What happened so far... part 2

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This summer was... perfect! Of course we had very very hot days, were would spend almost the whole day indoors... but it was so much fun! We spent los of time in the pool, going to nearby lakes and the beach. We scheduled weekly swimming "lessons"... it was more like: meeting at our place to get the babies in the pool (and ourselves, of course). Here are some of the things we did on weekends:

We wento to the California State Fair. Baby Moomin had a great time at the petting zoo and wathing all the cows :-D

With my Moomin California State Fair California State Fair California State Fair

We went to the Union Valley Reservoir with some of Raul's work colleagues.

Union Valley Reservoir with Dada at Union Valley Reservoir

We spent my birthday at Limantour Beach in Point Reyes and Bodega Bay (the town in which The Birds takes place! :-D)

Moomin at Point Reyes Lola and Dada at Point Reyestrying to put her shades on Ending a perfect day at Bodega Bay

On the weekends we stayed home, we tried to enjoy the pool and the backyard as much as possible. Most of the time it was just us, but we also had some friends over once in a while :-) We have to to this more often next summer! These two babies are the best of friends! Really, i think she is the only girl Baby Moomin lets near herself and her toys hahaha

Little friends

Swimming Moomin Swimming Moomin Little swimming friends

My in-laws are arriving next wednesday! And we're going on a 2 week roadtrip on the 9th! We have sooo much to take care of before we go: first aid kit, food for the road, clothes for 2 weeks for different kinds of weather, take Lola to the groomers... while also trying to get this house cleaned and ready for our family's arrival... Wish us luck!

Enjoy your friday and the weekend!!! 



What happened so far... part 1

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It's been way too long since my last post. Lots has happened since. Sometimes there is just not enough time to sort things in your head and write them down and now, there is just so much material, that i have no idea where to start. So, i think i'll just start where we left off...

Last time i wrote, my sister in law and her boyfriend were visiting us. We went to pick them up in San Francisco, stayed the weekend there and checked out Sausalito on our way back home:

Golden Gate Painted Ladies

Dragon's Gate  View from Coit Tower Lazy Seals Pier 39  Sausalito Bay Coffee break

Back in Sacramento we visited the Capitol, Oldtown, Downtown, Sutter's Fort and the Crocker Art Museum. Bonus point: now i know how to get to those places with public transportation! Weeeeeeeeee!

California State Capitol Museum Inside the Capitol

Governor's Mansion State Historic Park Sacramento City Hall Downtown

Sutter's Fort Sutter's Fort Outside Sutter's Fort Chillen at home

The next weekend we drove to Yosemite! I'm not a huge hiking fan, it just has never been my thing... however i managed to rock our 6 hour hike! Of course i was the only one who did not carry Baby Moomin (hey! it's either her or me and nobody is going to carry me...). For next time though, we're going to get a better baby carrier, you know, the ones with more space for her to move. She did great though!

Yosemite Valley Yosemite Valley Vernal Fall Vernal Fall Nevada Fall Family

Vernal Fall View from Glacier Point Taft Point

After Yosemite we drove those 2 lovebirds to Fresno, where they rented a car and took on an adventure of their own and we drove back home to Sacramento. But before, we killed some time by visiting the Forrestiere Underground Gardens:

Underground Gardens Underground Gardens

Underground Gardens Gardens

They went back to Europe at the end of July and we miss them sooo much! But we had a very good time! I have 2 more of this recollections posts (look forward to even more pictures). This saturday we are having a little Mexican Independence Day Party and my in laws are arriving at the beginning of october! 

Make sure to follow our adventures on Instagram! I'm much more active there... If you don't have instagram, i also share the pictures on Facebook! If you don't have FB, then... wait until the next post, i guess...? :-D I'm really working on posting at least once a week, at least until we're up to date again!

I wish you all a happy Thursday! It's almost Beer-Friday! yei!!!



A Mexican birthday party

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Ok, let's just please pretend Baby Moomin's birthday party was not almost 2 months ago! Let's just all appreciate the fact that i finally edited the pictures of her party, so we can enjoy them:

I wanted to have a normal, mexican birthday party, but as it turned out, it is quite difficult to find piñatas that are not shaped like superheroes, or stuff like that, so we decided to do like a unicorn theme. Don't ask me why or how we ended up with Peppa Pig... it just happened. Also, Pusheen... i just didn't find a better unicorn picture for the cake... i know, total chaos!

preparing the piñata piñatas & cake

The tacos al pastor were really good. We hired some people to cook and serve them and they brought all the equipment necessary for it. It's simple and really yummy food!

food tacos al pastor

We don't really know that many people with kids, but there were some :-) They had a nice time hitting the Peppa Pig piñata and tearing the other one appart...

Peppa Pig piñata dale dale dale! unicorn piñata

Baby Moomin got to eat cake for the first time and she liked it a lot! She was entertained by everybody and at the end of the day she even gave away some hugs <3 

las mañanitas cake time! more entertainment thanks for coming!

It was a really nice party. I got to meet again some friends from school and my cousin and more people who i love, but sadly don't get to see that often. Baby Moomin behaved really good, there was no crying or fuzzing, she took one nap and was otherwise happy. She got so many cute gifts! BTW: thank you everybody!!! We won't need to buy her clothes this summer! ;-) win-win!

In other news... i have soooo many pictures i want to share with you! We have been going places, my sister-in-law and her boyfriend are visiting (well, right now, they are on the road...) and we went to San Francisco and Yosemite. But we also did some sightseeing here in Sacramento and we have been to some festivals and markets and we have been enjoying the pool... I would also love to share with you my transition into cruelty free products... So much stuff!!! 

But it's difficult to write! We go to the library twice a week and i'm starting a new workout, also twice a week. Baby Moomin is almost walking and she has been sooooooooo clingy! Lola needs some more attention too AND the Hubs of course. I started meal planning, which takes almost all my free time! And when i do have some free time, i rather read or just sit down and watch some TV... it's exhausting!!! but i really want to keep this blog going, even if it's just for my family and friends :-D 

Well, i hope to see you again soon! We wish you all a nice thursday! (Yei! it's almost weekend!!!)



Month 12

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I can't believe Baby Moomin is already one year old!

Month 12

I still remember the first time i held her in my arms, all the love and joy and of course the panic i felt a couple of hours later, when the anesthesia was wearing off and i was alone with her for the first time and realized that i had no idea how to take care of another human being. Lots has happened since then! Luckily most of our parebting skills comes instinctively (otherwise there would not be so many of us...) and now i'm not so scared anymore... well, i mean there are still a lot of things that make me cringe, like potty trainig and teenager time, but we survived our first year together and that is a very good reason to celebrate!

Eating seat with great grandma

happy baby Loving Winnie Pooh

This last month was hard. She was grumpy and moody most of the time. There were lots of crying for no reason at all and lots of crying because i told her not to pull on the cables, or not to eat the dogs food, or not to play with the trash... parenting is hard work! We've had lots of parenting fails and lots of tantrums... this little girl has a very strong temper! I thought she was more like her dad: calm and easygoing, but as it turns out the latin american nature is in there too.

backwards is easier

playing with pens do we want to walk?

She dances when she hears some music and "sings" and "talks" all the time. She's such a fast crawler, goes the little step in the living room up and down. We have been trying to get her to stand more, you know, so her legs get stronger, but it's been a struggle. Sometimes she just doesn't want to, but lately she's starting to pull herself on furniture and she seems to enjoy it. She says "Mama" and "Lola"! She loves Lola! That feeling is not necessarily reciprocated, but they get along fine. 

learning anatomy from luchadores 4 Generations

This is the last monthly picture i will be taking of her, at least for the blog. I'll still share pictures of her of course, but no longer like this. I want to focus again on more things than just the baby, although it's not easy because she just takes up almost all of my time. But Lola is still here, i still have decoration ideas, summer is around the corner, i got a new ice cream machine... and so on... BUT i still have to share with you pictures from her first birthday party in Mexico! Look forward to the next post!


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Month 11

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OMG! just one more month and my sweet little baby will not be a baby anymore, but a toddler!

month 11

The beginning of the month was very calm. We were invited to a birthday party, the other babies (and their parents) were really nice and other than the "bread incident", where Baby Moomin stole another babys bread, who did not care at first, but wanted it back eventually and Baby Moomin was not giving it back obviously, everything went well.

We went to Oldtown to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was nice, unfortunately, it was also cold and windy and rainy :-( We decided to go again next year (hoping for better weather) and get Baby Moomin a cool St. Patrick's day outfit! 

 St.Patrick's Day Parade St.Patrick's Day Parade St.Patrick's Day Parade St.Patrick's Day Parade St.Patrick's Day Parade

We don't really celebrate Easter, but we wanted to do something for Baby Moomin, so we took her to Fairytale Town for the easter egg hunt, but, she does not like grass... Well, at least we got to see what awaits us next year, maybe.

Easter with mom Easter with dadPretty Baby

This last 2 weeks have been difficult. Baby Moomin got sick and she's teething again and she's sooo much more mobile! Sometimes i turn around for like a second and all of a sudden she's nowhere to be found. I'm really not looking forward to her walking around! I'm already exhausted the whole time. She's not been sleeping well either, there have been lots of crying and temper tantrums. I also have been trying to give her to eat from our food, but it's not been that easy. She does try everything out, but after a while you just notice she's not that into quinoa...

After bathing Mmmhhh food

But it's only 3 more weeks until we fly over to Mexico for her first birthday! I'm sooo looking forward to it! I need a vacation! I think MY grandma is going to be there too, so Baby Moomin will get to meet her great grandma, which is awesome of course, specially since she is 92 years old!

Well, i think that was all for now, there is not much going on in our lifes other than Baby Moomins mood swings :-/

We wish you all a nice tuesday! 


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