Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's so much better with a child...

AHHHH Finally ! The house is cozy and clean Danicah is resting on the couch watching Toy Story and I get to sit on here and share what a wonderful Christmas this has been.  Last week Danicah and I set out to make Reindeer food for her friends.  It was a Saturday night, daddy was working and Danicah and I were enjoying each other while we sang Christmas Carols.  This age is so much fun.


Packaged with Personalized Ornaments

Finished Product ! Loved them so much I didn't want to give them away but then again what would I do with eight glass jars of reindeer food. 

 We baked cakes for our friends and Hand Delivered them the next day.  Fuuuuueeee that was a lot of work but so well worth it.

Oh it is so much fun when you have a child.  The emotions that they show are just real.  Danicah was so excited for Santa she didn't want to go to sleep.  Finally at midnight her eyes got extremely heavy and I told her that santa only visited good little girls when they are sleeping.  So off to bed she went, and off to work Santa's helpers went.  Organizing all her toys in front of the Christmas tree was so exciting made me realize that this is what my parents used to do for us and they tried so very hard to make Christmas so very special. So at about 1am Santa's helpers were super tired and headed off to bed.  Christmas morning came so quickly and like a child my eyes opened at 7am.  I was so excited to run down stairs and see the surprise on Danicah's face.  She was all so cozy right next to me and I whispered in her ear that Santa had brought her something.  She just rolled over and covered her face...I smiled and did the same.  At 9am I was awoken by a whisper in my ear saying "mommy Santa is downstairs".    And the rest is just a memory !

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dreaming Again

It's sunny, but not hot.  It's just the right temperature. There is not a cloud in the sky.   I have on on brown tights with a burnt orange sweater and comfy brown boots.  Danicah is dressed in a cute dress with fall colors and a fall pattern.  I am so excited because today we are going to the pumpkin patch to buy some pumpkins to make home made pumpkin bread.  We set out to this beautiful pumpkin patch where all you see is orange and green.  Beautiful oak trees surround acres and acres of pumpkins ready to be brought home for mommies and grandma's to bake pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread.  Children pick out their favorite pumpkin so excited that when they get home daddy will be there to help them carve it for Halloween.  Dawn is setting and the colors of the sky are just beautiful. Oranges, pinks, purples and blues.

And then I realize...

I live in a big city. There are no oak trees, no acres and acres of pumpkins, I can't wear boots because its 90 degrees in mid October and Grandma's are too busy trying to get their groove on rather than baking pumpkin bread with the kiddies.  But a girl can dream right. 

So here are some photos of the next best thing. A pumpkin patch in the middle of a busy main street on a patch of concrete.  Hey got to have a sense of humor in this crazy world.  Although brief I got to meet up with our two favorite peeps.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cause she is amazing!

I try and grab inspiration from the simplest things that most people take for granted. My main inspiration are my daughter and husband, they give me the drive to push forward every single day. Today the weather inspired me.  Inspired me to close my eyes and imagine myself lying on a hammock and thinking of what inspires me. My mother inspires me to be the best mother I can. My father inspires me to be patient and smile. My sister inspires me to channel my inner sexiness (inside joke). Great mothers inspire me. A mother with five children and a full time job inspires me. People with special needs inspire me.  children inspire me.  writing inspires me. reading inspires me.  and every day I try to find something different to inspire me.  Inspire me to be a great person. to be a loving person. To appreciate a lot.

See these pass couple of months have been quite uninspiring.  WOW me. Little Miss Positive is uninspired? Its hard to be positive all the time. I am only human. But this morning I snapped out of it.  I need to be a great mom and an even better wife and how can I accomplish that when I'm Miss Debbie Downer.  So today I woke up. Smiled.Prayed on my way to work and boy oh boy work was a breeze even with all the stress it brings.  When I walked out the door I was inspired by the fresh breeze that slipped right through my linen pants.  (great day to wear linen).  I was so inspired to pick up my little girl and spend as much time outside as I could.  On my drive in the neighborhood was full of mom's and dad's and their children on their power wheels enjoying this kind of a day that we hardly ever get to enjoy.  If the weather is what it takes for busy parents to spend time with their children outside then bring on the weather. I will pray for it everyday.  i have never seen my neighborhood so full of families.  It made my heart smile.

Grabbed my camera and out the door we went.  On our journey to the park. I breathed in the fresh clean air and Danicah was so excited to point out a creature. 

 So thanks Beautiful Day for inspiring me. You've made me realize how blessed I am.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Love

Two years ago today started the beginning of a wonderful experience called motherhood.  Oh and has it taken over every ounce of me.  Some people say that becoming a parent changes you.  It might for some people, but not for me.  I wanted to be a mother so bad. I knew that once I became a mother I was giving up my life and sacrificing everything in me for her and I was fine with that.  So it didn't change me it just made me more aware and much more grateful for things.

So today I go back to the moment in the hospital the moment when I endured so much pain but didn't even complain because I knew with pain was going to come the most beautiful miracle I would ever experience.  I remember when the nurse put her in my arms. My first words were "Thank you, thank you Jesus." This experience was truly a miracle. When she finally came home I would stay up for hours(when they advise you to sleep) staring at her with tears in my eyes saying Wow God you've really blessed me with such a beautiful being.

So happy birthday to my beautiful daughter Danicah.  Today we had a day planned with fun events but Miss Danicah woke up with a horrible fever.  Funny story:Last night she came up to me and said "mommy my head hurts I want band aid" So I put a band aid smack on her for head and told Aaron "Oh there goes miss drama queen" and in the morning I felt so bad when her fever was  100.8.  This morning I went out at the crack of dawn to buy her flowers and a cake.  She was so sick it broke my heart, but I tried to make the best of it.  

Finally towards the latter part of the evening she started to feel better and we took her out to dinner.  She loved the show! We loved the food!  Fever came on again. So as I sit on my bed creating this post my baby is right her as I hear her soft breath breathe.  

Danicah you are amazing.  You're personality is really starting to come out and ohh I love it.  I can already tell you have such a good heart.  You are going to be a sweetheart.  Happy Birthday my love. Thank you for bringing so much joy in my life.  I love you with every piece of my heart.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Life's Spontaneous Moments

I am a  planner.  I hate to do things with out planing them out detail by detail.  I am not a control freak because I know there are things in life that are beyond my control so I've come to terms with that. But it just bothers me  when things aren't planned out.  So it was one of those days where plans were made and the uncontrollable weather changed them all.

My mind was set on Pine Crest Gardens splash and play.  The weather had been so hot lately I just wanted to let my boo run and splash around.   So when the clouds started to roll on in I was ready to call off the play date with Matt and Emma and stay at home.  But I didn't want to let it ruin our day.  Danicah hadn't seen Matt in a while and I needed to catch up with Emma.  So off I went to Emma's house to plan our day. 

I remembered this place that I have been dying to visit but honestly haven't had the time, nor the patients to drive to North Miami Beach. So on we made the spontaneous decision to pack the kids up and take the drive.  The kids needed a nap and us mommy's needed time to chat.

Cafe Bambini: This is such a cute place.  It's indoors. The toys look very well kept. The place was very clean except for the kids bathroom (Emma lol) Well what can you expect from little boys lol. The food was Ok but the idea was awesome.  I loved the fact that I could go in the play area and play with Danicah.
~~wink wink~~ and take tons of pictures.  I felt so comfortable. Everyone was very friendly.  Danicah and Matt had a wonderful time. I captured lots of smiles and great memories. 

 We then decided to walk on over to the cutest little toy store where we bought puzzles for the kids.

Since we were in a spontaneous mood what better than to hop on over to the beach after all it was only a mile up the road and we already had their bathing suits packed.

What a fun time we had. Hopping over from place to place.  It felt good to not have to plan anything. The kids were so great.  They didn't act up at all they were just coming along for the ride.  What ever their crazy moms decided was just fine with them.  This was even more fun than what I had originally planned.
So my goal is to be more spontaneous.
Go with the flow.  Have a great time. 
And don't let a little cloud ruin your day!