Sunday, October 31, 2010

Check This Out

Look what my wonderful hubby got me..........

I love Monkeys !!!!!!

Last night at our home was a terrible evening and morning for me. So today after lunch we ran to Smith's to buy some pop that was on sale. Well I seen this huge Monkey and I was showing the kids. Paul seen us and he said I just love that smile on your face right now. He asked me if I wanted it ???? I told him No but I think it is cute. Well he got it anyway. I just love it. Carly is afraid of it so the other two girls wanted to get there picture taken with it.

Oct 31st

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween / Happy Fall.

I usually don't go all out for this day. I take the kids out to get a little CANDY of course. Paul is supposed to get off after lunch so he will be home so I don't have to take Carly out. She is a little scared about it and I don't want to make it worse for her. There is always next yr and well she still is little for it.

So whatever you do today. Have a safe one.

Also today is the true birthday for Nevada ~ So Happy Birthday Nevada !!!
146 years old !!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Remembering Our Heavenly Children

Since October was Pregnancy and Infant Loss month. I had some wonderful Facebook Friends make some pictures to honor my sweet babies we lost. It really touched my heart and brought a smile to my face. I thought I would share them with you. I will always treasure them.

I didn't name my children and part of me feels bad. They were losses due to miscarriage and so many people that I came in contact with made me feel like I shouldn't. I know that they know we love them so much.

Thanx again for this.

This photo made by Trena Cortez

Made by Amber Roseberry

Made by Antoinette Evola

Also on Facebook I was tagged by some other friends remembering our precious children made my heart smile.

Also to all of you that left me sweet comments during this month , A Big Thank You !!

Friday, October 29, 2010

No School ~ Nevada Day

TODAY IS ..........

This is why there is No School Today.

When I moved here three years ago, I remember laughing to myself and thinking I have never heard of such a thing. I lived in Ohio all my life and don't remember anything like a Ohio Day and then to top it all you get a day off of school.

Nevada Day is always the last Friday in October and the BIG Parade is always on Saturday at 10am rain or shine. They really do alot of fun stuff all weekend. I have never got to go to the parade because it has been cold and rainy. The weather this year is damp again so it depends but there are lots of other things to do also. Here is the website for and you can read all about alot of the things if you are interested. Just click on the History tab and it will give you alot of facts.

I really think it is neat that they celebrate their heritage.

Also another interesting fact is that it doesn't matter here how old you are to go Trick or Treating. Since Halloween is during the Nevada Day celebration anyone can go out. I think that's pretty neat. Well My husband Paul has to work all weekend so I'm planning on taking the kids out to Trick or Treat Sunday evening. As long as the weather is good. Maybe we will enjoy some other things this weekend to. The kids are really excited that they get a day off from school and there is a small fair at the park right beside our Apartment complex.

So Happy Nevada Day !!!

A Big Happy Birthday to you !!!

18 Months ~ Carly

Today our little rainbow turns 18 months.

Our precious Little Miss Carly !!

I just love this picture of her. She is always smiling.

Carly is trying to jump and it is so cute right now. She hasn't quite mastered it but she gives it her all. Trying to catch up with her other siblings is quite funny.

Having Carly has brought many blessings to our family. I'm so thankful that God gave her to us. After two storms , she is a very precious rainbow.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Fun

Today ~ Halloween parties at school. I made cupcakes for the girl's classes. It was fun.

Thaniqua's class got to frost there own. They also made milkshakes and even had Mc Donald's for lunch. Wow !!!!

Jennifer class had cupcakes and juice boxes , played some games after lunch. Of course they came home with Candy.

Ridge's class had a party and lots of goodies. His class didn't ask for anything but he took a bag of candy corn.

I didn't get a picture of Ridge but he dressed up like Tony Stewart / NASCAR Driver.

Jennifer was a pumpkin.

Thaniqua was a TV. We cut pictures out of a magazines. She got a lot of sweet comments on it.

We kept there costumes simple cause you just can't wear just anything to school anymore. So many changes from when I went to school.

All in all they had a fun day and tomorrow is even better cause there is NO SCHOOL !!! It's sure been a busy week but I got to spend a lot of time with the school kids this week. Getting to spend time with my children and others always makes me SMILE.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

YUMMY !! My Wednesday !!! Busy Baking ........

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Special Tuesday

Busy Day but so worth every minute of it.

Today the children were honored at there school for awards from last grading period. Along with many other students. It's something new there school is trying this year to maybe have children work a little harder at doing better on things instead of waiting til the end of the year for awards. It really makes a lot of sense. I talked with the principal tonight and I could see a lot of good things coming from this.

Today Ridge got awards for excellent attendance , citizenship and Honor Roll.

Ridge and some classmates.

Jennifer made Citizenship and Honor Roll.

Jennifer and some classmates.

Thaniqua made Citizenship and Honor Roll , plus her already student spotlight.

Thaniquia and her BFF.

My children today and always make me so happy to be a parent. Even if there were no awards just by being themselves. I love all my kids so much on earth and in Heaven.

One other item today was Say Boo to Drugs so everyone was supposed to wear the color RED. That's why there is so many Red shirts.

Also tonight they had a meeting for parents on there new reading program and on Parent / Teacher meetings which are next week. We had a free pizza dinner for everyone then the kids could watch a movie or make a craft while the parents were busy.

What a great day !!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Busy , Busy

This week is really busy so much going on ..........

Today my Monday is sorta like a resting point. I cleaned a lot yesterday and did some extra things. Today all I have is to get the kids @ school.

Tuesday ~ Kids get awards from first quarter of school. Of course everyone gets something and they are all at different times. So my morning will be spent at school. Then home for a couple hrs , then back to school to pick them up & back to school for a meeting later.

Wednesday ~ Making cupcakes and finishing things for Thursday's Halloween Parties at school.

Thursday ~ Halloween Party

Then we are so lucky No School on Friday !!!!

A very busy week and I'm also a single parent this week as it's the end of the month and Paul is working 10 - 12 hr days. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining.

But you know I love being a Mom and being involved with my kids. They are my life !! No matter how busy it gets I wouldn't want it any other way.

Family Fun Day

Saturday was Family Fun Day at Carson High School. I really didn't know anything about it til Friday afterschool. I have 3 kids that I love so much lookin me in the eye sayin " Can we go ? " I didn't have any real plans for Saturday Morning. It started at 10am and was over at noon.

Well we went it's just across the road from us. Just Ridge , Thaniqua , Jennifer and I went. Paul had all his top teeth pulled on Thursday. Still mending so he stayed home with Carly. We went last yr and took Carly but I knew I would have to chase her and prolly wouldn't get to help the big kids much. Next yr she will be older and have more fun.

They had 10 stations of different things to do for the kids. Everything had to do with being active and eating right. It was really good. The kids all got a free T-shirt just for coming and Chili's fed everyone lunch. A simple turkey club sandwich and chips and Salsa. Fruit juice and apples also. Kids also got a free kids meal at Chili's to use anytime. They all got a free five dollar gift card from Play it Again Sports here in town. I checked it out online after we got home and just maybe I can get Ridge a used skateboard there. How awesome.

They also had a drawing at the end. The kids all won another T-shirt saying Carson Senators. The high school's mascot. They were excited.

Here are a few pics I caught with my cell phone. Hard to get too great of ones with them moving so much. They had lots of fun and so did I.

Thaniqua and Ridge doing some board breaking.

Jennifer doing some tire rolling.

Taking a break .......

Playing ball !!!

It was a lot of fun !! So glad we went.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Afterschool Fun ~ Friday

Friday afterschool we had plans to go to the river. I had never been there before since we moved to Nevada. Heard lots of people talk about it. Thaniqua's best friend { Saga } her Mom took us. Paul was off work Thursday and Friday he had some dental work done. So Carly stayed home with Dad since it was a little cool out.

The kids of course had fun. I took some snacks for everyone. I couldn't catch everyone on the camera but I got a few. The river had a lot of walking paths and is only 3 miles from there school. So next summer and spring I plan on going back there with everyone.

Here is a few pics.

Ridge just being himself ~ Funny :)


Thaniqua , Jennifer and Epic :)

Sagebrush ~ Nevada has a lot of this

The River

We had a good time just spending about a hr or so there. Hangin out with some Awesome friends !!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Thoughts

Last weekend was emotional October 15th was Friday. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. I went and got groceries early so I could be home on Friday at 7 pm to light our candle.

Well Sunday morning we woke up Paul & I and the house was still quiet. No children up and running. While we were still just laying there enjoying the peace and quiet with our gang it doesn't happen very often, Lol. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. Paul said the sweetest thing to me on his own. You know Honey I wonder what things would have been like with the other two children. Before I could answer he said I just wish they were here. Not to many times does Paul bring it up on his own but it made my heart smile. Paul has opened up a lot the past year. I know he always has cared and thought of them but it's bittersweet to hear him when he does. Then he said I'm just happy that one day we will get the chance to have our family complete in Heaven. That is the greatest part of it all no matter how much we miss them while we are here, there will be a very wonderful day. We can't wait !!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Smiles for a Special Day

This post is for my sister Colleen who loves Smiles !!!!!

She collects them !!!!

Today is also a special day , It's her birthday !!!

I really miss her but everytime I see a simple Smiley Face I think of her. I wish I could be there today for your special day but know that I'm thinking of you so much.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Colleen !!!

We all love you !!!

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