Friday, March 20, 2009

See Kai Learn

Is it just me or does anyone else think that pre-school is waaaay too expensive? I do so I am doing something about it. Coming soon.... a blog for Mom's with preschoolers showing the how to do preschool at home. There will be daily lessons (or weekly, we will see how I do!) with fun activities and songs and great pointers for parents! I plan on calling it See Kai Learn! So what do you think? Good idea or bad idea? I have found many great resources and one of them is a retired Montisorri prschool teacher who is going to share EVERYTHING she knows about being a preschool teacher. We are with our children all day long... wouldn't it be nice if for just a bit you and your child were ingaged in intersting, STIMULATING, educational FUN TOGETHER!?!? I really want to make this useful so if you have any, ANY books or web sites or anything about preshool please let me know! Really, what do you think?!?!?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Garth's lyrics... My Love Note!

(Pic from honeymoon, I don't think either of us had ever been tireder or happier!)

Dear Elmer Baby,

When the rain is blowing in your face, and the whole world is on your case; I would offer you a wArM eMbRaCe to make you feel my lOvE! When the evening shadows and the stars appear, and there is no one to dry your tears I cOuLd hOlD yOu foR a MilLiOn YeArS, to make you feel my lOvE! I know you haven't made your mind up yet, but I would never do you wrong. I've known it from the mOMenT that we met, nO dOubt in my mind where yOu BeLOnG! I'd go hungry, I'd go blind for you ;I'd go crawling down the aisle for you! There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do to make you feel my LoVe! The storms are raging on a rolling sea Down the highway of regret. The winds of change are blowing wild and free But you ain't seen nothing like me yet! There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do: Go to the enDs Of tHe eArTH for you, make you hApPY, make your DrEAmS cOmE tRuE , to make you feel my lOvE! I love you Elmer Baby! Thank you for loving me!

(yes this is a Garth Brooks song, but shh! don't tell Elmer! ;-) )

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


ireally want a Some of you may have been wondering why I have been holding out on my WeDdInG DeTaiLs but that is because I have been so busy getting mArRiEd and BeInG iN LoVe to fill you all in. YES! That is right I said mArrIed!! I can now FINALLY say that I have never been HaPpIeR iN AlL mY LiFe and I owe it all to lOvE oF mY LiFe!! I am still waiting on my professional pictures to come back so I can sHoW you all the details, there really isn't much ( I did it all with less than $450 including the ring! YAY US! ) but until then I will give you a taste: A BeAcH in HawAiI, sUnSeT, WhItE dReSs and wHiTe LeIs; nothing else but a few close friends, some family and oUr lOvE to bRigHteN the grey cloudy sky!!! Yes everyone I was jUst MaUieD and am now MrS. eLMeR M. bArRiEnToS!!!

HeRe'S tO uS!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

And then.... IT DID!

Sometimes I forget just how goOD mY LiFe iS. Bills and laundry, housework and endless trips to the super-market can make me forget just how bLesSEd I am; BUT then there are those times when kAi and eLmER and i are all tOgEtHeR doing nothing much but just enjoying each other. Last night was one of those days. As I sat HApPiLy watching Kai and Elmer PLaY, I thought to myself "Could life get any better?"; And then.... It did! We're getting mARriED!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I remember the first time I came to HaWaIi. It was winter of last year. The weather was FrEeZinG on the mainland and a week in wArM weather was VERY appeal ling... until I got here and couldn't even breath it was so HoT!! Too hot to breathe meant that cUdDliNg was way out of the question. LuCkIlY for me this winter has been unusually cold; CoLd eNoUgH tO cUdDLe! The only bad part about the cold is at night Elmer's toes are IcEcIcLeS. When I crawled into bed the other night I was greeted by those cHiLlY tOeS sliding underneath my nice wArM leg. The SHIVERS it sent down my spine were quickly replaced by wArM fUzZiEs all over as Elmer's arm pulled me toward him for my most favorite thing in the wHoLe WiDE wOrLd; a GoOd oL' cUdDLe!!!! I lOvE yOu Elmer M Barrientos!!! Be grateful for the cold all you who live in it, the only SnOw mAn that Kai and I made this year was out of sAnD!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kai LOVES bOoKs!!!

I have been putting off hOuSe WoRk for awhile now and last night it finally GoT tO mE, the house HAD to be cLeAnEd !!I was finding all of the usual mIspLAcEd things until I got to mR. eLmEr KaI's room. Tucked away in his favorite corner was a bOoK.... A HALF EATEN BOOK!!! No wonder the kid won't eAt HiS dInNeR!!! (The book is six pages and he ate through the corner of ALL of them!)