at her desk, she picked up in front by the teacher- notice this summer she got her ears pierced and a cute short hair cut
Malaki's first day- he has to take a big back pack for the change of clothes, not quite done with the potty training part. Olivia started the first grade this school year and Malaki started pre-school. Olivia goes from 7-45 to 2-:45 and Malaki goes to two different pre-schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He goes from 9:30 to 12:30 with our co-op with friends and then from 1 to 2:30 he's in a preschool that is helping him with his speech. Tuesdays and Thursdays are very busy days in our house.
Malaki turned 3 in August and I'm just now getting around to writing about it. He loves trucks, so we had a construction party! My primary colors were, yellow, green and orange.
3 things I love about Malaki... 1-the sparkle in his eye and he's always sweet but mischievous. 2-loves his family- is very good about sharing with sister (sometimes, most of the time). 3-He has worked very hard to be kind to everyone
Ok... I have to toot my own horn. I've been seeing candy bars everywhere online and I've been dying to do one, so for Olivia's birthday when she asked for a Unicorn party and I turned it into a movie party... what's the best food for a movie? Candy and popcorn... my dream came true. Menu: jello popcorn candy, lots of candy water- made labels to match the theme Super cute cake made by my friend Natalie Unicorn horns (sugar cones dipped in white chocolate) Rainbow cupcakes... just so I can make rainbows, it was harder then it looks and I'm glad that I had other cake.
Activities: face painting pin the horn on the unicorn decorate your goodie box (rainbow take out boxes) watched "The Last Unicorn"... a little more weird then I remembered but they watched it Unicorn bottlecap necklaces
I saw these and wanted to make them but it just wasn't working out and did you read that I was running around crazy....
so they ended up looking like these.... I'm happy with the result. I bought frames, had some cute scrapbook paper on hand and used my trusty Cricut (love this machine) and here you go... (I did two because Olivia's teacher has been out on maternity leave for the last 6 weeks. Very within my budget : )
Olivia turned 6 this week and with school ending also, made for a very busy week for me! Tuesday was her actual birthday and it started with her choice for breakfast and Tomas, Malaki and I had lunch with her at school, she thinks that only Sonic can be brought in, so that is what she requested. I later brought cupcakes to the classroom for her to share with her classmates. We also made little goodie bags for the kids and handed them out as they left the class. After school she opened family presents and she got a scooter. I had picked the Thursday (June 2nd) as her friend party because it was going to be an early day and I figured that kindergarten graduation and class party would be the last day, boy was I wrong... today turned into the busiest day ever! And of course, I was rushing around last minute for the party and making teacher appreciation gifts too boot! 6 things I love about Olivia.... 1. Her smile 2. She has the greatest memory 3. She kind and loving to her brother (even when he's not) 4. She is a ray of sunshine 5. She loves animals and everyone... she always finds a friend 6. She loves to cuddle Olivia and her class
We're the Mendoza's; Tomas, Kari, Olivia and Malaki. We are recent California transplants to the GREAT state of Texas! We miss California but we are growing to love Texas too. We hope that with this blog, we will be able to share our life in Texas with our loved ones back in California and beyond........