Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Hump Day!

Thank goodness we're already to the midweek point! I wish I could say the weekend ahead will be filled with some R&R but its not. Instead, we're gonna have more family fun!! Yay! =) The three of us are flying to Salt Lake City for Jay & Stacey's wedding. Ed is Jay's co-bestman! I learned from our Hawaii trip to pack early for Evan because running around at the last minute is NO fun! So, before I go to bed tonight, I'll have everything Evan and I will need for the weekend labeled and packed! Woo-hoo! I'm on it! =) It'll be our first time visiting SLC so I'm looking forward to seeing the sights and maybe squeezing in some shopping since its Labor Day weekend and HELLO, there'll be SALES galore!!!

We'll also be celebrating Ed's 31st birthday there on the 2nd! I'm still at a loss for what to get this guy since seriously, he's SO hard to shop for! What do you get a minimalist? Well, I've got a couple of days left to pull something together!
I have to say that I'm a little sad that my slurp and burp won't be arriving before we leave for this weekend's trip. Since I still breastfeed Evan, the hooter hider that I use to cover us up while feeding in public doesn't work so well anymore. Evan, being the socializer he is, LOVES to see and hear everyone and everything around him -- even while he eats. So, everytime I drape something over him, he freaks out, causing unnecessary nip slips and who wants that?! I sure don't. So, I found this handy dandy breastfeeding coverup that gives me coverage without having to actually drape anything over Evan...enter the slurp and burp! But for whatever reason, it won't get here till Saturday which sucks cuz we're on a flight Friday night. Oh well! Guess I'll have to improvise this weekend! For the curious folks, check out the product website here. I'll give a product review once I receive it and actually get to use it! =)

Moving on to Evan news...he's on day 2 of peas. He's not a big fan. I fool him by making him smile before putting a spoonful in his mouth. I've GOT to take a picture of his facial expression -- its PRICELESS! But he eats it because mama is smiling and saying, "mmmmm." Then after he takes his last spoonful...he smiles, shows me nothing is in his mouth and after one giggle he opens his mouth and a flood of green goo pours onto his lap. Yeah, I'm thinking he's not liking the peas. But, I'm persistent and we're gonna have another go at it today. Up next...carrots.

Whenever Evan and I are home by ourselves, I like to incorporate different games to play with him. One activity involves dressing Evan up in several outfits and taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. Its a fun game -- moreso for me, but whatever! Recently, I found a mickey mouse outfit that is just TOO cute and of course, had to have Evan roll around in it! So here's some pics...

Sometimes Ed and I leave Evan to explore and just watch him discover things. In the next pics, Evan was sitting with me on the couch and he was playing with my purse. Well, mostly the tassle that hangs from my purse. Ed joined in and I got a couple of shots of my two boys.

Here's Evan playing/inspecting my purse:

Uh-oh! Mom caught me! I wonder if she noticed me drool on her bag!

Here are a couple of shots of Evan and Ed:

Tonight we're having dinner with my family at Auntie Myrn's house. She's going to have back surgery tomorrow so we want to hang out with her and wish her well! And since it will be awhile before she gets to hold Evan again, tonight will give her a chance to play with him too! Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday! It actually feels like summer outside today so I'm going to grab Cheryl and take a quick walk around the island! Later!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sleepless in GV

Its another Monday and Mondays aren't my best days! So, lemme recap the weekend. Saturday was a fun filled day. Evan and I started our day early and Michelle picked us up to spend the rest of the day in San Jose. We did a bit of shopping at Valley Fair where we did some damage! Evan scored some cool converse -- his first pair. Chelle got him two cute hats (pics to come) and a l/s onesie. I got myself a cute sweater dress, a little somethin' to gear up for fall. We left to celebrate Gina's 30th bday and her family's migration back to the Vee. There were babies galore which was awesome for Evan! Sadly, I didn't have my normal "i gotta get a pic" hat on so I didn't get ONE pic of Evan with the twins or any pics of the other babies. BOO on me! The party had a great mix of people and homies I hadn't seen in sometime were there so it was nice to catch up. I'm sure Evan will have lots more playdates with Alex & Izzy now that they'll be closer to us! Yay! We partied hard and headed home at 1am -- totally wiped out! You would think that Evan and I would have just rested on Sunday but no, we had to keep socializing and made a trip up to Sac to visit with the Bartz fam. Evan and Tristen were SO cute together! I actually have a couple of pics from that playdate! We didn't do too much other than hang out and made a not-so-quick trip to the Toyota dealership where they scored a new Sienna! By the time we got home, Ed was already back from San Diego and Evan couldn't be more happy to see his dada! The three of us had dinner together and went to bed early. Although we didn't sleep for more than 2 hour intervals because Evan's first tooth was breaking through! Poor guy was in a lot of pain but we were there to help him through the night. Oh and before I forget, its Evan's half year birthday!! Yay!! He's now 28 inches long and weighs 18 1/2 pounds!! That's my big boy!!! =)

Evan @ 6 months old

My smiley little man

Kisses from Tristen

Evan: Why mommy? Why did you just let that happen?

Tristen: I'm waiting!!!

That's all for now! =)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Took long enough...

I have been wanting to start a family blog and today is the day that the Salvador Family is officially online! Woo-hoo!!! I've got lots to do to get this interesting enough for our fam and friends to even bother checking it! lol!! I can say that for the most part, you'll find up to date pics of the ever popular, Evan as well as his milestone achievements but it wouldn't be "me" if I didn't include product reviews and fashions finds because well, its just my obsession! Oh and of course the occasional celeb baby goss too cuz it just makes for interesting stuff & cute pics! So in good blogging form, let's get to it, shall we?

Ed left this afternoon for San Diego for Jay's bachelor party which means its a "mommy and me" weekend! Yay! Evan and I have a birthday party to attend tomorrow for Gina which means we get to hang with her cute twins, Alexis and Isabella! Playdate! I'm going to try to squeeze in some shopping too since Evan's already outgrown all but 3 sleepers!! Then Sunday we have a playdate scheduled with baby/bff Tristen who I haven't seen in ages! He's my nephew and a month & a half older than Evan. I totally heart him so it'll be good to get together and take some pics. Other than that, I'm going to get as much sleep as Evan will allow me to have. ;)

Well, its time to pack up & head home so I'll end it with this image that best describes us working mothers. Have a wonderful Friday!! I'm out!

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