February 27, 2015

21 Months

Age: 21 months 

Stats: 27 ( tummy virus hit us hard) 

Clothes: Wearing size 18 month shirts and 24 months pants and size 4 shoes

Favorite Foods: soup, chicken salad with crackers 

 Favorite Words: Side (outside) 

Favorite things To Do: Loves to play with her princess castle and disney characters. 

Signature Moves: loves to dance 

Mom's Proudest Moment: Telling other babies to "shhh go nigh nigh" to
Crying babies. 

Fun Trips/activities: we hosted our first ️Valentine breakfast and card exchange. 

Favorite Book: Arthur's Valentine 

Sweet Moments: Watching her read books to the dogs 

Not So Sweet Moments: stealing snacks from other kids. 

Funny Moments: When we go out to eat she likes to clap when the waiter comes with our food. She's definitely my daughter. 

Looking Foward To: Disney Jr Live. 

February 19, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

On Friday we had a few friends over for a "Mickey loves Minnie" themed Valentine Breakfast and card exchange. We had a great time decorating valentine crafts, exchanging cards and enjoying delicious food with amazing friends. Here are a few photos from that day.

I set up a little Valentine reading corner.

Craft centre

'Pinta-Pinta" (paint-paint)

The cutest cupcakes ever!

We set up the mailboxes for the card exchange

Grandparents sent these over from Disneyworld. They fit perfectly for the theme.

Going through her loot.

more crafts 

You always need donuts :)

Happy Valentine's Day, Love Vida

February 9, 2015

20 Months

Age:  20 Months

Stats: 27.5 lbs 

Clothes: Wearing size 18 month and size 4 shoes. 

Favorite Foods:  beef soup, guacamole, chia seed pudding and spinach smoothies

New Words: "oh wow" and "Baby"
Favorite things To do:  painting 

Signature Moves: throwing herself back on our bed after breastfeeding. We call it her "orca move" she's literally asleep and she just throws herself back on our bed and starts snoring. 

Fun Trips/activities: Valentine's Day Photo shoot, and so many birthday parties this month. 

Favorite Book: Jamberry.   

Sweet Moments: Whenever I'm scooping dog food into the dogs' bowls she comes over and helps me. She fills them and then puts them in their cages. 

Not So Sweet moments the terrible teething. 

Funny Moments:  Every time she sees an empty bucket car seat at a playdate she climbs in it and just chills there while everyone else plays. 

Looking Forward to: Valentine's Day and our mommy group Valentine's Day breakfast we are hosting. 

Happy 20 months big girl!!

February 8, 2015

19 Months


Age:19 Months

Stats: 26.9 lbs 

Clothes: Wearing size 18 month and size 4 shoes. 

Favorite Foods:  cous cous, avocado and sunflower butter 

New Words: "no no" and "Santa"
Favorite things To do:  playing outside with her puppies. 

Signature Moves: throwing her food at the dogs.  They love it

Fun Trips/activities: visiting Santa at the mall, riding the train to see the Christmas lights. 

Favorite Book: Carl's Christmas  

Sweet Moments: We went to the nursing home to hand out socks and lotion to the residents. It was so sweet to see Vida watch what we were all doing and she then got the hang of taking a present from the cart and giving it to an elderly man or woman. It was so heart warming to see her helping. 

Not So Sweet moments crying when sitting on Santa's lap 

Funny Moments:  Every time we turned the lights on the tree she would stop and say wow!! 

Looking Forward to: Christmas Eve and Christmas morning

Happy 19 months big girl!!

January 8, 2015

Beef Soup || Sopa de Res


My favorite soup of all time.
 I remember my mom making this on the weekends and it was the highlight of my life! I was so happy, like I won a backstage pass to see the Backstreet Boys, happy. 
Now, I get to share it with my baby girl, who LOVES it too. 
Thank you to my mom for sharing her recipe. 

Remember to always cook with your loved ones in mind, it makes the food taste so much better. :) 

This soup is served with warm rice, tortillas on the side and fresh lime juice squeezed on top. It will cure a nasty cold and since it is also a bone broth, it's good for your gut! :)

Oxtail (grass-fed if possible)
Eye round roast or shank (grass-fed if possible) 
Garlic cloves 
Brussels Sprouts 
Corn on the cob (optional) 
Beef consume or beef bouillon cubes about 3 

In a large pot boil the oxtail with 3 garlic cloves, diced onions, 
handful parsley,cilantro and chopped celery. 
Make sure the water is covering the oxtail. Boil For one hour. 

Add the cut up roast or shank into medium sized pieces, with the beef cubes and a pinch of salt. Add more water, boil for another hour. 
Or until the meat is no longer pink. 

Add all your veggies and boil until they are done. About 20-30 mins 

Serve piping hot over a little bit of rice, squirt some lime juice on top and enjoy!

If the food lacks flavor, add another beef cube or two.

Let me know if you make some in the comments below.

           My big girl enjoying her soup 

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve

   We spent the morning at the library celebrating Noon Year's Eve with our friends. 
They had arts and craft, music, a countdown, snacks and punch to celebrate. 

They even had a cute balloon drop right at 12!! The kids loved it so much. 

I can't believe how fast this year went by. 

Some highlights from 2014,

-We celebrated our second Christmas as parents 

-My husband got out of the Marine Corps

-We moved from Miami to Georgia for his new job 

-I met some new friends in the area 

-And we celebrated Vida's 1st birthday.

I sometimes can't believe I'm a mom. 

My goals for the new year are:

-to be more active. I need to do more physical activity. Wouldn't mind losing 10 pounds just in time for the summer 

-I started brainstorming for a children's book I want to write. This year I'm going to get at least a rough draft done. I'm ready to get this ball rolling. 

- my last goal is to implement more Montessori activities with Vida everyday. 

     My inspiration for my children's book. 

         A little memory from last year. 

Happy New Year, have a beautiful 2015!!

December 29, 2014

Our Christmas 2014

 Merry Christmas!!!
Can't believe Christmas is over, it is so bittersweet.
This year, Christmas was a lot of fun. Vida was definitely more into opening presents, and it was so fun seeing her rip open the paper (which she picked out, puppies of course) and saying "wow" over and over again to every present she opened. 
We had to turn Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas off to open presents, obviously he was far more fun than opening presents.

 She loved this German Shepard.
 Reading the instructions on her new Ariel doll
This gift was her favorite...
 It was a Carl book, by Alexandra Day. I have been collecting them and starting her own board book collection. She saw the cover and immediately looked over at her dad and said "WOW"
even though I was the one who bought it lol
 WOW, thanks Dada!!
 She started turning the pages and pointing to Carl right then and there even though she had more gifts to open. She didn't care, she was going to read her new book.
 We ended up taking the book, and showing her the next big present. She started tearing the paper and was so excited when she saw the little Target Shopping cart. 
She tired to climb in it.
 Her Dada bought her new instruments to add to her music collection. 
She was so excited.
 She opened her next big gift and she said, wow again.
She looks so little on it. 

We had such a beautiful Christmas morning, well afternoon, Vida ended up waking up at noon and we were all starving by then, so we ate a late breakfast before opening presents. We had pancakes with red and green sprinkles, bacon,eggs and fluffy biscuits with jam.
 We opened presents, showered and we headed over to our friend's house to enjoy her delicious home cooked Mexican lunch and the kids played for a while.
We ended the night by putting Vida to bed early and we snuggled and watched Christmas movies until we couldn't keep our eyes open.

Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by.

-Vida & Acsa