Friday, September 3, 2010

Summer 2010

Summer started off pretty rough. July feels like a nightmare that I barely remember. But we made up for it in August! Here are some summer highlights.

This is priceless. I guess when you're 17 months old, you don't want to be dragged around by your big brother.

Yes, that's little Maya behind the wheel. But she held her own.

Water baby! She loves the pool. Mateo has too much fear to enjoy the pool. That's why I have no pictures of him.

But he loves the splash park!

Really cool dinosaur park.

This is what Maya thinks of the dinosaurs.

I thought Mateo would have more fear of them but once he made sure they were fake (by tentatively touching it then running away as fast as he can and watching to see if it responded), he loved them!

Okay. Is she not the cutest thing you've ever seen?

My cute little family! I love them.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm Such a Sucker

How adorable are these boots? I'm in love with them!

We are totally rocking the animal prints this year. It seems they are in fashion and Maya can easily pull it off with her olive skin and dark hair.

Anyone else as obsessed with their children's clothes and shoes like I am?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Things Not to Say

I was in the waiting room for Mateo's speech therapy and the kids were playing on the floor. I noticed a lady watching us closely. Then she said...

You're kids are gorgeous. Your husband must be very handsome.

Excuse me? Did I just hear you correctly? Am I not supposed to be offended that my kids would be cute only from him?

I had half a mind to say

No he's just as ugly as I am. We don't know where the kids got their looks from.

But I didn't. I graciously explained that they were adopted. What are people thinking?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hair Drama

Mateo's new haircut.

Mateo has hair drama. We've been having issues with hair cuts for years now. Finally after trying many a classy beauty shop, I took him down the street to the local hispanic barbershop. It was the most run-down crappiest place I've ever been. But they gave him the best damn haircut he's ever had. And he didn't cry or squirm once. It was amazing. All for 10 bucks. Wish I knew it 3 years ago.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Back to "Normal"

I say back to "normal" but some of you know how abnormal normal is to us.

But Mateo is doing better. We are all living under one roof again. It feels good. We had a week of chaos. Well, life is always chaos. But more chaos than usual.

So...back to blog business.

Anyone read this book series when they were kids?

It was my favorite! Well imagine my surprise when I saw a giant advertisement in the mall the other day for the new Ramona and Beezus movie!

I SO wish Maya was old enough to see this with me. Ah well, maybe I'll just see it myself!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Family in Crisis

Sorry I haven't written in almost a month. We are in crisis right now. Without revealing too many details, Mateo is having trouble. We have gone to drastic measures to get him the help that he needs. We are all feeling the stress with this decision. Hopefully in a couple weeks we'll be back on track.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Why I'll Never Go to a Mega-Premier Again

I thought it would be a brilliant idea to join the world of Twi-hards at the midnight premier of Eclipse with my best friend Devan, wearing our t-shirts and Team Edward bracelets.

Next time I think I have a brilliant idea that involves staying up till 3am with a bunch of teenage girls and their moms, someone please slap me. Why? I'll tell you.

I'm too old. I felt tired before we even got there. Seriously folks, 10:30 is pushing it for me. Half way through I had a headache. By the end my eyes couldn't focus. The only thing I remember from the movie was a lot of close-ups on Kristin Stewart's big teeth.

The parking lot was so packed on the way out that we sat in the car completely unable to even back out of the spot for 20 minutes. There was a curb with a strip of grass and a small tree directly in front of where we parked but on the other side of that was the main road. When we first noticed how far the parking lot back-up was, I suggested hopping the curb. It was pretty high and I thought we probably would have scraped something off the bottom of her car so I didn't think she'd actually do it. And she didn't. At first.

But it was 2:30 in the morning. Devan doesn't really do well when she's tired. She may have sort of...well...snapped.

I knew there was a change when she rolled down her window and started shouting at the young couple making out in the car next door, "excuse me!" When they rolled their window down she implored them to try jumping the curb first promising she would do it after them. When the guy, who couldn't have been more than 17 and most likely was not the owner of that car refused, she then asked if he would mind backing up a bit so she could do the jump.

I was a little worried at this point. It was a tight fit and a large curb. But she was desperate.

I have to give her credit, she revved the engine of that 6 cylinder oldsmobile alero and bumped up the curb, over the grass being careful to avoid the small tree, then down the other side. She scraped the bottom of the car but didn't lose any important parts and made it onto the main road skipping about 40 minutes of traffic. And we were home free.

That was probably the best part of the whole trip. I never in a million years thought Devan would do anything like that. Well, now I know not to underestimate anyone at three in the morning. That sort of sleep deprivation can make you desperate enough to pull a Dukes of Hazard move without a second thought.

Anyway, here are some pictures from my trip. It was an awesome and amazing time. I was able to kick back and relax for the first time in a long time.