Saturday, June 09, 2007


This is what I like to do to relax. Yes, I do have a couple of other things that I can do besides spending endless hours on this laptop and/or finding material to take a picture of. However, it does involve both of them. My life has changed over the last few years and since I'm not a "party animal" by any sorts, I have found a few other things that I enjoy doing and make the hours go by ever so quickly.

I guess I have been buying beads, all kinds of them, for 6 - 8 months. I have made earrings, a few necklaces and several watches. I will make things and then show them to my daughter and get an opinion from her. Many times, she ends up with the things that she likes. Most recently we were in a bead store and I saw these bracelets and showed them to her. She really loved the light purple/dark purple crystals so I bought the materials and made her one. She has been wearing it faithfully, if you must, and many of her friends have commented on it and many said that they wanted one just like hers. This week she was able to get the materials for me, so I have made up a few in different colors. Apparently, those two purples are very popular and the store was out of those colors. I like the other colors I have designed too.

I have added a few pictures so you can see what I have going on right now. I'm not that good of coming up with designs of my own, but generally if I see something that interests me, I can duplicate it. I would love to hear your thoughts or opinions. Sandy, these pictures were requested by you. I hope the rest of you enjoy the beautiful colors too.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Simon Say's - Sit 'n Spin

Simon Say's - Sit 'n Spin, originally uploaded by Mamaquita.

I love her little face in this picture!

This is one of L.J.'s birthday presents. It is a Simon says, "Sit 'N Spin". She mastered it very well. I was surprised since she has never been on one of these before. She liked it and played on it until L.J. realized that she was on it. Then, you know what happened next! All kinds of screeching and squawking! Those two only want something when the other one has it.

The Girl's

The Girl's, originally uploaded by Mamaquita.

This picture is from L.J's birthday party. It's a hit or miss with getting cute pictures of the kids. Very difficult to get them all together staying in one place until the flash goes off!

These two are so cute here!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007




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It's been a busy year for you L.J. Not only did you go from crawling to walking, but you also are talking now and even know some sign language. I think what you enjoy most is yelling "NO" at Frayha (Goddess of dogs), your dog. And telling her to "git" in her crate. And poor Molly, your kitty. She scampers about when you come after her with a makeshift weapon. And let's not forget that she probably gets her tail pulled more than any kitty needs to have it pulled! You also like to watch certain movies on tv. The movie of choice right now is Shrek II. In fact, I think we watched it the other day at least 3-4 times. I think that I know most of the lines from the movie. You are one very active little two year old.

You do all of these things but I have to say that I love the sweetness that you show when we cuddle and hold tee-tee(blanket) and you drink your bah-bah(bottle). You sit in my lap for long periods of time and we watch your movie and I kiss your sweet smelling little blonde locks. I breathe in all of the sweetness that you are. And I remember holding your daddy like that and it brings back those sweet memories of him at your same age. He looked so much like you. And I think how lucky I am that I get to do this over again with you.

You are growing so quickly and I can't wait to see what your next big milestone will be. Whatever it is, you are such a darling little guy and I just love you so much. I am so happy that you came along and blessed our family with your presence. You joined your two cousins, Hailee and Gianna. The three of you together are what makes me the happiest. It's really hard to get a decent picture of the three of you. At least one of you is crawling away and most recently, one was sitting there picking her nose! Don't worry! We try everytime we're together to get the three of you sitting posed, waiting for that click of the shutter!

And finally, I hope that you had a great birthday! Over the course of this next year, mommy and daddy will be so amazed at all of the things you'll be doing. Why, you will be able to surf the internet, ride your tricycle and if my prediction is right, you may even be close to being potty trained. Don't worry. It's not that bad of a thing. Once you accomplish that biggy, you get to sleep over at mom-mom's, in that big ole bed. We'll have the bestest time!!!!!

Monday, June 04, 2007