Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

What a wonderful birthday I had yesterday! My family and friends love me!!! First off, Dan, my Mom, my mother-in-law, and my aunt-in-law all pitched in to get me the iPod Touch (16G version). Can you believe that? I was soooo taken aback when Dan gave it to me. I never in a million years thought I would get it. Especially, not the Touch. It's totally awesome how I could store my entire photo library (about 1600 pictures), go online, play games, and oh yeah listen to music. I love it, love it, love it!! Thank you so much for doing this for me. You all have outdone yourselves. I'm very touched.

My birthday gets even better than that. Dan told me to be ready by 11:30am. I had no idea why or where we were going. So, I did as I was told. He then gets a phone call from my bff, Sal, saying that she wants to give me my gift and to make a pit stop at her place. I found it fishy, but I wasn't going to think about it too much. We reach her place and she asks me to take a quick drive to Blockbuster with her. Well, as you can guess, we didn't go to Blockbuster. She took me to get my hair done! Fast forward a few hours later and my hair looks awesome! I no longer look like a beat-up mom. I look like a hot mama!!

But wait, the day got even better than that. After I was all coiffed, I found out that Guy (bff's hubby) was going to grill for me. Sal and I picked up some food and off to the bbq we went! Aren't they the best? I really have such beautiful people in my life. I love them! Thank you so much for all you did for me. I really appreciate it.

We all had a wonderful time and ate plenty of yummy food. Even Will got in on the grill action. He ate salmon. Yes, SALMON! Can you believe that? He was loving it. I kept on breaking off little flakes and giving it to him and he kept on opening his mouth for more. Now that I know this, we will have salmon very often.

Dan did have other gifts for me. He got me this gorgeous orange knitted cardigan and the book Twilight. I had heard that the movie was coming out and told him that I wanted to read the book before it did. He remembered and got it for me. Isn't he great? I love him!!!

Again, I want to thank you all for making my birthday so special. I have very special people in my life and I'm always very grateful for them. Thank you all!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Will's Birthday Party

Will's birthday party was great! There was no rain up until the very end when we were packing the cars. We all had fun. The food was great (OMG was it great). The cake even better (it had dulce de leche with peaches). My mom made a wonderful pasta de bocadito (a ham spread). Let me put it to you this way, no one left that party hungry.

The theme to the party was Blue's Clues, which is Will's favorite show. You put that on for him and he laughs the whole 25 minutes it's on. Thanks to my dear mother-in-law, the decorations were awesome. She got to the park first while Dan and I finished up some business. She put everything up. She was great! Also, Sal made all the goody bags for the kids. She had pictures of Will on them. I could always count on her for being creative!

We were the losers that showed up late (well we were picking up the food) and left our camera at home. Yes, we left our camera at home. Losers! I can't believe we did that. Thankfully, everyone else had cameras. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten all the pictures yet. I promise once I do, they will be posted.

I do have a video that my sister of us singing and my nephew blowing out his candle (cute):

I also have a picture of us at home. Will is busy trying to grab tissue paper from inside his huge gift bag.

I do want to than everyone that came by and helped us celebrate. It meant a lot to us. We had a great time and appreciate all the help we got. Thank you!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Will!

A year ago today, my son was born. It's been one of the fastest years of my life. He's already walking and talking. When all I could remember is him being tiny. He's gone from 6lbs 15oz to 21lbs 10oz, from 20 inches to 28.5 inches, and from baby to toddler.

Happy Birthday Will! Your birth has had the most impact to my life. I love you more than you'll ever know and I'm ok with that. You won't remember this birthday, but that's fine because you'll have plenty more! I love you!!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Catching Up

What a hectic week! And it's only going to get worse this coming week. Thursday is the big day. My little guy turns ONE! Saturday is the big party and I haven't even gotten a cake for him. Worst case scenario: I'll bake one myself! It'll probably taste better. So, you won't be hearing much from me this week. Tomorrow, we're buying all the stuff needed for his party including the food I'm going to make.

Alright, enough about that. Labor day weekend was great. We didn't go apple picking on Saturday because of the morning rain. I was upset, but we had a nice time at home. Besides, we left the apple picking for Monday. On Sunday, we went to a BBQ and it was awesome! This was a Cuban style bbq with a whole pig being roasted in a Caja China. I'm not a huge pork person, but I had to have seconds on this bad boy. Wow, was it good! My mouth is watering just thinking about it right now.

Monday did not start out so great. We got lost on our way to Lawrence Farm Orchards. It took us two hours to get there. I got so tired of looking for this place that I almost gave up and then we found it. Let me tell you, I'm glad we did. My only complaint was that it was too damn hot, but the place was gorgeous. Will had a blast looking at all the different fruit they offered. He even walked around with his own pear, which he was licking most of the time.

Here are some pictures:

He didn't last long in this wagon. It wasn't so much that he was bobbling all over the place, which he was, but because he tried climbing out one of the times.

Here he is picking a plum. They were so delicious!

This is the famous pear!

We had a terrific time and can't wait to go back. Cooler weather is definitely a requisite. I can't picture myself doing this in hot weather ever again.