Friday, June 27, 2008

Its FRIDAY!!!

Thank goodness the work week has FINALLY come to an end!! I'm going to relish the last 28 minutes of my work day because Monday is the last day of the month which means I'm going to have A LOT to do. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. *tisk* *tisk* It F-R-I-D-A-Y and in 27 minutes, I'm outta here!


I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that I cut my hair. I know, doesn't seem very exciting news, does it? But, oh, IT IS! My hair had grown to about 3 inches above my butt...in other words, VERY LONG! And it had gotten VERY healthy and shiny (according to my hair stylist) thanks to all the post preg hormones! So, I wanted to donate it to Locks for Love and I thought after the cut, I would end up with shoulder length hair. HA! Here's a pic from Father's Day with Evan at a park in Aliso Viejo and you can see just how short my hair is:


That's right...its ABOVE my neck!! I haven't had my hair this short since I was in THIRD grade. Although, this cut is WAY cuter than the bowl cut I was sporting back then. On the plus side, its a helluva lot faster to wash now! lol!! Oh, and that look on Evan's face is his attempt at a smile after getting up from a nap.
And since its Friday, and I'm feeling a bit less stressed (with only 19 minutes left in my work day), I would like to also share that last month I went on a girls trip to Florida to visit my homie, Jessie. I missed last year's since I had just given birth to Evan and wasn't able to leave. They had gone to New York and although I wanted to go, I wasn't too upset because I had gone twice during my pregnancy! ;) I'm not sharing any photos of the trip here as they're not very "appropriate" for this type of environment. ;) If you're so inclined, you can check them out on my myspace profile. I will say that A LOT of fun was had and Jessie and Erin were fun and gracious hosts!! Anyway, while I was gone, Ed had Evan all to himself for some daddy-son bonding for 3 full days. In that time, they went to the zoo, took a ferry ride into the city, played at the park and to my surprise starting training for the major leagues. Here's Evan displaying his athletic prowess at the age of 15 months:
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Its Elroy's birthday today so we are all going to dinner at Sushi King to celebrate. After, Chelle and I are going to watch the movie "Wanted" with James McAvoy...mmm...oh, and Angelina Jolie...mmm...I think its going to be a GREAT movie!! lol!! LOTS of eye candy! yum!! Tomorrow we're going to visit Gen & Mick and Gen's beautiful baby bump! I am SO excited! We haven't seen them in ages and we recently found out they're having a baby GIRL! Yay!! Sunday I'm taking mom and Auntie Myrn for their spa day while Ed has to go to work. Chelle and Evan are coming along so we'll probably do some shopping and walking around while they're getting their treatments. Apart from those activities, it'll be another mellow weekend, and that's never a bad thing!


I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend!! =)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Its 16 months tomorrow

I won't talk about the fact that it took me almost one year to provide an update because its pretty obvious! lol! So, this will be one helluva compressed post with a nice photo recap of Evan.



This is Evan when he was first born:This is Evan at about 3 months old:


Evan at about 6 months:
Evan at about 9 months old:Evan at ONE YEAR:
He has grown so much that I can honestly say that time really flew by. He got his first tooth in August 2007 and a total of 8 teeth in September, learned to walk on his own at 11 months, has an interesting vocabulary of english, visayan and tagalog words, can make numerous animal sounds, loves to point out and say "car!!", is a natural in front of the camera and more recently has added four additional pearly whites to his beaming smile. He has also mastered the expression of awe by picking up something and saying, "wow" with pure amazement. Its a joy to see this world through his eyes!!


In other news, Ed embarked on a new career venture with PG&E. It has brought him back into San Francisco which he is enjoying. So far, the new position has been challenging but he has already joined a good group of people for a weekly happy hour. I knew it wouldn't take long for him to jump back into the city swing of things!=)

As for me, things are still going well with the VA and I don't have anything new to update. Although, I will be traveling for business mid July to Austin, Texas. I'm hoping we can make it a family affairs since I can be there through the weekend and we can spend some time with Jay and Stacey! Ed is working on getting the time off as we speak.



On the baby product front, we have recently moved Evan into his convertible carseat which was a challenge in itself. The orginal one we had just didn't work for him for various reasons and so, we are faced with getting one that provides him comfort without sacrficing safety. I've got my eye on the First Years True Fit Convertible car seat. Its gotten really good reviews and I'm going to have Evan try it out this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.


Another challenge that I'm facing is finding a good umbrella stroller. With Evan being more active, the Chicco travel system stroller that we have is a bit on the bulky and heavy side, which poses a challenge when I run errands with Evan and have to juggle multiple bags, a backpack, oh and Evan! So I'm currently in the market for a good, dependable stroller and I'm leaning towards a Maclaren. In an effort to reuse and recycle, I've been scouring for an older Volo, Triumph or Vogue model in good condition. So far I have a prospect in San Jose which Ryan is willing to check out for me. I'll definitely do a write up on whatever one I end up with.



Well, its time for me to end here so I'm going to end this post with a picture of Evan after his first haircut which he endured on June 21st. Ed and I decided it was time. He looks so handsome!!














 
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