Just for fun

This is Jamie our neighbors dog.



I am so proud of Monkey he used the potty today for the first time. YEAH!!


My Monkey Doodle

Monkey Doodle is getting so big so fast. In a little over two months he will be two years old. I can't believe it, time goes to fast. He is a lot of work but I have been able to manage. Last week I took him to the water park and he loved it he did not want to leave. When we finally left, after 5 hours at the pool, he was whipped out when we got home he fell asleep while eating dinner. I have never seen him do that he always eats his dinner. He is repeating everything we say. He says "Oh My God" all the time. He now knows the difference between a cat and a dog, but all other animals are also cat and dogs. If you ask him to make the animal noise he does it, he knows monkey well and even does the hand movement it's really cute. He knows his own name and can point at a person and tell you who they are mama, papa, tia (aunt), tio (uncle), he calls my mom and dad tita and tito, he know tu (you) and yo (I). He speaks mostly Spanish, but he does understand English.
He loves his little sister last week she got shots so she had bandage on her leg and he would point at it and say "Gaby Ouch" and kiss it, that has to be the sweetest thing ever. I am so glad that he is not the jealous type. Going out the three of us has been getting easier every time last Friday Jose wanted us to have lunch with him and his co workers and I was out in about 20 minutes, not bad since the first time it took me about an hour. Anyway on Saturday my mom picked up Anthony to take him to Lion Country Safari before they went to the park my mom took him to breakfast, just so you know before they left I gave Monkey a fruit cup so that it would hold him up till the ate at IHOP, so my mom calls me 10 minutes later and tells me Monkey is crying because they had to wait to be seated and he was signing food to her, obviously he was hungry. People must think that I starve the kid or something every where we go he ask for food even if he just ate. So they finally get seated and Monkey starts pretending to eat the food off the menu, and every time the waitress passed by with food he would sign to her food and start to cry. I thought it was hilarious that he did that and my mom was mortified. He did a similar thing to me last week when we went to the Auto Repair shop the receptionist had baby carrots in a zip lock bag and he took my sisters hand and took her to the carrots, pointed at them and then started to sign. The lady then gave him one and I almost died of embarrassment, and to top it off on our way out she gave him 3 more for the ride. The kid eats all day long, thats why I have to have fruits between each meal. He is so good about eating, he will eat almost anything, except for plantains, for some reason he won't eat those.
So that is my Monkey Doodle I am so proud of everything he has learned, I hope that that I am doing the right thing.



So today is my first day of being unemployed. Yesterday I resigned, so my official job now is a stay at home mom. I feel really good about this, there is nothing more I would want to do. I am very happy that my supervisor was very understanding and she told me that I can always go back, but I don't think that I will be going back to the banking business, I will finish my Political Science degree and maybe even go to Law School. I start school in the spring and I know that it will be hard especially since Jose will also be going back for his Masters, in the spring too. The good thing is that Jose will do it online and one class at a time. I won't be going full time either but I will be taking at least two classes a semester. Well I have to go because my sister and my cousin, that is visiting from Costa Rica, will be coming over to go to the Water Park. Maybe I can get some new pictures to post.


Two Months Old

Gaby is 2 months old today and she had her Doctors appointment. I hate when they have to get shots, it just breaks my heart when I see the tears fall. Anyway.... the Dr. said that she is doing great. She is weighing 11lbs 6oz which is almost double her weight when she was born. She is smiling a lot and cooing, occasionally. She is sleeping most of the night, 6-8 hrs. I have to say that I am pretty lucky that both of my kids are good sleepers. Now if only Monkey Doodle would sleep in his toddler bed things would be perfect. The other day he got out of the crib, very scary. Monkey Doodle is doing good with Gaby, he just doesn't know his strength, but he is very sweet with her, gives her kisses all the time and always wants to help. He is talking a lot , repeats everything we say so we have to be careful now. I have been trying to potty train him and now he tells me that he is going to poop but by the time we get to the bathroom he is already done, but I am not in any hurry, I know that he will eventually go to the potty when he is ready.

I have been feeling pretty good, I walk 2-3 times a week about an hour every time, but last week it rained the whole week and this past two days I have had so many things to do and tomorrow I have to go to my job and tell them that I am not going back, I am very nerves. I am very happy, I have lost 17lbs since Gaby was born, and I am planning on losing a lot more I want to go back to what I weigh when I got married.





Sleeping Routine

I hoping that Gaby starts sleeping through the night, and it looks like little by little she sleeps a little longer. On Sunday night she went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 6am if only I could have fallen asleep too it would have been great. Last night she slept 6 hours, I am crossing my finger that it stays this way.
Yesterday I was having flu like symptoms I think it could have been block ducts, today I am feeling a lot better, I am just very sleepy. Luckily my sister is here and she can watch Monkey Doodle while I go and take a nap. I have been having trouble falling asleep, and I am not sure why, I just toss and turn for about 2 hours and then I can't stay asleep.