Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Birthday parties and life lately

Life has been pretty busy and hectic lately and with Christmas coming at rapid speed it is not showing any signs of letting up. I like it busy but I must say, it's crazy with 4 kids and a schedule full of activities. I have no doubt that we will have to slow things down a bit after the holidays.

Do you guys remember when I shared my Jbird's speech delay issue in this post? Well, it's been a crazy roller coaster ride and I plan to do a full blog post about it. However, he has made so many great progress that I can't even contain my excitement. My baby is talking you guys, like really talking and expressing himself and everything using words. He has responded well to therapy and he is now not only a talker but he is also doing well with his social interaction with other kids and adults.

I want to scream for joy and yell it on every roof top because I am just so freaking happy. Jbird is really into his alphabet and spelling words lately. I made these videos of him in action. I am so proud of this kid. We still have a long way to go but I just want to celebrate how far we've come. Pardon me while I gloat today, tomorrow we will be back to our regular schedule.

Check out my Jbird spelling a bunch of words all by himself, eeeeek.
I always tell Jbird that he has to teach his brother Bean about the alphabet. Next thing I know he is on the stairs telling him about letters. I of course grabbed the camera and asked him to do it again
Anyway, back to the crazy activities of our past weekends. Three weekends ago, we had 3 events in one day, seriously. Two of them included the kids and one was just an ugly sweater party for the adults. The first kid's birthday was a beautiful afternoon tea party. I am telling you, my friend went all out on the d├ęcor for her daughter's 4th birthday. You guys, I took some serious notes ;)

I mean look a this set up for the kids
My mom and my baby girl learning about all the girly things. I love this pic so much
My mom and the kids chilling with the birthday girl. Look at that tutu, I am so going to be that mom
Me and my brood, I am so lucky to call these awesome kids mine. Baby girl and I will be wearing matching bows for the rest of our lives (or at least for as long as she lets me). Look at my smiling Tman, that kid is so grown now. Don't mind Jbird and Bean, they were too busy doing their own thing
I am so lucky to have my mom by my side. She makes raising these kids such a breeze
Everything is so much easier and fun with this crew. Are you amaze at how big my baby girl look in this picture like I am, twining with my mini me
My mom joined the kids at their table for snack
They had some face painting activities going on and my little Tiger got his face painted
After that birthday party, we went to another party. Hubby joined us at that party
The boys were loving the ball pit. Check out Tman being a loving brother to his sister
After the second party, we took the boys home and left them there with my mom while we went to the ugly Christmas sweater extravaganza. It was a busy day for sure but you know we love to be busy all the time.

The weekend after that we only had 2 parties in one day :). The first was my cousin's baby shower. She is expecting her first child and it was great cause for celebration. My mom and I took baby girl to the shower while hubby stayed at home with the boys

Check out my cousin with her adorable bump. Matching bows with my baby girl what up :)
Baby girl was the life of the party chilling with my mom and uncle
Well hello there princess, I am loving all the pink

My current favorite pic of my momma with my baby girl, twins :)

Goofing off with the pregnant girl. It's hard to believe that this was me less than 6 months ago
After the baby shower we went over to my BFF L for our usual family dinner. L and I were reminiscing about the good old days and couldn't believe that we met 17 years ago in our freshman computer science class. 17 years you guys, insane
The discussions were intense, the food was good and the company amazing as always
L's husband chilling with baby girl, he was a total baby whisperer and I am so in love with those cheeks on my baby girl
My boys played peacefully in the playroom for a bit. This was such a beautiful sight. Just so you know, they completely destroyed that room by the time we were done with dinner :)
Our life has been so hectic lately but it all comes with the territory when you are a social butterfly :). It also doesn't help that we love spending time with our family and friends. The days might be long but the years are short. I love that we still find the strength to take the kids place and hang out with our friends.


  1. So happy about J-Bird's improvement! So, so awesome! You go, J-Bird!!

    I love how you keep busy too! This sentence "The days might be long but the years are short" rings so true.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebration!

  2. Thats great new about Jbird. Upward movements all the time. Emilia looks like such a princess.