Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Feels like Summer!!!!

Summer is finally here!!! 
To celebrate, we went down to the park today to play on the big field. Samantha brought her camera, so we all posed for a bunch of super cute photos! 

When Eva and Sarah decided to pose for a photo, Eva accidentally knocked Sarah over with her big bear hug! They toppled on to the ground and Samantha continued to snap photos. It was really funny.

Just look at this beautiful photo! Guess who took it? Thats right! ME. BOOM. I am a fabulous photographer! 
But in all seriousness, this is actually a pretty cute photo. Even Gabby looks decent!

After hanging out on the grass for a while, Sarah talked us in to a game of soccer. She already had her soccer ball and cleats in her backpack- I think she had been secretly planning to start a game at the park ahead of time. Everyone was in a pretty good mood, so we all agreed to play with her, (except for Samantha, who doesn't like sports, and Nali, who didn't want to ruin her dress) but boy, that was a big mistake.

I have never been particularly sporty, but gosh, since when am I such a KLUTZ! I kept tripping over the ball (or my feet) and every time I would try to pass the ball to a team mate, I would miss by a mile! At one point, I was trying to steal the ball from Sarah, so I ran up to her and prepared to give it a big kick. However, instead of kicking the ball, I kicked Eva, who had discretely sneaked up right in front of me. She was ok, but I was pretty embarrassed. Plus, I had missed my opportunity to steal the ball from Sarah, who was already halfway across the field, headed towards the goal. 

I guess sports are not my thing. Maybe I should just stick to blogging.

After the game, we all posed on the park benches and got some random stranger to take a picture of us! I think he was pretty weirded because Sarah was waving her arms around like a crazy person! It gave us all a pretty good laugh. 

So yeah, aside from my little klutzy soccer problems, today was actually pretty fun! It was kind of nice to hang out with all my sisters, and bickering was at an all time low. It was such a pretty, relaxing, happy day! I can't wait for the rest of summer!
Over and out,

Friday, April 5, 2013

Julia's Journal: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April 5, 2013
Last night, it started raining. 
And it has not stopped.
The ground is soggy and the air is foggy and it makes me groggy and woah that rhymed!

But honestly, its getting pretty irritating.
Its not like I particularly dislike rain, but it just seems kind of unfair that the clouds decided to dump water all over my plans for spring break. I was going to go hiking! I was going to look for shells on the beach! I was going to sit on the cliff and paint the sunset! Any other week it would be fine, but NOW!? REALLY!? My ONE WEEK of completely unstructured time- gone. 
On top of the initial disappointment, rain forces me to be cooped up inside with my sisters, and let me tell you, its not fun. So far, sarah has broken a picture frame and hit Eva in the head with a soccer ball, Gabby has sung every hannah montana song at least twice, and Felicity has eaten EVERYTHING in the fridge- aside from a measly jar of pickles and a stick of butter. Right now I am camped out underneath Samantha's bed, just trying to stay away from the chaos and destruction. 

I wish the rain would go away. Its ruining my spring break.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Felicity Files- Gabby is a potential threat to my sanity

Secret agent felicity reporting for duty. And I have a big problem. Now that Gabrielle has arrived in the premises of the basilmentos household, I have been facing some major issues. Perhaps under some conditions this could be offensive to her, so I am trusting you all as my fellow secret agents to keep it on the down low.
She sings. 
Wherever I go I am constantly haunted with the bellowing sounds of her donkey-like voice. She sings in the morning, she sings during the day and she sings until the lights go off at night... It is as if some small but powerful elf occupies her epiglottis and is forcing her to spread happiness and sunshine through her voice. 
Its not even like she is a bad singer. In fact, I quite enjoy her voice. But only in small doses. When you are unable to escape the heavy, strong sound of Gabby's singing for over 12 hours a day, you begin to understand the need for balance in life. Singing is nice. but not 24/7! Not every LIVING MOMENT OF THE DAY! Ugh... I can hear her singing right now. She's coming towards me... OH QUICK!! Im gonna turn on my webcam!!!

Ok. So that really hurt. And now you can understand the everlasting pain of living with such a musical sister. Day in and day out I am cursed by her rhythmic presence, and there is no way to avoid the constant noise.
Gabby is really starting to get on my nerves.

Over and out,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Agent Felicity reporting for duty.

I have big news.

This morning, I was browsing through Anna’s computer desktop, casually running through her files to check for any interesting tidbits. I do this every morning, and usually my efforts are met with little reward; I rarely locate any material of importance. But today was different.

I found this folder on Anna’s desktop, titled: “ag wishlist”. Of course I am aware that Anna has a wish-list published on her blog, and it does include a few large items. However, the one I found on her computer is even more exciting.

It includes a doll.

Don’t tell Anna about any of this- it is top secret spy information. I have taken great care to protect myself against being caught while I write this blog post. My sisters have been installed in various positions around the house to guard me from Anna if she comes in to her room, and I am hidden beneath the dresses in our closet, cramped in quite an uncomfortable position. If anyone so much as breathes a word of this top-secret information to Anna, my spy privileges will be forever removed. So keep it quiet.

Now, under oath of my secret agent contract, I present to you the biggest spy leak of the year. Anna’s hidden wish-list.
 It is a doll; a MAG to be exact. She has dark skin, the Addy face mold, brown eyes and curly hair. VERY curly hair.

But that's enough about her looks.

I did not know it at the time, but last night I heard her speaking with Agent T (Tyler aka brothermentos) about this very doll. They were up until midnight, sitting together and going over possible name options. They went over various selections, testing out different lengths and letters. Anna then confirmed that her name should not end in an A, considering 4 of her pre-existing doll’s names end with that sound. By the end of the night, it sounded like Anna had come to a conclusion; C*******e. The name has been blocked out for my personal safety.
                  The reason why I have disclosed this information is for your own knowledge. Though there has been no concrete evidence that Anna is getting this doll, the basilmentos spy association has confirmed that it is true.  By the time she is considering name options, we know there is no turning back. Time after time we have observed this process, and this is the point in which the decision is almost guaranteed. The fact that Anna has gone through the struggle of picking a name truly shows she is interested. Anna Basilmentos is going to buy this doll.

In all honesty, as a basilmentos sister and top-secret spy, I am shocked. Anna has told us time after time that she is done buying new dolls and that our family is perfect just the way it is. In fact, she said that before she bought Eva, before she bought Julia, and now… It looks like there is a new doll on the way. I guess you could say I am a bit peeved. After all, I am the oldest sister. Anna and I had so many wonderful times together while she was young, making up stories and playing outside. Every time Anna gets a new doll, I feel a little less appreciated and loved. I guess that is just life though. Even though Anna says she is done buying dolls, in reality, she is never going to stop.

Whatever. At least I am a secret agent. Maybe Anna wants a silly new doll, but she will never be as intelligent or sneaky as me.

Over and out,


Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas fun!!! WHAT WE GOT!! :D

Hey bloggers! Its felicity here! I had an awesome Christmas this year, I got so much stuff!!! :D

Ok so you are probably all wondering what I got.... well let me tell you!

1. I got kit's meet outfit cardigan, which is SUPER CUTE!
2. A flowy purple dress with fruit designs on it (weird, but awesome!)
3. A pair of hiking boots (which is perfect for an outdoorsy girl like me!)
AND....... A SOCK MONKEY HAT! well actually, its for the whole family to share. But I have a plan to capture it for my own... muahaha!

Thats pretty much it! I cant wait to wear all of my awesome things! :D
Oh, and Samantha wants a turn.

Hello everyone! How were your dollidays? I spent the holiday with my family, singing christmas carols, drinking hot chocolate and playing in the snow! It was wonderful. 
Since Felicity was talking about presents, perhaps I should tell you what I received as well? :-)
Anna's parents gave me a beautiful retired outfit from american girl. It consists of a red jumper, yellow knit hat and jelly sandals. I am very excited to own such a cute ensemble, and my sisters all say it looks great on me. It was a fantastic gift! :-)
Now of course, I am excited to receive a thoughtful present, but that is not what the holidays are all about. Sometimes we get so caught up in the material things and forget what is really important. 
Spend time with your family and have a wonderful winter break! :-)

OMG GUYS. Nali here. I NEED to tell you what I got!!!!
Ok so since I am super sophistocated and can handle any sort of fashion adventure, Anna's parents gave me a FABULOUS set of accesories!! It includes a wide brimmed pink hat and a pink jacket with a bunch of different accents and rows of piping... ahhhh I LOVE IT!!!
Nali you should say the name of the set so people can look it up
oh? oh yeah! umm whats it called?
Caroline's hat and spencer, I think.
ok yeah, its caroline's hat and spencer.
Anyways, its super cute and I love it and I think I might just faint from how darling it is!!! :D I cant wait to wear it around! people won't be able to take their eyes off of me!!! One time I got this really hot pink dress and I wore it into downtown and literally everyone was staring at me which is kind of embarassing but at the same time I felt like a celebrity which was amazingOK sorry nali but Im cutting in WHAT? NO GO AWAY SARAH IM  TELLING A STORY yeah I know but its my turn we dont have time for stories right now HEY NO FAIR sure. well Im taking my turn, I have to leave for soccer in a few minutes.

Hey guys, its Sarah! I decided to follow the trend and tell you all what I got! Im going to make this really brief cause I have to go to soccer practice in a few minutes.
anyways I got a really cute skiing outfit! Its retired from american girl. It comes with a knit shirt, knit socks, ski pants, a furry vest and even some ski boot liners. It super cute!!! 
Im totally going to wear it this winter!! :D
Ok, now I have to go to soccer. Merry Christmas!

Hello, blog followers. It is Eva Adele! I had a very fun Christmas-time with my family. Also, it snowed, which was very magical. 
My sisters were very nice to give me a pair of boots. They are light blue and made of a suede material, and on the inside they have white fur. They are very warm, so I am excited to wear them. Also, our family got a sock monkey hat, but I think it will be mine soon! Nali does not want it because it is not fashionable enough for her, Samantha says it is fine if I have it, Julia is not interested and Sarah would never wear it! The only one I am not sure about is Felicity, I will probably have to ask WOAH WOAH WOAH BACK OFF, SISTA! Felicity? whats wrong? thats my hat!!!! what? THE HAT IS MINE. I called it!!!!! Oh, you want the monkey hat? YES. Do you think we could maybe share? ............. Felicity? Are you still there? Yeah Im still here!!! Im just thinking! About what? About wether or not Im going to let you... OH nevermind! We can share the hat! You asked me too nicely, I can't say no. Thank you! :) OK BUT I GET TO WEAR IT TODAY!! Deal. :)

Hey everyone, its me, Julia! I am here today to post about my first Christmas. Just to start off, let me say that it was a wonderful holiday filled with fun traditions! We drank lots of hot coco, sang Christmas carols and opened presents as a family (felicity even filmed it and we are going to post it on youtube!). 
It was really fun to give and receive gifts, and I ate so many candy canes that I had a sugar rush all week long!
Since my sisters are all writing out what they got, I figured I might as well. 
I received a wonderful gift from Anna's parents- a summer outfit! It comes with a pink tank top, a floral button down that is tied around the waist, white shorts with a belt and leather shoes!
I love the whole outfit so much, and I am so incredibly thankful for such a nice gift. :)
I hope you all had a happy holiday too! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sarahs Adventurous day!

Hey Awesome blog followers! Its Sarah here. Many of you have seen the new video of me doing an epic BMX run on my bike, but if you have'nt, here is the link:

Anyways, biking around the BMX run was not the only exciting part of my day. In fact, I went on an entire outdoor excursion- rock climbing, skydiving and ziplining! Check out the epic photos below!

Me with my bike:

Scaling a big, scary cliff!

Skydiving- I am about to pull the parachute!

Wheeeee!! I love ziplining! :)

Hope you enjoyed the photos from my adventurous day. I sure had fun! 
Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite outdoor activity is!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


GUYS GUYS GUSY GUESS WHAT! It is officially November 17th, which means its 37 days till christmas!!! I personally cant wait! my favorite part- THE PRESENTS!!! WOOP WOOP!! I LOVE XMASSSSSSS
ok yeah samantha wants to say something
Hi everyone! I just wanted to ask you all, which dolliday do you celebrate? Here in the basilmentos family, we celebrate Christmas. However, we also join our neighbors for Hanukkah. There are so many beautiful holidays to celebrate during the winter season! Be sure to comment below and tell me your favorite holiday! :-)

hey peeps its Sarah here. I just wanted to share my favorite dolliday memory with you. 
One year, Felicity and I were trying to hang Christmas lights on the roof, and it was super slippery. I was dragging a  coil of colored lights across to the other side of the house, and Felicity tripped over the wire! 
She slid on her butt down to the side of the roof, and would have fallen off if it were not for the nail sticking out of the wooden shingles. It caught on her pants and ripped a huge hole all the way down her leg, but it stopped her from tumbling off.
 LOL! i guess it was not that funny in the moment, cuz you know, I thought she was gonna fall off the roof, but now it is absolutely HILARIOUS!! felicity is so clumsy LOL. 
ok not really you were the one that trippedNO!! ITWAS NOT M&Y FAULT NOW STOP EMBARASING ME!!!
lol im totally posting this on our blog
NO!!! SARAH UR MAKING ME LOOK CLUMSY! hahahahohfajHSTOP! ! lol ok fine
GOSH. THANKYOU. just promise me this is not going on the internet? 
yeah, yeah, of course.
Ok, thank you. but Im still mad for you calling me clumsy.

Hello friends! Its Eva here, and I am going to be telling you some fun things to do during the winter season. We did these last year, and they were very fun.
1. Light candles! In many cultures, winter is the season of the lights. This will add a nice glow to your house. If you are not allowed to light real candles, you can buy electronic ones at the store. They look just as pretty.
2. Make cookies and cocoa! A warm treat will always brighten a cold winter day. 
3. Read stories. Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book.
4. Make dolliday cards! Get out your card making kit and get busy brightening people's days!

Hayy gurls! Its Nali here! I dont have much to say about the dollidays except that you can only hope you will recieve some fabulous fashions as gifts! Plus I love classy knit sweaters, so in the fashion world this is a great season for me! 
Oh, by the way, I totally stole the show the other day! After I broke away from my assigned place and danced across the stage, the audience was so in shock they didnt say anything! They were truly flabergasted and filled with wonder! The director yelled at me during intermission, but I was just like, buddy, whatever. I made the show so much better.

Well, hi! Its me, Julia. I guess I dont have very much to say about winter or the dollidays, because I have never experienced it before. It sounds fun though. What are you guys looking forward to?

LOL ok felicity im posting this now
haha hahahha i know the internets gonna love the story about you falling on ur butt