle picked us up and took us back to the hotel around 10:30pm. Anthony and Austin then went to the ER. Took x-rays and Austin got FOUR STITCHES! They got back at 4am. Now, here's some awesome God things about this situation:
Austin's injuries were so minor compared to what truly could have happened. I try not to think about what could've been...tragic!
From a standing position, falling face down, nothing blocking his fall, not even his hands, onto concrete!
Once on the ground, his head was only inches away from the cement column.
Someone near by with a first aid kit that had gauze in it so I could hold on his chin.
Another person with a bottle of water to hold on to his cheek in case it was hurt.
The officer, the EMT guys, our hotel staff.
Austin's seizure wasn't bad at all. He quickly came out of it and was talking perfectly by the time we left the first aid center at Sea World!
The hospital was next door to Sea World!
Our Hotel was across the street from both!
He was the perfect patient at the hospital. No one could believe it. He was so calm and still. Never even cried!
You better BELIEVE I spent the entire night thanking God for that night! The hotel staff felt so sad for him. They sent up this nice and comfy blanket for a get well present! He slept nice, never complained about pain and we all woke up and checked out of our room.
We headed to eat with... MISTI! My looonnng time friend that I haven't seen in 20 years! She brought her beautiful family and we had a wonderful, wonderful time! I didn't want to leave her!!! I'll post some pictures next week of us from back in the day.

It was definitely a trip to remember. Good and bad. But we NEVER let the bad interrupt us! We keep on a truckin'!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

I wish she was still here to celebrate with. Happy Birthday Mommy! I miss you! I love you!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Chad!

My baby brother is some how turning the big 3-0 today! We love you so much Chad!

Happy Birthday!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Perfect Summer Desserts!

(Ice cream sandwich cake) (Pink Lemonade Pie- it was already starting to get eaten!)

Well, since it's 100 degrees. we try to stay indoors during the middle of the day. Carli loves to help in the kitchen and we all love to eat, so we've been making a few goodies.
Here are two things that we have been making.
They're both wonderful! Great to have in the freezer. Although they don't last long in our house!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Time Ramblings

We've been enjoying staying up late, sleeping in, eating desert for dinner occasionally, having sleep overs, swimming ( in fact Austin has really come to enjoy the water slide at the pool! That's big news for him!), "Teen Nights" for Tyler at a local place (big news for him! Growing more independence), and movie going. Can you tell which movie has been Austin's favorite so far?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our 4th of July

Since it's been like 97 degrees...IN THE SHADE and there has been absolutely NO rain, fireworks were called off here.
Austin ended up having a couple of seizures. He's been doing SOOO good and this was the first time in several weeks that he's had a day like this. Anthony stayed home with him, while I took Tyler and Carli shopping. We came home and ate! YUMMO!I was able to get a photo of ONE out of the five of us...thank you Tyler for cooperating and taking a picture for me!We all did our own thing around the house. I even managed to sit and watch (one of) my favorite episodes of Friends. "The one where Ross and Rachel take a break".It seemed unlike the "normal" 4th of July for us, but we were together and it sure was nice to relax!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Hair stylist

Carli loves that her Daddy is such a great hair stylist!Check out that braid! Go Ant-Man!