domingo, 12 de junio de 2011

The Simple Things (III)

With Winter just around the corner, we are trying to make the best out of the last few days we get to spend with the baby outside. On Saturday we had a party -- and we had a blast! Baby enjoyed his first moonbounce (is that what this is called?) ever and didn't seem to care much about it, but didn't complain, either. He just sorta hanged in there until we got him out. But I surely wasn't gonna miss the chance to snap a few pictures!

Javi had his fun, too. There was a mechanical bull for the grown ups and he obviously gave it a try! He didn't last long, but he enjoyed it. I was quite impressed to see how Geno smiled at his dad riding the thing, until Javi fell off: Then he looked at it with fear! It is possible that he understood the whole idea and thought the bull was actually trying to hurt his father? Nah, I don't think so, but it was so strange how he completely changed his attitude! Anyway, here he is.


jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

Okay, Baby boy, let's get this straight.

I will have no lawyers, doctors or architects in this house. This is not a friggin' university. For you, we have two plans, and we are kind enough to even let YOU choose which way to go. Ready? You can either be...

a. A Rockstar

b. A Soccer (STAR) player.

Next time I catch you with a book, you are giving me 3 laps of crawling around the house. 

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

A New Era Has Begun

Sweet baby G can now stand up, open the lower drawer, dig in and take everything out! Yes, I did just stand there taking pictures while this whole thing took place. Well sue me, I'm a first time mom and everything he does is new and wonderful to me! Even if only 2 days later, this has gotten really old and I'm not enjoying picking up every single thing over and over again as much as I thought I would. Strange.

Oh, and he is wearing just one sock. And Winter is just around the corner. But I needed to cook! Don't worry, he's cute and healthy as always. And dinner that night was great :)

domingo, 22 de mayo de 2011

The Simple Things (II)

Babies love catching a glimpse of themselves, or so I understand. Geno has a big mirror in his bedroom, and he is quite a Narcissist! Yesterday he managed to stand up just to get a good view of  his whole body, and his dad and I took three hundred pictures while we witnessed it. He is his own best friend, for now. Cheers to that.

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

Let's Do This! 3in30

I read about this challenge in Maegan's blog and I loved it! The idea is to think of 3 things you want to accomplish in the course of a month, so as not to keep leaving projects behind when you are trying to keep your house decent!
I'm joining very late in the month, only 10 more days left, so I must keep it really simple. Let's see:

In the next 10 days, I want to will:
1. Clean my washing machine. (Yes, it's alarmingly dirty. More on that later).
2. Put away all the clothes that are too small for baby G.
3. Sort through and clean up my bathroom cabinets.

I can do this! I will do this!

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

Wednesday night: Glee night!

Every Wednesday night, after work, Javi darling plays soccer (we call it football!) with his friends. Though soccer is not our National Sport ("pato" is), it should be. Most men -and I'm talking 98% here- love soccer. They play it if they're young enough, and when they're not anymore, they watch it on TV. Like all the time.
I don't really like it, not even during the World Cup, which gets everyone into a frenzy around here. The children are allowed to watch the matches at school, and good luck trying to find a doctor during a match!
Anyway, this post is not really about soccer. 
As I was saying, Javi plays soccer on Wednesdays, and comes back at around 11 at night, so that means that after I put Geno to sleep, I get Wednesdays off. And since Glee airs in America on Tuesdays, it means I can watch it online the nex day. That makes Wednesday Nights GLEE NIGHTS!
I can't say I've never loved a show this much, because Dawson's Creek or Friends would turn in their graves, but man, I just can't get enough of Glee! Now I have the music and it's all I've been listening to for the last month!
There's just something about it that has me completely hungry for more. It's probably the fact that I was such a loser during high school, a Mercedes without the talent. This is my own personal revenge, even if it doesn't make any sense. I love every single character in the show -well, not Terri Schuester, of course- and I hope they all get what they want. I'm so thankful for a show that portraits the winning side of the losers!

I love you Glee, you're my Wednesday date with myself, and I can't think of a better way to end this day!

PS: As I write this, 'Songbird', the song Santana sings to Brittany, is playing. My heart breaks every single time. Such a beautiful song I wouldn't even know if it wasn't for Glee!

martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Moving Day

Today I got to help one of my best friends move from her tiny apartment to a bigger house, just around the corner. We laughed really hard, but also got a lot of work done.
My friend V (not the one moving) and I decided we should set up a moving company and call it Bossypants, because we couldn't stop giving everyone orders all the time. We were so annoying, but we managed to move almost everything in about 2 hours! Considering NOTHING had been previously packed, I'd say we did a great job!
I'm exhausted, but happy to be a part of the whole thing. Moving to your first house with your boyfriend is such a milestone in every girl's life! I never really got that, because Javi was already living here when we started dating, so I brought my clothes and stuff gradually, over a period of time. I'm a bit jealous, I must admit it, because the new house is like a white canvas: anything can happen!
This will probably push me to make some changes in my own home, or at least I hope it will! :)