Monday, November 22, 2010

Quote for the day.....

"You remember that guy you went out with in college, Jeffrey Sanders?..."
"Oh yeah."
"I saw him today."
"Gosh what a loser huh?"
"In a Rolls."
"No I meant me."

Life is good....

Big boy David
This past week has been a good one like usual.  It's actually been pretty low key, and we're just getting ready for the holiday coming up this week.  I can't believe that Thanksgiving is going to be here on Thursday already!!!  I swear this year has gone by three times as fast as it normally does.  The other day Kris and I were talking, and we can't believe that already David is going to be eight months in a couple weeks.  He is doing so well with his crawling and he is climbing up on everything and just starting to creep along.  It's going to be a matter of time before he's up and walking, and then I'm really screwed!!  He also is babbling so much it's crazy.  I swear he loves the sound of his own voice, almost as much as I do.  Ethan is growing like a weed too.  He just gets taller and taller.  The other day I had a full on conversation with him, and thought to myself, when did he start speaking in complete sentences???  Seriously?  I can't believe how big he is.  I'm not sure when he changed from a baby to a little boy.  It feels like it just happened overnight!!!  The worst part is is that it's going to keep going faster, and not slow down at all.  The next thing I know he'll be starting kindergarten, and I'll really be depressed!!!

My big boy
On Friday night we took Ethan to see "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Gammage Theater.  David stayed over at Ba's (what my kids call my mom-not sure how Ethan came up with that one) while we went.  Melissa and Jared also took Lily.  It was a lot of fun.  At first Ethan was terrified of the grinch and he wouldn't even look at the stage, but clung to Kris for dear life.  I was thinking to myself there is no way I stood in line for these tickets and he's not going to watch this!  So of course I showed him that the grinch is nice, and finally got him to turn around.  Once he got over it, he loved it!  He kept saying "The grinch is not scary no".  Lily loved it too and was dancing to all the songs.  Afterwards we ate dinner at Jimmy John's.  It was a really fun night out.

Not sure but I couldn't get a smile for the life of me!

No smile might be better than this weird goofy smile though
So it's almost time to get into the Christmas spirit over at the Ontiveros house.  I tried really hard to get Kris to want to put up the tree last night, but of course he shot me down telling me that it was way too early to put it up.  I was bummed, so I put on the movie Elf for me and Ethan to watch.  I swear that is such a funny Christmas movie, we have to watch it a million times during the season.  After the movie was over I told Ethan it was time to get ready to go mimis.  He looked up at the clock with a serious look on his face, pointed at it, and said "mom look it's half o'clock.  Not mimi time yet".  Are you joking me?  Kris and I couldn't contain ourselves and of course how could I send him to bed with that argument?
Ethan just waiting for the bird to come out so he can chase it again.
Dad and David chillin'
David wants to play with the big kids so bad!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote for the day.....

"Drink your milk"
"It's lumpy."
"Then chew it"
Lois and Dewey: Malcolm in the Middle

Who wants S'more?

I can't believe it's already been almost a week since I've been able to log on and write some more! I'm finding I'm getting addicted to wanting to log in my family memories as the week goes on.  I'm really excited to have this to write our family experiences down.  Plus it forces me to take more pictures, which I must admit I've gotten so bad at!!  I swear I had a picture for everything Ethan did when he was born, and poor David gets hardly any taken of him at all!!  

So Monday night our family went over to my parents' house for some Navajo tacos, hot cocoa, and the best part of all s'mores!  They lit up the outdoor fire pit now that the weather has cooled down, and we just hung out for the night!  We also finally had Ethan open all of his presents for his birthday that was back in October...cue worst mother ever for not having his birthday party.  Ethan, if it's 20 years later and  you're reading this...Sorry!  Somehow time got away from me this year!!  The Baraincas joined us so it was extra fun this time.  It was just like old times as Shalene has been apart of the Shelby clan for many many years.  Ethan and Lily had a lot of fun hanging out and playing with Max too.  We can't wait to do it again this winter.  It has become kind of a Shelby thing ever since they moved back from Chicago.

Presents!  Yay!!!  I think the Buzz Spaceship and the Choo Choo overtook all the rest.

Shalene, Jim, and baby Molly

Can I just say I have the cutest boys ever??  So the other day Ethan, David, and I are in the car and the song "Dynamite" comes on the radio.  I'm not sure how Ethan knows the lyrics but he just busts out singing "saying hey oh baby let's go....we gonna light this up like it's dynamite".  I about died.  Of course I turned it up and started singing at the top of my lungs with him.  Last night Kris was in the car with us and the song came on and he jammed out again.  We were dying!  Now every time we get in the car he asks for the dynamite song so he can sing along.  I tell him all the time it's our song.  I love that kid so much!!

I also wanted to include some pictures from when we went to Schnepf Farms this year with the boys.  We had so much fun just walking around and seeing the animals and stuff.  We even did a hayride and played around with some puppies.  I think we are going to have to make it an Ontiveros Family Tradition every year from now on. 
Ethan and David 
David in the stroller as usual

David almost standing by himself!!!

My boys!!!

Ethan and the pumpkins

Only 7 months old and already trying to be like his older brother!
 I just downloaded some pictures from my mom today too of Halloween so here are some of the boys and of course little Miss Lily.  Both boys were vampires this year it was so freaking cute!  The entire night while we were trick or treating Ethan was looking for other kids to play with.  I can't believe how social this kid has turned out to be.  He's a little Stacey that's for sure.  He used to be so shy, but he's really coming out of his shell.  I can't wait to see how David will be at this age!!  Yes I can, don't grow up too fast David!!!!!!
Vampire and cutie Pumpkin!!!

Rar!!  Look at those teeth!!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quote for the day.....

"I don't understand.  All of my life I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's...she's a fish."
Allen Bauer - Splash

Good times

Before I get started on a side note, I just wanted to say that I'm relieved to find out that my mom is fine.  They are pretty sure that she's just having an allergic reaction of some kind and that is why her throat has become swollen.  The doctor said she didn't see anything that looked like a growth of any kind, so she is very confident there is nothing seriously wrong.  They did order some blood work to be done just to make sure, but we're all feeling relief at this point.  It's so amazing how something can send you into panic mode and then turn out to be nothing at all.  It just really gets you thinking when something could potentially be wrong I guess, and that's what starts your brain working into all these scary scenarios.  My mom and I were talking about all of that after her appointment.  We were just saying how scary it is that things can be going so well for some people, and then something happens to change all of that.  It just really got me thinking, and helps you remember how short life on this earth actually is, and how we need to remember to spend our time wisely, and be with our loved ones.
"True friends are always together in spirit"
Anne of Green Gables

Thursday night I got some time away from the kids (thank goodness) and got to go out and get a yogurt with two of my good friends Kisha and Shalene.  Shalene is probably my best friend outside of my sister, and though Kisha and I haven't seen each other in awhile, we were good friends for a long time, and it's always good to see her.  We went out to get a frozen yogurt at good old MFY and just sat and talked for several hours.  We had such a good time we didn't want it to end so we ended up back at my house for another three hours and sat talking until 2:00 AM!!  That was the latest I'd been up in a long time, and it was just so good to sit and talk with girlfriends.  We talked a lot about how fast time had gone by and just fun memories.  It was nice to get out of the "mommy" mode and be myself with people that know me well, other than my husband.  Of course we did end up talking about our kids too, I think that's inevitable when they take up 99% of our lives, and it was fun to compare situations with each other and give advice too.  

It's so fun and weird at the same time to think that 12 years ago we were just hanging out doing our own thing not really knowing where our lives would lead us, and here we are again still friends and in such different places in life than we were back then.  It's just amazing how fast life goes.  I still find it so hard to believe that I started high school over 16 years ago!!!!  Shalene said something that I can totally relate to the other night.  She said I know I'm 31 years old, but I still feel and act like I'm 19.  I feel the same exact way.  I guess that's not a bad thing, it's just weird.  I remember being at girls' camp last year as a stake leader, and thinking man I don't feel like I'm that much older than these girls, but of course I am!!  I just remember being that age like it was yesterday, and really still feel like it wasn't that long ago when it actually was!!  Is that ever going to change, or will I always feel like this?  

Right now I'm battling a really bad cold, so for the past two days I haven't gotten out of my pajamas.  I'm sitting here on the couch while Ethan watches Elmo in Grouchland and David is napping surrounded by balled up Kleenex, smelling like Vicks because it is slathered underneath my nose wishing I could just lay down and sleep for the entire day.  Of course that's not going to happen.  Kris had to work today and won't be home until 5:00 or 6:00 so I'm on Mom Duty.  Business as usual right?  Poor Ethan, this is my second day of being sick, so he's probably getting cabin fever from being inside.  I guess he'll get more candy at lunch to make up for it!  Does that make me a bad mom???  Only time can tell I guess!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Here we go....

Wow, okay so I've never done a blog before, and I always swore I wouldn't be one of "those people" who blog about their lives for all to see....but here I am.  I've been feeling lately like this would be good for me to do, to get some of my feelings out there and just to put some of my life down on paper and really to create a "family journal" so to speak.  I think that some of my thoughts and feelings could be shared by others as well and I think this is something we will really enjoy reading together as a family as time goes on, and that my boys can read and pass on throughout the years!  One of my closest and dearest friends has her blog and she told me that she uses hers as a sort of journal, and then prints it off and binds it at the end of every year so she has it.  Since I no longer keep a journal, I think that is something I should be doing too.  I figure I'm on the computer all the time, and never seem to have time to physically write in a journal every day, so here's a logical solution right?  So if my blog seems a little messy sometimes, sorry that's life right?

So I'm feeling some stress this morning already.  I found out yesterday that my mom, who is truly my best friend in the whole world besides my wonderful husband of course, has been having trouble swallowing.  Of course my sister, my other best friend, and I go into panic mode and start berating her for not having called a doctor sooner.  We finally scare her into making an appointment for first thing this morning.  My mom is not a worrier at all, especially because she's never sick, and is a pretty positive person when it comes to her health.  However, we really scared her and she was a little upset with us I think for pointing out some of the issues.  I'm usually not as concerned as I am at this point.  I was sick about this all night!!  I've been praying nonstop since I found out she made an appointment, and I have such a sick feeling in my stomach I can't think about anything else.  Kris, my wonderful hubby, says I'm "writing the story before it happens", which, let's face it, I do all the time.  I can't help it though.  I'm a worrier and a glass is half empty kind of person most of the time, so it comes with the territory.  Her appointment is this morning, and I'm on pins and needles counting down the hours until she calls me from the car and says it's just her allergies or something else that isn't serious.  

Thinking about all this, all night long because I slept for maybe two and a half hours, has made me really think hard about my mom and my relationship with her.  I just want to say how much I love my mom.  Her life has not been an easy one.  She's had so many hardships in her life, and she has managed to come through fighting, and still manages to be a warm, caring woman, not to mention the best mother in the entire world.  She is my rock, really and truly.  She has always been there for me no matter what, and we've gone through our share of issues as well.  I can only hope to be a mom like her, and I strive to reach that goal daily but don't even come close.  I'm not saying this because I think something is going to happen to her, but more like I need to remember that more often, and tell her too.  I am who I am because of her, and I attribute a lot of my good qualities to her being who she is!!  I love you so much mom!!!  You are an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother!!!!  Thank you for being who you are.