Sunday, April 15, 2012

Life goes fast!

Too fast... Do you ever just want to stand up and scream STOP !!! Everything STOP! Everyone STOP!!! And just take it in? I feel like I haven't done enough of that lately! There aren't enough hours in the day or days in the week. But. You know how it goes...

We celebrated Sami's 4th birthday this weekend!! Can't believe my little man is four already. (See what I mean about time flying!?)
He was quite excited for this Spiderman cake...

His auntie bought him a spiderman SKATEBOARD! And can we say "EXCITED"?! (I'm thankful she also got him all the safety gear to go with it! Because... lets' face it.. Sami is not a world class skateboarder!) safety first!
I'm also thankful this is how he's starting out. Won't have to worry too much about injuries this way!! ha!

Today was a gorgeous day which the kids spent outside , running, jumping, playing, screaming. Great fun.

I even took some artsy fartsy pictures of Maya!
Don't you just want to eat her up?!!? I do ! I do !

This is just what I mean about time going too fast! I can remember when ALL the kids were this small. And it's fleeting. TOO fleeting. It makes me all emotional and sentimental. Husam can't stand it. He caught me looking at newborn photos this morning and loudly complained! Jesus hun! Look at you!!! I'ts like porn for you! Looking at all those babies!!!! "Aww they are so cute!" I know what's going through your head! Stop looking at them! Next thing I know you'll be pregnant again!"

But I digress... No more babies !!!! I swear!!!! My hands (And my heart) are quite full with four. But I will forever love the baby stage. The first year of their lives is by far my favorite. I'm a caretaker ... It's my nature. I love to be so needed. Perhaps something is wrong with me! ha!

Anyways. I've spent most of the week packing for our DISNEY TRIP! Kids are SO excited to head back (And to see Grandma who will be meeting us there! yay!) But seriously...

Packing for six people...... sucks.... ass.... There is SO much to remember. And need I go into the mountain of laundry I'm going to have to do upon return! UGH! I don't even want to THINK about it!!!! However the smiles the kids will have while we are there are all worth it. It's our very favorite vacation spot!

But the packing. yuck.

I've finished *I think* all four of the kids.. And have only scratched the surface on Husam and I...

Oh. And other big news on the Shahin front? We have decided since it's going to be damm near impossible to sell our house to even pay off what we owe being as we bought at a horrible time, we're going to rent it and buy a new house. A house we love! A house we can fit into ! ! ! When we bought this house we had Nadia. That's it. Just Nadia... (Some of you who've been reading since I was on xanga may remember...)

Anyways. We've outgrown it... It's not awful, we do have 3 bedrooms, but with the four kids we need at LEAST four... So here's to upgrading! We plan on going full steam ahead with this undertaking after we get back from Disney!

I'm actually terrified of the process, I remember buying this house was more stressful than getting married and having kids all rolled into one! And moving!? Let's not even GO there! AHHHH!

Hopefully it will be worth it... Nothing worth it is ever easy right?

That's all that's going on here... I'm not sure if I will be able to blog before I leave for our trip (We are leaving really early am on Friday) So if not, You will hear back from me after our return!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Blown away..

I just finished reading "Bloom" by Kelle Hampton ( And I'm just blown away... I think every mother should read this book. Scratch that! EVERYONE should read this book.

I laughed, cried, and saw a beautiful perspective on accepting things in life...

I'm not nearly as eloquent as the author- so really! Go buy this book! Read it! Be blown away too :-)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a nice Easter :-) Ours went great.. We dyed some eggs, complete with Samirah eating the dye. Fun! Filled those basket up with (Mostly non-candy) goodies! (Yea, I'm no fun like that!) And had an awesome egg hunt which ended in Sami crying because Nadia found the golden egg, and Nadia crying because Sami found the MOST eggs *Sigh* I can't win! *Shakes fist in the air*

It was great though. Those little moments are the ones I LIVE for as a mother! Makes it totally worth it! I even got a FANTASTIC picture of ALL FOUR OF MY KIDS! At once! In the SAME picture!!!! (I know you don't believe it right!?!?!?) Well here is the photographic PROOF!

See!!! I told you!!! Fantastic right?!
Don't get TOO jealous. The 99 pictures I took before this one looked something like this...
Ha! The latter pictures are probably a more accurate representation of daily life around here (Hey I totally feel like crying sometimes too! I actually DID resort to tears to get them to sit for the one nice picture!) But I'd prefer to remember the moments in picture number one.. Those beautiful perfect moments :-) Yup. That picture is going into a frame baby!

So. How was YOUR holiday!?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Getting in shape!

My new motto

"If you really want to do something you make time, if you don't, you make excuses"

And how true is this!?

I'm on my fitness kick. Getting my body back. My tummy is finally flat again (Happy dance!) The weight is falling off and I feel GREAT! Strong, and fit, and WONDERFUL!!

I still have a little ways until I'm completely satisfied, but I remind myself Maya is only 3 months old!

I'm getting there! Go mommy go!