19 months & learning

life lately with my little man has been such a joy. i am really enjoying all this alone time that we have right now. i know that someday it won’t just be the two of us running around doing errand, exploring, or enjoying ourselves at the park.

& it makes me stop & think & i feel so blessed that God has give me Shane to take care of- i know that every parent must think this,but i know that God gave me someone very special to look after- this little guy lights up a room & knows just what to do to make everyone smile. i really could not ask for a better little man.

& did i mention how much fun this toddler stage is! i really believe he is learning something new every day: as of today he can

-say: mama, da!!!!(not dadda, not daddy, just daaa & he always screams it), wawa(water), cheese, apple,nana (banana),choo choo, girl, hot, cold,ball, elmo, boy, ookie (cookie), more,book,ampa (grandpa),nana, ama (grandma),papa,up,mama,mama,mama…& he usually will repeat words if i tell him to say them, but these are the regulars in his vocabulary as of now.

-he climbs-on everything & tries to surf on his rocking chair

-kick a ball & throw it

-eat on his own

-give hugs & kisses to us & random kids at the park

-sings & dances whenever there is music & he has the moves

-loves the water (the bath, a sprinkler, a water fountain, a pond, any form of water)

-can spin

-can walk his doggies

-can give high-five & knuckles

-can fold his hands when we pray

some of his favorite this right now are:

-the park, the playhouse at the gym, elmo, fruit, sweet potatoes, chicken, his blankie & paci, reading & especially “i love you through & through”, & walking his doggies

he is just learning so much from justin & i & it is so amazing to watch a child transform in front of you & knowing that the influence that you have on this very special life will be forever-blessed.

he is just learning so much from justin & i & it is so amazing to watch a child transform in front of you & knowing that the influence that you have on this very special life will be forever-blessed.

happy thursday & happy 19th month to my little man!


the happiest place on earth

this past monday we were able to go to disneyland with justin’s youngest brother david, his fiance, lisa, & her brother david. anytime we are able to go to disneyland is a good time, but going with family makes it that much sweeter. it is so great for shane to be able to spend time with his uncle & future auntie. they are so sweet & loving towards him & i am so thankful. also, shane will be their little ring bearer in their wedding this may. i know he will look pretty cute, but i am not sure how he will do walking all the way down the aisle at the air force academy chapel- we will see ;)





i can not wait until the next time we get to spend the day at disneyland

hope you have a happy wednesday!



daddy’s boy


Shane has always loved his daddy, but recently he has gotten so attached to Justin. You can see his whole mood change when he hears his daddy voice or when Justin walks through the door when he gets home from work. These two have the best time together & nothing makes me happier than when my two boys are having a good time.



Hope you had a happy monday!



beach trip

Just a couple pictures of our beautiful trip to the beach last weekend. ShaneΒ  loved every minute of it & I can tell that this summer will be filled with plenty of sun-shining days at the beach- I am pretty sure it was the most perfect day we have had in awhile.


A visit & A goodbye.

This is when living 3000 miles from my family hurts-the goodbyes & the knowing that my mom won’t get to hold her little grand baby for a couple months & knowing that Shane truly will miss his Nana.

My mom was able to visit for a couple days this weekend & it was wonderful & refreshing being able to spend time with her & her be able to spend time with Shane.
He woke up this morning say “nana nana”. I know that God has me where I am & that gives me a peace and comfort, but it is still so hard at times.
I do have to say that this weekend was incredible having my mom & aunt here. It was just what they needed & what I needed as well. We were able to just relax, go to the movies, spend the day at the beach & enjoy a nice Sunday worshiping & resting.
I have to brag on my mom for a minute. She is an amazing grandmother. It makes me so happy the way she loves Shane. He lights her up & she lights him up as well. I know they have a special connection & it is an amazing seeing your parents melt at the sight of your child.

Yes, I wish that my family lived down the street, but more than that I am thankful that my family loves & wants to spend time with Shane. They are incredibly loving people & I could not ask for them to love him more because they do not just say that they love him they actively show it & this means the world to me.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


little library man

Last week our kitchen was being remodeled & the downstairs was a complete mess & staying at home all day with a 1.5 year old was not an option. So I was trying to find different things to do with Shane during the day. We have this cute little library right down the street that I have never had the chance to take Shane so I decided this would be a perfect opportunity.

Shane LOVED everything about the library! I think he was a little overwhelmed at all the animal books-because those are his favorite & he just kept on bringing me book after book to read to him. It makes my heart so happy to see that Shane has a love for books. I love to read to him & it makes me happy that he loves it too!

So we brought back tons of books & I think we will make this a regular routine.

Hope you all have a happy Wednesday!