June 26, 2008

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Holy moly people, it is hot. I have lived in Vegas for 19 years so you would think I would get used to this weather. But it's almost like it gets worse. When I first moved here, there were only 2 seasons, freezing cold or 1000 degrees. Now it's like mother nature is teasing us and giving us a little spring and a few weeks of fall. I know there are people out there who love having those seasons, but to me it's just a tease! Especially when you are enjoying days when it is in the 80's and then all of sudden WHACK! (you have to say that fiercely) It's 104 outside.
Welcome to Vegas folks!
And what do cute little Vegas babies do when it is miserable outside?
They swim! Here are some pics of Zachary soaking up some rays.

June 23, 2008

Happy as a Clam

So here are some recent pictures of the little man. We had stripped him down to his onsie and his white sox hat. He played for about an hour like this.

p.s. we did not tilt his hat! it ended up like that from him crawling around and hitting it.

Houston, We Have A Crawler

There are those eyebrows!! He gets those looks from his Daddy folks.
So, he hasn't quite perfected the "CRAWL," but let me just tell you, this little man does the best Army Crawl. I shouldn't even call it an army crawl. It's more like a wounded soldier crawl. It's the best! Oh.....and he is quick! I have to give it to him, he always attempts the crawl, but once he realizes it just isn't working, he drops and starts doing the wounded soldier across the floor. I have been trying to get a picture of him doing it, but when he sees the camera, he gives up.

June 22, 2008

The House

Ok obviously, I can't sleep. So I am using this time to catch up on my blogs and vent. All my blogs are usually about our handsome little man, but it's time that Mama does some venting!

For the past year and a half, Manny and I have been living in a house that he owns with his brother, or his parents house while they were away in Mexico. Both of them are amazing homes and I was very happy to get to live in them. But there just comes a time when a family needs their own space. So......Manny and I decided to buy a house of our own. That is the picture you are seeing. It was a foreclosure but it is AAHHHMMAAZZIINGGG (there is that singing voice again). We have both heard that buying a foreclosure is such a long and hard process, but I don't think we really understood how hard it could be. Let me just tell you, it has been rough. It's bad enough that it took them 14 days to accept our offer, then of course we have to wait the normal 30 day escrow period, but now, the closing is taking forever. He signed the papers last Friday, yep that's right folks, that was 9 days ago! And guess what? We still don't have the keys. We were told that the hold up is that 1300 people have to sign off on this house and 47 of those people are slacking. Hopefully maybe, just maybe, this week the 47 slackers in corporate foreclosure world, will put down their lattes, pick up a pen and sign away the home. Other then that drama, we are both so excited!! We have been buying stuff and storing it in one of the spare bedrooms here. Seriously, I could start my own Bed Bath and Beyond with all the goodies we have in that bedroom. I love to go in there every day and just talk to my goodies. I tell them that one day I will have cabinets to put them in. Can I just tell you how excited I am to have my own kitchen? I could do somersaults all day long that's how excited I am. Also, Manny will have a garage where he can have all his TOYS in one spot. And for those of you that know him, you know he has lots of toys. Ahhh we just can't wait. Keep your fingers crossed!

Yes he is my husband, No we aren't married

Ok, so most of you know that Manny and I are not married. This is how it went - We met, fell in love, ended up pregnant and now we are living happily ever after. Was it the traditional way of doing things? No. Do we eventually want to get married? Of course. What girl doesn't want to marry her dream man? But right now, I am happy with the way things are, and I am sure Manny is too. Yes I call him my husband, but what should I call him? Boyfriend? Partner? Baby's Daddy?(admit it, that one made you laugh) All of those sound weird and borderline ghetto. He is a husband to me. He loves me, takes care of me and is truly my best friend. Those to me, are all the qualities in a husband. A legal piece of paper will not change the way Manny treats me nor will it change how much I love him and our family. Also, us not being married, doesn't make us bad people or sinners. We are happy and in love and raising our son the best way we know how. Shouldn't that be enough? So please, next time you decide to judge me or ask me when we are going to get married, just know that we are happy and we have NO IDEA when the wedding will be.

It's time to get serious, the Hubster is hungry

Ok, so I am pretty sure that I am obsessed with everything that has to do with baking and cooking. Now am I good at baking and cooking? Not quite yet. But, I have been buying every cook book and baking book that I can get my hands on. I will get better once I get my own kitchen. It's kind of hard and frustrating to get good at something when you don't have a kitchen to work in. (stop wondering why I don't have a kitchen, that's another story for another post).
I do have to admit that growing up, I never wanted to hang out in the kitchen and learn how to cook. But now that I am a stay at home wife/mom, all I want to do is bake yummy food. I also love to see Manny's face when he comes home to dinner. So I am slowly teaching myself how to be a master in the kitchen and it has lead to an obsession.
That leads me to the point of this post.....I need a stand mixer. No seriously, I really need one. I feel that if I am going to get serious, I need this serious mixer. It's AAHHMMAAZZIINNGG (that was my singing voice). When I go into a store that sells these, I just stop and drool. Manny knows to let me be so I can have my moment with my mixers. But why-o-why do they have to be so gosh darn expensive? I am not sure how I am going to convince the hubster that I need this. Girls, got any ideas? My birthday is August 4th, do you think I can convince him that this will be a great b-day gift? Ugghh I just want one.

June 17, 2008


Ok, so what is up with friends that only want to be friends when it is convenient for them? Why do friends love when you are unhappy? I will tell you why, because they were never your true friends. The quickest way to lose friends is to better yourself and become happy. This past year and a half has been the most amazing year and a half for me. I have a great man in my life and we have an amazing 8 1/2 month old baby. But at the same time, I have people that are distancing themselves from me and acting like, that because I am finally happy, that they can't be my friend anymore. That's fine, I don't have time for drama. I guess you find out who your true friends are eventually right? I know that I would do anything for anyone in my life. Yes, my schedule may not always allow me to hang out, but if it was an emergency and I was needed, I would be there. So, to all those friends out there that feel they can only be friends on their time, "Farewell my Fair Weather Friend!"

Father's Day

I know Father's Day was Sunday, but we have been so busy, I haven't been able to post. I just wanted everyone to see one of the worlds greatest Dads! He loves our little boy more then anything and will do anything just to see him smile. I could watch them play together all day long, it's adorable. So, Happy Father's Day Manny!! We love you!