Thursday, February 21, 2013


got this from lia yesterday. all I could say (in my head) was WHY? 4th grade seems a bit early but i remember a friend got her period in 4th grade. i guess it's because lia is so tiny, she seems SO FAR from puberty.

i told her that she's not supposed to giggle or say things like yuck during the presentation. i told her she could ask me questions afterwards.

this morning, i googled the video. i found one on vimeo, hoping it's the same one she'll watch. as i watched it, i found myself feeling sorry for her, that she would have to go through the horrific change into womanhood. so sad, i just hope puberty will wait until later for her, much later.

Monday, February 18, 2013

sd natural history museum

(picture taken by micah)

the kids have been off since friday for presidents' day, but i only had today off. roel had to work today and i wanted to do something fun with the kids. the adventos invited us to the san diego natural history museum. sounded good since they were featuring the history of chocolate.

in all the years i've lived in san diego, which has been most of my life, i don't think i've ever been to this museum.

first group pic attempt:

the kids were excited to see fossils of dinosaurs and other creatures that were 40+ million years old.

love this picture:

went through the chocolate exhibit. of course we were craving chocolate after.


we also watched a short 3d on bugs. then they did some free crafts. i don't know why i didn't get pics of that.

they even had some animals on display like snakes, diving beetles, and stink bugs. the kids loved it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy valentine's day

the kids woke up to their sign and were excited.

we had planned to eat at california pizza kitchen for dinner, but it was so crowded we just ended up ordering our food to go. it ended up being such a nicer dinner that way.

the kids had valentine's for me and roel too. micah's was a wearable valentine that said:
i have a card i want to give you.
please be very careful with it.
the card is Me!
this card represents all the love i feel for you.

then malia and i noticed our names weren't on the card, just dad. he told us there was no more room.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

happy ash wednesday

when are we going to get our ashes? are the ashes dirt? does mine look like a cross? is it still on my forehead?...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

i feel pretty

i had just finished putting on a little makeup and micah was watching me.

me: am i pretty micah?
micah: (nods) a little
me: ok thanks, so who is pretty then, lia?
micah: i am!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

annual physical

annual physicals for the kids just reminds me of how fast they are growing. i used to be carrying my babies to these appointments. now they are just smelly kids from school walking next to me.

i've been reminding them that their flu shot was coming. it was more for malia since she is terrified of shots. i would rather have her going in knowing she's going to get one instead of her being surprised and making a scene at the office.

here's micah getting his BP taken. he's such a good patient.

after they both completed their vitals, vision test, and hearing test, micah had to get his finger pricked to check his iron level. he didn't even flinch. malia was the one covering her eyes and whimpering and she wasn't even tested for that.

the doctor came in and handed me their results. my little malia is seriously tiny. dr garcia said we need to put a layer of fat on her. but otherwise everything looks good.

after they checked out okay, it was time for shots. micah had to get a hepatitis A shot in addition to the flu shot. he volunteered to go first. he had a sad face after the 2nd shot, but no tears. malia was already crying after micah was done. i had to hold her down. i had hoped to get a picture of her to show her how she was, but no luck. i should have had micah take the picture.

and here she is in the car, showing her band aid. i told her reenact it and make a sad face, but she refused. my now happy, healthy, tiny girl.