Most of my rants and ravings lately have focused on things such as cake, ice skating, and vanilla Ice/MC Hammer concerts. I suppose I should take a break from my busy life of cutting out fondant in skates while "bustin' a move" and fill you in on the where abouts and lives of the Costas:
Child #1--Riley Aspen. I have decided the name in and of itself is explanation enough for this little ball of fire. However, let me elaborate. Riley has been out of school for a wee bit for track break. We ventured to Durango for a bit to visit my mom and Paul. Riley has said time and time again that Mom is her best friend--so it was quite the joyous time for her. She was also recently awarded a dinner certificate as well as another fancy certificate to adorn our wall for being on the honor roll. She never ceases to amaze me with how smart she is. She can read practically anything and gets 100% on all of her spelling tests (which is funny when you look at the words she tries to spell on her own). Her new FAVORITE thing to do is write. She will spend hours upon hours writing stories, lists, letters, valentines, the list goes on and on. My favorite thing about her right now is her creative spelling.
whoter botlls- water bottles
seecret ajet- secret agent
in gajed- engaged
She is continuously facinating and hysterical without meaning too. She just started her hip hop classes and will go around the house showing us her "moves"--maybe she should go see MC Hammer...hmmm....
Child #2-Zoie Bicalho. Zoie is growing at the speed of light...well, realitivily. She is still tiny for her age, but everyday she is learning something new. Her personality has decided to sprout and she is another ham just like the rest of us. She loves to play "peek a boo" and "cade zo-zo?" ("where is zoie" in portuguese") She will take it upon herself to seek out something to hide behind so she can play. She also likes to play dress up. Any piece of clothing she finds she tries to pull over her head. Just the other day she was caught wearing my bra around her neck followed by a few of Riley's bead necklaces. She has mastered the art of pulling herself up and is very vocal about her accomplishments when she gets up there. She is LOUD and likes to babble to her little hearts content. She also loves to sing. Once she hears someone singing she will trying to sing (yell) along.--A hear a Grammy in the makin... She is a momma's girl--but loves playing games with daddy. She is as sweet as they come--I think we shall keep her :)
Child #3- Bernardo Bicalho Cruz. Yes, thats right, child #3. Berns spends his days working from the crack of dawn until the sun goes down--however; since he works from home you will catch him taking breaks to play with the girls, howl at the dog, swim with the turtle, eat his way out of the fridge, sing portugese chants to the soccer games he watches online, and occasionally leap and dance around the house. He went into a deep state of depression being without all the girls when we went to Durango...but now is back to his happy, giddey, sarcastic self---and thats the Bernsie we all love and adore.
Only Adult in the House-Shea (I have no middle name..yes its traumatic and depressing). I spend my days caring for the 3 stated children above. I have recently descovered that cooking can actaully be fun when you can figure out how to make it taste good, and that cookies and cakes are joyous to make, but not all that great to eat. Being that I am blessed enough to stay at home I recently found myself trying to find a way to "escape" or find some "shea time"--so I joined the gym...Truthfully though--I looked in the mirror and got disgusted and decided dance dance revolution wouldnt cut it anymore....*silent sob*
Other than caring and tending to the children and the home, and ATTEMPTING to get into shape (I say attempting so you dont expect me to look good in spandex the next time you see me) I spend entirely too much time and money at the frozen yogurt places of Las Vegas. There is something about tart fruit flavored frozen yogurt and fresh fruit that makes me go ballistic. It is currently my drug of choice...I may need help....intervention style. Until then however I will continue to consume it in unruley ammounts (hense the reason the spandex will not look good)
Life in the fast lane is great. We are blessed to have a roof over our heads, money to pay for the things we need, and delicious things to feed ourselfs. We miss all of our dear loved family members and friends and really just wished they would make a town that we all lived in together...but until then--Riley will be groovin to "No Air", Zoie will be singing, and yelling, and talking, and laughing and......, Berns will be Berns, and I will be eating yogurt on the treadmill.
Come visit--we are fantastically fun.
Love you all.