Well, Caitlin has left for TCU. She left last Thursday morning. It was a bitter sweet good-bye. Paul and I are so proud of her and her new adventures which lay ahead, yet at the same time don't want to let her go. Paul had a hard time with saying the word to his "little" girl and it broke my heart in a million pieces to watch him do it. Those two are so close that they really do have their own language! Tyler knows "Sissy" is off to college, which by the way both of them think is up in the clouds, and it really hasn't fazed him YET! As for Jesse, he was having a hard day that morning when he had to say his good-byes. He just wanted to sit in her lap the whole time and kept hugging her. I guess to that our minds off the day and his little mind off of missing sissy, he fell at school and ended up in the emergency room AGAIN, and had his forehead guled! It was close to stiches but they glued it instead! Now he walks around the house telling us everyday how much he misses her. I know deep down inside Tyler feels the same way and misses her terribly too, but he isn't showing it just at the moment! We have talked to Caitlin everyday since she got there and she is loving it so far! She was able to move into her dorm room and our family in Texas helped her get set up and convert her dorm bed into a bunk bed to give her more space! We were talking to her last night, her first day of orientation and staying in her dorm room. As Paul was talking to her, he started laughing. Come to find out as she was talking to him she was rocking in a chair and thought she was still rocking when actually she was falling and fell off the chair and onto the floor! I guess we have another Holly on our hands! Well, that is all for now! I told Caitlin to send pictures so we can see her new place and the school! As soon as I get those I will post them and share with all of you!
I heard about this video from my friends daughter. I couldn't stop laughing when I heard about it that I just had to share it with everyone! The thing that really makes it funny is that Darrel is played by a girl! Enjoy it!
We have always wondered who was going to be the first to either get stitches or a cast. Well, yesterday we found out. Jesse was crossing the Monkey Bars at school and lost his grip. He fell and landed on his arm as he was falling backwards. We took him to the emergency room and had xrays taken. The doctors there thought her had fractured the bone from his elbow to his hand. They put his arm in a splint and made an appointment for today for a cast. Come to find out today, he actually fractured the bone right above his elbow. The put a cast on from his upper arm all the way to his little hand. He chose a Red cast! He was such a big boy through this whole thing that we took him to Target to get a fire truck. We'll let you know how he is doing in 3 weeks or so when we take him back to the doctor to see how things are healing. Here's a picture of him with his cast.
He had such a big day today that once he got back to Nonna's house, he took a long nap with Tyler and Taylor!
I am: a good mom and step mom I think: about how hard it is going to be to say goodbye to Caitlin when she leaves for college I know: Paul has the best doctors in San Diego I want: a new car I have: a fantastic, wonderful, and funny family I wish: I could win the lottery and pay everything off! I hate: (dislike) people who don't value family as much as I do I miss: Sydney and my grandparents I fear: getting another phone call that something has happened to Paul again I feel: lucky to still have a home in San Diego I hear: Jets from Miramar flying over my office I smell: coffee that was just made I crave: chocolate I search: for Tyler's 'dirty Kitty' all the time (its a stuffed animal people!) I wonder: what my kids will do when they grow up I regret: taking the piercing out of my tongue I love: Paul, my 3 kids, and 2 dogs I care: about my family and friends I always: have some smart-ass remark to say! I am not: patient I used to be: a size 4 - then I had twins! I believe: everything happens for a reason I hope: my boys follow their dreams I dance: whenever I hear music - even the music in my head! I sing: with the boys to Saturday cartoons! I don't always: get my way I fight: when I know I'm right I write: on my blog! I lose: often to Paul! I win: sometimes! I never: like being wrong I listen: to my instincts I can usually be found: at my desk at work I am scared: of losing someone I love. I need: a new car and a vacation!
On that note... Feel free to hi-jack and play! After all, I just did! Lisa
They may not be "real" quads, but we love them just the same! Daddy says that our next step up will be the real thing! We can't wait! We love to ride our "Quads" all over our backyard and when we get to take out to the front yard, we love to jump off the sidewalk with them! Mommy and daddy call us daredevils!
How I got into TCU
We like to think that picture says it all and this is how Caitlin go into TCU! This was taken in Palm Springs last year at Caitlin's cheer competition. This was the first time she did this "sassy" look and it went over so well that she continued to do it for the rest of the cheer season! Caitlin is so good at cheer that it brings goose bumps to my skin everytime she is on stage! We are so proud of her! She decided to stop cheer to enjoy her senior year of high school! Above (dated Friday, May 23rd) is a video of her group when we traveled to Florida! At the start of the video, Caitlin is the group on the right hand side that puts up the 1st girl. Then toward the end, her group is the one on the left side. Once that is done, she is the girl on the end of the 2nd line dancing up front (right next to the guys arm that I'm trying to not get in the shot!)
Our Christmas Jail Birds
Jesse and Tyler got scooters for Christams. They were so excited that they had to ride them right away and didn't even want to get out of their pj's that they got from Kimmy the night before! Jesse did tell us that Santa made a mistake and didn't get him a Spider man scooter. Then Tyler had to add that Santa didn't get him an "eggo" scooter(that would be Diego in 3 year old language!). Santa will have to get it right next time!
We're gonna be Firemen for Halloween!
The boys were so excited when I brought these costumes home for them! This was at the end of September - so the excitement kept building for a whole month!
The boys finally got to wear their costumes and we went trick-or-treating for at least 2 hours! They were a big hit seeing that it was right after the big fires that had our neighborhood evacuated! I was a Pink Lady from the movie Grease! We dressed up at work so I just decided to stay in costume and join in on the fun!