Monday, May 14, 2012

*hello new love*

my goal for my very first mother's day was to play with paper after a long hiatus from my art journaling days. i really wanted to put into words and paper my journey to being a mommy :) and even though i remember in my pre-mama days it taking me forever to finish a single page... this little book took me a bit longer than that now that i have my buddy little r. but i did a bit of planning and grabbed a paper kit ( i used this paper kit in the shop ) to simplify my creative process ( i have so much stuff! sometimes its hard to choose ha!)

i made a little time here and there, played with my sewing machine, cut up some of my favorite photos, reminisced and enjoyed the process from start to finish. good times. just like last mother's day...when we first announced to our families we were pregnant. one of my favorite days ever. happy times xoxo.

when my baby bump started to show :)  sometimes i would catch my reflection walking by a window and i seriously would not recognize it. it was kind of hard to believe i was pregnant. so thankful and so happy for what was to come.

i tucked a bit of journaling in the glassine envelope about how we told our families we were pregnant. it was something special i cherish deeply. although this year i'm sure both our families were expecting another bit of baby news. but alas, no extra special baby news except that little r is our cutie patootie and whipping us into mommy & daddy shape every day :) i really think he knows he's in charge. yikes hahaa!

a bit of journaling about how we felt when we found out we were expecting a baby boy xo. it made me teary remembering being so anxious and the waiting...and then knowing...peace xo.

and me having to retake my dmv photo and knowing it was extra special since little r was in it too :)

i'm so thankful mr.handsome took photos of the entire journey. even though it felt silly at times. i'm glad  i have them xoxo.

since knowing i was having little r i've adopted wearing the color blue. it's quite a fun color to wear :)

and our last photo of the bump before meeting little r in person. sometimes when little r is kicking away next to me it reminds me of when he was kicking away inside. now i get to kiss he little toes. watch him grow ever single day. it's amazing. that little guy has stolen my heart. every bit of it.

i finished the book with my favorite quote: "al infinito y mas alla" ( "to infinity and beyond") from toy story. my love for mr.handsome has multiplied remembering our journey to today. these are just a few of the happy good times. our journey had its ups and downs like everyone else's, but i'm glad we are holding onto these happy ones. each one reminding us to be thankful for every little blessing along the way.

today i remember that we are blessed to infinity and beyond
thanks for letting me share

Friday, May 11, 2012

where did she go?

between lots of baby drool.
tummy time.
a million diaper changes.
& loads of laundry.
and sticky kisses and smiles.

alas, i am back :)

and my little ninja too :)

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pardon my absence.  adjusting to motherhood has been crazy around here. i can now safely say i've underestimated, under appreciated and not praised my mother enough now that i see what kind of crazy she had to deal with raising me & my siblings. :)  My mama is amazing. She raised 5 kids. 3 girls three years apart + 2 after a five year hiatus.  all i can say is i'm the cute one. hahaa. i kid. its my middle child perspective talking. ;P

and now i have a cute little one. look at my mangy baby :)
i've always wanted to rock my hair like this. so far i've been his chew toy and he's like my little pigeon ready to splatter me with anything and everything. never a dull moment :)

the only bad thing...
i don't smell the same.
no matter how hard i try.

I wish i had more time to do a million other things but i have to remember i'm a mom and that always comes first. Everything else comes after that. But thankfully had time to do some fun things and we even got to do a market

had a date complete with a new dress + shoes and starbucks. :)

driving mommy bananas... check!

made and enjoyed a delicious breakfast with mr.handsome while little r naps :)

got my crafty on by making some big 'ol bibs for little r. ( i'm surprised they are still holding up :)

and i made him his first crinkle toy. quite the experience. 

celebrated our 3 year anniversary ( our first as mom & dad )

FINALLY got to make something pretty from some wooden salad bowls i picked up while thrifting TWO years ago! two years. wow. i almost gave up and gave the bowls away thinking it was a ridiculous idea to upcycle salad bowls into planters...

my mom is the queen of succulent plants so it was nice to work on this project together.

i even scored a bronze t-rex...  kitschy and appropriate in this house full of guys :) roar!

And yesterday i celebrated my first mama's day ( mexican mothers day ) and little r gave me a gift.  sexy right?  i even ironed the darn dress!!! ( i never iron anything ) oh geez.  

and this is us last month. before little r got his hair cut. we're still alive and kickin'. still holding on and trying to figure everyday out. Holding onto every good moment and tucking it away for safekeeping. and if all else fails, thankfully starbucks understands... hahaaa! We head to starbucks to enjoy happy hour and that my dear lovelies is where you will see a mangy lady and her cute mangy baby :)