Where did the Time Go?

No, really? Where did December go? I can’t believe it’s already the 24th! Since our run we’ve been taking advantage of Holiday festivities around town. We’ve also been taking it easy. I really wanted to enjoy the month and not worry about shopping, crowds and craziness….so we did a lot of our shopping the same time we bought Baby Baby’s Birthday gifts. I’m not going to lie, I did venture out into the malls a few times. It’s sort of inevitable. However, I went in on a mission and out accomplished, hahaha ;p Mav’s been working a lot, it’s prime time in his industry during this time of year so, it’s not much of a choice. He enjoys it though, and as long as he’s happy, I’m happy.

The weather has been wonderful. It’s exciting to be able to share Mav’s and Baby Baby’s first California Christmas. I really don’t think Mav knows what to do with himself. I watch him dress in his Winter outfits and he wants to wear his coats so bad but, nope…it’s not going to happen, lol. I don’t think Baby Baby realizes how lucky we are to live where we do yet but, I’m sure he will in time. I’m just excited to be home. Especially, during an El Nino year. It brings back so many memories. I think I have a story for each El Nino year for as long as I can remember. I’ll have to post about them sometime before the year is over =)

During our Holiday festivities, I took Baby Baby to some events that I enjoyed as a child and we also went to new ones that I hope to continue in the years to come. The OC Fairgrounds is hosting an event called, “Winterfest.” Which I was hoping to be similar to “Santa’s Village.” A theme park in Skyforest that I went to as a child, which no longer exists. While the event had similar features; rides, festive decorations, Santa. It is a temporary event so, it didn’t have that “Village” excitement. Let alone, it’s not in the middle of a forest….it’s in the middle of Costa Mesa, lol. We did have a lot of fun though and the event staff was really nice! It would be neat to watch the event grow into something bigger in the future. As it nears Christmas, the Parks have been getting more and more crowded but, it hasn’t kept Baby Baby and I from our morning visits. As a matter of fact, Mav booked our Christmas Breakfast at the Parks (yep, he would…lol) We’ll see how long we last afterwards =D After all, Baby Baby will still have his gifts to open!

Only took 3 hours to put together...nbd

Only took 3 hours to put together…nbd

I still can’t believe I’m up but, I was on a roll. I finished wrapping a few gifts and managed to put together the KidKraft Train Table for Baby Baby. I’m excited for Christmas Eve and of course, Christmas! I can’t wait to spend it with my little family. Okay, time for bed….

Over the Weekend


fun at the beach and my little curious boy!

fun at the beach and my little curious boy!

We celebrated the 4th of July holiday weekend with BBQs, beaches, family, and fireworks! I was excited because Mav got an extra day off and was able to spend a long weekend with Baby Baby and I. This weekend also continued the journey of baby baby being a wild boy.I love to watch his curiosity as he explores his surroundings.I just can’t believe how mobile he is becoming and the way he just babbles away! All these milestones are exciting, however they are happening so fast! Over the weekend we also got the opportunity to try out some new playards, foods, and toys! I’m reviewing a few of them now and found some “must haves” during the first year! I’ll share them soon! The 4th was such a blast and I wish we could go back, but at least we took pictures, lol! I guess all we can do is plan more adventures!


Daddy and Baby Baby watching the fireworks

Daddy and Baby Baby watching the fireworks

All festive and ready for beautiful weather on the 4th of July

All festive and ready for beautiful weather on Independence Day!