Sunday, November 28, 2004

Take a good look at this woman. According to Ruben she is public enemy #1 and should be apprehended. She came by Saturday and scared Ruben with her mere presence. Then after she said something, Ruben once again began screaming and crying. Poor little guy. Poor Heather. I don't know what kinda karma you have Heather but you may need to see a curandera to cleanse you or something. :-) hahahaha Well, she can drown out her sorrows in alcohol because she left our place Saturday with a big carton full of all our liquor...I mean "spirits". Spirits sounds so much nicer. She made off like a bandit and for that alone she deserves the title of public enemy #1. Posted by Hello

Saturday, November 27, 2004

In case you are interested, I have added a countdown timer at our family website. I know that Kiesha is couting down the time. Now you too will know when we hit the not so friendly skies and move to Kentucky. Enjoy.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Ours was great. We went to Andy's cousins house (Dave and Dori's) for the day. They were all great. They have three kids, ages 10, 7, and 4. Ruben went right to them and never looked back to find Jose and I. He thought he had new parents and was so happy! He apparently likes experienced parents. I guess he doesn't like the trial and error parenting that Jose and I do :)

Just 9 more days to go before we move to KY. I can't wait, but still a little nervous about the whole thing. It will be nice to be home though and be close to mom. I know she has missed me. She has surgery on Dec. 9, and I am glad we will be there with her. It's kidney stones again. I hope they will find out why she keeps getting them.

Update on Sis (Elizabeth), her little girl is due on Dec. 5 but she has been having contractions and if she hasn't had her by Nov. 30 the doctor is going to induce labor. I can't believe she is having a baby, my little sis is growing up!

It's hard to believe that it was just two years ago today that Jose proposed. Time goes by so fast!

A few things I'm thankful for...
A healthy happy baby boy.
That I followed my heart 3 yrs ago, even when everyone thought I had lost my mind.
That I found my soul mate and he loves me just the way I am.

All the great friends I have made in LA.
Those few but wonderful friendships that have stood the test of time.

Chocolate :)

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

More Pictures on Family Website

Kiesha and I have added more picture albums to our family website. I haven't yet put titles and captions to all the pictures but I will in the future. In the Olvera Street album you'll find some cool pictures of Ruben with the hunky Josh and his five o'clock shadow. The Old Spaghetti Factory has pictures of our farewell dinner with our friends, Andy, Halim, Heather, Maythee, Pete, and Suranya. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

He has a rash!

Ruben is still sick. The doctor said on Friday that sometimes babies run a fever for a few days and then break out into a rash. I had never heard of this. Even after the doctor mentioned a rash on Friday I still freaked out and called her 3 times yesterday when I discovered a bright red bumpy rash all over Ruben's back. Nothing like being a first time mom and freaking out all the time. :)

His fever is gone and the rash is looking better but he is very grumpy. Constantly whining and fussing today. I guess he has us spoiled. He is such a good baby and rarely fusses, so when he does it wears me out. So I am counting down the hours till Jose gets home so I can hand him Ruben and go have a drink and hot bath! :)

Monday, November 15, 2004

This is one of the few instances when Ruben smiles for a photo. The negative? He is drooling. Well you can't have it all. We had lunch with some friends at Olvera Street. We were buying Ruben some Mexican toys and decided we would take a shot at taking his photo so that we would have a keepsake for him. He actually looks half-Mexican with his sombrero and sarape. He's such a cutie. Posted by Hello

Saturday, November 13, 2004

this is an audio post - click to play


I like Saturdays. Saturdays have so much going for them.

First, I can sleep in on Saturdays. And those of you who know Daddy, know that Daddy likes to sleep in. Now that we have Ruben, sleeping in takes a different form. If Ruben can sleep until 7:30 a.m. then that's sleeping in for Daddy. How things have changed.

Saturdays also have morning cartoons. I used to love those morning cartoons. I don't watch any now but I am sure that the pooper is going to love his morning cartoons and I am going to learn to talk about a whole new set of colorful characters. Hopefully Ruben won't like Barney.

Let me list the many things that Saturdays have:
Not a work day - A break from the office is always good.
Baseball Game of the Week. - Ahh, baseball.
College Football - Go Trojans!
BBQ's - Hhmm, Carne Asada with Guacamole and corn and fun in the sun.
Mexico: One Plate at a Time - Rick Bayless can cook some mean Mexican dishes. Check out his show on PBS at 3:30 p.m.
Time with the Family - I get to spend a whole day with the Mama Bear and Cubbie. Ruben is lots of fun. When he isn't fussy and with a fever that is.

Well, these are but a few things of why Saturdays rock. I'm sure that everyone has some of their own favorites for Saturday.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Ruben was ill today

Poor little guy. He had a fever last night of 102 degrees. He didn't sleep well all last night. His fever dropped down to 101 but we still took him to his pediatrician. His pediatrician says he just has a virus and that we should keep his electrolyte's up. He's alright. I think he was happy that this visit to the doctor didn't end up with him getting an immunization shot. :-) Little does he know that appointment is next week.

He is taking a nap now. He's worn out. I think he's been asleep for about an hour and a half. We'll keep giving him his Tylenol and wish him well.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

First Blog

I hope this works well and everyone can have fun while blogging. Embrace the Blogger Nation. Happy Blogging.