Saturday, May 31, 2014


I was originally going to write this post as my last post. I don't have the time to blog lately. I was also disappointed with the way the pictures were coming out when I blogged from my app on my phone or iPad.  However, sitting here, I am just overwhelmed with how lost I have been feeling lately.

I asked Jorge today about the possibility of moving, like moving far away, even if it's just for a year or two. I feel like nothing is here for me. Yes, I like my job, but it's not really what I want. Yes, I have friends, but it's hard to hang out sometimes because we all lack babysitters. My dad is moving to Florida in a month.  Tim and I are close, but not like hang out kinda close. I have never been one to have wanderlust, but I have something right now.

Or maybe I want to dye my hair and shave half my head. Or maybe I want to get a chest tattoo. Or maybe I just want to be able to travel and not move. I just don't know. The funny thing is, I have been going out with friends more, Jorge and I even went out on a date last night. I guess I just want something DIFFERENT, I just don't know what.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Jorge has been going to comic conventions for a long time. Usually he goes with one of his friends or takes Sidney and jasmin. He's been wanting to take Gabe since Gabe was born. I have never been. Jorge can get a little bit of tunnel vision when he's around this kind of stuff and I didn't want to just be following him the whole day. (I've kinda boycotted the flea market because he has to walk the whole thing, even if it's hot or there's not a lot of good vendors).

Anyways, this year I agreed to go on Sunday because it's kids day. We searched for a good costume for Gabe, but the Disney store's stuff was so expensive for one day (because there's only a slim chance it would still fit by Halloween). We decided he would be Finn from 'Adventure Time'. His whole costume only cost $20 and he can wear everything again! (Score!)

Everyone at C2E2 loved gabe's costume!! They kept saying things like "he's so cute! Look! At little Finn!" If he were more outgoing I'm sure people would have wanted to take his picture. He wore his costume, but he was still shy gabe.
We did convince him to take a few pictures with some people though.

I surprisingly had A LOT of fun! I want to go again next year. I would like to dress up too. Maybe I could be a steampunk version of tinkerbell? I think Sidney is going to be Harley Quinn. We've got to plan our costumes, the past two years she's made hers kinda last minute.


Friday, May 2, 2014

I'm a big kid now

It's official. I have a child, not a toddler, not a baby. There have been a lot of changes lately for my little man. Sometimes, I forget how little he still is because he does other things that make me think he's so much older.

We went to the dr last week. Gabe needed a checkup before we could register him for school. We didn't go to his three year old checkup, so this was the first trip to the doctor since he was two (maybe two and a half). He always cried at the doctor. They could have been doing easy things like weighing him or taking his temp, and he cried. This time, he was such a great kid. He did everything they asked without any kind of fear. He even got a shot with out crying or screaming. All he said was ouch!

There's been another new development that I've been hesitant to blog about because I don't want to jinx it...gabe is sleeping in his own bed!!!! About two weeks ago he said he wanted to sleep in his bed. We brought his bed in our room and he went to sleep in his bed! He came in our bed sometime during the night, but that was the first time that he fell asleep in his bed without Jorge or I rubbing his back or holding his hand. The next night, he spent the whole night in his bed! With one or two exceptions, he has fallen asleep in his own bed and spent the entire night there!

He's been really great with baby L as well. He helps hold his bottle and he plays with him. I'm glad he's enjoying our new job so much. He still asks about Molly's house, and can even tell you which way it is when we are in glenview! I think he's so smart, but I'm a little biased.

The final change in my big kid is the fact that he registered to start preschool in the fall! If he could have it his way, he'd be starting right now. We've had to go to school a few times and he's always telling me about wanting to meet his teacher, wear his backpack, go on a school bus and play on the playground. He has to do an assessment at the end of the month, and I'm pretty sure he will pass with flying colors (if he can sit still long enough).