Monday, April 30, 2012

Break time

Ok, I did so good that one week, and now, not so much. We are very busy trying to get everything ready because Saturday is THE DAY! So, I am going to take a short break from blogging. I hate it because I enjoyed the week when I blogged everyday. However, I have too much to do. I can't even check my emails daily. So, until we get a little settled, I will have to say hasta luego. See you all soon!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Flashback Friday

Today I'm flashing back to august of 2008, to Kauai, to our honeymoon. This was the most amazing vacation I have ever had! We did so many activities and the setting was just breathtaking. For anyone who hasn't had a chance to get to Kauai, I strongly recommend it. Yes, I'm sure that all of Hawaii is wonderful, but there is just something so relaxing about this island. I could go on and on about how great kauai is.

We went on this amazing boat ride, it was like four or five hours long. It was guaranteed that we would see dolphins and we totally did. I actually didn't see them in person. I was still a little afraid to go to the edge of the boat. Jorge did take some awesome pictures of them though. He was at the railing as soon as they let him. we cruised around the side of Kauai that is only accessible by boat or air, the napali coast. It was so beautiful.

We also got the opportunity to go snorkeling. Anyone who knows me well knows that I DO NOT really like the water and I don't know how to swim. Jorge couldn't wait to get in the water, I was just going to watch from the boat. The captain was not having it though. He helped me get the snorkel gear and then helped me get into the water holding onto the back of the boat. I was so freaked out!!! It was nice of the captain, he stayed with me at the back of the boat while everyone else was out in the ocean.

Can you see the death grip?!

That wasn't the only time I was freaked out on our honeymoon. We also went zip lining. *holy crap* I was so so so afraid! I don't like heights, just like being on a ladder or anything where you can fall. Um, hundreds of feet in the air on a wire?! Thankfully we had the best guide helping us. Ben helped me get up there and just do it. I think I opened my eyes on the last line.

Even though I was terrified about half of the things we did, I still had a great time. I'm glad that I can cross snorkeling and zip lining off my list. I'm also glad that I got to share in all of those things with my hubby.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Better blogger

Wow! Day four, in a row! I'm impressed with myself!

Actually, I feel like a bad mom. Easter weekend gabe had a rash that the dr. said was roseola. I think it was actually hand, foot and mouth disease. *yuck* the rash turned into pimple-like things and now they are blisters and peeling. I know it is just part of the healing, but I feel so bad! All of gabes fingers and now his toes are peeling. It looks bad. It's not bothering him, but I still feel bad for him.

It was a good day, besides the peeling fingers, until gabe slammed his mouth into the couch. BLOOD EVERYWHERE! Ohmygod! Tears, screaming, and blood, not a great combo. I could hardly see his mouth and I was terrified that he might need stitches. finally, after what seemed like forever, it stopped bleeding long enough and he stopped crying long enough for me to get a good look. I was so relieved to see he didn't break through his lip, just some teeth marks.

After nap was much better. Gabe decided to make dinner. He took out pots, and I gave him a spoon and he stirred the pot and then would taste his spoon. So cute! Then he would give me a taste. He probably did this for 40 minutes until I really had to make dinner.

I'm going to aim for five days in a row with a flashback tomorrow. Have a great night and cross your fingers that I can get a post out tomorrow.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It's Wednesday already? My little man decided to nap for three hours today and is currently not tired. *note* no more three hour naps...

But he did sleep by himself and looks so sweet.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Too fast


Sometimes I wonder if I pushed gabe to grow up too fast. I know, he's not even two yet, how could I do that, but I think I may have.

I can remember thinking, "if he could only sit up, then things would be easier" and being so excited for the day that he sat by himself. He was in the jumperoo by January of last year when he was only 3 months old. He started eating baby food when he was 4 months old. Was I rushing things? Did I force him to grow up too fast?

The only relief that I feel from this possibility is that he is really smart and active. He is constantly on the move. He has been saying "all done" {a sentence really} for a long time. A two year old should know and say about twenty words I think, and gabe says alot more than that. Of course, some of the words he says are only the first syllable, but I know what he is talking about and he knows what he is trying to say. He knows how to use keys to open a door {he hasn't been successful thank goodness!}. He has also been responding to questions for what seems like forever.

So, I wonder....did I make force him to reach his baby milestones too quickly?

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Super busy


I have been so busy and it still seems like a whole lot is not getting done. Moving is a huge undertaking. Not only do we have to pack our stuff {which is super hard with a toddler, elizabeth I admire you for doing it with a toddler and new baby!} but I also have to do stuff in the new place like paint and wait for a kitchen to be finished. I'm so excited to have a new kitchen, but I am growing impatient.

Ok, you can get a sneak peek at the kitchen....

Besides that, it's been alot of family time. Gabe was lucky enough to spend Wednesday and sunday with jorges family. He loves going over there and I love the break! At first I missed him, but now I appreciate the time alone first and then miss him. I'm not overwhelmed with missing him like I used to be. Does that make sense?

Of course we spent Sunday night at my moms for Sunday dinner. It was yummy pulled pork sandwhiches. Gabe preferred pretzels though. He's trying to get to one in the bottom picture. {Wow! He looks so old and grown up.}

I'm going to try and be better about blogging, I know I've said it in the past, but I'm really going to try this time. Have a great Monday!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes gabe just cracks me up! He pulled out all the pans today...

Here are a few more shots from our Easter weekend...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy easter and so much more

I so wanted to post this last night. However, my sicky baby and hubby all wanted to go to bed together. *sigh* There was so much I wanted to do, but I gave in to my two men.

We began our Easter at breakfast with the Sanchez family. We always go to this diner that we call "the fake golden nugget". Poor gabe had been running a fever all day Saturday and didn't seem like he was feeling much better. Breakfast was yummy, but gabe didn't eat anything but a bite of toast. I was kinda worried about him. He has never run a fever like he had on Saturday and he was kinda getting a rash.

We went back to jorges parents house to get Easter baskets. Gabe loved his! It had golf clubs, a big ball and a train set. He has fallen in love with Thomas and begs me to watch choo-choo. He was super excited about the golf clubs and was even swinging at balls. He was so coordinated! I was impressed!

He also got an Easter wheelbarrow from my parents the night before. It was filled with m&ms (gabes fav), a sword, a sprinkler and a duck for the bath that he was super excited about. He also loved the wheelbarrow. I can't wait to take it to the new house so that he can load it with sticks and run around.

We spent the rest of the day at my aunt judys house. Gabe was a little out of it for most of the day. He did pick a few eggs with Samantha. And eventually he let most of the family pick him up and play with him.

On another note...
Some blogs do steppin' out Saturday. Well, finally I have worn something nice and I will do stepping out sunday.

Jeans: seven for all mankind (marshals!)
Shirt and shoes: Kohls
Sweater: the gap

I hope that everyone had a great Easter. (I almost forgot!) I did run gabe to the doctor today. He has roseola, a fever followed by a rash. Unfortunately, there's not any medicine that he can take, but it should be better in a few days.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I want some! Things have sort of improved with nap time. Usually, I can hold gabe until he falls asleep then lay him on the couch. I don't know why, but he sleeps by himself longer when he's on the couch opposed to the pack n play. One day, he even fell asleep by himself on the couch! So exciting!

For awhile gabe has wanted Jorge to put him to sleep. Great news for me! However, somewhere along the line they were going to sleep together in our bed. It's sweet at the heart of it. Jorge said he loves the cuddle time that they have together. However, I am waiting to make sure gabe is asleep before I move him, so I'm staying up still. Then, he past two nights, gabe has been back in our bed early, like before midnight!

He has woken up screaming with no calming down the past two nights. I think he is getting some teeth. Actually, I know he is getting teeth but they really haven't bothered him in the past. Tonight, I think he will be getting some Tylenol so that I can get some sleep. I have had a migraine for the past two days so I really would like some sleep.

Even though he took a two hour nap yesterday, he was still so sleepy on the way home he couldn't help himself. He even fell asleep without his "da" or pacifier, which he was crying for.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012