Monday, October 26, 2009

She's all grown up


Falling in love
Ellison and Bob
A Sweet 5 year old

Well the day finally came and went: My sweet little girl is now an adult. How did this happen? I remember taking her trick or treating as a little girl, where she dressed up as a dalmatian, cowgirl, Mulan, and many more outfits. I truly miss having a little girl. But you know what's best? Having a young woman to talk to. I love listening to Ellison's stories, and about what went on that day at school. I love to listen to all her hopes and dreams and know that she will accomplish anything. What a sweet ride this has been so far, being her mom. From the first day I saw her I was in love with the chubby little baby girl with the huge hazel eyes and shock of dark hair. From the day she could hold a pencil she was drawing. And drawing and drawing. I always knew she'd grow up to be an artist. Sergio and I encouraged her to draw and express herself with the written word. Many nights you could find Sergio and Ellison sitting at the kitchen table, in our little apartment in Carrollton, drawing. She takes after her father the most in the drawing department. Although I am an artist too, Sergio is better hands down.
For her birthday she asked for only two things: to have a "few" friends over and for a drawing tablet. I had to go online and research the best tablets that were also reasonably priced. I found her a WACOM one that is touch and pen. She loves it! I am so happy to have my little Ellison all grown up and can't wait to see how she evolves from a young woman into a woman, mother and wife. Sergio and I have been truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to raise such a caring individual.

Saturday night was her party. Here's a few pics of her and her friends having fun. Having these teenagers around made me feel 20 years younger! We all had a good time.
I am glad she chooses good people to hang around with.
So Happy 18th Ellison, and here's to many more adventures together.

Beating the tar out of PO



Making Smores...ha ha Ellison and Parke look funny




Make a wish!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Makin' Smores






Tonight was a first for me. I got to make some smores! I had never done that before in my life! I had never eaten them either. We roasted marshmallows outside on our fire pit and looked at the stars! What a great fall night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween

So the tradition continues. Last year we decided as a family to decorate our front lawn as the theme of a Nightmare Before Christmas. It is a great movie (a masterpiece in Ellison's words) directed by Tim Burton and has wonderful music by Danny Elfman. Anyway, we decided to draw and cutout some wooden figures to put on our front lawn. This year we added a couple of more characters. We will add more characters and features as the years go by. Last year, we had several trick or treaters squeal with delight when they heard the soundtrack playing and saw Jack Skellington on the lawn. What can I say? We are a family of artists and musicians ;P


Next, on to creating some more characters for my Charlie Brown Christmas decorations.

I L-O-V-E the holidays!!


Here are Shock, Lock and Barrel made by Ellison and Sergio

Zero in his house, Jack Skellington and the Mayor made by Sergio and Ellison


Zero made by Sergio and sign by Patty




Sally in progress made by Patty

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fabulous Friday!

Many things went wrong today. I would rather not mention specifics, but it bummed me out. Thank goodness I now work out at lunch time and that made my day go faster and a little better. All this week hasn't been bad, though. Last Friday I went to get some blood drawn to see what my liver panels were showing. Great news! They are down to normal levels. I guess the starvation diet worked. That and my gettin off all meds! Those meds were making me even sicker.

I had to take control of my own health, and it worked. I still feel tired every morning, not well rested at all, so I am convinced there is something else that is going on.

So, today was not a good day. But I had something to look forward to. Whenever I feel kinda bummed out, I always think to something in the future. What can I look forward to? Well tonight, I remembered is Fabulous Friday at church. Crafts time!! YESS! I love crafts, even if I am not that good at it. Immediately upon walking in I got two big hugs from some good friends. Have you ever felt that you just needed a HUG! I think Hugs should be named as some kind of therapeutic medicine. They sure cheered me up! I love looking at how creative some of these women are. They amaze me! So here are some pics of this glummy day that turned out to be a Fabulous Friday !




My creations
Making caramel/candy apples is a good thing!

The snack spread!



Watch making table

Friday, October 2, 2009

Josh is 12 ****Happy Birthday**

A couple of weeks ago, Josh informed me that he was having a few friends over for his birthday. I said "would you like for me to make the invites?", to which he replied, "Nope, already done and passed out to my friends". I was speechless. I always make the invites. When did this happen, when did my little boy become so independent? Well, to tell truth he has always been very independent. As I look back on the past twelve years of Josh's life a big smile begins to creep upon my face. Josh has always been a special boy. He is very loving and cuddly. He is very good to his little brother. Every weekend, he wakes up early and fixes breakfast for himself and his little brother. On any given night you can find them both wrestling on the carpet, and while Aaron hits, pounds and jumps on Josh with all his little might...Josh uses gentle care to "drop" him to the ground without hurting him. Josh is very spiritual and quiet. He is very funny and has a sarcastic sense of humor like both his parents. He is very genuine. Not a fake bone is found in his body. I had a dream about him right before I found out I was expecting him. It is a very special thing that I only share with people close to me. But needless to say, all that I saw in that dream has come true-Joshua Patrick is turning out to be a fine young man that will one day serve the Lord full time. Josh is a fun loving guy who loves, loves, video games. He is very techie and has a very good memory-regardless of what he says about himself, for you see he is also extremely humble.

He is a very good friend. In fact he radiates, this charisma, and even though he is quite shy, people are just attracted to him. Boys gravitate to him for friendship.The good part is that he attracts GOOD people.


Josh has been a big blessing to our family. He greets me everyday after work with a nice big hug! So now, I give him a NICE BIG HUG for his birthday.

Good friends and pizza

Present time! He and his friends are really into Yugi Oh cards and games. His cousins dropped in on him for a few minutes to wish him a happy birthday too
More cards! YESSS!

Feliz CumpleaƑos Josh!

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