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Whenever I wash our kitchen floor, I have to put all the dining room chairs out on the carpet. They then magically become a choo-choo train for whoever happens to come along. Funny, I remember doing this myself when I was little. **~** Every year when we are finished trimming the Christmas tree, I make […]
I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is craft projects with my children. I think I got my love for crafting from my grandmother, who was always doing some sort of craft project when I was growing up. And my mom, too…always sewing or creating something. Funny, they both cooked/cook […]
I love these faces! These faces make me happy. It’s a busy time right now, the holidays…and I can get caught up in it all — all the wrapping, all the shopping. But a few times throughout the day I try to stop and chill and just be in the moment…to enjoy these sweet faces […]
Normally when December hits and it’s time to do all of our Christmas shopping for the kids, Rich and I do our shopping separately. He watches the kids while I run out. Then I watch the kids while he runs out. But this year is different. This year, Aria is old enough where we can […]
I’m going a bit Amazon.com crazy over here. Someone stop me. I just ordered on dvd seasons 1-4 of Happy Days as well as a season of Three’s Company. I couldn’t help myself! What makes me think that my kids will even be slightly entertained by the silly sitcoms that I loved in my youth? Because […]
After four long, long years of waiting….after watching his older brothers and sisters go to their appointments year after year and having to stay behind in the waiting room….finally it was Andrew’s turn! He was SO excited to get up in that chair to get his teeth “counted” and cleaned! He opened up wide, wider, widest….and sat very […]
Our house is infested with spiders! Well, not the real kind, thank goodness. But here’s what our front porch looks like: The kids and I made these spiders today. Aren’t they cute? Well, as far as spiders go, that is. We started with syrofoam balls that I cut in half, and then we painted them black: Even […]
We spent the Fourth of July at home this year. Our town does it up pretty big with a lot of activities during the day, and a huge fireworks show at night. Here is Rich in his silly hat. Yes, he wore it most of the day…I think mainly just to make us laugh. We […]
This past weekend was a busy time for us. Among all the regular activites that were going on (various sporting games, playdates, routine errands) we had to also make time to prepare for Easter Sunday. On Saturday, the girls and I went out shopping for their new Easter dresses. Afterall, what is Easter without a […]
Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate those you love. I used to not enjoy Valentine’s Day so much. But then I got a husband! And kids. And now…well, I love this holiday! Here are all the cards and candy that I bought for the kids, set up on our kitchen island, looking pretty and festive….just […]
We were very busy this December in the Roldan house, but still we managed to do fun little Christmas projects throughout the month. I made a list of the things I wanted to do with the kids, and except for making Santa faces using cottonballs for the beard, I succeeded in getting all the others done! […]
Our 2009 Christmas Photo
Who doesn’t remember making advent links? I remember making them every Christmas season in school. Since my kids are homeschooled for elementary, I don’t know if they still do this in the public schools. It might not be politically correct anymore. We also used to put on Christmas programs in my public school, and that […]
We love carving our pumpkins every year! We do this on the day of Halloween, about an hour or so before we all get dressed in our costumes. It’s messy, but so much fun!
My day started at 1:30am when I woke up to set out all the Easter stuff. I had nine baskets to fill. (Well, since Tony will be 18 years old tomorrow… he didn’t get a basket but I still set out some candy for him, one of which was a huge foil wrapped chocolate race […]
Okay so here is our 2008 Christmas photo. It was so hard finding the time to do this, with everyone’s different schedules. We would have to wait until Rich was off work, and then Tony wouldn’t be here, so then when Tony was here, Rich got two overtimes back to back. Or one of the […]
Finally…some pictures from Halloween! Yep, I’m a bit behind, as always. Here is a group shot with our friend Katherine and her two girls. Andrew was a pirate!
A week before Halloween we took Afton and 3 of her friends to Knott’s “Scarey” Farm. If you have never been before, let me tell you…it’s creepy scarey. But that’s the fun. I had to bring Aria with me even though it’s not recommended for children under 13 years old. Well, you know, all she […]