Monday, February 9, 2009

Cute videos

I love when Alex does this! He sounds so cute singing Spanish! video

This is Marcelina's imitation of MY WAY from Happy Feet:

video

No I don't understand words either ;)

Happy Feet - My Way

This is what Marcelina was imitating!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A conversation with my daughter...

Wow, its been a long time since I posted. So much has happened since October. My husband remained unemployed for almost 3 months, My youngest had her 3rd heart surgery, and we moved. My husband recently started working again with his old company, but its not a secure position. Work is not a guarantee for him right now. We are moving ahead though, looking forward instead of backward.
Tonight I had a cute and interesting conversation with my oldest daughter. Marcelina, is 7 years old and as of late has been asking a lot about God and the Bible. I must admit that we are not church goers. We consider ourselves Christian, but I think most would consider us lazy or worse when it comes to this. We have done a poor job at teaching our children how to be "Christian." Of course we teach them to be good people and respect others.
Marcelina has a Bible Storybook, she's had it for years, and honestly I think its meant for toddlers. She has taken a big interest in it recently and then has lots of questions for me. I answer them as best as I can. Alex (my husband) and I have talked about finding a church, since we have never belonged to one. We have an idea as to where we plan on going, we just have to do it.
Marcelina tonight actually asked me if we could "chit chat" about God and Heaven. I think SomeOne is sending me a message through my daughter.
A few of her questions:
How did God make the earth?
Is Jesus dead? Is He in Heaven? Can we talk to him? Can you talk when you are in Heaven? Does everyone die? Why do they die? Who will die first you or Daddy? Will I be able to talk to you? Whats a spirit, where is it in your body?
As you can probably tell my answer to each question led to another question. I enjoyed our conversation but realized, that I have not done my job at all, and that I'm failing my daughter if I don't make changes soon.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good age appropriate Bible for Marcelina. I was going to do some research, but possibly some of you have recommendations? My Hubby and I will have to chat about Church.
We also somehow proceeded to chat about puberty.... we didn't get far. She got giggly and whispered: Don't talk about that! She's too cute! One day at a time I guess!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Unemployed

The Friday after I started this blog, my husband came home with the news he had gotten laid off. I thought I was going to be sick to my stomach. So right away I started picking up shifts at work. Thank goodness there's always a need for nurses!
I am trying to stay positive, we both are. But I am sad and a bit anxious. What if work doesn't come soon? What if I will have to work more than full time for a while? My part time schedule of Friday and Saturday nights was more than plenty for me. It gave me the opportunity to be there all week for my kids. That is very important to me.
It's so scary with this economy right now. I worry that things will get worse before they turn around. But like I said, I'm trying to be positive......

Monday, October 13, 2008

Why I'm here...

I often find myself reading other blogs, websites, books, magazines. etc...comparing notes with other moms. How do they do it? Why do they do it? What happens if? So many notes to compare, so many different situations.
I want to share my stories, my adventures, my moments of madness and insanity, my joys and my worries. And I want to hear what other mommies out there are doing in similar situations!
As my kids get older, I worry more and more. I worry about what they learn at school, not just from their teachers but from their peers. I worry about what they learn from the media. I worry about what they learn from my actions and reactions. I think of my own childhood and try to learn my lessons from that.
My story: I married my high school sweetheart 8 years ago. We have 3 children. Marcelina, my 6 year old fancy girly-girl; Alex, my 4 year old sweet, lovable monster; and Angelina my 19 month old power-puff girl, who has gone through 2 open heart surgeries.
My children make me a better person. For them I strive to be the best mom I can be.