Saturday, October 30, 2010

Never a dull Moment...

Well that is actually an understatement because this week has been filled with drama.  I won't go into details for my own family's privacy but all I can ask you for is prayers and support to help our family get through some tough things we are dealing with.  Hopefully I can resume some regular posting next week. I will also be doing a giveaway on Fifi's Closet of some new products, so please be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What do I wish I'd known at 13?

Dove is sponsoring a great movement to inspire young girls to believe in their own innner beauty and self worth and you can be part of it too.  Just visit DoveMovement.com and simply answer the question,

"What do you wish you’d known at 13?"


This question really made me think of all the things I wish I'd known....or more so all things I wish I'd really payed attention to.  There was so much advice not taken on my part and had I known what I know now....I think my life would definitely have been alot different.  Having my own daughter completely turned my world upside down and seeing things through a Mother's eyes completely changes the way you look at things.  If I can instill in my daughter just a few of these things then I've succeeded.....

  1. Spend more time with girlfriends rather than chasing boys.  You have your whole life to worry about boys and many times they just give you un-necessary headaches and tears.
  2. You have your whole life ahead of you for SEX.  Sex and love are also 2 different things and having sex doesn't mean having love.
  3. Try your best to excel in school.  Doing well in school could mean a scholarship.  A scholarship can mean college and a career.  A career in this economy is is very important because jobs are scarce anymore.
  4. Drinking and experimenting in drugs and alcohol don't make you cool.  If anything they make you look like an idiot.  Wait until you are of legal drinking age and do it responsibly.
  5. Beauty is not measured by the makeup on your face, your hairstyle, or the brands you wear.  It comes from inside ....everything else is just fluff !
  6. The sun is more powerful than you think and the best thing you can do for your skin is wear SPF !
  7. The people you think are cool now may not look so cool in 10 years.  Most of those people will still be hanging out in the same bars doing the same things.
To my beautiful baby Sofia:  I love you more than life itself.  You are one of God's angels and worth more than you can ever imagine.  I can only hope to give you advice that guide you through life and help  yo to make your own way in this world.  I will always support you in any decisions you make and I know you will grow into a successful young woman!





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Friday, October 15, 2010

9 months...Really?

I feel like I just finished the 8 months post and here were are now at 9 months already!  Tuesday we reached the 9 month mark and boy it's going by so fast.  Thats 3/4 of a year....WOWEE!!!! 

Antonio, I still remember your first moments of life like it was yesterday and waiting to here those first cries.  You were such a beautiful newboran and have continued to grown into such an amazing little boy.






You are such a big boy now and love to be in your swing or stroller or anything moving.  These pics were your recent trip to the park with Daddy on Columbus Day when Mama was working...







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Tubby Time is your favorite time and I always know that if you are cranky mommy can cheer you up with a bath.  You know you are Latino when you give your kid a bath in the sink....hahahah....or a bucket.....or a rice pot!

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What else have you been up to.................
  1. You eat all stage 3 baby food and pretty much anything we eat too.  You love to feed yourself and sometimes you even yell at mommy because you want to do it yourself.
  2. You started really saying MA-MA especially when you want me to come get you out of the playpen.
  3. You cry hysterically when mama leaves the room but it melts my heart when I come back and and you shower Mama with love
  4. You can pull yourself up on anything and you are even now starting to reach out to move from one thing to another and take steps!  ::::squeeling from pride::::
  5. You still have 6 teeth ....2 on top and 4 on bottom so no new ones since last month.
  6. You are so mobile and crawl around like speed racer!  I can barely keep up with you!
Hopefully we can post your stats soon since you are due for a visit to the pediatrician, but I'm guessing you are pretty ready for your big boy car seat!!

Antonio you continue to amaze us everyday and we hope you know how much we love and adore you.  You are such a blessing and we hope you continue to receive the Lord's Blessings as you grown into a young man.  My wish for you is that you are surrounded with love from everyone you meet.  God Bless you little Angel!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

If I could Turn Back TIme.............

and press rewind, I would say so many things to my dad.  It's hard to believe today is 10/10/10.  Exactly 2 years have gone by since my Dad passed away and I don't think it's gotten any easier.  If anything I think I gets harder everyday.   Sometimes I wish I could talk to you one last time Daddy, if only to say goodbye and tell you how much I loved you.  I wish I would've had that moment to be there and hold your hand before you left but I never got that chance.  If I could talk to you I would say......

  1. I never forgot all the little things.  To this day when I hear the theme song to M.A.S.H.  I remeber cuddling with you on the couch at our house in Florida watching that show together.  I was only 3 or 4 maybe but I still remember.
  2. You always made the best Apple Cinnamon pancakes and to this day they are my favorite!
  3. I loved your laugh and your smile and thought it was so funny when you would snort when you laughed.  You were always so handsome to me!
  4. You always knew your little girl loved her Barbies and never dissapointed me on Christmas or birthdays...hahahah!  I think I played with that 3 story Barbie house till I was like 13! OMG!
  5. Daddy I always admired how you were such a hard worker and you always worked for what you wanted in life.
  6. You were one of the best cooks EVER!
  7. Thank you for passing down your creative genes to me.  Because of you I love crafts and creating things and you could make just about anything.
  8. Not every day is full of happy memories.  I will admit somtimes I feel so angry that you were taken away from me.  Especially when I see friends getting married and their Dad's walk them down the aisle. I almost don't want to get married because I won't have you there by my side.  It makes me cry thinking you will never see your little girl get married and we will ever get to have that father-daughter dance.
  9. Last week Sofia had grandparents day at school and she was all alone which broke my heart ........but we told her you were with Jesus and she said to tell you she promised to visit you someday! I'm sad my beautiful babies will never sit on your lap and play with you the way I did but I know you are looking down on them.  Our baby boy is Antonio David after you and you would be so proud.  He is such a good boy and even looks alot like you!
  10. I am grateful you at least got to hold my baby princess a few time ...You were never a super emotional person but I do remeber you teared up the first time you held her and she smiled at you and you were such a proud grandpapa!
  11. I want you to know that I'm sorry we lost touch for a few years and I wish I could take that back.  I wish I had more time with you growing up but I know you were always so busy working around the country.  I don't blame you for not being around more and I wouldn't change you for anything.
There are so many more things I could say but I would probably write a book so I will stop here and share some pics and my handsome hero.  Love you Daddy!

You always took the time to play with me even when you were tired from work

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Christmas with my Dad n brothers ....(can't seem to figure out why this pic is sideways though)
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R.I.P. Daddy -n- Uncle Jim
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Monday, October 4, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Days 5-8

So far I'm doing pretty good on this 30 days challenge but Fraiday i went home sick from work and my weekend was crazy so this is a bit of a catch up on 4 days.  This weekend I set my kitchen on fire .....but that's a whole other post I will write about.  So anyways I will make these quick....

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.


Visit my family's home countries of Spain and Panama.  I was born in the U.S. and have only been to my fiances island of Puerto Rico but I would love to visit Spain and Panama.  My family hasn't been back there since leaving and most of my family is here in the USA so I really would be like a tourist there.  But I would still love to see where they came from.
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.

Shame on me for even thinking of this ....but being so close to the anniversary of my Dad's death I remember seeing my grandmas face when he diesd and I really hope to never have to bury one of my children.  It's such a gutwrenching thought and I know too many people who have gone through that.  It really is a mother worst nightmare and my heart goes out to anyone who has ever gone through that.

Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.

Hands down....no question about it....MY BAMBINOS!  I love my little ones more than life itself.  I live for them and to see them smile.  I want to give them a wonderfull childhood and life and hope to be the best mama in the world. 

Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.

No one in particular I can think of except for one person.  Her name was Liz ...I won't mention her last name but i had a reall good guy friend all through high school.  He was actually one of my brothers friends mainly and she was a snior, he was a sophmore and i was only a freshmen.  This girl was so intimidated by our friendship that from my first day freshmen year she would walk by me in the halls and call me "bitch", "slut" You name it.  The funny thing is I was none of those because I was cool with everyone......and in no way a slut because I was a virgin ...lol.  She was just so mean to me that one day I was about to cry over it and she pushed me in the hall .....and i just yelled at her in front of everyone, "If you have a problem say it to my face or do something about it because your the only BITCH here!" I think she was so in shock that I said something and she just turned around and walked away but hse never bothered me again after that.  After she graduated luck for me....I never saw her again either!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Triquimoches ROCK!

First off....is this not the cutest most girly little troll you've ever seen??  I fell in LOVE with her ad I'm gonna have to get her for my princess! 


Gweneth purple pixie plush Triquimoche


I recently stumbled across this little lady while I was browsing ETSY for some new toys for Sofia.  This shop was created by Vega Lyrae based out of Spain and Im SO IN LOVE with her creations!  My family also comes from Spain ....so I love to support fellow paisanas!  Besides, my daughter loves monsters and trolls and has a few but  I wanted somthing a little more unique and possibly handmade so ETSY is the first place I went! 

Her Etsy shop even has some new Halloween Monsters your little guy or girl will simply adore.  Check out these cuties.....


  


Triquimoches World is currently under construction but I will definitely be shopping there once it's open ......and for now you can find her right HERE ON ETSY!!!




Also don't forget to check out her blog and follow if you want to see all of her new plush characters as they are made :

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