July 28, 2014

Summer 2014

    
Summer in Gerogia so far has been extremely hot and sticky. Even though we are eight hours from Miami, the heat is so different. I miss the costal breeze, I miss the rainstorms that happened everyday that only last about 15mins and I miss the waterpark and our pool! We were there everyday. 
Georgia is our home now and I always look for the best in everything. Before we moved here I googled stuff to do in Leesburg/ Albany I made Vida a summer bucket list, I know she's little and doesn't understand but this girl loves to have fun. In the morning when I'm getting her dressed, I tell her we are going to play with friends and she grabs her shoes and screams out of excitement. Like she knows exactly what I am saying, maybe she does? :)

So far on our bucket list we have made Popsicles. I puréed watermelon and strawberries with a little honey and froze that in Popsicle molds. So delicious and refreshing. 

Here in Ga, they have a cute little Zoo called Chehaw zoo. It's tiny compared to the Miami Zoo and the Toronto Zoo  where I have been but still fun and much cheaper. 
      Chehaw has a petting zoo as well. 

We have been to the Planetaruim a lot!!! We love that place we walk around the museum and then head over to the Planetarium when the show starts. 
 
      
The Planetaruim also has an outdoor train museum you can take a tour inside. 

The Riveraquarium is our go to place when it is way too hot outside and I want Vida to run around to let some energy out. I love how the fish tanks are lower to the ground so kids can walk right up to the tanks and peek inside. I don't have to keep her in the stroller or hold her up to see. Her favorite is the tank with all the Coral Reef fish. Or in her mind all the Finding Nemo characters. She squeals in excitement. 

                   I love this place.

When my sister in law and niece came to visit us from Tampa we took the girls to one of the summer movies. We watched the Nut Job. Vida fell asleep half way through. 

The SPLASHPAD the best water invention ever. I don't have to worry about my kid drowning lol. We love going there to cool after we spend the day running errands. Sometimes I forget the pool bag and Vida goes in a diaper. It's so hot out she dries off quick. 

     
                  Cuties in diapers. 


No summer is complete with a good nap after swimming all day! These are the best naps!  
        Have a safe and happy summer 

Vida&Acsa

July 13, 2014

13 Months

June/24/2014
Age:13 Months
 
Stats: 23 lbs and  29.5 inches

Clothes: Wearing size 12-18 month and size 4 shoes

Favorite Foods: blueberries,watermelon,black beans,rice and steak

 
Favorite Words: NoNo, Apple,Mama,Dada,up and mas.

Favorite things To Do: Playing with her legos, watching The Little Mermaid and reading books while sitting next to one of the dogs. So cute seeing them together. 

Signature Moves: She is a wobbly walker, but getting better everyday. She loves to shake her head fast when we ask her if she's crazy lol

Mom's Proudest Moment: Watching her flip over one of the dogs and trying to contain myself from screaming so she wouldn't get scared. She got up, saw my face and then cried. I'm sure my facial expression freaked her out.
 
Dada's Proudest Moment: Going to get her from her nap, she saw him and decided to throw herself back,he grabbed her by her wrist and she still fell back which I think may have caused like a skin burn. He of course,felt horrible. She usually falls on her butt, but in his mind he probably thought he was she going to throw herself against the crib.

Fun Trips/activities: First trip to the splash pad was a hit!  

Favorite Book: Good Boy, Carl by Alexandra Day

Sweet Moments: Watching her cuddle the dogs after being out the whole day, she will stuff her face in their necks.

Not So Sweet Moments: The high pitched squeals have got to go!!!!! My ears are ringing as I type this.She squeals when she's happy,sad,frustrated and hungry.

Funny Moments: Vida loves to people watch while out eating at restaurants, she doesn't acknowledge us at all until her plate is empty. Her eyes are glued to the front entrance...she's extremely nosy. Her favorite place to people watch is at Chick-Fil-a! 
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Trip to the Planetarium

Playing with Ariel's Castle


Splashpad



Sweetness 



 Trip to Flint RiverAquarium

People watching at the Cookie Shoppe
 
Story time at the library
She loves to raise her hand up like this when the Disney music starts
Eating blueberries with her cousin that they picked that day.
Cousins in rompers!

Eating Chicken on Cow Appreciation Day!





Happy 13 months, baby girl!!

Happy 4th of July

 Happy 4th of July!!!

Vida,
You light me up inside
Like the 4th of July!!!

Ready for July 4th!
Decorating with flags



 
My little model

 

Waiting for the fireworks at the Marine Corps Base
Maybe next year she will enjoy them more
Her reaction when seeing the sparklers
She didn't seem too impressed.
 





Homemade Strawberry Shortcake....divine!!!


On the Eve of July 4th, Vida and I got together with the Mommy Group and had a little painting party
with delcious snacks. Here is Vida getting her foot painted for her July 4th canvas, she enjoyed that way too much in my opinion. ;)


Peace and love!
My American Girl! 

We spent July 4th weekend at the Planetarium with daddy.
Hope you all had a beautiful 4th of July weekend.












Canada Day & Blueberry Picking

Happy Canada Day



Happy Birthday to the best Country in the world!

We celebrated with pancakes and Canadian maple syrup in the morning and spent the afternoon at a local farm picking blueberries with some sweet friends.



 Vida ate more than picked so it was like double the work.

She loved carrying the bucket

Delicious blueberries

We went home and made delicious Blueberry Cobbler with fresh 
homemade whipped cream!! 
It was a heaven in a bowl.


Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
ingredients
  • 3 or 4 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (optional,can use butter)
  • 1tbs baking powder
  • Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a glass baking dish mix blueberries and sugar, coat to cover.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients together once mixed 
add all the wet ingredients. 
pour batter over blueberries and mix well.
Sprinkle cinnamon on top and bake for 25-30 minutes

Homemade Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup organic heavy whipping cream (optional, but organic just tastes soooo much better)
  • 3-4tbs  sugar (some recipes say 1-2 but to me it's not sweet enough) 
  • Chill egg beaters and a bowl in the freezer for 10mins
Beat cream for 3-4 minutes, slowly add sugar 1 tbs at a time. 
Taste as you go along to determine the sweetness.
Enjoy!


Happy Birthday Canada!!

July 12, 2014

12 Months

May/24/2014  
This is post is a little late, thank God I wrote everything down in her journal.


Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet little princess.
I swear she woke up bigger,taller and heavier on this day.

My cutie pie is starting to cruise around the couches, she lets go and takes one or two steps when she falls she either gets back up and tries again or just crawls away very fast.

She has both bottom teeth and her top four are coming in her gums are super swollen.
I am mentally preparing for sleepless nights any day now. 

She is in size 5 diapers, she wears 9-12 and 12-18 month clothes and size 3 or 4 shoes.
She is now on two meals a day and breastfeed throughout the day she loves her booby milk!!

She did amazing on the drive from Miami to GA.  We stopped once for dinner and to change her into pjs and she slept the whole way.


When my mom friends told me that babies grow fast I never thought it would go this fast.
I have really enjoyed being a mom. Vida gave me an easy, comfortable pregnancy, a quick labor and the birth I have always wanted. She breastfed and slept like a champ. She is a very relaxed and happy baby it even shows now that she is a year old.

She is an observer, she will watch kids play for a little while before going over to see their toys, she doesn't take toys from other children's hands and if someone takes something from her she looks at them and moves on to the next thing, she is not a fighter or one to start a fight, she just walks or crawls away. She loves to laugh and being silly with us. She is one big chubby happy baby all the time. When we go out to eat she likes to sit in her highchair and people watch while eating she watches everyone who comes in and out, just like her dad very aware of her surroundings. She loves to snuggle and cuddle us and the dogs and even her stuff animals I love how she hugs them extra tight, thank God they are fake because it if it was a real puppy she would kill it. She loves to talk, we have no idea what she's saying but she is a chatterbox and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy 12 months, my love. Thank you for making me  your mother.







June 18, 2014

Happy Father's Day!


Can't believe this guy right here,
 is celebrating his 2nd Father's Day because of that little girl right there!!

How do you thank the best daddy in the world? With his favorite breakfast and dinner of course! 

We started Father's Day with chocolate chip pancakes, Canadian maple syrup my mom sent topped with homemade whip cream. 


For lunch I made him his favorite food in the whole wide world, chicken chow mien.

Then he opened presents and cards. 
I gave Vida her Father's Day card to give to Anthony and she handed it to him like she knew it was for him, it was the cutest thing ever. 

I filled his little gift package with beer, Colgate wisps,deodorant, shave gel, a razor and more beer of course. 


Happy Father's Day 
to the man who works extra hard for us so 
that I may stay home and take care of our daughter. 
I love him so much and I am so happy he is our little girl's number one dad!! 

                          


   Happy Father's Day!