Thursday, July 21, 2011
Here are a few pictures from our wedding day July 21,2001.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Rabu you are the BEST daddy to these girls. They love you so much! You are exactly what we need for our family! You make us laugh, you make our family fun, and you cover us as a father should. Thank you for being an amazing man, a wonderful example to your daughters and the best daddy I could ever wish for to our children. We love you, happy father's day!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Lexi was wanting to keep something a secret from daddy, so daddy tells her, "baby, we don't have secrets with family." Later that day Rabu was leaving to go somewhere and he says to Lexi, I will bring you back a surprise. Lexi asked what the surprise was and he said, "I can't tell you." She sweetly responds, "no secrets daddy." You never really know what is going to stick, this apparently did.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Today was Lexi's first dance recital. She has been taking dance with Tippi Toes since last August. She has really enjoyed her dance class and loves doing the dances for us. So we bought the costume and dance shoes for her recital.
Today we were getting dressed for the recital and BOOM...total. melt. down. "Mommy, I don't want to go to my 'cital. I don't want to dance. I don't want to be cute." Oh ok... breathe Kyna, what do we do...
option one...go all "toddlers in tiaras" on her and make her do it tears and all....
option two...calm her down and with my best negotiating skills talk her into performing...
option three...let daddy handle it.
Option one...Um No, not my style.
Option two...this did not work...I needed a professional negotiator to get her to budge
Option three... ah yes...daddy to the rescue.
He took Lexi over to her staging area with all the other girls from her dance class. Tried his best to get her to dance. The recital started and I did not see them. I did not know if she was going to dance or not. Then her group came out. No Lexi...sigh...oh well.
Later Lexi and Daddy came bopping out from behind stage and Lexi looked so happy. Come to find out she and Daddy had been handing candy out to the dancers as they came off stage and telling them good job. She was happy as a clam just celebrating those who danced, she had no need to dance herself. Rabu said it was such a joy to watch her celebrating her friends. Better than watching her do any dance. I could not be more proud!
Love you Lexi our little dancer-encourager :)
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Part of finding our normal life again is meal planning. I did pretty good sticking to a meal plan through busy season until the last couple of weeks. Survival...that was the goal! I am heading to the grocery stores in the morning and here is what is on the menu for the Leyvas this week.
Saturday: Chicken Ropa Vieja with fiesta rice (skinnytaste.com)
Sunday: Golden Chicken and Potatoes (myrecipes.com)
Monday: Chicken Enchiladas (skinnytaste.com)
Tuesday: FFYS (fend for yourself, in my case fend for yourself and three little ones too!)
Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice (skinnytaste.com)
Thursday: Beef and snow peas (the pioneerwoman.com)
Friday: Pork Carnitas with avocado, rice and black beans (skinnytaste.com)I will be saving part of the Chicken Ropa Vieja to fill the chicken enchiladas for Monday. I will prep the enchiladas on Sunday and refrigerate so that all I have to do on Monday is put them in the oven to heat up.
Another thing that is great about all these meals are that they are "lower point" meals. With busy season over, I no longer have an excuse to not lose this baby weight. Hello waggon, nice to see you again, may I jump aboard! I am doing weight watchers and a weight loss challenge at work. I am trying to make sure we are making lifestyle changes, and not do a diet.
So here's to God helping us through the busiest season of our year!
I have yet to reclaim my home completely, but like I said we are emerging SLOWLY! :)
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I wanted to share the meal plan for the week. I have linked to Gina's site before but thanks to her I now have a weeks worth of meals that I am excited to make.
Here we go:
Sunday : Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork
Monday: Turkey Chili Taco Soup
Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Wednesday: Pork Chops w/ Mushrooms
Thursday: Santa Fe Chicken
Saturday: Frozen Pizza or something like that
Lets see how this goes...
Its only two months...we can do this!