Tressa’s 7th Birthday Interview

See her earlier interviews here.

Favorite food? Banana split.

Favorite drink? Grape juice.

Favorite cartoon? Spongebob Squarepants

Favorite cartoon character? Patrick, because he is really weird.

Favorite movie? Lalaloopsy

Favorite animal? Penguins!

Favorite toy? My new Chelsea doll

Favorite color? Light blue.

Favorite letter? T

Favorite number? 7

Favorite story? Hello Kitty ones.

Favorite song? Telephone by Lady Gaga

Favorite game? The Game of Life

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite day? Saturday, so we can have family time.

Favorite season? Summer.

Favorite scent? Cake.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know yet.

Do you have a boyfriend? Yes. His name is Dennis.

What is your favorite thing in school? Recess.

What is your least favorite thing in school? Shurley English because all we learn is baby-ish stuff.

Who is your best friend? Alyssa and Desiree.

What is something you want to learn or do this year? Learn more about penguins.

What is your favorite memory from age 6? Spending time with family.

Describe yourself in three words. Artistic, cute and funny.

If Mommy and Daddy gave you $100, what would you do with it? Buy all the things I like.

If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? Hannah Montana because I like all her songs.

What is something that you learned this year? About butterflies. They’re really good fliers and some camouflage to stay safe.

What life lesson did you learn? Keep my attitude straight.

Hobbies? Reading.

What do you want to improve about yourself? I don’t know.

How many children do you want to have when you grow up? 5

Are you going to get married? Yes.

Next we asked how much she thought certain things cost.

Gallon of gas? $60.00

Gallon of milk? $56.00

Loaf of bread? $40.00

Car? $120.00

House? $600.00

Stamp? $40.00


Happy Birthday Tressa

My dearest Tressa, you are seven, going on thirty years old!

You weigh 48.4 pounds and are 49 Β½” (4ft. Β½in.) tall. You wear a size 13 shoe and a 6 pant and shirt.

You are definitely one of the most silly seven-year old’s I know! You fart without shame, you know how to laugh at yourself and you make everything a game. You are almost always laughing or making up a joke to make someone else laugh. Even being this playful, funny little girl, you are still a softy at heart. Your feelings are easily hurt and you are always the first to lend a shoulder to someone who is feeling down. Now here’s the tricky part, if I didn’t live with you every day, you’d never know it! Lol You can be such a brat! You definitely don’t like not getting your way and you and your brother fight like enemies! Always calling one another names and beating each other up! I’m basically just the referee.

This year you were Terrific Kid in your class twice! And you were a straight A student! You rock! You lost your library books weekly, so you never made your AR goals. We even ended up paying for two books that you lost this year. :/

There is never a dull moment when you are around! I love that so much about you! Thanks for being an awesome kiddo!

Mommy and Daddy love you so! Happy birthday Tootie!

Mother Of The Year Award Goes To…

Picture it, Sicily 1948… Haha! I know… I’m just so hilarious!

Seriously though. It’s Friday morning (today). School picture day. I wake the kiddos up about an hour earlier to get ready so we have time for hair curling, etc. Tressa comes into my room, throws herself on my bed and starts complaining about her tummy hurting and feeling like she’s going to throw up. I’m instantly irritated.

Back story: Both of the girls have gone to the nurse 5 times since school started and tried to come home early. The second you pick them up from school, they’re suddenly no longer sick, they’re running all over the place and they want McDonald’s or ice cream. So frustrating! So the last time we told the nurse if they were not throwing up or running a fever, to send them back to class. So she did. They apparently got the hint and have not gone to the nurse since. So then they started trying the, ‘let’s pretend we’re sick when mom wakes us up for school’ plan, but it’s not been successful. So that has ceased also.

Back to this morning: I told Tressa, “Today is not the day to be playing games. It’s picture day. Now get dressed, get your teeth brushed and come in here so I can fix your hair.” She whined, but did what she was told. I figured maybe she was just hungry since she had not eaten her dinner last night because “It was gross.” she said. I gave her something to eat. She ate fine, but was still complaining.

I curled her hair and she started making the gag… You know the one. So I reached for the trash can and had her sit down. Now I feel like total crap for not believing she was not feeling well.

Amaya is dressed and ready for me to fix her hair. I start curling it and after about five minutes she leans forward and starts crying. (I figured this was the ‘Tressa gets to stay home, so I’m going to pretend to be sick and stay home too’ plan) I threw down the comb and told her that if she was going to pretend to be sick she could stay home, but she would be in bed after she did a number of chores and on top of that she would be grounded for a week. She threw a fit. I threw a fit.

I fixed Joseph’s hair and took him to the bus stop while I made Amaya clean her bedroom.

The girls’ bedroom is clean and I call in to work. Both girls are asleep. 20 minutes later Amaya wakes up crying and vomits everywhere!

I…AM…THE…WORST…MOTHER…EVER!!! How come I didn’t believe her when she said she was sick? Not to mention, I punished her and said all these mean things. 😦

I apologized like crazy. I held her and I cried for feeling like I failed her somehow. What if later she fears telling me something because she thinks I will not believe her or thinks that I will freak out on her? I’m flashing forward to her preteen and teen years and it doesn’t look good if she fears coming to me for anything. *sigh*

Hope everyone else is having a better Friday than I.


-Super sad mommy.



Tressa’s 6th Birthday Interview

If you’re curious go check out her previous birthday interviews here. I’ve just given the short and sweet answers here. If you want to hear their full interview and see how they answered, I’ve added the video below. Bloopers and outtakes too. πŸ™‚

  1. Favorite food? Pizza
  2. Favorite drink?Β  Fanta with blue coconut
  3. Favorite cartoon? Spongebob
  4. Favorite cartoon character? iCarly
  5. Favorite movie? Bratz BFF
  6. Favorite animal? Penguin
  7. Favorite toy? Pink piggy bank
  8. Favorite color? Rainbow
  9. Favorite letter? S
  10. Favorite number? 6
  11. Favorite story? Junie B. Jones Has A Monster Under Her Bead
  12. Favorite song? Two is better than one
  13. Favorite game? Candyland
  14. Favorite holiday? Halloween
  15. Favorite day? Sunday
  16. Favorite season? Fall
  17. Favorite scent? Chocolate chip cookies
  18. What do you want to be when you grow up? Cheerleader
  19. Do you have a boyfriend? Yes, Anthony
  20. What is your favorite thing in school? Having popsicles
  21. What is your least favorite thing in school? Putting my head down
  22. Who is your best friend? Kailah and Michelle
  23. What is something you want to learn or do this year? Cursive and about space
  24. What is your favorite memory from age five? Going to visit Auntie Becca and Uncle Chad at Nana and Papa’s
  25. Describe yourself in three words? Gorgeous, I want to be a princess, I like playing with my friends
  26. If Mommy and Daddy gave you $100, what would you do with it? Save it to go to Disney World.

Watch in HD! The quality is so much better!

Watch the bloopers and outtakes too!

Dear Tressa

Today you are six. You are a ‘big kid’. When will you listen and stop growing up already?!

You weigh 42.4lbs and are 46 Β½” (3′ 10 Β½”) tall. You have grown exactly two inches and 2.4 pounds since last year. You wear a size 6 pant and shirt and a size 12 Β½ shoe.

You are still a thumb-sucking junkie. Not quite sure how we’re going to break that habit before you start losing your baby teeth. You have finally gotten over the fear of starting off on your bike without help. You ride that bike like a champ now. Fearless and able to look up from the ground. Lol

You love talking to yourself. Before your showers, you spend a good 15 minutes looking at and talking to yourself in the mirror. It’s hilarious! Speaking of, I got some pretty funny video of you when you didn’t know I was recording this morning. I can’t wait to share it with the world! Haha!

You have found a love for Justin Bieber. You are practically obsessed with him. You even asked if I knew where he lived so I could take you there. Sorry kiddo. You’re grounded from boys for life!

You are always saying the silliest things that just make me laugh so much. You’re definitely a little goofball. Right now you love telling people to “quit being a butler.”, which I assume is your safe word for butthead. You also love the word duh! There is almost never a span of more than 15 minutes that you go without complimenting someone or telling them how much you love them. You are just the sweetest little lovebug of a child ever.

Happy birthday little lovebug.



Mommy & Daddy

Mother’s Day & Random Updates

Mother’s Day was amazing! Jonathan and the kiddos are always so great. I got the cutest card of life from Jonathan and the most adorable owl trinkets and cards and lovin’s from my babies.

Jonathan has always treated me like a queen. He has always, always made sure that he makes my day special in some shape or form. He’ll make trips to the store after working all day, he’ll rub my feet, do the dishes, laundry, and all the things many women wish their men did (Yeah, I was totally bragging there!). All just because. He is amazing on so many levels. And I hate that I cannot be mad at him for more than two seconds. πŸ˜›

Mother’s Day was no different. We had a great day of laziness, Skyrim playing, Netflix watching and chocolate devouring. The kiddos made the cutest little things at school and they made sure to give me a million hugs and kisses and tell me how I was the bestest mommy ever! I love my family so much. I am truly blessed.

How was your Mother’s Day?


And for some random updates…

I have officially scheduled my tests for state licensing! It’s getting so much more real now! Eek! I am scheduled to take my practical test on June 9th and my written test June 22nd. So wish me luck guys! I’m so freaking nervous it’s sickening! I have never been so nervous about anything. Bleh!

I have applied to a handful of places. I received a call to set up an interview, but the only place they had an opening for was too far of a drive away, so unfortunately I had to turn it down. Next week I will be taking in my resume’s and speaking to some managers. So keep your fingers crossed for me on that too!

Tomorrow is the kiddos last day of school. I cannot believe how quickly it has all gone! The girls will have their kindergarten program tomorrow morning. They’re mostly excited about wearing their new outfits for it. Lol

Joseph has been a handful as of late. I am looking into pediatricians that can refer us to some help. He saw a therapist while he was in preschool and that seemed to help him a lot with just day-to-day activities, so I’m hoping that we’ll find something that works. He needs it and I need some sanity!

I was really hoping that this was going to be our BFP month, but AF came late last night. So back to the beginning.

Hope everyone is doing well. I’ll try better to keep everyone posted.

Lot’s of love!

What They Wish To Do

The kiddos are on spring break until the 9th. I asked them to write the things that they would like to do while on the break so that we were not watching tv all day, every day. This is what they came up with.


  • Have a sleepover.
  • Play Clue.
  • Play the Xbox.
  • Play the Wii.
  • Go to Kangarooz.
  • Play Yahtzee.
  • Go to the park.
  • Play on the computer.
  • Play on the iPod.
  • Play on your phone.
  • Play Candy Land.
  • Play kickball.


  • Play pin the tail on the donkey.
  • Have a pretend sleepover.
  • Play ring around the rosy at the beach.
  • Get a baby.
  • Go to the park.
  • Have a tea party at the beach.
  • Celebrate Joseph’s birthday.


  • Pin the tail on the donkey.
  • Have a pretend sleepover.
  • Have a great big party.
  • Hang out with just the girls.
  • Go to Nana and Papa’s.
  • Build a fort and have a club.
  • Have a dance party.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Play outside.

So we’ve got lots to do!

We have already done a few things and they have had a day at the park with just daddy and they loved it! I’m pretty sure they’re getting sick and tired of each other already. They have fought nonstop for the last two days. Every day somebody is the meanest brother or sister ever and they will not be friends with each other anymore. Five minutes later, they never ever said that. Lol There have been a lot of time outs and talks about what is nice and good behavior and explaining that just because it’s spring break doesn’t mean your teeth do not have to be brushed and chores don’t have to be done. They aren’t too fond of those rules!

Side story!

Yesterday Amaya walked into the bathroom while I was taking my OPK and asked what I was doing and what I was dipping my “stick” into. I told her that I was dipping it into my pee and she got all kinds of grossed out. Lol THEN came the questions… How did you get your pee in the cup? Does it smell like pee even if it’s not in the toilet? Why do you dip the stick in? What are those lines? It was too funny. I then told her I was testing to see when my egg would be ready for baby making and she lit up! She said, “Oh cool! I hope we get a baby tomorrow because I can mark that off my list! Yay!”

These children are too much!

Happy spring break everyone! Wish us luck in keeping sane until Tuesday when the kiddos are back in school and of course good luck for our TTCing!