Monday, July 27, 2009

Bet you can't guess who this post is for...love you honey.

These pics are from when Javier went to a UFC fight in Las Vegas. I didn't get to go (which i wasn't sad about) but he had an awesome time there. I went to a friend's house to watch the fight live on tv and actually saw Javier (couldn't miss him in the Pink shirt:) on tv which was pretty cool. This post is for Javier and its just meant to bring back some good memories for him. Love you Honey!
Chuck Liddell-real scary guy!

Javier and Big John McCarthy

Javier and Randy "The Natural" Couture(his favorite fighter)


Javier and His Buddy Dana White
President of the UFC
(see, i do know a few things about the ufc)





The Zoo

My Mom, my Grandma and I took Gavin and Christian to the zoo today. It was really fun to see the kids get so excited to see some of the animals, last year they really didn't notice the animals too much so it wasn't as fun. Other than Gavin's 10 minute "Meltdown" at the petting zoo we had a really nice time enjoying the zoo and eachother!

They were so cute holding hands.
They loved the lions

They couldn't get enough of the Lion waterfountain...that thing has been there forever! I remember drinking from it when i was a little kid.


Gavin was cracking up because he sprayed Christian...




Monday, July 20, 2009

Javier's Hard Work...

I will admit that sometimes (like yesterday) i am a brat and i get annoyed with the amount of time that Javier spends on outside projects, like the lawn and the landscaping on his day off. All of his hard work is paying off now that our yard is nice and green and everything is blooming and i get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. I am proud that i have a husband who takes pride in his home and takes care of his things. He wants us to live in a nice home and he puts in alot of time and effort to make sure of that...so when i put my annoyances aside it makes me thankful that i have such a great husband and provider, and of course a beautiful lawn! Thanks Honey!
The front of our house

Javier did the landscaping pretty much all by himself, i think it looks awesome!

I love my Umbrella Trees



I have pretty much a black thumb when it comes to growing things, but i am proud to say that i planted these "chicks and hens" that my Grandma gave me and they are still alive! (i didn't mention the fact that i think these things could live in any condition and them still being alive really doesn't have much to do with me:)


I didn't know that beautiful purple flowers were going to come from the "chicks and hens"




Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mexican Corn

One of the best things about summer, i think, is fresh corn on the cob! Believe it or not we bought this "mexican style" corn from a mexican family down the road from our house that were selling it out of the back of their van! They boil the corn then smother it with mayo, sprinkle it with chile powder and parmesan cheese! It was so delicious.
Gavin loved it too!


A treat...

So, my mom invited me over for lunch the day before yesterday and told me that she was making "something good". I wasn't expecting Lobster! Lobster is my mom's most favorite thing to eat and obviously can't afford to eat lobster everyday so it was a great treat! I didn't realize it was so easy to prepare, we just cut the shell and broiled them in the oven for about ten minutes and ate it with melted butter of course! Delicious! I guess i should have taken a pic of the two of us together but i think we were too busy savoring every bite of our lunch!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baseball and the spider...

video

Gavin hit the ball and when he went behind the t.v. to get it he saw a spider. I just thought his reaction was so cute, the way he stepped backwards so fast. Funny. As far as the HUGE batting helmet goes...he insists on wearing it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gavin, Noah and Christian

Here is Gavin taking a break from the activities to munch on a chip.

You would think that i forced them to hug, huh?


His mood changes like the wind...he is two, what can i say?

The three little monkeys.



Not sure what to say about this one...cheesey.




Thursday, July 9, 2009

BACKYARD SMORES













ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT HAVING A CHILD IS THAT YOU, AS THE PARENT, GET TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING ALL OVER AGAIN AS IF IT WERE THE FIRST TIME. LASTNIGHT WE SET UP A FIRE PIT AND ENJOYED SMORES TOGETHER. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! GAVIN DIDN'T SEEM TO LIKE THE SMORE WHEN IT WAS ASSEMBLED BUT HE LIKED ROASTING THE MARSHMALLOWS AND ATE ABOUT A WHOLE HERSHEYS BAR BY HIMSELF(NOT A SMART THING TO DO AT 10 PM). WE HAD ALOT OF FUN AND IT WAS GREAT THAT WE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE:)

























Sunday, July 5, 2009

I can't believe that the Fourth of July has come and gone already...it just reminds me that summer is not going to last forever. We had an awesome fourth filled with lots of fun and sun! It has been quite awhile since Javier,myself and Gavin have spent a whole day together doing anything, due to Javier's crazy work schedule, but we definitley did yesterday and it was so nice. We woke up and went to watch the parade, usually we just stand on the sidewalk somewhere near 4th street but we decided to go down to Tauphus Park this time and we were soooo glad that we did. We didn't feel like we were packed inbetween 1500 people standing on the hot pavement of the sidewalk, instead we got to relax on the nice cool grass and watch the parade. I think that will be our new spot from now on:)

Next we went downtown to walk through the Farmer's Market along the river...it was such a beautiful morning and was so nice to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. I bought some fresh herbs(they have the best Garlic Chives there) and we ate some fresh roasted corn on the cob and homemade carne asada tacos from one of the venders there, it was so delicious! Javier and i have noticed that corn on the cob is the one thing that Gavin will actually sit down and eat untill it is all gone, he was in heaven chowing down on his own cob of corn! Thats when i realized that i didn't bring my camera and i was kicking myself for it!

From the Farmers Market we walked downtown where they had a "festival" going on...tons more food, games, live music, and all sorts of fun stuff. We were there for a couple hours, i got a nice sunburn and then we were on to a family bbq.

At three o clock we went to Javier's cousin Raquel's house for dinner...more yummy Carne Asada tacos and everything else you can imagine to eat. Gavin got to play with his cousins that he doesn't get to see too often and it ended up really a really nice time. Javier's family said goodbye to his cousin who joined the army and is leaving on Monday...he is the first person from Javier's family to ever join the military or any armed forces, so they were very proud and emotional as you can imagine.

At 6:30 we headed over to the Chuckars baseball game! Gavin was in Heaven once again! With his little Yankees jersey on he was rooting for the yankees untill we told him who the team was and then he rooted for the home team the Chuckars:)

At Ten o clock the Fireworks started at the river and they were amazing once again...i really think they get better each year. It was so fun to see Gavin watch them in wonder, it just reminds me of when i was a kid, when things were new and so much fun. The show lasted 30 minutes and a couple minutes after that Gavin figured the fun was over and konked out in the stroller as we walked back to our car to go home.

The day was awesome...i wish we had days like that more often. I am exhasted today and dealing with my sunburn but it was well worth it to have such great time spent with my little family. Hope everyone had as great of a Fourth of July as we did!