May 6, 2015
by gwendolyn
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I’m Three Years Old!

toddler life

toddler life

Yep, it’s true…our Little Love is three years old. She has turned into this little being that is so complicated and lovely. It’s a joy and exercise in patience and organization to be her Momma.

She now speaks in full sentences to carry on real conversations. Plus, can remember things from day to day, but usually loses them about a month or so later. She’s still a petite little thing, but sure does feel bigger when you get in a room with her. Thankfully, she’s a slow to warm up kinda gal, but super chatty once you become familiar. She counts to 20 (minus 14 and 15) and can sing the ABC song, spell and recognize her name and just learned how to put up three fingers for her three years of life! Not to mention all the other songs we sing, almost every day: twinkle twinkle, 1-2-3-4-5 I caught a fish alive, once upon a dream, bah bah black sheep, ring around the rosie…

Her favorite things are to dance and sing and build “twain kwaks” aka train tracks (thanks Kristi!). She loves to follow up statements with “ok?” and will repeat herself until you answer. Shame on you if you ever think about touching her food until she’s done with it. She says, “no touch my food, ok?” about 10 times before leaving the table or room. She will say she’s going to do something that she knows she needs to ask for “I push the button, ok?” when she wants to push a button on the tb (or tv for the rest of you) remote, while holding it in front of her face with her finger hovering the button. Plus, she does everything, “all by myself, I did it! all by myself” even if she has asked for “hewlp.” Two of the cutest things she does is put her hand on her chest and say, “you do (insert action) for me? oh, thank you, thank you so much.” With such earnest and appreciation your heart bursts open.

She’s our Little Love, life became anew when she arrived. She teaches me strong lessons everyday. I’m trying to keep up, but it seems they just grow up too fast (already).

Can you wink? Yes!

Can you wink? Yes!

Her best wink face. Pretty good!

Her best wink face. Pretty good!

Sweet girl in a tutu!

Sweet girl in a tutu!

I'm THREE YEARS OLD!

I’m THREE YEARS OLD!

My smart, sweet and caring girl.

My smart, sweet and caring girl.

Hugs for Domingo!

Hugs for Domingo!

...and besos!

…and besos!

I lub you Mingo!

I lub you Mingo!

May 5, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Look Who’s 10 Months Old!

Another month and I still feel like I’m drowning. It really is amazing the heightened level of effort it takes to raise that second child. Exponential just doesn’t feel sufficient, anymore. Despite everything we have made it this far! We all still like each other, in fact the love in our house keeps growing and growing; that can be properly described as, exponential.

The two kiddos wake up and look for one another. The babe seems to be a little less happy on the days that she is gone at school. No matter my attempt at a constant vigil on the kid’s room, during Cecito’s nap time, she always beats me to it if she even “thinks” she hears “babys awake!” Hugs and kisses galore, which he isn’t so keen on, kinda like the dog. It’s been fun to watch.

A few things on the baby now…he has officially stopped breastfeeding. He did that last month and I forgot to mention it….oops! At first I was a little disappointed, but that quickly disappeared. It was a slow tapering end and I’m happy we made it as far as we did. He’s feeding himself any kind of food he can get his hands on except broccoli and cottage cheese – he can’t stand them. Still standing all the time, but now he’s getting the walking along furniture into the mix. He can take a few steps, but once he realizes he’s on his own starts to panic (a bit), then crouches down to crawl at lightening speed.

He’s, also, got another ear infection. It started in one year and then moved to the other one. Plus, this last weekend cut tooth #6! Things have been busy and crazy.

When we were at the doctor, yesterday, he weighed in at 18 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. Today, I measured him at 29.75 inches, which is 1/4 inch shorter than last month…noooooooo!

Here is LL’s 10 month post, just in case you wanted to see it.

Happy 10 Month Old!

Happy 10 Month Old!

Can't you see I'm playing here?

Hmmmm, yes? Can’t you see I’m playing here?

tickle - tickle!

tickle – tickle!

staring at the mail deliverer, he said to remind him of that when he gets older and this is a favorite picture, b/c what a sweet baby face that is.

staring at the mail deliverer, he said to remind him of that when he gets older and this is a favorite picture, b/c what a sweet baby face that is.

plenty of hair, in the back

plenty of hair, in the back

Those lips! Those lashes! Those cheeks! We did good.

Those lips! Those lashes! Those cheeks! We did good.

April 22, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Donut + Coffee Party!

Birthday Girl!

Birthday Girl!

As you all know, our Little Love turned three at the beginning of the month. It was the first birthday where she knew what was going on and was so excited that I had to draw up a calendar to count down the days until her party. Everything about this party was fun! We had donuts for everyone, coffee for the adults and a bounce house for the kiddos. Well, let’s be honest, that’s for some of the parents, too!

So, I decided to get our donuts from Krispy Kreme, which set up our color scheme. In the pictures you can see the simple decorations. Got enough donuts for an army, quiche for anyone who didn’t have a sweet tooth, fruit for parents that would rather have something more fresh and healthy, and lastly, coffee! There  were some hiccups with the coffee and quiche, but we managed and I’m not really sure anyone noticed or cared.

Of course, I can’t stop there. We started off with the bounce house, then added a hand bubble gun, plenty of hola hoops, set up next to two play structures and little waterway. Plenty for everyone to do with space to spare for any running around! I was a little nervous about having 35 adults and 23 kids R.S.V.P. as a yes and wanted to make sure everyone had a great time.

Lastly, I stamped some bakery bags with a “Thank you oh so much” stamp for donut holes. Just in case everyone didn’t get enough sugar, we wanted to thank them for coming with a little sweet goodness. The inspiration for the stamp came from L.L. herself. She says, “Thank you. Thank you, so much!” All the time and with such earnest you can’t help but laugh and have your heart melt at the same time.

As far as I was told everyone had a wonderful time and loved the party idea. L.L. had a blast! I know this because she will still talk about her birthday party with donuts and a bouncy house today. We did good and she totally deserved it; she’s such a lovely and lively little person, who captures hearts everywhere she goes.

Plus, as a surprise to Momma, Cecito was a dream! He played with everyone and wasn’t hesitant to be held by the 20 adults that were passing him around. In fact, there were a few of the L.L.’s school friends who didn’t realize he was ours. I was all set with two carriers and a pack-n-play and didn’t need any of them.

If any of you were guests who attended, let me extend a heartfelt thank you. We all had such a fun time. There’s never enough time to visit with everyone properly, but we appreciate every last one of you who took time out of your busy life to celebrate our first born. L.L. was slow to warm up to the entire crowd, but absolutely loved everyone singing happy birthday to her. She had been singing it for weeks with her play cupcakes. Her joy was genuine and so was ours.

Now, onto the fun stuff…pictures! (this isn’t even close to all that I wanted to post, lucky you)

To-Go Donut Holes

To-Go Donut Holes

The food, before we realized we forgot the quiche!

The food, before we realized we forgot the quiche!

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Bite Size Quiche

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Fruit Skewers + Bananas

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Who would have thought that even after asking if I would get the green and red boxes this would happen. Color palette destroyed!

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Maybe this is why people missed the donut holes at the end of the table?

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Organic Milk and H2O!

 

One side of the party!

One side of the party!

She would stand there yelling for us to come get her so she didn't have to walk in the dirt and rocks with her socks on.

She would stand there yelling for us to come get her so she didn’t have to walk in the dirt and rocks with her socks on.

Yaya was L.L.'s caretaker while she was an infant. We love her.

Yaya was L.L.’s caretaker while she was an infant. We love her.

Momma with the Birthday Girl!

Momma with the Birthday Girl!

Long time friends.

Long time friends.

Birthday Donut (Bunny for Easter)!

Birthday Donut (Bunny for Easter)!

Almost the whole gang!

Almost the whole gang!

Getting ready to sing with Mrs. McKenna.

Getting ready to sing with Mrs. McKenna.

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

She knew exactly what to do and somehow Daddy kept the candle lit!

She knew exactly what to do and somehow Daddy kept the candle lit!

High fives!

High fives!

I LOVE MY BIRTHDAY!

I LOVE MY BIRTHDAY!

More long time friends!

More long time friends!

Old neighbors doing the switcher-oo with kiddos!

Old neighbors doing the switcher-oo with kiddos!

Party favor hats were only minimally fun for the kids. It's the adults who loved them, but wouldn't wear them. Go figure!

Party favor hats were only minimally fun for the kids. It’s the adults who loved them, but wouldn’t wear them. Go figure!

Sweet girl enjoying the bubbles and hola hoops!

Sweet girl enjoying the bubbles and hola hoops!

New friends who live in our hood!

New friends who live in our hood!

More party favors! This time for the birthday song. They seemed like a better idea than they ended up being.

More party favors! This time for the birthday song. They seemed like a better idea than they ended up being.

Happy Couple!

Happy Couple!

Friends like family.

Friends like family.

Our old crew represents!

Our old crew represents!

Sweet girl with her sweet family.

Sweet girl with her sweet family.

L.L.'s Current Teacher, we love her, too.

L.L.’s Current Teacher, we love her, too.

My family, we were all happy despite the faces in this picture.

My family, we were all happy despite the faces in this picture.

Score!

Score!

Bouncy House!

Bouncy House!

Cecito's first time and he loved it!

Cecito’s first time and he loved it!

Pile up on Papa!

Pile up on Papa!

Just try and catch me, lady!

Just try and catch me, lady!

Momma and son, happy times.

Momma and son, happy times.

Shoes NOT required.

Shoes NOT required.

Clean up!

Clean up!

April 13, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Look Who’s 9 Months Old!

We have made it to 9 months! It’s strange because it feels like he’s been here a lot longer. Yet, I also think, how can it be nine months!? This little guy is such a fun, keep you on your toes kinda guy. A total fighter, when he has to be (sister gets a run for her money on sharing toys). A snuggle bug, who would really love to be held while you stand. Plus, a mover-and-a-shaker. Even though he loves to be held, he also loves to try to crawl up you or get down on the floor to explore or go to someone else’s arms…all in about 1-2 minute (or 30 second) cycles. He’s a constantly on-the-go!

Right now he’s standing, unassisted. In the middle of the room he will straighten his legs with his bum in the air and arms out in front of him, then slowly bring himself up. He looks utterly thrilled with himself (throwing his arms around) and it’s exhilarating to watch, as his Momma.

He started waving, a teeny bit. Got tooth #5 and we are starting to see #6 (which means he’s a drool machine). He babbles and makes trill noises all the time. Poor thing, also got pink eye (in both eyes) and had double ear infections. The only good that came out of that, was his mood changed, almost, overnight and he started sleeping through the night. DID YOU HEAR THAT!?!? SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!

I’m a new person, folks.

Just like L.L. we had a 9 month well visit that we passed with flying colors. You can see her blog post here! Our pediatrician was very happy with Cecito and even seemed like he was in a fun loving mood. He laughed and played with Cecito, leaving me feeling like I was walking on air. BUT that’s not the big reason I was so stoked after his appointment, just take a look at these stats:

Height: 30 inches (96%)
Weight: 18 lbs 11 3/4 oz (32%)
Head Circumference: 46.5 cm (87%)

Did you see that 96%!??! Momma’s still super stoked.

 

What in the world are you doing, Momma!?

What in the world are you doing, Momma!?

I'm SO outta here!

I’m SO outta here!

Yes, give me that!

Yes, give me that!

Now, I'm happy - happy - happy!

Now, I’m happy – happy – happy!

Look at the 'almost dimples'!

Look at those ‘almost dimples’!

This is an everyday face.

This is an everyday face.

I want to turn this way, catch me!

I want to turn this way, catch me!

Wait, now I want the other way...fast hands, Momma!

Wait, now I want the other way…fast hands, Momma!

This is his favorite thing to do.

This is his favorite thing to do.

Look at that lovable face!

Look at that lovable face!

March 26, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Just When You Thought…

Things would never get better…

You have an awesome morning, alone, with your two kids.

I’m all warm and fuzzy today. After months of feeling defeated.

Both kids still have a cough and sinus issues…I feel like I can handle it.
Two clients need something ‘yesterday’…I feel like I can handle it.
Three days late on grocery shopping…I feel like I can handle taking both kids.
I’m actually writing a blog post, on a whim!

All because the three of us went out for breakfast (since we have been out of morning food for days) and they behaved beautifully. LL even shared her pancakes with Cecito when she was done.

I fed the baby as we waited for our order to arrive. Coloring with LL between bites and letting her help by stirring my coffee. Then, the food arrived and I got to eat it while it was STILL HOT! Slapped butter on her pancakes and she went to town without syrup, she actually thought the bottle was more coffee — I wasn’t about to correct her. She tried bacon and decided she didn’t like it, this time… Say what?! Fed the babe puffs and we all ate in peace.

This rarely happens. I’m so jazzed about it ’cause Momma needed a boost.

Another rare occurrence…Cecito slept through the night twice in a row for the first time ever! After two nights of hourly wake ups, but I don’t care. Two nights in a row! He can actually sleep through the night – yahoo! If you can’t tell hugs and warm fuzzies are pouring out from is post.

Now to finish up client work that I kept me up until midnight!

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March 23, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Look Who’s 8 Months Old!

Man-oh-man, the baby is getting so close to not being a baby anymore! Doesn’t feel real and I cannot imagine doing it again, but geez, thinking that our days of baby anything are behind us makes me nostalgic and excited. That, folks, is kinda what I’ve experienced parenting to be; a paradox.

Our little man is turning into such a boy. He’s moving fast and getting into everything! One day, Gil even said that he saw that glimmer of “uninhibited boy,” in his eyes as he wrangled around on the floor with a toy. We are completely in for it with this one. He’s already tall enough to swipe everything off of a side table, loves power strips and outlets and anything that hangs down. We knew we were lucky in having a teeny little one the first time around, and are learning right along with the second. He’s even too tall to stand under the table without bumping his head! Gil and I were talking about that and are pretty sure that L.L. was 18 months before she had to be careful of that one.

So, the boy got his top two front teeth last month. He’s also started the blubbering (raspberry) spitting, just like L.L. at his age. Plus, he’s pulling to stand on everything and starting to take his falls more gently. It’s almost like slow motion falling, I’m a much more relaxed Momma after seeing him catch onto this milestone. He’s got his top two teeth this month and has learned how to pick up little pieces of food and actually make it to his mouth. Lots of fun with so much change that happens way too fast.

Stats are hard to come by the past two months. I didn’t get a chance to measure him, but I did get to weigh him when we were at the pediatrician’s office for L.L:  he’s 18 pounds 9.5 ounces!

Here are some pics for you to enjoy!

What is going on? Me no like that bright thing in the sky!

What is going on? Me no like that bright thing in the sky!

I don't like this chair either.

I don’t like this chair either.

Wait, maybe it's the shoes!?

Wait, maybe it’s the shoes!?

Let's see if the keys make it better...

Let’s see if the keys make it better…

Nope, the shoes have got to go! (One time and we/re done, L.L. wore them forever!)

Nope, the shoes have got to go! (One time and we/re done, L.L. wore them forever!)

I love to chew...chew, chew, chew!

I love to chew…chew, chew, chew!

I'm thinking, thinking...

I’m thinking, thinking…

Still don't like the chair.

Still don’t like the chair.

The hat isn't half bad, but only for 30 seconds at a time.

The hat isn’t half bad, but only for 30 seconds at a time.

All those teeth, happy boy!

All those teeth, happy boy!

Lost in my thoughts, do you see the wheels turning?

Lost in my thoughts, do you see the wheels turning?

Happy Baby Lashes

Happy Baby Lashes

I'm standing!

I’m standing!

Oh-oh-oh...Wait...

Oh-oh-oh…Wait…this deserves a good raspberry spit!

AND down!

AND down!

March 8, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Kid Ventures

Typically, we don’t go to inside play places. However, with the recent rain and getting over a two week sickness we itching to get out of the house. It was fun and we made a whole day of it by getting there around 10am and not leaving until 3pm. I didn’t take a lot of pics, but the ones I did take were worth a blog post, so here you go. Enjoy!

Hoola-Hoop!

Hoola-Hoop!

She ended up getting pretty good at throwing that thing around her.

She ended up getting pretty good at throwing that thing around her.

Happy Little Love

Happy Little Love

I couldn't help but love this part of the day.

I couldn’t help but love this part of the day.

Uh-oh...baby doll bump her head!

Uh-oh…baby doll bump her head!

Someone wanted to show off his standing skills.

Someone wanted to show off his standing skills.

What do you mean I don't get a cookie!

What do you mean I don’t get a cookie!

I'm not going anywhere until I get my cookie.

I’m not going anywhere until I get my cookie.

 

February 21, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Look Who’s 7 Months Old

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Gosh, what to say, what to say? When you are so far behind that you can’t remember month to month anymore. I’m trying, really I am. Even making notes trying to recall what the baby did each month isn’t as grand a plan as I thought it would be.

So, lets start with the big one, he’s CRAWLING! Not just learning to crawl, full on crawling and climbing over everything he can get to. This happened the day he turned 7 months and then two weeks later he was showing off by pulling himself up on everything! The kid cannot go 5 minutes without falling and crying, but he doesn’t give up. Well, when he really hits his head he does. Just lays there screaming and I don’t blame him. The kid gets bumps and bruises every single day. Not usually just one, either. It freaks me out, but I have to remind myself that he’s a boy and that’s more than likely, just his nature. Get used to it, Momma!

As if that was enough of a heart attach for me, he then attempted trying to stand the same week he was pulling himself up. I’m not sure if he meant to or not, but he took his hand off the ottoman and immediately fell. This seemed to tick him off, so he cried…a loud shrieking sound. After about a week or so of that he’s no longer shrieking and he stays standing, for a beat, before he falls on his bum. There have been a few sideways or forward falls, see the above mentioned bumps and bruises. The bruises stink, but the rest of it is pretty cool.

He’s a mover and a shaker, folks!

This month he’s also proven to needing supplimenting *milkshakes*. I was a bit bummed and amazed, but I’m ok with it now. The kid takes down 4-7oz after he nurses, so obviously he needs it. I’ve also taken down the amount of solids he gets since I noticed he hadn’t any weight in almost a month.

Here are his stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 11.25 oz (weighed at Mother’s Circle a week after he turned)
Length: 31 inches (measured at home a few weeks ago)

Ok, now for pictures!

My boy

My boy

He didn't think that football was much of anything.

He didn’t think that football was much of anything.

Baby feet and hands!

Baby feet and hands!

Almost tasting it...

Almost tasting it…

Domingo is WAY more interesting!

Domingo is WAY more interesting!

He even gives kisses.

He even gives kisses.

Maybe too many kisses?

Maybe too many kisses?

Ok, lets try this again, from a distance.

Ok, lets try this again, from a distance.

Watching the Super Bowl is always better standing, right?

Watching the Super Bowl is always better standing, right?

Wait kid, the tv's the other way.

Wait kid, the tv’s the other way.

Now how do I get this thing out of my way?

Now how do I get this thing out of my way?

That face!

That face!

Now for the L.L. flashback: I’m 7 Months Old

February 16, 2015
by gwendolyn
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My Not So Happy Valentine

This year, it was my turn to make dinner. I had it all planned out; simple, yet extravagant (for us). It was going great, I had chosen to make fancy grilled cheese. You know so we didn’t have waste and didn’t double our grocery bill. The night before I prepared the pulled pork. After lunch I made the gouda mac-n-cheese. All that was left was to assemble, cook and steam the brussels sprouts. Easy.

Gil volunteered for dessert, since I made it last year. He went out on a limb with a brownie recipe that only had two ingredients. If you were wondering, they didn’t come out as expected. Poor guy, but he saved our sweet tooth cravings with cheesecake. Not just any cheesecake, slices from the same place that made our wedding ‘cheese cake cups’. Yay – fun!

We sat down to eat and it was amazing. The adults loved the food, L.L. ate brussels sprouts like they were candy and the baby took down sweet potatoes with oatmeal. We opened a bottle of red, since we were celebrating, and it seemed Valentine’s Day was ours, finally.

Then, bedtime for the baby (he goes down 6:30/7p.m.). I emerged from the kid’s room for Daddy to announce he was getting worse and felt really terrible. You see, L.L. had been sick for a few days, but we thought she was getting over it. Her mood was better, no more crying out in the middle of the night because her nose hurt and she was finally drinking the fluids she needed. So after putting her to bed Daddy took off to the drug store for sinus medicine. It had been building all day.

You would think that was the end of the night, but no…oh no, couldn’t be the end for our household. After that, L.L. went to the bathroom 4 times and it wasn’t pretty. Poor thing didn’t know what hit her. While Daddy’s sinus pressure kept building and he started to feel cold…awesome. He went to bed early barely touching his wine. We didn’t even discuss the cheesecake. I made up the couch for me to sleep on and then the night time saga began.

Cecito woke up about every 10-30 minutes from 8:30p.m. to 11ish. Then around 11:30p.m. Gil’s standing above me in a towel, holding L.L., also in a towel. Both of them wet. He sincerely apologized, then informed me I needed to take L.L. because she vomited all over the bed. They just took a shower to wash her vomit filled hair.

WHAT!?!?!?!?

So, we cuddled for a bit assessing how she felt. It was really sad and scary because she got sick while she was asleep on her back, so it was all in her mouth and he heard her making vomit noises and had to quickly turn her over to get it out. She was scared and Daddy was freaked out. Unlucky Daddy had to disassemble the bed and get it to the washer. Then, make one on the living room floor for her. I made sure I had everything she needed out there and we all went back to bed.

I have no idea what time that was, but I was finally woken up, for good at 5:15a.m. During that time I was woken up from…

* L.L. coughing and refusing water
* L.L. coughing and finally accepting water (her poor throat sounded like sandpaper as she swallowed)
* Domingo trying to get back in from the kid’s room (I was too tired to put it together)
* Domingo pawing at the door again, because I was too dumb to let him in the first time
* Cecito wanting to nurse TWO times
* Cecito doing random wake up…I lost count…
* Daddy getting up for warm compress
* Daddy changing over the laundry

To say the least, I was tired. But not as tired as Daddy and L.L. They slept most of the day away. Now, it’s 8p.m., the next day. I’m finishing the wine while writing this and everyone else is in bed.

Good news: Cecito’s top teeth started to poke through. This morning you could see the white of both and a corner of one. Maybe his sleep will improve!

Bad news: My nose is started to feel a bit stuffed and I’m sneezing – a lot. Boo!

Bummer news: The flowers Gil had delivered me were wrong and the rose sprays had droopy heads this morning (the next morning).

I shake my fist at you, Valentine’s Day.

Since I hate to end on a negative note, here are some pics. This was all before the beginning of the end happened. Our happy little family.

My masterpiece.

My masterpiece.

Mmmmmm...good eats!

Mmmmmm…good eats!

The kiddos!

The kiddos!

Happy Brother and Sister. Today she said she was happy she had a brother!!

Happy Brother and Sister. Today she said she was happy she had a brother!!

I love getting pretty flowers.

I love getting pretty flowers.

 

February 8, 2015
by gwendolyn
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Officially At The End of My 30’s

Don't mind if I do! (Card from the hubs.)

Don’t mind if I do! (Card from the hubs.)

I am, officially, 39 – thirty-nine! Feels really strange to say it. Then I think, I am almost middle age  — what!?Almost over the hill. Almost in my 40’s! It makes me feel like I should be older or think older or act older or dress older, but I don’t. Honestly, I don’t even feel close to 40. Which is a something that I will go into another time. Of course, I have a lot to say about that, but right now I just want to talk about the wonderful week I had celebrating.

Normally, we go to the mountains for a snow weekend, but we weren’t able to do that this year, and it really bummed me out, but we did have guests in town. My in-laws were here for a visit! They are always a good time. While they are here we go out all the time; basically it feels like we are, also, on vacation. Plus, their birthday’s are the week before mine, so we are celebrating the whole time, it’s great!

However…I swear, I put on 5 pounds during this visit. It’s a good thing we don’t have a scale at home!

This year the extra fun part about my birthday was that a friend offered to put together a dinner. I didn’t have to do anything but choose the night, it was the best. No worrying about anything, I just had to show up! To my delight, an old friend came down for the night – all the way from LA! She made the rest of the evening just as easy. I didn’t have to decide on drinks or food…yummy things just appeared out of nowhere. I was in heaven. After dinner, we went to a newish bar that I had wanted to try out and we continued the fun.

It really was just what I needed and wanted to do. The one downer was that the baby woke up early, so I was exhausted the next day. Even though that’s not new, it meant that when Gil and I tried to go out for our first real date night since becoming parents we were extra tired and almost called it off. Of course, we couldn’t do that, so we rallied and went out for two beers. It was very nice to go out, just the two of us. And the grandparents got to babysit, for the first time. I would say it was a win-win!

Kicking the day off right!

Kicking the day off right!

Baby Boy in a restaurant high chair for the first time!

Baby Boy in a restaurant high chair for the first time!

Birthday Besos!

Birthday Besos!

Surf-n-Turf Tacos

Surf-n-Turf Tacos at Pacific Beach

Dinner at West Coast Tavern

Dinner at West Coast Tavern

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Keeping The Party Alive at Coin Op!

Keeping The Party Alive at Coin Op!

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To the left is the Rockstar from LA and to the right is the awesome party planner!

To the left is the Rockstar from LA and to the right is the awesome Party Planner!

I don’t get to see these lovely folks enough. Thanks so much for making my birthday special. Between family and friends I was on a glorious high for days! xo

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