Easter was so much fun! The girls enjoyed their baskets from us and their grandparents. We didn't go overboard on Easter because the best is yet to come. We wanted to see how they would respond to simple baskets. Easter usually looks like Christmas in our house. I love everything about Easter. They definitely enjoyed everything they received, and were thankful. They didn't ask for more, they were thankful for what they got. All the little toys and bubbles, sidewalk chalk, you know the drill. =) I noticed with less at a time, they were able to focus for longer periods on one toy, rather than being overwhelmed.
We have a lot planned in the next couple weeks. A trip to the aquarium for a late birthday present to Sophia, and a party at Chucky Cheese for Mya. Emma's going to be having a princess birthday party and we are looking for a "real" princess for the party. Invites will be going out soon however because I am paying for all admission it will be a relatively small party. (also we would need a bus) Just a few of their friends to enjoy the magic of celebrating their birthdays. I think I'm more excited then they are. When they see where we are going they will be so happy and surprised!
I asked Mya "Do you remember Chucky Cheese?" She jumped up sitting on the couch next to me, and gave me a HUGE HUG and said "Thank you mommy, I love you!" I just can't believe how smart these girls are. It amazes me everyday. The fact that they are even smarter then they portray themselves to be. Shyness comes into affect. However I catch them counting to themselves all the time. Mya can count to 3 and Emma can count to 5. They can tell you any animal's name and where they live.
I can't wait for them to see one of their favorite kinds of animals, in their habitats. Emma especially loves the water, and water animals. She loves turtles and her favorite color is green. Don't worry she wont let you forget it! The memory on this child is amazing. I am so thankful for the blessing I have received and hope to pay it forward. I am just filled with so much love and excitement I couldn't sleep! I had to write a post on how thankful I am. To know that my husband and I are raising, respectable, intelligent, strong, independent, caring, sweet baby girls, fills my heart with so much love and peace. Be thankful for what you do have. I always wanted more. I've always felt I wasn't doing enough. As most mothers do naturally. At the end of the day when my feet hurt because I was running back and forth all day, or my body hurts from sitting transforming into a human jungle gym, I wouldn't have it any other way! Me and my husband work hard for what we have, and everything is for our babies. Our children are happy, loved, and well cared for. They know it too. =) I am thankful to have children to climb me, love me as I love them, and be apart of their hearts.
I am posting a gallery of Easter pictures, most of you may have seen them already, but their too cute!
Have a blessed day,
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Have a blessed day,
I just want to say that the people who have stood by me and to all my good friends, thank you. I love you all and we will do something amazing in this world! Don't forget to smile!
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Have a blessed day,
So I find myself, three babies and I'm in a wrist brace again. I've been having wrist pain for awhile off and on now. I haven't had to wear a wrist brace since January. The only reason I'm wearing it is because I know it's going to help. Good thing I've learned to do many thinks one handed already! =)
Have a blessed night,
Alright everyone! Here we are! It's a beautiful day in April today. I went on a little adventure. The same adventure I go on every other week. Counseling. Most men are afraid of it, but we women embrace it. A smart women does. Life isn't always peaches and cream. However if your life is what you want it to be, it is most of the time. I love these little trips I take alone. My husband doesn't like the fact that I take the bus. It has more to do with he wants to cater and take care of my needs. I love him for that. I also LOVE that in NO way shape or form, my husband does not hold me back. I love him forever because of that. He works, a lot really. Its been nice having him home, but he's doing so much good where he works.
So every time I go on this adventure, certain events happen. It is what it is right? I have to make it to the bus at a certain time, get there at a certain time (usually early), then catch the bus back before the 2 hr. next bus wait, then hope everyone has done their jobs when I get to the pharmacy. There are so many things to go wrong. I never expect the worst, always hope for the best. You never know what's going to be an issue.
I love when everything runs smoothly. Nothing is a better feeling, than knowing you did it on your own, and got it done. I love those moments. I'm taking care of myself, so I can take the best care of my babies. There is no better feeling. So that's all I have to say. Also, I am planning a shopping trip to redo the girls bedrooms. That will be a blog update, for a later blog! So, stay tuned!
This morning when I looked at my phone I was pleasantly surprised on what popped up. Walmart announced this Thursday that they are going to be selling more organic food in their stores. This is a huge accomplishment for the group fighting against GMO's and better labeling. Walmart plans to sell the organic food at a lower price, because more people want to buy it. On everything I've read on about organic food, they say the more you buy, the more these big companies will recognize the need for demand and supply. Walmart gives the people what they want. They see what is being bought and strive more to bring us the things they see us buying more of.
They are only going to be adding an extra line into half of their stores, for now. This is just the beginning. More farms are going to be set up for organic growth. I'm concerned with where the farms are located and that they are not contaminated with pesticides by water run off. That can happen when an organic farm is located directly next too or near the same water supply. We will see how Organic Walmart really is, but I'm proud of the majority population learning about organic food. It's so much safer for the babies.
Learn more about Walmart's Transition here:
Decreasing Clutter to Increase Mood
I've always thought of happiness as a rather simple feeling. For me it doesn't matter how much is going on, if my house is well put together so am I. Balance and a clean house. Some people don't care what their homes look like but find themselves stressed, eating wrong, living in mess. They have so much stuff it clutters all the way into their mind. Its not where you live but how you live. Although where you live can have an impact on your mood, continuing to dwell on a situation instead of making changes will make everything worse. Actions beat worries any day.
Keeping organized and clutter free will give you more space for family, a clear mind, and positivity. When it comes to babies, a mess can seem to be overwelming at times. Sorting through toys, donating, and rotating can help keep messes at a minimum. As well as keeping puzzles, crayons, and other games put up and away while they're not being used. Having less clutter may seem impossible with children. As parents we want to save everything! I have decorative boxes for each of my girls with everything from the day they were born to their first holiday, and their baby books. Saving the important stuff by keeping it together and away helps.
This summer we will be having a tag sale to get rid of the extra stuff. We've been preparing for that. As well as I know someone who is having a baby girl and I will be giving a lot of stuff to her. We just have so much stuff for the girls, from when they were tiny babies. But everything's clean and put together, ready to go! We're already almost unpacked.
I find that having less dishes in the house, makes for easier clean up. Most dishware we have is child dishware. I like it because their small, the children can use it, and it doesn't take up a lot of space. We have a couple bigger plates but if it was completely up to me .... we wouldn't. I like having some bigger plates for dinners and when people come over. Having less defiantly helps keep clutter out of the kitchen.
Okay, so it's been a little while since my last update. Well that would be because we moved! Let me just say, I love it! We loved our last apartment but this one is more conventional for our family. So we've been very busy the last couple weeks, to a month. The even better news is now I have internet and a better functioning computer to work on my blogs. Easter is coming! Spring is in the air and it feels amazing. My husband is back to work full time and I still work part time. I love working. Being a stay at home mom for over 3 years now it's nice to be able to bring in some bacon. Although I eat a lot of organic food, I will always love bacon. Waking up everyday with a positive mind set has brought me a long way. I'm very happy with where I am in life. It's important to love the right now, but know where you want to be. I'm exactly where I am supposed to be in my life.
I want to update you all on how well the girls are doing. Let me start off youngest to oldest. My youngest is walking, running, jumping, and a very good eater! She weighs about the same as her older sister. She wants to do everything she sees her sisters doing! It's incredible how much they learn from watching each other! Mya is talking quite a bit now. She can tell you exactly what she wants and how she wants it. I love that she can express herself in positive ways. They amaze me everyday. My oldest is almost four and I just can't believe it! Where does the time go? Officially using the potty all by herself! About time! She worked hard on her sticker chart and I'm proud to announce that she is potty trained. (They don't teach potty training in Early Childhood ED) She also loves wearing her glasses still and wears them most days. They love playing outside and with the nice weather coming I'm very excited we live right next to the park now.
We just had a recent trip to Walmart. They all got new shoes, sunglasses, and my little ponies. My oldest is in a size 8 shoe, and the other two are both in size 5. They picked out their own shoes. What an exciting trip that was. Sparkles, Colorful, Dora the explorer, and everything else! They enjoyed our little trip to the store. They had a lot of fun picking out their own sunglasses and getting ready for spring. Now, I always seem to do this. Easter is right around the corner. Yet I can't help but buy them stuff right before Easter. We always do a really big Easter. We get them all the toys, clothes, shoes, etc.. that make spring time just that much more exciting. I joke and say it's the second Christmas in my house. Well with three beautiful babies, every holiday looks like Christmas.
While we were in the store a group of elderly women came up to me just to tell me how good of a job I was doing with them. That always makes me feel really great! When an older person can recognize a good mother and father without thinking about our ages, that we are good parents. Stereo types of couples with more than one child, or having any children at a younger adult age are absolutely absurd. I can't help but think it's for a good reason. A lot of parents that are young have made that stereo type real. I never understood how a child could be neglected or abused. Growing up we didn't see that in my house. My house had a mother and father that loved me and my sister both. We were the definition of spoiled. Although, all the love and everything that came with growing up in a stable household has made me the incredible mother that I am today. As a parent you always want your children to have a better upbringing then you had. As do I. Topping the childhood I had, isn't easy. It takes a lot of work, from both of us. But together we are giving our children the best up bringing possible. We are definitely holding our standards to the highest when it comes to our children and how we raise them.
On that note, I hope y'all enjoyed my update! Have a blessed day and I will catch up some more later! Stay positive beautiful!