Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My boys

Yesterday was Chris' birthday. Happy birthday Chris. I love that husband of mine. He is such a good husband, dad (nothing is sweeter than seeing your spouse be a good dad).. and he works so hard for our family. I also love my new boy. Aren't newborns the greatest? Their throw up and poop isn't even that bad. Who else can you say that about? I am trying to get this two kid thing down. Today I noticed that I was eating lunch, nursing, and reading a magazine at the same time. I was impressed with this multi-tasking attempt.

Monday, October 22, 2007

We've Been Slimed

Since I live by OSU surrounded by scientists, I thought that I would throw out a question. What is the deal with slugs? They are mysterious little buggers. Somehow they get into our house every night and leave their nasty slimy trail (see picture for example please). How they get in? I don't know. How they get out? I don't know. All I know is that many times we wake up to the slimy trail in numerous locations: toys, ceiling, sofas, carseats. They are merciless suckers.. they slime everything they can. I am not much of a killer, but I might have to start salting these little creatures. Any insight on slugs would be appreciated.


So, here is the list of movies that I was recommended from the comments that you all left: Evan Almighty, Fly Boys, The Prestige, The Illusionist, American Dreamz, Hairspray, Midnight Cowboy, Party Girl, The World's Fastest Indian, Catch a Fire, Good Night and Goodluck, When Harry Met Sally, House Guest, Legally Blond, Rear Window, Bella Martha, Best in Show, Sleepless in Seattle, Devil Wears Prada, Father of the Bride, Dumb and Dumber, 7 up series, and the Namesake. The movies that I just thought of that I would like to add to the list are: Mad Hot Ballroom and Spellbound (documentaries that women and men like or at least Chrises and Karas), Pride and Prejudice (the new one) and Little Women, Lagaan, Life is Beautiful, School of Rock... and I can't think of anything else right now (this is my first day being alone with 2 kids and Chris is just now getting home at 7:00.. my brain is fried). Tonya and I also just went the day before my due date and saw "The Jane Austen Book Club" which was really good. I also thought that I would slip in some more pictures of the cutie pies while I'm at it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Family Pictures

So, I know that I have been a blogging fool lately.. but I just have family on the mind these days. Chris' parents were here this weekend, and his dad took these family pictures of us. I am so lucky to have Chris home this week, so I will not be on full-time mama duty alone until next week. Oh... for everyone reading this, I need some movie suggestions. Chris and I have the hardest time agreeing on a movie to rent when we go to Hollywood video. Many times we leave empty handed, because we couldn't find one that both of us would like. We usually can agree on some dramas and documentaries, but other than that.... our movie taste is totally different. We usually get stuck looking in new releases.. and is it just me or is there a huge lack of good movies coming out lately? What I need from you guys is to tell me your top few favorite movies (don't think too hard about it, just write what comes to your mind). Also let me know what kind of movie it is drama, documentary, romantic comedy, comedy, action etc... Include new movies as well as older movies. This way I can go to rent a movie with a list instead of leaving empty handed. Thanks!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Why didn't I know??

Hello all!! Things are good in these parts. I would say that in general, recovery from baby number 2 is much faster... except for that contracting uterus. Why did no one tell me until after birth that it is so much for painful with each kid when your uterus is contracting and going back down. I keep feeling like I am having mini labors, but it is actually getting a lot better. Breastfeeding is also so much easier this time. I have been so blessed to have my parents here and Chris taking work off. I am trying to figure out the whole paying attention to two kids thing, because right now.. I pretty much take care of Gabriel and Chris takes care of Sofia. She loves her brother... but she is not exactly a soft and gentle natured child... so it is kind of stressful to keep Gabe safe from her without her thinking that she is in trouble for touching him and wanting to be by him.

Happy Birthday to Gabriel

Sofia has an obsession with birthdays. One day her Grandma Sharon and I were in Target with her a month ago, and she randomly started singing the happy birthday song. I realized that the only time that she had heard that song recently had been on my birthday a few weeks before. We decided that it may help her be excited to have a new baby brother if we celebrated his birth day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Gabriel Antonio Becerra

Hello everyone. For those of you who haven't heard yet.. he is here. Gabriel Antonio Becerra was born at 11:38p.m. on Sunday the 7th (one day after my due date). He weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 7 ounces and is 21 inches long. I am so grateful that everything went so well (and I am oh so happy to have labor over with), and that we were blessed with a healthy boy. I can't believe I am the mama to two kids now. I am loving life with my newborn and have slept maybe a total of 4 hours in the last 2 1/2 days, because I am just loving holding and smelling my little newborn. Here are a few pictures... but there will be many man more to come. Chris also posted a quick little slideshow on his blog as well. More updates to come!!! We are so blessed.

Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday (the day before my due date, I took Sofia to the pumpkin patch to go on a hay ride to pick a pumpkin. I thought that she would absolutely love the ride, but when we got on the wagon, she freaked out. She screamed until we got off the wagon, and then she had fun running around with her friends George and Trevor.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cry Me a River

I have to say that door to door salesman drive me absolutely crazy. Sorry if someone does this for a living. If you are interested, I would love to help you find new employment. Within the last few months, we have had a few Magazine salesmen come door to door, and this is how you know who they are. They are usually in their early twenties and seem like they are on something. They start off by telling you that they are trying to better themselves and make new goals, so they are going around to practice their public speaking. They are over the top and can't mention enough how cute your kid is. It usually takes them 5 minutes of trying to sell their inspirational story before they even mention that they are selling magazine subscriptions. This time I caught on instantly and immediately told the guy that I didn't want a magazine subscription. He told me a sob story about how he is just a young person trying to better his situation and make something of himself so that he can go on to sell cars eventually. He then had the nerve to say, "This is not about magazines, this is about helping someone trying to be better. Is that not something you are interested in?" I am usually too nice in situations like this sometimes, but this time I was very blunt and told him I was absolutely not interested (In the words of my good friend Justin Timberlake..."Cry Me a River." Not surprisingly, this once over the top nice salesman said "thanks" in a ticked off voice and left. I actually feel really sorry for people who do this for a living, but I just can't handle the manipulation and mind games stuff. Chris actually did telemarketing for a good 1 month in college before he broke down and couldn't handle it anymore.. and that leads me to my question of the day. How do you handle telemarketers and salesman? I am getting much better as time goes on at saying I am not interested.. and with telemarketers, I usually hang up as soon as they start talking. Why waste their time? What do the rest of you do? Have any of you been suckered into buying anything from one of these guys?