11.27.17

So. I suck.

I’ve come on and to start posts and gotten too lazy lol

My free time lately has consisted of A LOT of crafting. I’m getting a lot of new stuff made, got a lot of stuff to sell and I’m really excited.

The boys are growing so much, probably too much 😫 Jake is being so stubborn and still not completely walking. He takes a few steps here and there and stands on his own a lot, but…he’s just choosing not to walk. He CAN walk. I know he can. He just…doesn’t. πŸ™„ Nathan is STILL not in preschool and I’m starting to get very impatient with our district. I’m actually going to try registering him with other districts around us in hopes of him getting in faster.

Tomorrow I have a meeting to start a new journey, I’m so nervous and excited but I don’t want to get too far into it too ahead of time.

Here’s some pictures from the month I’ve been lagging on updating:

10.24.17

Hi. Hello. I’m back lol

We’ve had a fun couple weekends since the birthday madness has been over. The weekend after the party was over my aunt and uncle went camping at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, and they invited us out to the beach for the day. As soon as we found out Mando didn’t work that Saturday we said we were in. We didn’t go to the beach all summer cause of his schedule so I’m glad we got this trip in, it’s such a pretty beach. 


This past weekend we took the boys to the pumpkin patch. Jake couldn’t do much because he’s STILL being stubborn and not walking πŸ™„ plus all the jumpers and rides were for the bigger kids. But he still enjoys being out and about so it was fun for everyone. 


I’m a little frustrated right now because Nathan is on a waiting list for preschool through our city’s school district and it’s just taking forever. I’m starting to get nervous that he’s not gonna get any time to get used to being in a classroom setting before he has to start kindergarten. And I’m also starting to get really scared that he’s going to fall behind educationally. Before having Jake I was able to work with him on things a little more but now, not so much. And I feel super guilty about it. I’m really going to start trying to set aside more time to do it and look into what preschool curriculums include, get some worksheets printed and really start on this with him. These past few weeks we’ve done a few Halloween arts and crafts that he did really really well with. I cut out all the pieces for him while he’s napping, that way when he wakes up we have something fun to work on.


10.9.17

The party madness is over.

Our big boy is 1, and we threw him the cutest little party. I’m so so happy with the way everything turned out. The decorations I made, my sister in law got so many cute things for the party, the piΓ±ata, the cutest, tastiest caramel apples, my aunt made the cutest cake and cupcakes, and just all the help we had from family setting it all up. I got more pictures than usual, so here they come. πŸ˜‰


I didn’t get any pictures of the banners hung, the center pieces on the table, or the food table but I’m just so happy that I even got any. Now that the party and Jake’s birthday is all said and done hopefully I’ll be posting more. ✌🏼

9.17.17

I’ve come on a few times and started up a post and didn’t get to finishing it, so let’s see what I get done tonight lol Clearly, I’ve been lagging, so let’s see what I can catch up on.

The first thing that comes to mind is Jakes birthday party. I’m not nearly as far along with decorations as I’d like to be, but I’m almost done. Everything was on hold for the past week and a half when the boys got sick, and I do mean EVERYTHING. I missed out on my “me” time at the gym for 10 days straight, not much house work got done, no laundry, no decorations, nothing. Nathan had an upper respiratory infection and Jake had a pretty serious case of croup, serious enough for a dose of steroids and a breathing treatment in the ER. It was scary, but we got through it and they’re both doing so much better. 

Mando’s work schedule has been crazy, but work is work and we definitely need it. 

Friday was our 11 year anniversary. We didn’t get to have a date night like we had wanted to due to the boys still recovering and his work schedule but he did have the weekend off so it was nice to have him home. 

We had another little scare this past week, and as much as Mando would say differently, I know for a fact we were both freaking out. I was 2 days late on my period, and I’ve always been super regular, so when I realized I hadn’t started I went into panic mode. I actually took a pregnancy test, I don’t know what went wrong, I don’t know if I peed on it too much, or not enough, but I got a “test error” message so, no answers there. My period eventually came, with a fury. And I do have to say as much as I was freakin terrified, I was also a little sad. I know we need to wait, Jake’s still a baby, diapers and formula for 2 would cost way too much , and I feel like Jake just needs his time to be a baby and not be rushed to be big brother. But I REALLY like being pregnant. Summer 2018 is sounding like a good time to start trying for number 3. 

That’s all I can really think of to update on, I’ll probably remember more later on so I’ll save that for another post, but here’s some pictures from the last month to catch up on.




 

8.7.17

Look at me being on top of updating! I’m on a rollllllll πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Another weekend has flown bye, and it was a pretty fun one. Friday night Mando’s sisters came over, the boys got in some play time with their cousin Nova, which left the house nice and messy lol but they had a good time though so πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Saturday morning we also spent some time with them, we met up at Home Depot so Nathan and Nova could do the kids workshop, they made a Penske truck.


Sunday I attempted to have a yard sale, but we got a super late start and ended up only getting 1 customer and made $7. But hey, it’s $7 more than we had before lol goodwill is gonna get a good drop off soon! 

I made a little progress with birthday decorations, I painted clothes pins for the monthly pictures and finished cutting out the last of the Mickey heads. I went to target twice (2 different stores) and neither of them had the favors bags or Mickey straws I’m looking for so I’m annoyed. (Yes, I’m very easily annoyed.) I found them online on targets website but after tax and shipping it’s just not worth it. I’ll wait til I find them in store.

I’m super happy because the picture ledges that I ordered from ikea came in! Mando actually hung them when I asked and I’m in love! 


Please excuse Nathan in his undies, he wouldn’t move. πŸ™„

8.4.17

I’m super excited cause I’ve gotten a lot done for the party in the last day and a half.


 

Top right: the bigger Mickey head with the red “1” will be the center with the smaller red, yellow and black heads around it.

Bottom right: I’ve been taking pictures of Jake every month and these will be hung with the numbers.

Top left: happy birthday banner

Bottom left: this “one” banner will either go on his high chair when he eats his cake, or at the actual cake table, I haven’t made up my mind yet. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ 

I still have a lot to make but I feel good about what I’ve gotten done so far. It doesn’t seem like a ton, but that was a buttload of cutting and my fingers felt like they were gonna fall off. 

Yesterday was also a really good day because the boys finally got to meet their grandma.(Mando’s mom.)  The boys didn’t seem shy at all when they met her, so I’m happy that that side of the family is starting to feel a little more complete. 

I really want to go to Michael’s and buy everything else I need for the party, but I’m gonna practice some self control lol hopefully I can go sometime this weekend though so I can start making the center pieces and goodie bags. Look out for a post on Sunday or Monday! 

7.19.17

I gotta get better at posting. This twice a month stuff just isn’t cutting it.

It’s been a fun month so far. I guess I can catch up by posting all the pictures I’ve taken 😝 

We had a super fun 4th with family.


Jake turned 9 months old.


Free slurpees. 


Karate classes.


Park trips.


That, + the usual cooking, cleaning, and organizing. Ive been Pinteresting A LOT. So that’s led to this:

The sign on the ledge (above) is super special to me because we had it in front of our sweetheart table at our wedding. I love that we can work it into our home where we can see it every day. (I’m sappy like that, who cares.) 


The middle and the bottom are going above the couch in the living room, I just have to go back to IKEA and get another picture ledge…or 2. And a few other things 😬

And of course lots of Pinteresting for a certain first birthday coming up. 

I’ll be sure to start posting more regularly so I can post what I’m making for Jake’s party. So far I only have a few garlands and banners outlined but I’m kinda in love already. 

Look out for more posts! 

4.26.17

The birthday party madness is over. Finally. As usual, I got zero pictures of everything set up. But we got a lot of compliments and I think everyone had a really good time. Goooo us! 

Now to start on a Mickey Mouse first birthday party…😭

I feel like I’m finally starting to get our life back in order after the birthday madness. The house was out of control messy. I haven’t been to the gym since Saturday but I’m more than happy to trade it in for time to clean and organize and I’m happy to say as of today, besides laundry, the house is cleannnnnn. πŸ™‹πŸΌ 

I’ll update tomorrow but right now I’ve got Jake out and I’m gonna get him in his crib and then it’s time to pick up toys and then bedtime for Nathan. ✌🏼

PS

Here’s the one photo we did manage to get. 


-The Velasco’s❀️

3.23.17

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. We haven’t been too busy doing any one thing in particular, I just get caught up in the day and forget to post. Mando didn’t work all week til today, (he still ubered at night) but it was nice to get some extra time with him. 

The weather has gotten cooler for us thank the heavens. For one, I’m really REALLY starting to dislike the heat. It just makes me feel so gross. And last week when it was warm I really realized that I’m not comfortable enough to get into a bathing suit yet. 

I’m fully aware that it hasn’t even been 6 months since I gave birth. My stretched belly skin and stretch marks are the least of my worries. I haven’t been as committed to working out or eating well as I should be. I found these in my phone and it really motivated me. 

The left was August 2012, I was (unknowingly) 5 weeks pregnant with Nathan. I was 115 pounds and looking back now, a little too skinny. The right is 16 months postpartum (after Nathan). Neither of these pictures are what I’m trying to get back to, they’re just examples of what I can accomplish when I’m actually dedicated. 

I started a new workout routine on Sunday and I’ve stuck to eating better since Sunday as I well, so I’m really excited and proud of myself. 

This newest routine is gonna be 6 weeks, and I’m really hoping to lose fat and build a little more muscle.

Monday dojo cardio

Tuesday gym weight workout A

Wednesday dojo cardio

Thursday gym weight workout B

Friday dojo cardio

Saturday gym weight workout C

3.16.17

I didn’t have much planned for today besides giving the boys a bath and hopefully getting to the gym. Target was definitely not on my list of places to go today (stupid budgeting) but a valve on my pump broke and that’s something I just couldn’t do without. 

So, we get to target, I’m over here preaching to Nathan that we’re only there for ONE thing. I get my new valves(a 2 pack! Whooo!) and I notice teething rings are on the same aisle, and Jake is in desperate need of one. So, I grabbed one. Thennnn, I’ve been thinking of a St. Patrick’s day goodie to make for Nathan so…there went my “one thing” promise. BUT, he didn’t get a toy. AND, another plus; I only spent $22 which is a record and should be celebrated. Maybe with some St. Patrick’s day rice crispie treats. 😬 (Nathan approved.)


That’s all I’ve got for now, maybe I’ll update with more later on tonight. ✌🏼

Update: so it’s bed time. I could’ve gone to the gym. Mando got home from the gym at a good time and I was dressed and left, BUT….I wanted to get Nathan a little something for St. Patrick’s day. I think it’s super cute. 


And btw; who the heck knew finding gold chocolate coins the night before st Patrick’s day would be so damn hard?!