Saturday, July 14, 2007

Watchin the 3 Amigos

I took on the task of watching Sydney, Peyton and Donovan while Rudy took Bianca and Dominic to kickboxing class and Ben accompanied his parents to find a new house.

The kids ate apples, bananas and strawberries first, then they drug out some tupperware and pots n pans, then they emptied the toy bucket in the livingroom, Sydney and Peyton pushed the lil blue chairs all over the front of the house. Donovan would try to sit in a chair, but he was to heavy for them to push. After they grew tired of that, we all danced in the livingroom, then headed into the bedroom to empty toys out and play in the closet.

I was only home alone with them for about two hours, but it was long enough. I was able to get a few pictures.

Fantastic Friday


After Thursday night we weren't sure we would be having an adventure at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, but Bianca's a trooper and with a wake up call at 630 in the morning from Tio Rudy - well we were all wide awake. Ten minutes later we all went back to sleep and at 800 mom got in the shower and the fun began. We left the house by 930, but Tio and Tia were in Davis by then. Needless to say Daddy made good time because we arrived at the park while the rest of the Avila's were eatin our dust....


Sydney and Peyton were not to happy about being in the stroller, so we let them walk for awhile. We met Foghorn Leghorn first, then went to see the Dolphins and Penguins, the babies weren't really interested in that so we headed for Thomas Town to ride the train. First ride... and the line was a lil long. Sydney wanted to walk to the front and since I wouldn't let her... she threw a tantrum and everyone and their mothers watched as she screamed and tried to get away, but even that didn't make her happy. Finally the conductor came to see how many in our party, they wanted us on the train and outta site. Ben, Bianca and Peyton pretended they didn't know us. Sydney and I sat by ourselves, but as soon as the train started, she was quiet.


After our Thomas the train trip we met up with (Tios) Rudy, Andria and the boys. The kids ran wild in the play area, climbing on the oversized furniture and toys. Sydney loved the rides, Peyton was a lil more timid when it came to the rides. we did helicopters, flying busses, trains, safari monster trucks and a huge tree house with chuttes and ladders. We hung out with sharks and butterflies (not at the same time). Sydney took a long nap but Peyton and Donovan went napless.


Tio, Mommie, Bianca and Dominic went on the Wild River, then Daddy and Tio went on the boomerrang. That looked scary. Tia talked Mommie into going on Medusa... Bianca begged Mama not to go... she was thinking Final Destination 3 - Thanks Bianca....


The kids got lots of pictures with the characters.












Thursday, July 12, 2007

Second Course

Check out the new hair do...

The babies slept thru the night... gotta love that, we stumbled outta bed around 800 this morning. It was a lazy morning. Sydney woke up with a smile, but Peyton was a lil crabby, we sat out in the livingroom, watching Baby Signs and eating cheerios until we finally coaxed Bianca outta bed. We did random "knock by's" and the babies love calling her name. We didn't leave the house til noon, we hit Jamba Juice from some Razzmatazz's and blueberry swirl rolls.... on the way to Yoga.... Julie let us in early, just before the Prenatal final relaxation... I think she was wishing she left us outside cuz the babies found the noisiest toys they could find to play with. Oh by the way... we left the house without a nap again.... Bianca hung out with the babies in the playroom while the mama got her yoga on.... it was a good workout. After we worked out Sydney loved her some Morgan, she was giving kisses and nuzzling the baby. Then Jonah and Teri stopped into the gym. I was glad to see them, I felt bad that we missed out playdate. Bianca got a Jonah fix.. and I didn't bring my camera. Sydney introduced herself to a few of the new babies. The girls made a new friend... Vanessa.. she's a doll, so cute, and what a smile, she had a huge grin, she was so happy, and tons of hair for a six month old. her hair is as long as Sydneys... I enjoyed talking to her, and Peyton wasn't so sure about her... Peyton's got a lil mischevious side when it comes to other babies.... I gotta stay close and watch her... Sydney and Peyton ended up in the playroom with Jonah, and they played cars for a lil while, when it was time to say goodbye... well Peyton was kissing Jonah goodbye... ~lol~ it was really cute... but of course I missed the photo op... The babies were asleep by the time we got outta the parking lot... We went to papa and grandma's, the babies and I took a nap til dinner time - That was the highlight of my day... On the way home from papa and grandmas we stopped to get Bianca's hair cut. She's been wanting it cut for awhile and we didn't make it yesterday. She got about seven inches cut off... got a few long layers.. and ta da.... she thinks she's a super model now ~lmao~ posing for pictures... thinking she's the boss.... she's lucky she's so damn cute.... can i take it all back - this is my second time posting.... as I lost the first post due to user error... or CPU shut down.... Bianca is now sick... her tummy started hurting... she spent almost two hours sitting in the bathroom crying and telling us that she's afraid... it's so hard when she's not feeling well. The pepto didn't work.... The babies were screaming because they wanted my attention, Bianca was screaming cuz she wanted my attention.... talk about stressful....but she is finally passed out on the bed, bucket in hand... Two babies in cribs..... and here I am.... I'm wondering if we'll be going to Six Flags tomorrow... That was the plan.... I guess we'll see how Bianca feels in the morning.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

the rants and raves of a SAHM


My first day as a SAHM in eight months and let me tell you... it started with a bang, was filled with excitement and ended with exhaustion.

The morning started off great…. Alarm clock Sydney got us up about 830 and we ate a lil breakfast and hit the gym. The babies and Bianca had free reign inside the playroom. I would sneak a peek and see them doing the cutest things, carrying baby dolls, pushing baby dolls, bowling, sitting at the tables playing on the computers or with the cash registers. After working out we went to the mall. Quick stop at Macy’s for another lip liner, not sure where my last one went....and then the Disney Store... $5.99 for boys beach towels, but no girls towels. Not sure the girls would like the red ranger towel. Back home for a quick change and then it was off to the races, grabbing some lunch and meeting Tia Andria, Dominic and Donovan at the park/mushroom pool. My friend Teri who is also Jonahs "mom mom" told us about a great swimmin hole for the kids. We planned to meet up for a swim date... Did I mention the girls didn't catch a wink of sleep?

The Avila's ate some lunch, put on our swim gear and the three amigos grabbed hands and it was off to the pool. The water was ice cold, They had a big portion of the pool at 12 inches, a smaller part at 6 inches and the mushroom was between 1 inch and 6 inches. I have to admit.. I'm partial to the 6 inch part of the pool. Everytime Sydney went in the deep end... she dove.... face first into the water. She is a daredevil. Peyton was content mimiking Donovan getting in and out of the pool. Dominic and Bianca had a great time under the mushroom. By the time Jonah got there.... the girls were cranky and overtired... the mama's were cranky and tired too.. so we headed over to the park to play on the slides. There was only so much I could handle, I was so lucky to have Bianca and Tia Andria to help me chase down the kiddos... The kids all held hands as we walked to the trucks and then we parted ways, Peyton was out after eating some fruit in the car, Sydney decided she didn't need any sleep. Once we got home I put Peyton in the crib and not long after Sydney crashed on the floor... I took a lil time to relax and recuperate knowing that in one hour Ben and Bianca would be off to soccer training and I'd be alone with wild and crazy babies. Luckily Amy came over to hang out, we decided to go get some CPK - my favorite salad shop....