Monday, September 30, 2013

Day date and a few links

Luis and I got a last minute little date in on Saturday.
Our first in 3 months! 
And only second since having Lola.

Maria had planned on taking Olivia with her to a birthday party,
but offered to take Lola too.
At first I said no.
(I'm not very good at being away from my kids.)
But I thought about it some more and 
figured Luis and I could use the alone time,
so I told her yes.
It was only about 4 hours,
but it was so good to spend some time with my husband.

We listened to new Blue October,
ate at one of our favorite Tex Mex spots,
tried out the new pie place in the mall,
and did a little shopping for the girls.
I'm sure it'll probably be a while until I'm ready 
to be away from both of the girls again,
so this time was much appreciated by both of us.

^^New birthday TOMS^^

 ^^Ugly face, yummy pie^^

^^Scored these jeans for Livi for just 3 bucks!^^

And some links I've enjoyed lately:

Have you seen Bat Dad? This would so be me if I were a dad.

This post from thelittlestblog is pretty eye opening. 
I'm sure we can all be a little more present with
our kiddos.

Do you crossfit? This article freaks me out. 
I'm not much of an exerciser,
but I know plenty of people that really enjoy crossfit.

My friend Danielle posted baby Liam's birth story. 
I wish I had had the courage to do a natural birth
my first time!

I've been eyeing this cardigan for Olivia for quite some time.
I'll definitely be purchasing it for her birthday.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lola: 6 months

My Lolita.
I can not get enough of this girl.
A whole six months has gone by since
we first met her.
That just blows my mind!
Half a year!

Lola is 16 lbs 11 oz
and 26.5 inches long.

As of now she is still strictly on breast milk.
I'm contemplating if I want to try foods tonight
or hold off a bit longer.
Luis seems to think she's ready.
I think it's much harder with a breastfed baby
because I have to let go of being her sole
source of nutrition. 
With Olivia, I couldn't wait to start solids.

She still wakes up 1 or 2 times a night.
A little more often here lately
because she has two teeth that
could literally pop through at any time.

She is the scooting queen and I can't leave her 
unattended on the floor anymore.
I really hope she doesn't start crawling on me
too soon.
I need some time to adjust to this whole growing
up thing. 

Happy half birthday, my beautiful baby girl.

And because big sister couldn't be left out...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Leija Littles

{ Olivia }

1. I love how one eye gets all squinty when she
smiles really big.
2. We went to the Disney store this past weekend
and she was in little girl heaven.
3. She still has one lingering baby phrase:
when she wants us to carry her.
I know I should be trying to correct it,
but I'm loving that one bit of baby Livi 
that's still there.
4. We're working on eating better as an entire family.
I really feel that the fact that we've let so much 
junk food creep into Olivia's eating habits that it has
 directly effected her behavior as of late.
5. I caught her watching a real ballet on Netflix yesterday.
I'm trying to convince Luis we need to take her soon.
She is obsessed with ballet.

{ Lola }

1. I can feel her bottom teeth right under the surface.
Poor baby must be in so much pain.
Hopefully they pop through soon so she can have some relief.
2. Because of the teeth, 
she's always chewing on something.
Her hand, teething toys,
even her lower lip.
3. Her hair is finally growing in thicker
and I'm starting to see a little bit of a curl to it again.
I really hope it ends up curly like Luis's!
4. Her strawberry birth mark is starting to lighten up.
5. She'll be 6 months tomorrow,
but I still don't feel as though she's quite ready
for any kind of food yet.
She's obviously thriving on breast milk alone,
so I'm in no rush.

On Olivia: Shirt- Zara  Leggings: Zara  2012
Shoes: Yosi Samra

On Lola: Hat- Old Navy 2012
Shirt- Carter's  Leggings- Target

Monday, September 23, 2013

Twenty Five

This past Wednesday was my 25th birthday.
That's one of those ages you look at as a 
little kid or teenager and think,
"Wow, that's so old..."
And then you're twenty five and
you still feel like a kid at heart. ;)

We kept it simple for my birthday,
which is exactly what I wanted.
We went to dinner at Wayside Pub
and Luis invited Maria and Jose to join us.
We picked up milkshakes afterwards
and the girls went to bed early.

On Saturday, Luis wanted to take me
shopping at the Galleria.
The original plan was for it to be just the two of us,
but I talked him into taking the girls too, haha.
What can I say, I love my babies.
We enjoyed the Cheesecake Factory for lunch
before heading home to hang out with friends.

Another awesome birthday with my
favorite people in the entire world.
So thankful. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013


We spent the first day of Fall out on the 
Surfside jetties.
I've been wanting to take Olivia
for a while now, but it just hadn't happened.
I had no idea that they had made it into a full 
on park out there.
We spent a couple hours exploring
and then grabbed a quick snack at Pirate's Alley
before heading home for some Breaking Bad.

It was such a good day. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Homecoming Parade

^^Practicing her soccer moves.^^

^^See the lady pointing at us? Everyone kept commenting on how cute
Lola is. She's a show stopper, that one ;) ^^