Just what we needed...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Just like every working mommy, I feel like I don't get to spend enough time with my little guy!
I had a comp day at work and took it yesterday, then I convinced my husband to take the day off as well and we decided to take the little guy to the zoo! Weather was perfect! but I didn't take any pics of the animals, only my little munchkin lol. (All pics taken on android phone)

Observing meerkats

with mama :)

I think he's tired of me saying MAMA to him, to entice him to say it back lol

my favorite part of one of the exhibits. Another reason to eat chocolate. :)

Playing with daddy!

Lunch at 2amys

After the zoo, we headed over to 2amys for lunch! it was delicious. Then we went home and thought we would crash but the little guy had an extra burst of energy lol.

It was a great day!!

Can I feature your blog?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I love the blogesphere!! I love reading mommy & design blogs for inspiration, motivation and advice and it's also a great place to vent and document what's going on in my world.
Since I have learned so much from a lot of you bloggers, I'd like to be more engaged in this community. I'd like to introduce some of my readers to you and maybe you can introduce some of your readers to me.

If anyone is interested in having me post their blog button on my page (right hand side), please send me your blog button & link, and let me know if you don't mind having mine on yours as well. Oh, and I am not charging anyone for this.

Also, just so you know, the blog buttons will probably only be up for about 3 months, as I'd like to upgrade & design this blog, but who knows, if there is an interest, I may keep it up longer or do it again.

Send me your blog buttons at asilveira08 at gmail dot com.


One Week to a Better Me!

Monday, March 21, 2011
One of my new favorite blogs is Sometimes Sweet! she is just the cutest little thing and is a also a new mom, so I can relate to a lot of what she writes about. This week she wrote 5 goals to work on this week that will help to better herself, and invited her readers to do the same. Here are mine, feel free to join in!

Nutrition: this week I am focusing on drinking more water and cutting down on my soda intake!

Exercise: Start with walking at least 3x's this week. I gotta look good for my 30th birthday this summer!!!

Relationships: I hate being away from aaron all day during the work week, I have a comp day that I will use this week to have a mommy/son day!
I will so force myself to wake up before my husband leaves to work at least one day this week to hug & kiss him goodbye.

Creativity: This week I am going to start some of the DIY crafts for aaron's birthday party, this will help knock some things out of the way so that everything won't be last minute. I am a procrastinator, so if I can knock something out of the way this week, that will be a HUGE accomplishment!

Me-time: I am going to enjoy a nice LONG bath!! baths are rare these days!!! Can't wait!!!
Your Turn! :)

I've added one to make the list 6:

Blog: Blog about my 5 goals! lol

Time just flies by!

Whew! I actually have time to blog! These past 2 months have been a whirlwind, actually this whole year so far, has been a whirlwind and I hardly have time to catch my breath.

What have I been up to?
Well I got a mobile baby who is crawling and standing and trying to walk. He is still not sleeping through the night. So by the time I get home I am constantly taking turns with hubby watching him while cooking dinner & trying to tidy up the apt. a bit. The lil guy goes down at 7:30pm but by then we're just as beat as he is! So I rather sit on the couch & watch TV or chat with the hubby than do anything else.

I also got a new phone! An android phone and have been having fun with a couple photo apps I have downloaded like FX camera, Retro camera, Photo Wonder & RMP movie recorder, SUPER FUN!! Here's a pic taken with the FX camera app:

I have also been in party planning mode!! Little guy turns 1 next month, I can not believe it!!! I ordered a super hero printable pack from AndersRuff on Etsy, featured on Hostess with the Mostess. Sneak peak:

and my car was in an accident. My mom was doing me a favor the other day and was using my car when she rear-ended someone, thankfully everyone was OK! Car is now in the shop. Here's a pic of the minor damage:

Aaaaand our lease is up on May 1st, and we still haven't decided if we want to move or not yet, so that just means more chaos! eh c'est la vie!

What do 10 month old's eat?

Thursday, March 10, 2011
I dunno. But mine over here eats rice & beans!

We tried for a couple of months to give aaron baby food, but he just wouldn't eat it! He would only eat Gerber's apple, strawberry & banana and that's when the mood striked him. He loved loved Ella's kitchen but it constipated him. 

So Ped told us to just forgo the baby food and start giving him some of our food. I'm a Latina so my food is rice & beans baby, and this little guy loves it!!! We've added eggs, potatoes, oatmeal and a bunch of other fruits & veggies in the mix. Since he is doing so well on our food, I am thinking of transitions to whole milk soon. 

Has anyone transitioned their kids to whole milk before the 1 year mark?

Mommy Review: Infantino Cloud Shopping Cart Cover

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's so funny how when you are pregnant, you do so much research to find the Perfect Stroller and the Perfect car seat. Then the baby arrives and you're a few months in - you hate carrying all that gear around!

Now that Aaron is attempting to walk, this boy refuses to be in any position that isn't upright. So my boy & I are loving this new Infantino Product: Infantino Cloud Shopping Cart Cover. It is also soo nice to leave the car & stroller in the car now! I just plop him in there and we go on about our business!

I love this one because its padded and covers the cart nicely, and since my guy still likes putting EVERYTHING in his mouth, this blocks him from doing that very nicely! It's also great because even though I am not as big of a clean freak as I'd like to think I am, who knows who was using those carts before you!

It can also be used at restaurants covering the high chair. Here's my little guy in it at Ihop, not a great pic (cell phone pic), but he was nice & comfy.

The one thing I was worried about was staining because of the fabric but while at Ihop this little guy managed to drop & smear eggs & bananas over it and it was easy to clean. My lazy self just took a baby wipe and voila! good as new!! This is definitely a must have and would be a great baby shower gift!

Thanks to infantino for letting us try out their new product!! We were not paid, these are my views & opinions!

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