Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cereal Lovers

John and my brother are cereal lovers. They eat it often and in great quantity.....

It must be genetic....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Today I got to take some time off work and watch my cousin Mariah's basketball team get recognized for winning CIF! They got to ride in fire trucks and have a police escort to City Hall (very convenient) and the City Council honored them. Teachers and coaches spoke and we all cheered for a great season.

Mariah is a wonderful young woman and I am so proud to have her in my life.

In case you didn't know, Mariah....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I have been doing a ton of sewing lately. But, it is all stuff for baby showers and baby gifts that have yet to be given, and I don't want to give anything way.

But I am just dying to show something!! So this is the only thing I have that is no longer a surprise!

I made this for my awesome friend Beth for her birthday because she is an angel who does so much for me and my family. It is a Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer cover. I was super happy with the way it turned out. I loved the material from the moment I saw it. It said "Make something for Beth out of ME!" So I did.
And it looks beautiful in her red kitchen.

So there is a little piece of what I have been working on. After April 10th, I will be able to show off a few more things. I feel much better now.

Oh, and if anyone wants to make one, I used this pattern.

Friday, March 19, 2010

One and a Half!

Well, the little man is 18 months old today. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?!?!?!?! Seriously, I want answers!

He is the sweetest, most nurturing, most loving little boy.

He loves his sister.

He loves his Mommy and Daddy and Memere and Grandma and Pop-Pop and Grandpa and Uncle Justin and Auntie Audrey and Lina and Baby Audrey and Miss Beth and.... well.... everyone he meets.

He loves his softy.

He loves to scream.

He loves to eat.

He loves to cuddle.

He loves the water and baths and anything that has to do with making an enormous wet mess!

He loves to climb and dance and explore.

And we love him.

Happy Half Birthday Andy Jus!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just a Little Green

This morning was just a little crazy, ok, all mornings here are a little crazy, so I was not able to make green eggs for the kids like I normally do on St. Patrick's we had them for dinner instead!

Andy is finally old enough to handle himself on the counter with Julie while I cook. He still tries to eat everything in sight, but he gets the concept of height a little better, so I don't have to worry about him falling off every two seconds.

Julie broke all the eggs and put the food coloring in. She also stirred them all up, so all I had to do was cook them. She is a huge help in the kitchen. And not a "help" but a serious, get the tasks done, help.
This is my new favorite, and it is green, so we had it with our eggs. It is olive oil, garlic, turkey pepperoni (if you have never tried this, you are missing out!) and fresh spinach. Yummmo!
And there you have it, a delicious and nutritious St Patty's Day meal.
After dinner, the kids got to open their cards from Memere!

My Memere and Pepere always sent us a card on every holiday, Thanksgiving, Valentine's, St Patrick's, Easter, etc. They were always themed and adorable. They always contained a single dollar. It made us feel so special to get something in the mail. Julie and Andy both received cards and dollars from my grandparents before they passed away and now my mom is carrying on the tradition. I would be lying if I said the first time I found them in our PO Box I didn't burst into tears right there in the post office. I LOVE that she is doing this for our children.

Julie was very excited about her dollar.
All in all, a pretty basic day. No green beer, no pot of gold, but who needs that when you have green eggs and a dollar from your Memere.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Tonight, Julie was sitting on my bed watching me sew when she asked:

Julie: Mommy, who will be my husband?
Me: Whoever you want. A man when you get much older and fall in love with him.
Julie: Who is it going to be?
Me: I don't know, who do you want it to be?
Julie: Uncle Justin! He is my prince and will be my husband and I will be the princess!!!

Watch out Auntie Audrey!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Children's Discovery Museum

We have wanted to do something fun and special for the last few weeks, so when Christina invited us up to hang out, we jumped on it! Saturday morning we loaded up the kids and hit the road. We headed up to San Jose to check out the Children's Discovery Museum. It is located just a few blocks from Christina's house, and can see the giant purple building with a huge inflated rubber ducky on the roof from the freeway....but I had never noticed it!!

We made it up there right after it opened. After playing for a bit in the courtyard/park, we went inside. Andy and Julie both climbed right up on the fire truck, stagecoach and ambulance. There were lots of kids, but Andy is not shy!
They had an awesome water area with super cute raincoat/smock things. I think this was Andy's favorite place. He got really wet but loved putting the balls into the water hurricane and the water stream strong enough to hold the balls up. He was also in the wrong place at the wrong time more than once, which did not help with his dryness.

Downstairs was a bubble area. Julie had a blast down here. She pulled this rope to create a big bubble "sheet" then blew through it to make big bubbles! Fun!

Daddy had fun too!

They had a place where you could look at fossils and stuff, but Julie enjoyed playing with the woolly mammoths and saber tooth tigers more.
It was so nice to spend time with such great friends and have a couple extra set of hands! Julie and Andy enjoyed having the Cisneros' there, Julie has asked about them pretty much non stop since we left, she wants Brian to come to her school, not sure why, maybe because he is a teacher. But I think Brian and Christina also enjoyed the museum. It was very adult friendly.

Of course the only picture I got of my beautiful pregnant best friend is one where she is bending over so you can't see her adorable baby belly! But I love this picture of her showing Andy how to do the car. He was intrigued by her all day, didn't really want anyone else to hold him!
Then, a few minutes before we left, Daddy found a little room off to the side where they had do it yourself face paint. Guess who did it herself?? She is a kitty! Meow....

Both kids were so well behaved. Both at the museum and in the car ride. Julie didn't have any major meltdowns or run away from us. In fact, there were times we had to tell her she could go where ever she wanted! We are going to go back again soon we had so much fun! The drive was well worth the change of scenery!

We are all so lucky to have great friends in our lives! Friends who are willing to climb, get soaked, fling cars, blow bubbles and eat fruit snacks on a bright purple building. We can't wait til their little man is here to join in all the fun!