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Hi everyone, thank you for visiting my blog! Let me tell you a bit about myself. First I'm a wife then a mother of two (a 5 & 1yr old). I love to share my experiences, thoughts, ideas, questions really just about everything, lol! I want to be a positive motivation by sharing what I go through. You never know what I'll post, believe me, sometimes I blow my own mind. Having children = never a dull moment. Through it all I try to take one day at time remembering to keep breathing through it all :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My daddy is 6!!!!

  Yesterday my daddy turned 6 and we went all out! OK, not really but as much as we could.

Saturday came and left, needless to say I'm glad! Party planning was done in about a 2 week time frame due to my son changing his mind. He wanted Sonic the Hedgehog but when we explained he may not get Sonic toys he decided to change it to Lego Spiderman.  That left me with about 2 weeks before the party which was ok but finding decorations, invitation and games is what got me.

Here are a few pics;
Cake I made. A few boo boo's but the birthday boy loved it!!

1st game, Guess how many Legos are in the jar.
Spiderman Dart game


Ring Toss

Spiderman catching bad guys. He had to turn them good.
PINATA!! What's a party with no piñata? The chairs in the background were part of another game. I have no pic of that one though :( Only a video but its 2 min and shows all the kids.
Most of the ideas came from Pintrest which I'm addicted too! (Guilty pleasure, lol) We also took him out the Rainforest Café yesterday and give him his gift. He had a blast so it was worth it. He's such a great kid that we had to do what we could. We use to buy him toys just for the fun of it but that has stopped and either child gets things unless its a birthday or Christmas. My son is in dual language and Aspire classes so why not reward him? He doesn't have chores that he gets an allowance from doing them and besides telling him we're proud of him and taking him out to Mc'D's or buying a Dollar Store toy he gets nothing. It's his "Job" to do well in school but just as an adult wants to feel appreciated for what they do I'm doing it for my son! Your Birthday only comes around once a year and it's nothing but a Blessing from God to have survived.  There are many parents that lose children at an early age so every year you have is a time to give praise to God and rejoice! We were blessed to have family and friends to help celebrate and truly grateful for the sacrifices they made.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daddy's birthday week... racing aginst the clock

   This weeks goals are strictly based on my son's birthday party... 

   I still have many things to do it and a short period to do it in. Normally we don't go all out for his party but this year turning 6 and being in school we decided to try to do what we can. We are having it at a park but this year I have games planned and I hoping to be able to make his cake and cupcakes. He's had a cough since last week but this weekend it came back a little strong. He's thrown up Sunday and yesterday and has had a fever yesterday and today. This isn't what I expected especially this week! I was hoping to get a few things done this weekend but Saturday was a pure run around. Sunday we took the kids to see Thomas; Day out with Thomas! And, there went my weekend.
Now it's rush against the clock; why do I do this with everything I do? Can anyone answer that? Lol. It's ok, you don't have too. My daddy went to the doctor yesterday and he has an upper respiratory      infection so he stayed home yesterday and today. This needs to get out of his system now! We have a field trip to attend on Friday and his party on Saturday, really this is just not the week for any of this.
  I've been trying to do my 'Spring cleaning' since people are coming.  You know I'm not the only one that does this, lol. You know you do the same thing. Sometimes you need that push to make you do the things that you put off. Wait I just openly said I'm a procrastinator, ahhhh! I can't believe I just did that. Oh well, I'm imperfect and this blog is about me being me so there you have it. Back tpo my goals though.....

1) Get goody bags done by tomorrow (Wednesday)
2) Fill piñata (Wednesday)
3) Start Baking(Thursday)
4) Go shopping for paper products (Thursday)
5) Go shopping for food (Thursday)
6) Buy a gift for birthday party on Sunday. (ok, this is going to have to wait until Sunday)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Goal Time wk of April 13th...

Getting back on this goal things, so here we go...

This week
1) Go to the gym 4x this week. ( I made it out today even in the rain)
2) Make goodie bags for daddy's birthday
3) Walk to get son 2X this week ( if weather permits)
4) Look up ways to work on my little ones discipline!! (this is a must)

1) Add 3 people to our Herbalife Team!

Last week I only made it to the gym twice, boooo. I did make it to the park and got a few ideas going for set up, woo hoo. I got invitations completed on Friday and they were sent out with the kids today so now wait on RSVP's. I washed, folded and put a few loads since Friday. Now that one was amazing, lol!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Getting back to my goals....

   Goal setting was put on the back burning for a while all I was trying to do was getting ready to run my first 5k! Which I accomplished, very proud of myself by the way. I'll write about it and post a few pics :)  I usually have weekly, monthly, & yearly goals but I'm not always going to do them this way anymore. Everyday is a new day and we have the same 24 hours to accomplish what ever it is we need to do.  That's really what are goals are, our personal to do list that sometimes we complete and other times we don't!

So here we go:

April goals:
1) Get through the month, lol.
2) Push myself when I don't want to give it anymore

Make it to the gym 2 more times this week
Finish planning my daddy's 6th Birthday. ( I'd like to skip this one!)
Go to the park to figure out set up ( part of the top one)
Make it back to the grocery store
Get a new cell phone

Get invitations done so they can be sent to school with daddy on Friday.
Make it to the library
Wash a load of clothes

Next month is my birthday and I've already set my eye on a gift, it's a personal health goal. This is part of my month goals that will roll into next month as well. I have about a month in half so if I want it I can get it but it won't be easy!

Any special goal/ goals you have right now?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    I watched this video on Facebook regarding teachers and I just had to give my two sense.
So now on to the video:

   The punishment for this is unreal. I agree with them should they be let go, yes I agree. We can judge them all we want but we have no idea what was going on. Here are a few things I thought of that can effect them. Now this is strictly based on my opinion.
   I'm not an expert in the education system but from what I see I think a few changes can be done. Example, my son is in the duel language program which we wanted him to get in but we've been to the meetings regarding the program and I still question a few things. From the beginning we were explained understanding Spanish wasn't the priority but for them to read and they would catch on. Well needless to say my son hasn't really " caught on"! To me this is a problem since it does reflect his report card. They advised to not worry about the grade because a second language is not easy to learn, I agree. He has reached the level required for the class so I don't necessarily stress about it but I've taken it into my own hands.
   Now our school isn't in a poverty area and it's a good district but there are problems. Every school does! All the kids have their own IPads in class, huh, I don't even remember seeing a computer in any of my elementary classes. He knows how to download apps and he has Skyped with other elementary kids in another state. Now a days we have to have some tech knowledge so him learning it in Kinder I like. I'd enjoying more paper & pencil time instead of using IPads. He did make and edit a video on his IPad which I thought was the coolest thing. That's right up his ally so I loved he has able to experience that at such an early age. Honestly even though it's nice for him to experience these things, are the necessary? I've spoken with other moms and their kids don't have IPad's in class and they are doing just fine! If I remember correctly one of the moms that's in the same district her child doesn't have a IPad to use. So could IPad time be time used to learn something in a different way. Like teaching kids in a different manner? Not all the kids learn the same and what if this was a situation these teachers were going through? I don't know what grade level these teachers are at but Pre- K and Kinder set the level for a child. I know a teacher at the high school level that has to go down to junior high level because kids are being pushed through.
    On to Social Media! Teachers are keeping up with their social media accounts and of course I want to see everything I can since I can't be in class with him but..... This can be a bit much for teachers to do. Do we even want to talk about their schedule? I joined the PTA so I've seen first hand the hours some teachers put in and I don't see how they do it sometimes. Don't have a weather day cause then you have to make it up. Really, why? Why can't teachers and students just have an extra day off? If the students fail because the had a couple of snow days then we need to evaluate the circular! Not all the teachers are the same,some will give more then others. These teachers could have felt overwhelmed for a number of reason! What about issues with parents, misbehaved kids and their own personal training they are required to do. Are these not topics to consider?
   Let's not even talk about the race issue with this video either, that's a whole other topic that I don't want to get on!
   With all this being said we don't know why this is going on but like in everything else there is always room for improvement! School districts need to consider what parents, teachers & school staff say about the everyday process. We also need to not always point to the teacher or school district but also look at the parents. We are a vital role in kids life and we must also stand up and take responsibility! My son is going to be 6 in about 2 weeks and he is in dual language class, gifted and talented and can read at almost a 2nd grade year in half grade level! Please don't take it as me gloating, I say it because before we had kids we knew our goal was for me to stay home with our kids. I have put in time with my son and this is why he is excelling in school. In Spanish it was, " Mom I need you to come to Spanish class because I don't understand." To " Mom that means ____." This is just from a few days making that second effort with him and trusting in God that he will begin to understand and absorb all he is learning. If these teachers get jail time for changing answers then they must speak out for the why's on their reasons and changes need to be made.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I've been gone but I'm back

    Wooo! It's been a while since I've been on here but everything should get better from here. I've had internet problems then computer problems and we just got everything resolved yesterday so I need to get back to blogging, I've missed it. We all blog for our own personal reasons but this has helped me more then anything. I gives me a voice in it's own way. I'm ready to get start motivating and inspiring in my way! Please email with any questions or topics, can't wait for those emails to begin pouring in....