Saturday, November 17, 2007

Another day in the Martinez household

I walked into the living room today and Preston was watching football (by himself) - Too cute! His dad started him early. :) It's funny how sometimes he can seem like such a little boy and other times he's this little man.

Before Troy left for work today he told Bella she needed to clean her room. Without hesitating she looked at him and said, "Princesses don't clean" and walked away. Talk about a DIVA.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Baby's growing up!

Gracie started crawling yesterday! She's been up on all fours rocking back and forth for awhile now; I knew it wouldn't be long. She looks so cute and we all got pretty excited. Except Bella. She realizes Gracie can get to her toys now and she doesn't like that very much. My little Bella.

Speaking of Bella... I had my MOPS meeting this past week and I had signed up to bring donuts. The kids LOVE donuts and couldn't wait to eat one. I finished getting ready the morning of the meeting and went to get Bella so I could get her ready. I looked every where and couldn't find her. All of the sudden I see something underneath the table. I bet you can guess who it was. Yep, Bellarose snuck a donut out of the box and was sitting underneath the table eating it, presumably because she thought I wouldn't see her there. Once I was able to get her up and ready she refused to go anywhere without her tutu on so we went to MOPS and ran all of our errands that day with a ballerina princess in tow.

In other news I finished almost all of my Christmas shopping today. Yea!

So long for now.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

More Pictures from Bella's Birthday

More pictures from Bella's Birthday Party...

Bellarose's Third Birthday Party

Yesterday we had Bellarose's Third Birthday Party! I can't believe she is already going to be three. Her actual Birthday isn't until the 22cnd but being that it falls during Thanksgiving week (this year on Thanksgiving) we always have her party early. Everyone is always out of town that weekend before and after. This year we had her party at The Corn Maize. It was so much fun. There was so much for the kids to do. First we went through the corn maize and then the kids got to go on a hay ride & a cow train. Preston was quite the little stud muffin with all of those little girls. Two of them were adamant that they "had" to sit next to Preston on the hay ride. There was also a "corn box" (instead of a sand box), a very large hay stack with slides and a few other games. You get to bring your own food so I packed PB&J sandwiches, Graham Crackers & juice boxes. We topped it off with pink cupcakes. I think all of the kids were worn out by the time we left, especially Grace. She was a little trooper for the most part. Troy was able to take the day off and it was nice that he got to be there.

Preston had a soccer game beforehand and scored another goal! Go Preston! Bella is going to start tumbling soon. I think she will be great at it; she is so flexible. My little monkey. We are trying to decide if Preston is going to do Soccer again next year. He's expressed an interest in Karate so we will see where that goes. I have 1 more month of school and will be very glad for the break.

I'm excited that the holidays are approaching, because I love this time of year, but sad that we are spending another year away from family. I guess that's how it goes sometimes. I guess that is it for now. So long until next time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A little about us

Most of you know this but here is a little about us:

We are the proud parents of three amazing kids: Preston who is 4,
Bellarose who will be 3 in 3 weeks & the baby, Gracieann, who is 10 months. Troy and I are approaching our five year wedding anniversary and are very excited to be having a renewal ceremony (February 23rd). Troy has worked for AT&T for the past 7 years and I stay at home with the kids and am in school full time. We have gotten to see several parts of the country with Troy's job and are now hoping to move to either San Antonio or Denver to be near family. It's all in God's time though and I just try to remember that. I am majoring in History hoping to teach at the College level and I am half way done with my Bachelors. Yea! Just 2 more years and then on to my Masters. I tried working briefly this year, at the kids Mothers Day Out program. I worked Tuesday's and Thursday's from 8:00-12:00. That only lasted 3 months and I figured out between school, traveling to San Antonio constantly and my Bible Study, we were just too busy for me to work. It was hard to get back in the swing of it after 5 years of being off.

Halloween just passed and the kids had a great time. Troy was surprised that Mommy
actually let them have any candy but I guess that is what being a kid is all about, right? Also in October we went to visit my In-Laws which is always fun. We were there 10 days and I think we were all sad to go. Gracie and I went to San Francisco in July so she is becoming quite the little flyer. The kids start Mother's Day Out next week after having taken a month off because we were traveling. We are having Bellarose's Birthday party this Saturday. It's at The Corn Maize and it should be a lot of fun. Her actual Birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year. I am also hoping to make it to San Antonio some time this month.

Preston started soccer this August and he loves it. He's pretty good. He's made several goals which he was very proud of and Troy has taught him to dance every time he makes one. I can only imagine what the other parents think. He loves to sing and can remember the words to a song almost instantly, just like his Dad. And movie lines. Him and Troy love watching movies together. He goes to a tutor once a week and it's really paying off because he is already writing his name and recognizing 3 letter words. He is already the biggest "little" Broncos fan there is. He is such a good big brother, he is very protective of his little sisters.

Bellarose is growing like a weed and is totally into the whole princess stage right now. She always wants to wear a dress and her tiara so she can twirl around "just like a princess" she says. And it can't be just any dress, she is picky about which clothes she will wear. You can tell she's my daughter. :) She thinks very highly of herself and doesn't hesitate to let you know it. While on the plane flying back from visiting Troy's parents she sat in front of a little girl who was about Preston's age. The little girl asked Bella her name. Bella said: "Bellarose and I'm cute". The other mom and I got a good laugh out of that one.

Last but not least my sweet Gracieann. She is already 10 months. How time flies. It seems like just yesterday I was getting ready to go to the hospital to have her. She's a big girl now. She sits up all by herself, she is starting to eat big girl food and has a mouth full of teeth (7 to be exact). She has a full head of hair and I am anxiously waiting to see if her hair is going to be curly like Bella's. It flips at the end so I'm hopeful.

Well I guess that is it for now. So long until next time.

Starting Out

I am new at this whole blog thing, but I've decided to give it a try. I figure it is a good way to keep those who are interested updated about our life. So look out for more blogs and pictures to come and ENJOY!