Sunday, July 29, 2012

All kinds of reunions

Another packed weekend. Saturday, I got a gabe break, because he spent the majority of the day with his titi and aunty jazzy. I really needed it too because my back went into a crazy spasm after falling down the stairs and I had a migraine. What a day to be kid free right?

We also had a birthday party for Lucy (gabes future girlfriend) that afternoon. It was alot of fun! I got to catch up with Elizabeth a little bit. It seems like we haven't seen each other in a very long time but, they were just over not that long ago. Maggie (Lucy's sister and gabe other girlfriend) and gabe played really well together. They played in Maggie's playhouse, "rode" some bikes, and played with their babies in their strollers.

After the birthday party, I had my eight grade reunion. Hard to believe that its been 18 years since grade school. Not a lot of people showed up, but it was fun with the ones who did. It was nice to catch up. Hopefully Vicky and I will get our kids together. Oh yeah, Vicky and I got the cops called on us! We were sitting out in front of the house talking in her car and my neighbor called the cops! Crazy old lady!

Today, we went to the flea market. It was nice, but it got hot fast. We didn't last that long. But thats ok, we weren't looking for anything in particular. It was nice to be out walking.

After the flea market, gabe and I went to my aunts for a little family get together. We only get together for holidays so it was nice to get together just for fun. Gabe was in a weird mood. He just wanted me. Karen was able to get him in the pool for a bit. Then, my uncle bill got him to play for a bit, but he was really clingy. I hope he's not getting sick.

Gabe and Samantha-best buds at the end

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A constant battle

I'm sure you are all tired of me talking about our sleep issues. I just can't seem to get in a good routine for anything. We have gone back to gabe falling asleep with one of us in our bed and then being moved to his bed in his room. I had thought about moving his crib to our room. I also thought about putting him in a toddler bed. I just don't know what to do.

Also, I think he has night terrors. Last night, when he was still in his bed, he cried and few times. When I went in there he was muttering "mama" and crying, but his eyes were closed.

I am at a complete loss. I kinda just want to keep him in our bed because then there's no discussion...that's just how it would be. I just don't know if that is the answer either. At what point would he move out of our bed? I totally regret starting this.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

What a day!

Omg, what a day! I knew it was going to be a busy day, but I had no idea it would be like this.

It all started with dropping off conor at camp, an hour and a half round trip. (so glad camps over!) Back at home, Jorge was hanging out with gabe waiting for Megan and Kyle to come over for a bit. It felt so nice to have some girl time, too bad there were kids in the way. Hahaha!

I could hardly enjoy the little visit because I was anticipating what was coming next...a dr appointment for me. I met with a dr today about a breast lift/reduction. I have always wanted a lift after kids, and I think it's time. Back problems and low self esteem are getting to be too much.

But even that wasn't the end of the day. I went and hung out with our old neighbor, Jen and her little man, baby j. It was nice to catch up with her too. However, we were hanging out at nap time and gabe wasn't napping! So, no nap yesterday and no nap sucky. He did go to bed a little early though so hopefully a nap is in tomorrows future.

All that day and not a ton of pictures. I did snap a few....

Oh yeah...I fell down a few stairs when I was holding gabe. My right side is pretty sore. No bueno.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Coming out on the other side

So, as you guys have read, I have had a rough couple of days. I do feel alot better about things with gabe. Unfortunately, even though vacation was alot of fun, it took a toll on my guy. He has become his old, calmer (sometimes) self. And I have also calmed down.

He has been napping better and I think that had alot to do with everything. With his crankiness, with my crankiness, we were just OFF.

now, we are back and he's goofy as ever...

A yummy fudgesicle after nap

Goin' somewhere...

And loving pooh

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Eye opener

Ok. The last post wasn't so great. Sometimes, I think I get a little wrapped up in the negative. Sometimes, maybe, I even get a little depressed. I know. I just got back from a great vacation, how could I even think I was depressed? Well, I guess I just let silly things get to me sometimes. I was upset that gabe was cranky. Hello! (thanks m&d for pointing this out) he's a little kid, not even two yet. Get a grip!

I was tired and cranky myself and I took it out on my cute, adorable kid. Yeah, maybe he cries about goofy things, but he is little. This is the age of tears and I have to realize this, and not let this ruin our relationship. I just want to cuddle my little man and make sure he knows how much is mommy loves him.

I may have posted the following pic....but when I'm upset or cranky or just having a bad day, I have to just look at this picture and I know....I was made to be this kids mom. I was supposed to help him through his bad days, and he'll help me through mine.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Clear my head

I'm kinda at a loss about what to blog. I have a few ideas, so it's not just a run down of our vacation, but I need to clear my head. It's funny...most times I am MORE tired after a vacation. Gabe was alot of fun, but also a handful. He is getting really good at throwing temper tantrums. I am trying really hard to get used to this new kid, but I'm hoping this attitude doesn't stick around.

So, I'm going to post a huge amount of photos from our vacation. Enjoy! (we mostly did!)

Giant dead squid. I'm pretty sure it's been on the discovery channel. Pretty cool and gross at the same time.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


My parents have taken gabe and I to Florida! Unfortunately, Jorge wasn't able to get the time off work because he was off last week. I was very sad that he wouldn't be there for gabes first plane ride and his first time at a beach. I was also nervous about gabes first plane ride.

He loved the airplanes, but kept saying that he didn't want to go on a plane. I was afraid of a meltdown on the plane, but he did great! He watched bubble guppies and traded between mine and my moms laps. I actually had the BEST plane trip ever. I was across the aisle from my parents, with two other women. We talked the whole time. I swear it didn't even feel like we were on a plane, and time flew!

Today, was our first whole day. We did alot. We went to jungle gardens after breakfast. It's pretty cool. They have flamingos that walk right up to you and you can feed them.

I also vandalized some bamboo. It's like a conservatory, lots of trees and flowers. There was a big batch of bamboo that other people scratched their names into so.....

We also stopped by two beaches. One had gorgeous white sand. My mom and I went there for a quick stop while gabe napped in the car. The other we went to after dinner. Gabe likes the sand and shells...the water not so much.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunday Sunday

Ok, I know it's thursday, but I have some silly pictures of gabe from Sunday. Jorge, gabe and I went out for a little family breakfast (and to run errands*yuck*). Gabe really likes going to egg harbor cafe because they have cups full of colored pencils to draw, draw with.

He ate pretty good. He's not really a big breakfast person so we went a little later and kinda didn't feed him so he'd eat. He likes some breakfast foods, like French toast, he just doesn't like to eat early. So, we got him French toast and put some homemade jelly on it for him.

I really recommend going here. They have a great selection and everything I've ever had has been delicious! Also, they serve their drinks in mason jars which I think is super cute. It's pretty reasonably priced too. I know there is one in glenview, not sure if there are other locations, but it is delicious!

Later in the day, Jorge and I were sharing a big carrot. I had needed carrots for dinner and I peeled one too many, so we were eating it so it didn't go to waste. Out of no where, gabe took the carrot from me and started eating it! It was so funny! Sometimes the carrot wound up in the floor, but we washed it off and he kept chomping away.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Temper tantrums

Who ever said the terrible twos!? I think it starts waaaay sooner. Lately gabe has been having a lot of meltdowns. He gets "upset" and throws himself on the floor and "cries". I use quotes because sometimes he pulls at his eyes to make the tears come. Which is really funny if he weren't laying on the floor trying to cry for the billionth time!

He also gets angrier when I try to take his picture when he's having a moment. I am kinda worried that there may be some tantrums on the plane. I think if that happens we will have to go in the bathroom and clam down. *crossing fingers*that there are no meltdowns.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

BBQ Saturday


We finally got together with our good friends, the flynns. You can check them out Here

We made burgers and I made my new yummy salad. I'm not sure why, but I've decided that this salad is the best thing ever (and I'm a genius for making it). It's fancy lettuce (whatever's a good price), orange segments, blueberries, basil, walnuts and red onions. Yum!

The kids, gabe and Maggie mostly, had such a great time. Gabe finally figured out how to really use sidewalk chalk and loved it! The weather was finally cooperating here finally. It actually cooled off so much, that we had to move inside because it got chilly. Wow! Chilly after all of these 100 degree days was so nice.

Gabe and Maggie jumped into gabes toys box. They were super cute, talking in their little kid talk, probably not even to each other, but it was cute. They got out and went back in a few times, goofy kids, can't wait to use this against them!

This is the best picture...don't kiss me now, they are looking!!! Future girlfriend for sure!

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