Monday, December 22, 2008

Why would I bother...

Why would I ever bother to clean and re-organize when I have Ashton to do it for me?





"How many times do I have to tell you mom, these do NOT go here!"
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P.S. "Daddy, I don't want your darn pickle!"
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

CHEESE!!!

I just felt like posting some of his best "cheese" faces.


3 weeks old


The rest are more recent. Or at least within the past six months.










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Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's that time again...

It seems like it was just last month that we celebrated Ashton's first birthday (back in July) and now it's already time for Christmas. We've had a lot of fun decorating our new house this year. We've been really lucky because Ashton hasn't tried to rip one single ornament off of the tree. He seemed to have a lot of fun putting them on too.








We decorated gingerbread cookies with our friends and he even let me have some. I was pleasantly surprised that he stayed neat and clean. Probably because he didn't want to waste even one drop of icing.





Here he is showing off his "Reindeer Candy Cane" we made at our friend Briana's house.



And here he is visiting Santa Clause at the mall. Luckily I was able to snap this quick picture without them noticing. You're allowed to take your own pictures, but only if you purchase a photo package. We had planned on purchasing a package, but after this unhappy situation, I tried my best to avoid paying $30 for a picture of him crying. Don't get me wrong, I love the crying with Santa picture. Every kid has a "crying on Santa's lap" picture, I just didn't want to have to pay for it. I told them I would be back when he was in a better mood. I hope they're not still waiting...
We had high hopes because he was so photogenic with Santa last year. But I still love the crying picture. Chuck and I both have a few of those ourselves. =)




He definitely likes things a certain way.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

10 years already!!... my parents MUST be getting older.

This is for you T!

The reason that my parents must be getting older is because I am the last of the 5 children to have their 10 year high school reunion.

This past October Chuck and I attended my reunion. We had a great time hanging out with some of my old classmates and I'm ultimately glad that I decided to go. I even won a prize for having been married the longest, 7 years. Even though it was a mistake because another classmate had been married for 8 years, but it was their mistake so I still took the prize. haha. She won another prize for having the most kids, so I don't feel so bad for taking the glory. I was just happy to walk away with something after spending $85 on Tilapia and a slide show. But again, I'm glad I went. =) I will definitely attend my 20th as well.

I was feeling nostalgic while going through my reunion pictures so I decided to post some other pictures of my academic (sorta) milestones throughout the years. So what's your opinion? Do you think I have changed much?




This obviously isn't a "school" milestone, I just thought I looked a bit like Ashton in this picture so I wanted to post it. =)


First day of school. 1st Grade.

Jr. High Graduation. Thank goodness for Facebook, I'm still in contact with all these girls.


High School Graduation. 1998


Graduation trip to Hawaii with friends. I was glad to get a picture with the three of us at the reunion.


Cosmetology School Graduation. Isn't little Jacob cute!

My beautiful friend Karishma and I at graduation.


Myself, Alina & Melanie at our 10 year Reunion. My Hawaii friends in the above picture.

Vanessa, Melanie, Me, Alina

Me, Vanessa, Melanie

This picture is blury, but it's Tony, Me, Ethel, Rizza & Maricel.

Chuckie and I before we left. =)

Monday, November 10, 2008

A few reasons why I love him...


He gets just as excited as Daddy does about going to Home Depot. Now I don't have to go anymore. =)




Because of that smile


Because he still chooses to "live with his parents." As his t-shirt states.


He helps Daddy out around the house. Again... so I don't have to! =)


Because he likes to hide things in weird places, including himself.


Because he feeds himself now. So we can ALL enjoy our meals together.
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Because of these 12 teeth.
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Monkey business

This year was pretty much the first year that we celebrated Halloween with Ashton. We dressed him up last year and walked around Downtown Disney (basically so he could wear his costume in a public place) but we didn't do any pumpkin carving or trick-or-treating. This year we did it all, and had tons of fun.


Getting ready to carve his pumpkin that he picked out at Riley's Farm.



Sketching out his design.


The finished product.

Fraley pumpkins on display.


I think I like Ashton's the best! (right)


This year we decided he would dress up as our little Monkey. That's what Chuck and I like to call him, plus he LOVES bananas. His recent first word was "Na-nuh"

Getting ready to go trick-or-treating with our friends (and neighbors) the Deguzman family.


The kid still hates hats!

Showing mom his "loot."

Examining the goods.

I loved the tail.


mmmmm chocolate!


Ashton, Nathan and Dalisay enjoying some candy.