August 13, 2017

Leonardo Turns 1 

Here are a few photos of Leo's 1st birthday. The theme we chose was Leo's Farmers Market, he loves fruit and veggies and for decor it was easy and so much fun to play around with. 

The garland was cut out from a book called 'A to Z fruit and veggies' 

I made vanilla cupcakes with whipped cream frosting 

The baker used real fruit and veggies for his cake topper 

Didn't even take a bite of his cupcake. Just like his sister at that age. 

Thank goodness for his big sister to help open presents :)

I kept this party super simple. Leo is a very clingy baby and didn't leave me much time to make a lot of desserts like I did for Vida's 1st birthday. But he had fun and he passed out shortly after everyone left. He had a great party. Maybe next year he'll like cake :) 

July 21, 2017

12 Months

Weight? 18 pds 

Clothing size? 12 months and 3/6 month shoes. He has tiny feet 

Milestones this month? Two more teeth and is hanging onto furniture and taking little steps 

Special outings this month? Nope, we had family come to visit. 

Thoughts about the past month? I'm so exhausted with breastfeeding but I want to continue until he's at least 17-18 months. 

What is his routine like? Same not much as changed. 

Any big changes? He's such a loud baby compared to just a few months ago. He sometimes startles me with his loud squeaks. 

What are his favorite things right now? Napping in the car and he loves straws. Give him a straw to hold and he's so happy. 

What are you looking forward to? His first birthday party :)  


11 Months 

Weight? 17.4 pds

Clothing size? 9 months and slowly getting into 12 months 

Milestones this month? Two more top teeth came in 

Special outings this month? Nothing special 

Thoughts about the past month? Can't believe I'm going to have a one year old soon 

What is his routine like? Not much as changes. His naps are not as consistent and he loves to eat around the clock. 

Any big changes? He knows what he wants and when he wants it. He's starting to point at things and grunt for them. 

What are his favorite things right now? He loves wooden spoons, sticks and playing in dirt or sand. 

What are you looking forward to? Less breastfeeding sessions. This mama is tried. 

June 26, 2017

10 Months 

I am so behind with these!! Playing catch up again. And he's not staying still anymore haha 

Weight? 26.4

Clothing size? 6-9 months. 

Milestones this month? Started crawling and is so fast.  

Special outings this month? Nothing special 

Thoughts about the past month? Now that he's sleeping more through the night, I feel like a new person. Moms needs sleep 

Any big changes? Him crawling so fast and keeping me on my toes at all times. 

What are his favorite things right now? Cords. Any cords, we gave him a basket of old cords and he was entertained for a good 20 mins. 

What are you looking forward to? His one year photoshoot :) 

June 20, 2017

30 Things 

I always see people do these on Instagram and it looks like fun. Since I just celebrated my 30th birthday, I decided to do my own list of "30 things you probably don't know about me" 

So here it goes. 

1• I can speak three languages. Spanish I learned at home, English and French in school. 

2• I was born in El Salvador and moved to Canada when I was a year old with my parents.

3• My favorite shows growing up were Recess, Doug and Pepper-Ann

4• I don't like the smell or taste of olives 

5• I have never been drunk in my life. Don't like the taste of alcohol, I've tried fruity drinks, but they taste so gross to me. 

6• My favorite movie is 'Ever After' I can quote it word for word. 

7•The moment I get home from anywhere, I have to get into sweat pants or pjs.  

8• I love rainy days. They make me just as happy as sunny days. I just want to curl up on the couch with my kids and watch movies. 

9•I hate flying. I do it, but I don't enjoy it and I can't relax on a plane. I did fall asleep on the plane ride from Georgia to Germany but that's because I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and that was an 8 hour flight 

10• I watch Friends before going to bed and I laugh at the jokes like it's my first time watching it. 

11•I can't drive stick shift, tried to learn but couldn't figure it out. 

12•I have three younger brothers. My youngest brother and I are 12 years apart in age. 

13• I love to clean! I don't know why a clean house just gives me peace of mind. 

14• when I was a newly wed, I made chicken with mushroom sauce for dinner for the first time ever and it somehow ended up tasting like fish. Not my proudest moment. I've come a long way. Thanks Pinterest 

15• I have lived in Virginia Beach, Weston, Fl,Miami, Albany, Ga and now Germany. The military life is not for the faint of heart. 

16• I met my husband online in 2006. He had just returned from Iraq and we met in person 9 months later. 

17• I hate roller coasters. I am the official holder of wallets and cellphones and babies when we go to theme parks and I don't mind one bit!! I do like water slides though. 

18•I always wanted to be a mom, but it took me a long time to actually be one. I worked at a preschool and everyday I went home and I thanked God for my quiet house. My head would be pounding from all the noise those 2 year olds would make all day long. We had Vida 6 years after we were married and I had quit working at the preschool. It's different how much patience you have when it's your own children.  

19• I did zero sports and activities in highschool. I just wanted to go home after school to watch tv and to eat my mom's delicious food. Lazy! Lol 

20• I once texted my friend in my sleep. The next morning I read the text I sent her, and couldn't believe I had sent that and with no spelling errors. It was very weird. 

21• I eat ice cream out of a mug not a bowl. 

22• I didn't eat pasta until I married my husband. He got me hooked on spaghetti and I gained so much weight because of it 

23•I like staying up late and looking at Pinterest until 1am. Pinning fun stuff to do the next day. 

24• Wherever I go out, alone or in a group, I always look around and mentally plan an escape route. Just in case. I never sit in the inside of a table because if I need to make a quick getaway I can easily get out. This is something my husband taught me. It's always good to be prepared. 

25• I breastfed my daughter until she was 3.5. Once her brother was 1 month old I couldn't do it anymore. It made my skin crawl and I was left drained and hungry after they were both done. I would distract her when she wanted some and eventually she stopped asking. 

26• In Florida I pulled over to help a turtle cross the street, when I approached the turtle it looked like a monster and someone yelled "that's a snapping turtle" and I screamed and ran back to my car. I didn't know what a snapping turtle was and I'm so glad I didn't pick it up. He made it safely across though 

27• Me and Anthony drove from San Diego to Virginia Beach in 2008. We had so much fun checking out the Grand Canyon and eating at all the Ihops on the way. 

28• I have never broken a bone. 

29• I remember babysitting my two younger brothers when I was only 11. I can't believe how much my parents trusted me at that age. 

30•in highschool I accidentally took the tv remote to school thinking it was my cell phone. My dad was flipping the house looking for the remote all day lol 

This was harder than I thought. Took a lot of thinking for this tired mom brain. 

Thanks for stopping by. :) 

June 15, 2017

Strawberry Picking

My friend and I took our kids to the local strawberry patch last week to pick lots and lots of strawberries. 

We thought that a couple of 4 year olds would be a great help to get the job done much quicker, but no, they ate more than they picked. We did most of the work. 

These strawberries were so sweet. I had plans to make jam, strawberry shortcake etc, but that night my husband made waffles and homemade whipped cream and we ate the whole basket of strawberries. So this means we need to go back soon. 

This is the face of a girl who ate too much and is full and sleepy. 

This little one ate quite a few strawberries too. 

Have you gone strawberry picking? When we lived in Georgia, we went blueberry Picking almost daily during that season, and couldn't get enough blueberries for us, we ate them too fast.  It was so much fun to go with friends and come home to make delicious blueberry treats. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


April 23, 2017

Leo|9 Months

Weight? 21.5


Clothing size?
9 months, he's on the shorter size for pants. He's still in 6 months 

Milestones this month?
We have a crawler and man does this baby move fast!!! 

Special outings this month?
We took Leo to his second country,Holland to see the tulips. 

Thoughts about the past month? 
I really should have thought more the veggie and fruit updates. Now that he's moving around more, they are getting hard to do. Lol 

What is his routine like? still the same. He's eating some solids but not enough. Still prefers breast milk. Which is okay. 

Any big changes? 
He's trying to stand up on furniture and in the tub. Where is my newborn? 

What are his favorite things right now? 
Looking in the mirror and dancing to Moana and Trolls. 

What are you looking forward to?
Taking him to the beach next month. I hope he likes it!!