Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween

Halloween is in exactly one month and I need to get my butt in gear. Growing up, "We" did not celebrate Halloween so to speak. I can recall a few times when we dressed up and went trick-or-treating, but eventually the children on our block moved away, the residents got older and older and sadly, no children came down our street anymore. And that was that.

I thought I was going to resurrect the Halloween spirit in sort of Christian manor during my time as the youth director at my church by hosting a "Holyween" party for the youth. But there is nothing harder than planning a party with little to no help and even less money.

Then my son was born.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THREE!

How many times have you heard a parent say "I can't believe s/he is ____!"? Well, I'm no different and I honestly cannot believe it. Seriously- where has the time gone? Not too long ago I was bringing my little chubby bunny home from the hospital and now....

Monday, September 8, 2014

Summer of swim

I'm officially ending my 3 month summer hiatus. Well, kind of. 

I haven't gained any additional time to blog but I decided to jump right back into it. I was hoping to have a few posts planned out but that's not happening and that's ok. 

We've had a pretty good summer. And although I don't consider summer officially over until the actual end of summer, I think pool season might be over. Sadly. My son has become a fish over the course of these past three months and I don't blame him! There's something about the pool that we just couldn't get enough of! I'm dubbing it 'The Summer of Swim'.

Here is a short little recap of our summer of swim and I hope to be back soon with some more.
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Thanks for not abandoning my little space here on the 'webs. Be back soon!



Friday, June 6, 2014

Event Planner, Photographer, Family girl

I have a decision to make. I hate making decisions.


First, let me say that I value my time with my friends and family. I lead a relatively busy life and always welcome the joy and laughter that comes with gathering with people I enjoy being around. It's one of the reasons why I quit medicine. I just couldn't be at the beck and call of a hospital... not, when cousins are graduating, babies are being born, and my older aunts and uncle go on to become ancestors.

On a slightly unrelated note, I also have a love for planning a great party. Maybe it's the design, or the decor,  or maybe it's the good times that a good party can bring. You can tell by the effort that I put into my son's first birthday party- I like to do it up for a shindig.

Earlier this year I was asked to work on a party for a close family member of mine. She was turning 50. I was so honored that she thought of me when it came to planning the perfect party. So, of course I got to work...literally. She didn't really know what she wanted- only that she wanted to incorporate her favorite things. I used Pinterest as a source of inspiration because I was under a huge time constraint and needed to act fast. I needed to bring the color red, shoes, handbags, and all things glamorous to this celebration.


I worked on invites and the candy table. It was so much fun. It didn't feel like... work. And then a funny thing happened. I got to assist my brother who was actually the photographer for the evening. This was shaping up to be a good experience.

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So, the big decision I have to make? I have the opportunity to shoot with my brother for an upcoming event. This would give me great practice, help my brother, and is really right up my ally. But then- I'd miss missing out on the good times. 2 parties to be exact. When the best of both world's collide- isn't that why I left medicine?

What's a girl to do?

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Mommy tip Monday

I intended to post this a few weeks ago- therefore this tip is a little late but still useful nonetheless.



It's time to update you child's cubby! If your child attends school/daycare or is cared for outside the home it's time to update their belongings. 

I usually keep a bag with a few sets of change of clothes in my son's cubby at school. That way it's there when he needs it and I don't have to worry about sending another set of clothes right away if he uses it. 

Here a peek inside his bag:

5 pairs of undies (for inevitable accidents)
4 short sleeved t-shirts
1 long sleeve t-shirt (in case it's a cool day)
4 pairs of shorts
1 pair of jeans
1 pair of socks
Sun block (for days when they will play outside.) 

I never bought the bottle of sunscreen he had home from last summer so I asked his teacher to check the expiration date and he was good to go!

Once the weather gets really warm I will add a rash guard and swim trunks along with flip flops. His class does a lot of water play (at the water table) and they get really wet. Adding his swimsuit will lessen the likely hood of constantly needing a new set of change-of-clothes.

It's time to trade the long sleeved shirts to something more suitable for warmer weather. Also check for too small clothing and rotate it with clothes worn more often (clothing worn more frequently will suffer more wear and tear than the ones sitting inside in their cubby). 



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