An art class and a first birthday photoshoot!

Risky behavior over here. Using only one hand on cruise mode.


I don’t have a recipe, but I can share a link for you to try. Thanks, Kendreezy, for capitalizing on our resources. Who knew we had the exact ingredients for a beergarita?!?! Note to self, get lime-aid next time.


What happens when you take your nap later than scheduled? Your brother wakes up you because it’s time to play!


This is pretty much how most of the day goes lately. The boys just play and explore and mess with each other.


Sooo, the boys have SWITCHED on us this past week. Adrian has been extremely clingy, fussy, whiney, and difficult. It’s such a 180 from the weeks before when Jer was always the crazy one. It was such a switch that I even looked at Jer and asked him, “Who are you!? Are you an imposter?!” This morning, Adrian totally threw his bowl to the floor, which was previously SUCTIONED onto his tray. I’m party blaming the poor suction capability, but I cannot believe how much Adrian is acting up these days!


I took an art class! It was called Mixed Media and the featured project was acrylic paint on the gelli plate.


My creations! Greeting cards on top (my favorite one is the last one), bookmarks (some personalized), and random pieces of art.


I  had a lot of fun, although the class was not entirely what I had expected. Hopefully I can take the calligraphy class I’ve been wanting to take so I can work on my lettering styles!

Speaking of art and all things creative, have you heard of Fashion by Mayhem? I just LOVE her Instagram photos. Makes me wish I had a little girl… SHH!


Finally… a sneak peek of our photoshoot today. We wanted to capture the boys when they turned one. Love em!


It’s so bittersweet. I am so excited the boys are getting bigger and doing better things and playing more and more with each other. On the other hand, I’m so sad that time really does fly, even when the days crawl slowly by. And today is the first of the month, the time I’d usually do another monthly picture. But now that they are one, I decided to leave it to yearly… MAYBE bi-yearly (twice a month?).


The boys’ first airplane ride and big trip!

We packed our boys, I mean bags, and went to… Las Vegas! The boys did great. The plane ride there was in the evening, so they slept most of the time. But once we arrived, they were wide awake!

wpid-20140424_222608.jpg These pictures are only the ones from my phone. We took more on our actual camera. I was going to wait until I gathered more pictures, but knowing me, the more I try to work on the perfect post, the longer I’ll take to actually write the darned thing!

While we were there, I spotted Cafe Rio and had to try it! I immediately recognized the restaurant as one of Hungry Runner Girl‘s favorites and thankfully the hubs and our Godsister, Heather, were willing to go there. Thanks, guys! wpid-20140425_141824.jpg Here are the boys with the sweet Ava, who turned 1 over the weekend. It was so fun seeing the babies interact with each other. We were so happy to finally meet her! We also met her brother, Jaden, but he is a big boy – almost 4 years old – and a little spider monkey! It was a challenge to capture a picture of him.wpid-20140425_171737.jpg

The boys had a blast playing in the playroom… Toys galore!wpid-20140426_133643.jpg

Happy 1st Birthday, Ava! She rocked such a cute outfit and had an awesome time celebrating with the family.

The boys got to try out their new umbrella strollers. They are super light and easy to open/steer. Such big boys now.

We were waiting outside Bachi Burger with Auntie Heather, Uncle Ricky, Ava, Jaden, and… Uncle Mikey!


I’d say the wait was worth it… I had the Miyagi-san’s Grass-Fed Wagyu Burger. YUM!wpid-20140427_164230.jpg

Jer Bear sat in a high chair for the first time! Adrian fell asleep so he’ll try it out next time.


We walked along the strip just for a little bit. We went to the Bellagio:wpid-20140427_180113.jpg And of course had to get pictures with the strip in the background!wpid-20140427_181219.jpg

Times sure have changed. There was a time when we flew to Vegas to stay at our favorite spot – Mandalay Bay. We’d party until 3 or 4 am in the morning. We’d wake up around noon… Now, we’ve flown to Vegas and stayed off the strip at a house (but had an awesome time!), we could barely handle a 2 am bedtime, and we were up at 5:45 am on the dot because the boys are so used to eating around that time!



Plane ride back home!
wpid-20140428_101026.jpgHanging out at the airport while Papa gets the carseat transporters set up. The carseat transporters were amazing (see first picture in this post). They were these attachments for the carseats that allowed us to pull (our push) the boys in their carseats. We then checked in the carseats at the gate. 

Brother time!


We’re so happy our first trip went pretty smoothly. Flying with infants – let alone TWO of them – is quite daunting. But with the right amount of preparation, determination, and patience, it is doable! We tried our hardest to maintain their routines, but you can only do so much. Whereas their regular bedtime is 7/7:30 pm, they went to bed at 11:30 pm the first night we arrived!!! I was afraid of the trip throwing off their nighttime routine, which we have worked so hard to get into the groove of, but luckily the past few nights have been back to normal!