Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It is hard to believe he is growing up so fast! Here is Diego learning how to ski. He was so excited! His teacher was from Brazil and he is still talking about him. He skiied on Christmas Eve, a perfect event to wear him out before Christmas. He decided that he wanted skis and ski sticks for Christmas. Hopefully we will go again this year but only time will tell.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gotta love the black and white photo booth!

Diego and I had a fun filled yesterday! We went to Mariah Peapealalo's baptism, then Lynn invited us to go ice skating at the park. We ended the day at Kmart to capture our fun in the photo booth! Gotta love the 1970's photo booth at Kmart that still works!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Star Wars Dream Come True!!!

All of Diego's Star Wars dreams came true today! As part of a Toys for Tots drive our local toystore, Magical Moon, invited some Star Wars characters to take pictures with the kids. All the money donated went to children in need. We were glad to support the cause and Diego was amazed to meet Darth Vader, Darth Mal, Storm Troopers, and Anikan Skywalker. There were others present but his mom doesn't know their names. At first he was scared to death and said, "Mom, it's ok, I can see them from here. We can go now. " Then I offered to be in the photo. You think that mom would have made it ok but it was Darth Vader that calmed Diego's fears. As Darth Vader noticed Diego clinging onto me for dear life he waved at him. Then I said Diego Darth Vader is waving, wave back. So he did. It didn't stop there. Darth Vader made his way through the crowd and came up to Diego and gave him 5. Diego was thrilled and said, "Mom, he is a nice guy!" It was life changing and Diego pressed forward through the line and had his picture taken. He is still talking about it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

All I Want for Christmas . . .

Tonight was our ward Christmas party. Diego and I were patiently awaiting our turn to meet with Santa Claus. I asked him what he was going to ask Santa for. Of course, his answer was Star Wars. Then he wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas. He thought maybe I would want a Barbie doll or maybe Cinderella. I told him that all I wanted was to be happy. He asked, "Well, mom, how are you going to get me in christmas box? I am too big." He truly is my happiness! I love his guts!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Diego Discovers Finger Painting!

Diego got an artist easel for his birthday and he has enjoyed creating various art projects. Recently he has discovered the joy of finger painting. For awhile it was all he wanted to do. As soon as he got up in the morning he would ask if he could finger paint right when he got home from school. He is quite the budding artist.

He has found that finger painting is a great way to practice the letters that he is learning at school. He recognizes the letter B for Batman, J for Joker, R for Robin, T for Two Face, C for Catwoman, J for Jedi, Y for Yoda, S for Stormtrooper, and D for Darth Vader and Diego. As you can tell he loves everything Batman and Star Wars. He is doing great with recognizing the letters and their sounds and also writing them. Go Diego Go!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

What can I say . . . I am a genius

Well, I like to cook and bake and usually Sunday is the only day that I do that. Today for dinner I went with Sesame Honey Butter chicken. It turned out great! Diego loved it and so did I. As the chicken was cooking in the oven some drippings spilled on the burner and made the house stink a little. So, after Diego was in bed I thought I would surprise him by making peanut butter cookies. (it would serve a double purpose because I was trying to rid my house of the smell.) So I put the cookies in the oven and went about my life. Little did I realize that I did not pay attention to the fact that the oven was set on broil still from dinner. I caught the cookies on fire and my house immediately filled with smoke. Diego was sleeping and surprisingly slept through the smoke detector and the funky smell. I am now freezing my toucous off trying to rid my house of smoke while the burning cookies are on the porch. So much for a lovely smell in my home. Oh well, I thought somebody might get a kick out of it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008