Monday, February 24, 2014

First time.

Jared took us on a tour of his new office location. He showed us his toys and he really loves to work there. 


We later went to Crepe Vine. The restaurant has enormous portions. The boys are wearing sunglasses indoor because the sun was in their eyes and thankfully I had extra sunglasses in my purse.
 Still working out, I just need to control my eating. I have been eating A LOT. 
Today we had the first productive FHE. Both of them actually payed attention and they learned about the plan of salvation. This is a memorable moment for our family. My boys are growing up and I am just loving every moment of it. 




Monday, February 17, 2014

photojournal



Milo's third Birthday. Mario, Milo and Jared went to Chuck E. Cheese and had the whole place for themselves because it was a thursday, I think. Milo and Mario had the time of their lives over there.

  Jared turned 31 years old. We celebrated his birthday. He is showing me his fancy new watch (Suunto ambit2 sapphire) that pretty much does everything. I also got a great deal on it.

 Mario enjoying his yummy cupcake.
 Mario's school celebrated the Chinese new year by having a parade. We usually say that Mario is Asian because he is 1/8 asian.   The amount of people here who are actually really Asian is pretty big, so Mario calling himself asian is like a causian man saying that his great great grandmother was native american so he is native american by default... We pretty much now embrace saying that we are a Dominican family.



playing ball at night time outside meanwhile listening to the owl that lives on the tree behind our house.




Our adventure today was pretty much going to The San Gregorio Beach. The temperature was 54 degrees but the wind made it feel like if it was in its 30s. We payed 8 dollars for parking. After a while we got bored and drove to another beach (half moon bay) and got to use the same parking permit which was pretty nice.



They were so cold. Good thing mami is here to keep them warm.

My favorite picture so far.









Happy Birthday to Elise Hobbs today!
and

Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom (61). Gosh, what a gorgeous woman.
I am not worry about aging, if I am going to look like her when I get older.


Friday, February 14, 2014

February 2014


One of my neighbors built this tiny free library where anyone can get free books. I like this idea so much :) 


The weather has been wonderful here in Palo Alto. 


We also went to MacDonalds and got some shamrock shakes. Mario  said that it tasted like candy canes. Those shakes are so good and so bad at the same time.

This is one of the cards we made for Mario's friends.  Mario was so dedicated and he wrote on the inside too. We got tiny monster's toy to go with them. My little monsters made little monsters cards for their little monsters friends. How cute is that?


Another great event this month was the birth of my niece Layla.  Julie is doing well, she gave birth all natural. She is a trooper and look how great she looks. She had a c-section with her previous child, just like me. I am so proud of her and how well she is doing.

I'm still working out. I love going to the gym and after two hours, I can sit in the hot tub and rest my muscles.
My little Milo after his class at the YMCA. He made that necklace in his class.


This is what I  made yesterday. Baked herb chicken and caprice salad for lunch.  The boys ate chocolate cake for dinner and fries.

 Waiting for the chocolate cake to be ready.

Milo and I went to the children's museum and Zoo. Milo loved it. Did I mention that it is free?




Another wonderful thing, I don't have to go to the grocery store. There is an app where you can buy groceries online and they deliver them to you.


This in old picture form January. Milo is reading the card that Celestine sent him.  He was very excited. My mom also sent him some money. He went to Target and got toys for him and Mario.



This is Mario working on a school project about the number 100. We made a painting with the number 100 and later add 100 shells to it.



This morning for Valentine's day I got Mario and Milo a microscope and a set of acrylic paint.  I gave Milo the acrylic paint set and I gave Mario the microscope.  I was so disconsidered, Milo wants to be a scientist and Mario too. Milo started crying and I felt so bad.  We decided to share the microscope and now both of them can be scientist. Mario and Milo had spend the morning making solutions and mixing things. I love my monsters. They are perfect.

Future mad scientist? Maybe.

Mario is acting like a 9 year old and Milo acts just like a 5 year old. They are acting very mature for their ages, except when they fight with each other. 


other things:
* I have become an expert on parallel parking
*I got a calling in primary. Teaching the 9 years old will be fun with Jared.
*I am learning new techniques to reduce my accent.
*My vocabulary in English is growing so much. Some words from Spanish and English are pretty much the same so I can use them with the anglo intonation and people will understand me. I think I am loving California.
*Milo doesn't wear diapers anymore...He doesn't wear them for bed neither!!