Thursday, December 13, 2007

a must have...

In searching for some good books on the true meaning of Christmas for the kids, I came across this book. It looks fascinating! Here is the review...

Take a magical journey around the world this Christmas with your children and family.

Forget about the woes of the world with this delightful Christmas story about a young girl overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle during Christmas time.

Collista loses faith in Christmas and writes a plea to Santa Claus for help. Santa replies by sending her a Guardian Angel named Brianna to help her re-discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Collista and Brianna embark on an adventure that takes them around the world for a magical journey that you won't forget.

Collista's Search for the True meaning of Christmas is a welcomed, inspirational family book that will delight children and adults alike and bring a joyful tear of hope to everyone's eye.

With today's mass media covering the tragedies of the world 24/7, more and more children are becoming disillusioned with humanity. Offer them hope and a look into the world of other children to see that we are all the same, especially at Christmas time.

Collista's Search for the True meaning of Christmas will teach you and your children how to say "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" in 112 different languages. Included at the end of the book are 33 Holiday recipes from around the globe that both you and your children can share special family time to make together.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Love, Laughter, and Joy!

Here is what the Holidays look like around our house...

the smooches are plentiful around here...and they are free too!
I can't believe this is my itty bitty Kyle looking like such a big boy...
and a smile that I just can't get enough of!
Mason was very thoughtful with his ornament placement. I suspect he will have OCD like his Mommy.
my little angel so excited to wear that stinkin dress!
they are kinda cute aren't they?
and this one says it all!

better late than never?

As I was going through my online albums and picking Holiday picks for Christmas cards, I realized I had never done anything with our Halloween pics...including posting them on my blog! So here's a little flashback;)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

the importance of separation...

Last week I had a touchbase with the kids teacher, Ms Christine. She is really a sweetheart. She said they were all doing fantastic, making huge progress, and right where they need to be age wise. The one observation that broke my heart was this...

She explained to me that they needed more one on one time with me. This is something that has been nagging me for a while, but this really hit home. She said that the lack of individual time alone with me instead of as a trio was causing insecurities within my children. She explained that there is no time to develop a close individual bond with each of them, and that has caused them to be insecure as individuals. She said that I may feel bonded with them because I am always with them and I give them tons of affection, but it wasn't the same as the bond would be if they had a chance to bond with me alone rather than all together. She explained that instead, they are bonding with eachother and that's where they get their security from. Thus, the reason they hate being separated. She told me that out of all the kids in the classroom, these guys were the furthest behind socially. They get scared when new kids join the classroom, have longer adjustment periods to new kids and teacher's, and are more relucant to try new things than the other kids. My heart droppped. Did I really cause my kids to be insecure? I am with them, loving on them, and teaching them every moment I can get my hands on. It makes sense though, they need me to know them in and out as individuals, not as a pack. They need to have their time, to have their own special moments with me or Chris, no interruptions. So, this is our new commitment. To allow each one of them to flourish and get as much alone time as we can find.

Today is Kyle's day. I can't explain to you the smile he had and the bounce in his walk as we left the school together holding hands. We went to the park, had lots of conversations, read a couple of books that he picked out, we will go to lunch together, take a nap together, and go get "ma brudu & ma chista" from school a little later. I will rotate each week, and my day off that week will be all theirs! For a Mom of triplets, having one tagging along with you is like nothing, it's actually very refreshing to get to focus on just one of them.

more Blessings!

No, Im not pregnant. Not that type of Blessing.

As you know, I have been struggling with my decision to work or to stay home. To be quite honest, working at M.A.C has been wonderful in many ways, and on the other hand it has turned our already chaotic lives into complete mayhem! After being denied for the kids school scholarship(a whole different story) I made up my mind that I would give my notice at work and return to life as we were before I had this bright idea. That was yesterday. Despite my inability to keep up with household duties, despite the fact that I miss my kids and my hubby, I still felt sadness going in yesterday to deliver the news that I would be resigning at the end of December.

I was absolutely shocked when my boss made a way for me. She is allowing me to work 7-4 shifts, which will allow me to pick the kids up from school and be home cooking dinner by 5pm! She is also giving me Sundays off as promised in the beginning, and I only have to close one Saturday per month! I am so excited, I think this is going to solve everything! Yayyyyyyyyy!

funny stuff

My Husband Chris is a Contractor.

Isn't it funny that last week when he arrived at the kids school to pick them up the teacher nformed him that Mason has been walking around for the last week with a pencil behind his ear? Apparently he is very cool about it. Sometimes he even has one behind each ear. He takes them out to draw, then puts them back...

Too stinkin cute. It's amazing what kids pick up on.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

As Promised...

I had hoped to take a better picture than this one, but just can't find the time. So here goes....

This is my new hair!

should I be worried?

One of my little guys insists upon the pink cup when I pass out sippies, fights for baby dolls, and snuck on a pair of Asjia's pink princess underwear before school the other day. Chris went to pick them up and he still had them on, one leg only and pulled up to his waist, but he refused to take them off. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Is it winter time already?

I guess I have been in denial. I will have to surrender my capris and my flip flops darn it! This morning, after weeks of beautifully vibrant colored leafy trees, I walked out to find bare naked ones. There were crazy winds all day yesterday and last night that stripped them of their beauty. On the way to school there was an eary calm, and out of no where...snowflakes.

We have plans to get our Christmas tree on Thursday, and In the back of my head I am trying to predict what level that disaster will be. I cant wait to share the excitement of the holidays with the kiddies, but will the poor little tree survive the abuse?

I told them I was going to take them to see Santa and all of them said No! Asjia kept repeating, "I'm scared Mommy". I told them Santa likes you, he's nice, he brings you surprises if your a good girl or boy...they went for it;)

So watch out mall Santas, one of you will see us coming very soon!