Being sick with a child sucks!!!

I have been sick for the last two days.

Two days ago I had diarrhea. (sorry if tmi)

Yesterday at around 1pm, I started feeling dizzy, nauseous and started vomiting.

No, I’m not pregnant.

I obviously caught some stomach bug.

All I know is that while I was vomiting into the toilet (for the 4th time) with Lily standing in the bathroom doorway looking at me, I couldn’t help but to think: “this sucks!!!!”

It’s times like these that I wish I had family around.

Someone to just take Lily so I could just be sick without feeling guilty for not being 100% for her.

Thankfully Will was around and took care of Lily and me. πŸ™‚

I’m a bit better today but not completely there.

Sorry, this is a photo less post.

I was too sick to take pictures.

Be thankful!

My dearest Lily,

With moving becoming more and more of a reality, I worry if this is the right move for our family.

I worry if this is the right move for you!

I feel such pain in my heart and such guilt when I think about taking you away from your friends and everything you know.

I’m aware that you are just 14 months old and you will adjust to just about any situation but, I just can’t help but to worry.

When I was little, I was moved around a lot and I hated it.

Constantly having to make new friends, getting to know new places, having to constantly adapt…

I hated it!

I hope that Raleigh will be the right place for us.

I hope you will be as happy there as you are here if not more.

I hope we get a house where you can grow into and have the same friends for a long time.

Roots are important.

I feel like I never had them.

Maybe that’s why it’s so important for me to give them to you.

Just know that pai and I always have the best intentions and your best interest in mind.

Love you,

your mama.

here you are with Dylan and Sofia (your best friends) at the neighborhood park

here i am on my 6th birthday with all my neighborhood friends. we moved when i was 8 and then when i was 10 and then again when i was 14 πŸ™

New beginnings

One of my new year resolutions was to paint more. (and to dance more also)

And paint is just what I got to do on saturday.

Will took Lily over to our friends Dave and Tricia’s house and I got to paint ALL day long!! (thank you Will, Dave and Tricia! πŸ™‚ )

It has been an inner struggle for me to give up family time on the weekends in order for me to do things like paint but, I have realized that I MUST do it.

It is good for me, it is good for my soul. πŸ˜‰

Here is my new painting, FALLEN STAR. (if you would like to see more of my art, you can go here)


A bike ride with birds and street food

It was such a beautiful afternoon out yesterday that Will and I decided to go on a family bike ride to the beach.

While riding, we saw all these seagulls going crazy over a bag of fritos that two guys were crinkling.

Of course we had to stop and let Lily out because she is crazy for birds.

It was awesome!

There were so many and they were flying so low.

Ocean Drive was having their Deco Walk Fair so we walked around and got some yummy street food for dinner.

It was a fun and spontaneous friday night!

Today Will has taken Lily out for the day and I’m going to attempt to paint. (I’m saying attempt because I’m scared that I won’t know how to paint since it has been 2 years)

Happy saturday everyone!!


House dreaming

Every time I receive the West Elm catalog in the mail, I drool over its pages.

Not over the furniture necessarily but over the layouts, the space, the light, the space, the space, the space…

Will and I have been wanting to live in a house for quite sometime now.

It’s getting closer. πŸ™‚ (changes to come in this new year of 2011)

a bigger bathroom with natural light


Some videos

I wanted to upload these videos while we were in West Virginia but the internet was so slow there, I couldn’t.

Pictures are great but every once in a while it’s nice to have videos.

Specially for those far away family members who are keeping up with the blog.

Like avo Ricardo, tio Ricky and prima Ana. πŸ˜‰

So, here is a video of Lily walking in the snow, Lily sledding, Lily with some of her favorite  music toys in WV AND Will and Lily with Titus singing along to the harmonica (a favorite!).

Enjoy! πŸ™‚


A magical white Christmas

Christmas was in one word, MAGICAL!

There was eating, drinking, sledding, singing, dancing, napping, movie watching…

We were all together as a family having the most magical white Christmas.

Everyone got lots of wonderful gifts but, the best gift of all was for all of us to be able to be together.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well! πŸ™‚

Here are some (a lot) of pictures of Christmas eve and Christmas day.

Lily and aunt Sarah on Christmas eve

receiving matching Christmas pajamas that avo Hayes got for everyone