Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Idea

Tessa had an idea tonight. After dinner, she said lets have ice cream. Then she said that she wanted vanilla and her Daddy wants chocolate. Her sister Sienna, doesn't want any. However, Sienna said, "Chocolate, Chocolate!"

Friday, February 27, 2009


Tessa has a friend named is Zebra. This stuffed animal is almost as important as Jackpop. This morning she woke up and asked me where is Zebra was. I had no idea. We looked all over for him. He was no where to be found. Suddenly she Tessa remembered that he was in the truck. So she asked her Daddy to please look. Once he was found Tessa was so happy. She grabbed him and said, "Zebra, where have you been all my life."

Thursday, February 26, 2009

An Herb Garden

Last night my Mom hosted a "Girls Night Out" at Home Depot. It is teaching women how to do certain items taught by women. Afterwards, we go to the local restaurant and have a happy hour with the group. The first session was about gardening and we made a herb garden. It was fairly easy. You need a plant box, soil and a few herbs. Plant each herb a few inches apart and plant the herb with about 1 inch sticking out of the soil. To avoid bugs in your garden, have a few magnolias around. I had a great nice time and I think next month is all about electrical.
3-way switches- here I come!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


WARNING for all!!

Do not talk to Sienna until she has had her morning milk.

She wakes up and says MILK!

We then say, "Sienna how to you ask for milk?"

She says, "MILK!"

"No, how about Daddy can I have some milk please."

"Daddy, milk, please":)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Follow Me

Sienna is always looking to her big sister Tessa. She follows her every where and want to do everything she is doing. If she is eating something, Sienna will grab it and try to take it from her. Sienna has a pretty bad temper and Tessa is a bit more relaxed. Sienna loves to roll on her sister when they are in bed during story time. Tessa gets so frustrated but she takes it like a true big sister and says, "Sienna isn't listening."

Monday, February 23, 2009


Sienna is so adorable. She can sing her ABC's and her favorite letter is P. When we sing the alphabet she gets all excited when she get to P.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Finger Painting

The girls were at it again in the bathtub. Finger painting was the theme of the day.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Andres and I went to dinner with some friends this evening. The sky was so spectacular I had to take a picture.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cranberry Juice

Today the girls had to get blood tests. They each had blood drawn from their arms. Andres took them and also held them as the nurse drew their blood. Sienna cried and then watched as her blood went though the tube. Tessa was nervous and cried when the needle went in but she really screamed when she saw the blood being taken. She said to her Daddy, "NO! NO! She is taking my cranberry juice!" Funny how kids associate things. In the car, she was drinking cranberry juice just before she got to the doctors office. All her Daddy could say is we have more at home.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Eating Sweets

Sienna is not much of a sweet eater. However, when she does get a craving, watch out. She stuffs her face and licks everything in site. She is often fond of creating beautiful artwork on her highchair table tray or on her adorable face.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A box

Sienna's favorite toy right now is this empty box. It was a box of oranges. However, Sienna managed to take each orange out and make this box her own. She loves it. She plays with it everyday. She will sit in it, place items in it, eat her snack in it and she even tries to have Bailey eat snacks out of it. It is always a wonder to me the kids find things that we disregard as trash so appealing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rainbow in Traffic

It has been raining in So. California. As I was driving to work and stopped in traffic, I could not resist this picture. It was a rainbow just off the freeway with the mountain as the background. It was very peaceful sitting there and shinning for everyone to see. It actually brought peace to me as I sat in traffic on the 210 fwy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Knock 1st

The girls are growing up so fast. Tessa and Sienna are getting so big I don't know where the time has gone. Tessa said to me, "Mommy, you wait outside." Sienna and her were playing with their stuff animals when I came in. Tessa said, "Mommy, you have to knock!"

Sunday, February 15, 2009


My Dad loves to come over to play with the girls. Here he is pushing Tessa down the hill in her car. She get a kick out of going fast. Sienna is soon to follow.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Today is Valentines day. Before we had kids, Andres and I use to go off somewhere to celebrate Valentine's day. I know this will sound corny but we realized we fell in love with each other on this day. It was the first year we started dating and we went down to Baja for the weekend. During this trip, we both felt emotions that were unexpected. I had never felt so at peace and so genuinely happy before. As this day means the world to me because I found my true love, my beautiful daughters gave me a wonderful gift. Two little bears with flowers made by my kids and the love of my life.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tessa and poker chips

Tessa found her Daddy's poker chips. They were under the TV cabinet and she found them so appealing. She decide to play with them and feed them to her horsey and her sister. Luckily, Sienna did not find them appetizing but her horsey had a different taste. Tessa place them all in his basket and said "its dinner time!"

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This evening, my Mom watched the girls so that Andres and I could sneak out to eat and have a nice early Valentine's dinner. We didn't go very far. We went to a neighborhood restaurant that is literally down the street. The food was good, the company was excellent and the dessert was so yummy!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Costco with Poppa

When Andres cannot go to Costco with me I ask my Dad to come with me to help me with the girls. They love it because they get to spend time with Poppa as Sienna calls him. He takes them all over Costco and gives them all the snacks the ladies are demonstrating.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Making Valentine's

The girls and I worked on making Valentines for their classes. They have two Valentine's day parties at their schools. Tessa needs to make sure the candy is safe and asked if she can taste the MM's to make sure her tummy didn't hurt. She is very smart.:)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bed Head

Sienna wakes up every morning with a crazy hairdo. We get excited to see what her hair will look like each morning. Tessa will look at her and say, "Oh Sienna!"

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hsi Lai Buddha Temple

We spent a few hours today at the Buddha temple in Hacienda Heights. It rained off and on but it was a nice day at the temple. They are still celebrating Chinese New Year so the temple is decorated with lots of color and festivities. The girls loved running around in courtyard and watching people throw red ribbons up into the wishing tree.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Celebrating Life

This evening Andres and I went to celebrate a life that was short lived. He was an artist with a very troubled soul. He was looking for a place to escape despite his very close family ties. He was a son, father and friend to many who knew him. Despite the love he had in his life from his family and kids he left us early and I hope he found the peace he sought.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tug -O-War

The girls really do love playing with each other. As I arrived home today, both girls were eating lunch. They screamed, "Mama!" I said hello and they finished their lunch. Towards the end Sienna took off her bib and gave it to Tessa. Tessa pulled it from her and gave it back to her and initiated a tug-o-war.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Painter

Tessa is an artist. She loves to paint and create masterpieces. She is our little Picasso or Picassa:).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Tessa's Daddy and Me class had a visitor today, Mr Valentine's traveling zoo. He brings all types of exotic animals to children's classes. He brings a wallaby, lizards big and small, tarantulas, snakes, opossum and even a hedgehog. The girls had a blast. Tessa was a dare devil and had a snake around her neck. She carried him for a while and then passed it on to her Daddy. I guess her Daddy doesn't like snakes:).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coming Home

I work 5 days out of the week and I am blessed that my job allows me to work from 8 to 2 everyday. When I get home I am so excited to hear the words "Mommy!" I then get two little girls running up to me to give me the sweetest hugs you can ever imagine.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting Gas

Costco has to be my favorite store.  I love going there and the girls like to go too because they always get snacks from the demo ladies.  Tessa and Sienna are here waiting for Mommy as she is pumping gas.  They are singing their A B C's.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Saying Goodbye

I hate saying good-bye. We had such a great time this past weekend. It was much too short. Tessa as some of you know hates saying good-bye too. So instead she just ignores you and either walks away and plays with something else or hides by her Daddy to avoid it. I don't blame her. I will miss my friend as I know the girls will miss theirs. Ciao Gina, Bella and Mia we will see you soon.