Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Playground!

We had a wonderful time at the playground today with the girls! I love this time of the year because the weather is simply AMAZING!... We took some great pictures and now they have more great memories to cherish!

Javier and Jessica's Wedding...

Congrats to our friends Javier and Jessica who tied the knot last night in a beautiful ceremony in Miami...
The wedding was amazing and the party was even better...
There was so much love and happiness flying around.. such a beautiful event!
Congratulations Javier and Jessica! We wish you many wonderful years together! <3

...here's Iggy and I at the reception.. we had a blast!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Kid's Hub"

For all the local moms who follow my blog, I wanted to make a post about this little place I found in Sunrise (near Sawgrass Mall)...
It's called "Kid's Hub" and it's an amazing playhouse cafe that opened just 2 months ago...
The place belongs to a Venezuelan couple and it is so well designed that it's such a pleasure to be there..The owner's name is Ronald and he manages the place with his wife...
It has over 10 areas for education/entertainment, serving kids ages 6 months-12 years...So wonderful...
It costs $8 for playtime, BUT they offer an annual membership for $25 per family for unlimited access... The food is AMAZING and the service is wonderful as well..
They also offer party packages and special events.. For more information and to see pictures click here. The place is definitely worth a visit! I hope you all love it as much as we did!

Sushi Night

Last night we were invited to "Sushi Night" at some friend's house...
Jason and Betsabel had a little gathering at their house, where we enjoyed a wonderful time with some other couples and their kids...
The kids played and tore down the house, while the adults talked, drank and ate some yummy sushi.. it doesn't get better than that! ha!
We were there until 2am.. it was a wonderful night!

...here are the kids playing Nintendo in Kyle's room... they look like angels, right?

...and here are the girls watching a movie, late at night...

...all in all, an amazing time!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Said by Olivia...

Here's another funny story of Olivia.. she comes up with the funniest things to say...

Olivia's most recent fixation is about days of the week, every day she asks me "what day is today?" and goes on to ask me "do I have to go to school tomorrow?"... it's our little routine!
So one of these days she asked "when is my birthday?"... and I answered "July 17th!", so she said "I mean what day of the week?", so I answered "Sunday" (since it falls on a Sunday this year)...
So last Saturday we went to Disney World to celebrate my niece's birthday.. by the end of the night, in the midst of her exhaustion.. Olivia asks me "what day is tomorrow?"... so I answered "Sunday"... and she naturally responded "Cool, then it's my birthday tomorrow"... I said "No Olivia, tomorrow is not your Sunday"...She paused for a second and then said "Ok, you let me know when MY Sunday comes around!" How cute is that?
Her reasoning made all the sense in her little mind.. Little does she know that there are 50+ Sundays in a year and that we're still 5 months away from her birthday! Ohh! I wish everything was that simple!...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Disney Weekend...

This weekend was so much fun... filled with "magical" moments spent at Disney World..
We decided to get Disney Annual Passes so off to Orlando we went...
Since it was Erika's birthday we had a good excuse for the trip but then, who really needs an excuse to go see Mickey, right?
The girls had so much fun... Gaby is now starting to love the characters and enjoy all the rides.. it is so cool..
Olivia also went on some roller coasters since she now meets the height requirement for some of the bigger rides.. She was so excited to experience "Splash Mountain" and some others and loved every second of it..
On Saturday we went to Magic Kingdom...the weather was perfect and the day was simply beautiful...

..and today we visited Animal Kingdom.. it was our first time at this park and we loved it.. It was great to see Disney's version of a zoo, as well as all the other fun stuff in the park...
The girls specially loved the parade and the characters...
By the end of the day they were both pooped.. and so were we!

...and to think that now we can enjoy this fun for a WHOLE year! yay!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Erika!


My cute little niece Erika (aka Cookie) is turning 4 years old today.. It's hard to believe that it has been 4 years already since the first time I held her.. She was so little and now she's such a smart and sweet big girl... So cuddly and playful...
To celebrate her birthday, we took her to Disney World.. it was so much fun...
I will tell you about our little weekend trip on my next post..
For now.. Happy Birthday Cookie! We love you so much!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gaby is 19 months!

My little Gaby is 19 months today! I'm not going to write a whole post about it because I already gave an update on her on my previous one. I'll just say that she's one fun little person to be around.. becoming more and more beautiful with the passing of each day!
Happy 19 months Gaby!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Growing up too fast!

Today it suddenly hit me... my girls are growing up WAY.TOO.FAST! It's so amazing to see how much they change every day and how much they learn with the passing of each second...

Let's start with my little lady, Olivia Isabel.. she's only 5 short months away from being 4! It's easier said than done and it actually makes me sad to think that things are happening so fast.
She can write her name, spell a few words, make up crazy stories and then some...
She dresses herself with matching outfits and hair accessories, dances, sings and is VERY opinionated...
It amazes me so much how great her imagination is and how mature her reasoning is...
Ever since she came back from Venezuela, she has been acting so much more mature and advanced.. she's so considerate of others and is so engaged with everything that happens around her...
She is definitely my pride and joy and I love her more than anything in this world...

...and then of course there's little Gaby... a ray of sunshine in our lives..and everyone around her.. She is such a joy to be around.. such a smart little person...
Gaby can sing, dance, can count to 5 (in English and Spanish) and is about to start potty training.. She is such a happy little girl and so cuddly and sweet...
Her vocabulary is impressive and her memory never ceases to amaze me...she is so detailed oriented and all of her actions are very systematic....
We have yet to think about when Gaby will start going to "school", but so far we don't find it necessary... she learns by association and Olivia is such a great example for her...
She's definitely following in on her sister's foot steps and I love to see her grow up into another little lady...
I love her so much and she is the perfect example of how a mother's love is so huge that only other mothers can understand it....

I thank God every day for these two gifts he put in my life... I thank Him for their health, their joy and every day they get to breath fresh air!
Let the fun keep rolling!

Regrets!

I went in for a haircut on Saturday... I cut about 7 inches total.. which is A LOT... I also got some bangs (not too short), which make me look so different...plus they're so freaking annoying...
Needless to say I HATE IT and I'm so sad that I chopped off my hair like that...
I've cried and cried over it thinking about how long it took me to grown and in just a matter of minutes, the stylist just chopped it off...
I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!
Please hair.. grow back!! SOON!!!
I'm not even going to post a picture... it looks so bad!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jungle Island

Today was such a perfect day... one of those days when the weather was amazing and everyone was so happy!
We went to Jungle Island in Miami and had such a great time walking around and looking at all the beautiful animals...
It was so great to enjoy time with my family.. especially since Iggy and Olivia just got back from Venezuela last night.. ahhh! It feels so good to be together again!

Olivia in Venezuela

Olivia got back from her Venezuela trip last night... she had such an amazing time and had the chance to visit with some of her family there...
Here are some pictures from her trip...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Party

Yesterday we went to Busy Bee Kidz for a special Valentine's Day celebration....
The party included food, crafts, face painting, a clown show and even the visit of Elmo and Buzz Light Year... it was so much fun..
Gaby had such a great time playing around, eating and even dancing...
We attended the party with our friends Lindsay, Brooke, Sandra and Aqsa...it was such a blast!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My new "toy"

Today I got a new little "toy", that I've been wanting for a while!
Iggy and I decided to get ourselves a "mutual" Valentine's gift, so what better than a brand new iPad? Yes! We finally bought the famous little gadget that's not necessary at all, but totally wanted! ha ha!
We bought the 32GB/3G model and I'm already in love....
Happy early Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011