Friday, October 31, 2008


We had a party at Abuelita Rita's on Sunday, a parade and party at daycare today and then trick or treating and handing out candy. What a fun filled few days! Michael had a ball and was a non-stop bundle of energy all this week, even with a cold and double ear infection.

Here is a slideshow of the festivities and a video I shot during his parade. Note that I spent most of the video chasing him and apologizing to the other parents. Are we at the terrible two's stage already??

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Dancing and Cruising 'round the house

Michael has a few new tricks up his sleeves. He has started to do a "happy dance" when he gets excited. It is just too cute not to share. Oh, and check out his new big boy haircut.

Also, he has perfected his driving skills. I must say that this kid is a natural, now if I could only get him to steer...

Corn on the cob!

Michael thoroughly enjoyed his first corn on the cob. How could you not love that buttery deliciousness?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Funfilled Saturday - Community Yardsale and Pumpkin Patch Day

We had the best day on Saturday. It was our bi-annual community yardsale which always means great deals! My mom, Aunt Carmen, Monica, Gabrielle and Monica's cousin Jenny all came.

I made out like a bandit and was able to get a TON of stuff for a total of $50. I love deal grabbing. Here's what we got:

Cousins having fun!

We then went to the pumpkin patch. It's a working dairy farm that had it all, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, clowns, you name it. Everyone had lots of fun.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Halloween Sneak Peek

I got Michael's costume in the mail yesterday and today was the first time I got to try it on. He is the cutest lion ever! He also just started growling when I ask what does a lion say. I hope to have our schtick down by Halloween.

A Tale of Two Fishies

Last Saturday we decided to check out a local Greek Festival. Jaime and I both love the food and they had games, rides and shopping booths. The gyros were to die for, I cannot get enough of the Tsaziki sauce. Mmmmmmmmmm! One of the booths was selling belly dancing hip scarves in both adult and childrens sizes. I couldn't resist and bought a pink children's size one for Gabrielle. She loved it and every time she walked the beads and coins would jingle. You can only imagine the noise it made when she ran. Sorry, Monica.

There was a fish bowl, golf ball toss game and we got a bucket of balls to throw. Michael thought it was the best thing ever and was laughing hysterically while "throwing" balls on the floor and at other players. Turns out we didn't make one ball into a fish bowl, but since we bought a bucket of balls we were guaranteed a fish.

We picked up our prize, a small white koi fish with an orange top. Jaime promptly declaired that his name was Fishstick. Michael was in awe and repeated "ish", ok more like "shhhhh". Considering we didn't have any fish supplies we headed to the pet store and bought an old fashioned fish bowl and some food. (First mistake) We then decided to get Fishstick a friend. We waited our turn and spoke to an extremely rude clerk. I told him the fish I wanted, another koi the same size as Fishstick, he said no since the bowl was too small. Said Fishstick wouldn't last a day. We opted for a smaller goldfish, called Chips, and still very pretty and went home. The entire way, I complained about how much the clerk sucked. We got the fish settled into their new home and all was well.

The next morning, both fish were alive and well. Well, maybe not so well. They seemed to trying to get air at the top of the bowl. I told Jaime that we needed a better tank, with a bubbler and filter. He agreed and said we should go out and get one. Considering it was early we decided to wait until after breakfast. Fishstick decides to go belly up right in the middle of our pancakes. After a burial at sea, complete with a flush, we switched out the water in the bowl and Chips seemed much better.

So fast forward to approximately $100 dollars in fish equipment and a replacement Fishstick later, we are the proud owners of two fish. Fishstick #2 and Chips.

F & C Version 1.0

F & C Version 2.0