Nov 15, 2008

Three Times the fun!

This morning we started off with one of the Triplets favorite Costa Rican Breakfast "Gallo Pinto' Rice & beans. I can't remember the last time I made this dish, But my father would make this for them and they love it every time, So I thought I would start their morning with a great big surprise. It was such a fun morning, I had the pleasure of teaching the Triplets how to play musical chairs. It took many tries but they finally got it. At the beginning it was chaos and many temper tantrums because they did not understand why a chair was being taken away. but they caught on very quickly.As we were getting ready to leave to the park this morning, I noticed the Triplets hanging around Mr. Chang. The totally love this statue they call Mr. Chang. They talk to him like he was a real person. Ha! I notice something different with Mr. Chang. Kieran, Haydan and Presley decided to put a hat on him. They are such silly kiddies.

The day was so beautiful and warm I took the Triplets to the park. We found a hill and dicided to ride their scooter down the hill. All three of them at first rode down the hill on their bottoms, But they watched two girls scoot down the hill standing up so they all gave it a try and caught on so quickly which does not surprise me because they are such smart and gifted children. I was so excited for them, I lost count how many times I high fived them. My heart melted with joy as I watch My sweet Haydan taking a break from riding and was so happily playing with dry grass by himself . After a while Presley joined in all the fun.

Nov 14, 2008

A Triplet weekend for Auntie Norma

Auntie Norma Has the Triplets all to herself this weekend. Patrick & Angela already had a trip planned to Breckenridge for this weekend, I really wanted to give Angela & Pat so alone time to themselves without Kieran, Haydan & Presley. I know Patrick really wanted the kiddies to come along and have some fun time with them but I know they both needed so away time from home alone and I was more than happy to watch my sweet triplets for them. It's so much work but it so worth it.

A morning full of snow

This morning we woke up to this beautiful sight! Snow everywhere. The Triplets were so excited and so was Auntie Norma.

Nov 12, 2008

Hanging out with the Weydemullers

Having the Triplets back in my arms is so priceless. My heart just melts when I see those sweet smiles looking at me. When I arrived all three tackled me down to the ground. Ouch! They all wanted to hold my hand and help me with my suitcase. Poor Angela immediately became Chopped Liver, Sorry Angela. When I arrived inside the Weydemuller home I was greeted my a sweet sign welcoming back. Thanks Angela. I spend the day doing whatever the Triplets wanted one of their request was to make cupcakes. It was a great day spent with the Weydemullers.

The next day Angela and I were stuck with the 24hour stomach virus. Poor Angela laid in bed most of the day, As for me I prefer to stay active when I'm sick. I recover so much faster when I do that. Besides I helped Patrick with the kiddies. I can say I was struck down with two things the dreaded 24hour virus and I received some very sad news from Rudy. My son Cory's ex-girlfriend who remained good friends with him committed suicide by hanging herself on Monday night. So I really had to keep my mind and body busy so I wouldn't have a breakdown. Part of me wish, I could be home with Cory to wipe his tears but I know my son is strong and is surrounded by great friends and he wants me to stay here.

Be careful what you ask for!

Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it!!! Last night as I gave each kiddie their goodnight kiss they asked me where I was going to sleep I told them in Auntie Norma's room they all smiled and giggled as Auntie Norma said if you wake up in the middle of the night come to Auntie's room. Little did I know what those Giggles meant. I woke up to three little children in my bed..... Soooo priceless

Nov 7, 2008

Going back to Colorado to be with the Triplets

I looked at Colorado weather Forecast for next week and it will be Snowing! Snowing! Snowing!

And as promised to the Triplets, Auntie Norma booked herself a flight on Monday and will be on her way to be with the Triplets and Patrick and Angela of course.

It snowed just a little bit last week in Colorado and I got a call  early in the morning. It was the Triplets. I wished I had recorded the conversation with them because they all were talking at the same time telling me it was snowing and wanted me to hurry up and get there! Awwww my sweet babies kept yelling, "hurray Auntie Norma is coming! 
So as I checked the snowy forcast for next week, I booked my flight, did some shopping for winter wear and unpacked my snow gear and can't wait for Monday.  
I will try to keep you updated as much as I can while I'm there for two weeks... I will be back for Thanksgiving to Celebrate my Birthday which happens to fall of 

Nov 5, 2008

It's been a long day

It's been such a long day for me and all I could do is just sit and think and pray all day. So much to think about, so much wonder about and so much of what will happen next, I don't know why I'm not letting go of this and leave it in GOD's hands. Oh I need to humble and let God take care of it....

I'd like to say, as I saw Obama standing there last night, in front of a wall of American flags, giving his speech, that he truly loves America, and is a man of his word, But I don't think so.

I'd like to say that I watched him walk to the podium, to give his acceptance speech that he worked so hard, and that he earned this. But I can't forget what little he has actually accomplished. Yes, he ran a good campaign, I can't forget that he has campaigned longer then he has actually served in the Senate.and I can't forget how he himself said, in 2004 that he was not ready.

I'd like to say, as I saw him standing there, that the people have spoken, and the best man won. But, I can't forget the thousands and thousands of fraudulent voters registered, the buses of homeless and drug addicts that were driven to the polls. I can't forget the Obama supporters who have been caught voting twice, the people on the streets saying they voted multiple times.

I'd like to say that as I watched Michelle on stage last night,I was sadden that she will be our first African American First Lady. and, I can't forget the times she said she was for the first time, proud of her country. A country that afforded her an Ivy League education, a country where her family prospered and excelled. I can't forget her saying that America is a mean country.

I'd like to say that as I was watching McCain give his concession speech, that he lost after a good fight. But I can't forget that McCain couldn't even fight. His every move, every attempt to put up a good fight was chastised in the media.

I'd like to say that as I saw him standing there, and even as I listened to him, and was moved to tears, that he deserves it. I couldn't help think of the man that did not win. A man who has courageously served his country since he was 17 years old. A man who fought, and almost died for his country. A man who spent five years in a prison in Vietnam. I'd like to say that, although my candidate lost, I trust that Obama will follow through with his promises. But I can't forget the broken promises he has already made, and the lies that he has told - looking into the eye of the American people. I can't forget the sliding numbers for his tax cuts.

I do want to understand what this means to his supporters, to African Americans, and to people around the world. I do, and it saddens me that I can't share gleefully in this moment in history. As much as I want to welcome this idea of change, this new age of politics, this giant step for mankind, this great leap of faith, this huge movement forward in race relations in America, I just can't forget how we got to this day.

Jon Voted

Nov 2, 2008

My Baby Cory

I know every parent out there thinks their child is special and very gifted, I'm one of those parents. I'm so blessed to have two children who are so talented. But today I brag about my baby Cory, Yes even with those BIG-O plugs in his ears, Um that's a different story to be told but not right now. Cory's lost about 30 pounds since our Alaska cruise. He has dedicated his workout to riding his bike everyday and watching what he eats, (God I was that discipline) and of course both my kids have inherited my love for camera's, and like me have uses video camera's in creative ways.
Yesterday Cory along with a friend rode their bikes to Huntington Beach and captures the most beautiful beach scenes after a long overdue rainy day. The ending is my favorite with an unbelievable sunset. See it for yourself .
Cory put together this video. and of course I just had to share it!
When you hit the play button, pause the video for a while so it doesn't run slow for you when you view it! Enjoy.
YES! YES! YES! I know he is not wearing a helmet, so please don't e-mail me with hate mail, (Ha!) E-mail Cory better yet please leave a comment here for him and let him know how dangerous it is to ride without one. He does not want to listen to his mama maybe he will listen to YOU!

Need I say more

Nov 1, 2008

Halloween Night

This is the arm twister my friend Cheryl and I

Okay I know I told you I was going to stay home and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, However the spontaneous side of me decided the last minute to spend it with my friends. Thanks to my wonderful friend Cheryl who called me and did a little arm twisting over the phone and reminded me that I never miss an opportunity to hang out with wonderful friends. Rudy decided to stay home and pass out the candy
It was a very fun night for all Trick-or-Treaters who dare stop by, we passed out candy, popcorn, made Root beer floats, had a few game booths and even a bounce house and a big screen playing movies. Thanks to Charlies  friend who came in her very own Hurst!   Why all this work for Halloween, It was an event sponsored by Revolution church.