So my mom just reminded me that it's been well over a year since my last post, shame on me! I blame it on Facebook.
So anyhoo, I'll try and make this brief. Lots been going on!
Tony got laid off from his job on June 14th (along with many others on staff) due to cutbacks and what not. It's a TOTAL blessing. Now he's doing what he really loves, music and creating. He's busier than ever and loving it. Just hoping and praying we can survive off it and pay the bills! So many opportunities are coming his way and we're really seeing God work in so many incredible ways! Love how He does that, closes a door and opens a new and bigger one with so many possibilities!
The kids are crazier than ever and as much as they drive me crazy at times, I just can't seem to get enough of them. I just adore them! It's a fun stage and though difficult at times, I treasure the special moments.
Ella is 4 1/2 and is a such a goofball. Love her little personality. She enjoys spending time with her friends. In fact, I'm already at the stage where when I tell her were going somewhere fun, she asks, "Who's coming?" As if mommy and brother aren't fun enough!?!? She loves spending time with our neighbor friends, Ashley and Abby, such sweethearts! Dancing, playing house, dress-up, playing in the front yard, doing art and crafts and on and on! We spend a lot more time at home these days and it's nice to not be on the go so much and love that we have friends to spend the time with! She also completed her first year of pre-school at Grace Christian with Mrs. Maniscalco as her teacher. What fun she had! She loved share day the most and of course art time. Ella is really learning a lot these days, by practicing her writing, spelling, and even math (adding) It's such a blast to see her learn and be so proud of her accomplishments.
Naps are far and few between these days but I'm just glad it lasted as long as it did. She will occasionally still take them or fall asleep while watching a show during "rest time". Mommy still needs her daily break so during Nico's nap, I insist she have quiet time in her room for a bit then she can watch a movie. If she does nap, it's well into 9 or even 10:00 before she goes to bed. Though if that happens, she has to have play time in her room for awhile.
Some of the other fun things she enjoys is going to the park, Pretend City, Chuck E. Cheese and Chick-fil-A!
Nico, our little 2 year old goober is just that! Boy is he funny and fun-loving! What a big personality he has. He is so different than our little girl, I just love the difference in personalities. He is ALL BOY! Hits, throws, yells and yet, is so tender and affectionate. Loves to hug, cuddle, bring Sissy her blankie when she's hurt, give kisses and will just lay with you forever and watch a show. It's so great! And the bummer is, he has mama's wrapped around his little finger because he gets away with so much and doesn't like to be reprimanded so I give in, sometimes. He just knows how to show you that loveable smile and make ya melt. He loves to be outdoors, riding bikes, his plasma car, looking for our lizards, having parties with Sissy and all the pretend food, color, build towers out of the spice jars, read books, play on the piano (though daddy doesn't let him) and watch Elmo's world! Who doesn't love Elmo at this age! : ) Oh and biggest thing lately is that as of July 11th, he went peepee on the potty for the first time! Yay! He was so proud of himself. As for his vocabulary, not too may words but definitely saying more and more these days. He's really starting to do more repeating of sounds and words.
Well, my hands are tired of typing or I'd go on! So this is it for now, at least it's something! Check back later!
I Graduated with my Masters!!!
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