Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Not so Relaxing Memorial Day Weekend

I've been sitting here all morning, uploading pics and watching tv.....what a waste of a day, LOL! It's been a waste, but I am really tired....this past weekend was anything but relaxing! Normally, we would be on vacation in Florida, but not this year. This year, I didn't want to interfere with my son's baseball schedule, so we have planned our vacations for August and November.

So, for Memorial Day there is a Little League tournament that runs every year and this is the first year that my son participates. 1st game was Thursday night & fortunately they won so they wouldn't have to play again until Sunday morning.
Saturday morning we took advantage of the free time and went to the beach with friends! It was a great time. Nothing to do except lay out, relax & have fun!



Soon it was 2pm and we had to start heading back home. My son had to be back at the Hoboken Little League for a skills competition, so we were out of the beach by 3 and back home by 4! This competition was nice, the boys had fun!

The next morning we were up early for another 9:30 am game!



This was a great game, many bad calls, some spectators getting thrown out...LOL....but in the end, WNY wins it again...woo-hoo!!!

Now the next game would be on Monday at 9:30, ay-another early morning! We were there again & again the boys played a great game. They beat Hoboken, so this gave them a couple hours off before it was time to play the Championship game. At 2:45 it was time to play again and it was against Hoboken again! I actually felt bad for those kids, they must've been exhausted! This would be their 3rd game in a row, and it was extremely hot!

Game was great....even better than the ones before! Needless to say, WNY won and were now Memorial Day Weekend Tournament Champs!!! Woo-Hoo, congrats to our WNY All-stars!!!


After this win, the boys went back to WNY for a parade and some of us parents went to East LA for margaritas....lmao!!! Big mistake for me!! I had 2 and couldn't walk in a straight line!!! It was a good time, and now I know that I can definitely go back....loved their steak nachos, yummy!! Margaritas were great too, strong but great! :D

Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day Weekend as much as we did!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

30 Day Disney Photo Challenge

Last week I was reading up on some of the Disney blogs I follow, and when I came to A Disney Moms thoughts, I read about the 30 Day Disney Photo challenge. I quickly loved the idea, especially since I had just finished another 30 day challenge on my facebook page.

I just started and have 7 days completed, but here are the first 5:

Day 1, 5/22/11: Day 1: A picture of you at Disney with 10 reasons you’re a Disney lover

1. its the happiest place on earth
2. I feel like a kid each time we go
3.the place has a magic to it, I'm always in a good mood there
4. great place to do everything with your kids
5. attention to detail
6. awesome food
7. epcot's world showcase
8. all of the characters
9. cinderella's castle
10. it's in my homestate-Florida :D

Day 2: 5/23/11: A picture of the character you’re most like


I love Minnie Mouse....she loves taking pics, being with Mickey and arranging parties & spending time with friends....love her!!







Day 3 5/24/11: A picture of your favorite Disney memory

2nd trip for me, hubby & Chris, 1st trip for Kaitlyn & 1st time we ever ate at Cinderella's royal table--it was a great trip!







Day 4: A picture of the way you know you’re at a Disney park


I always feel this "jumping out of my seat" happiness when I see these signs :D












Day 5: A picture of your least favorite ride or attraction


Tomorrowland Speedway is my least favorite ride. I rode it for the first time when my son was 3yrs old!! I thought it was boring, the car rides along the track, that's it!

These are my pics for the first 5 days of this challenge. These are updated daily on my facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1905206282786.107044.1620655831

Have a good night everyone :)

Fun at the beach!! Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Busiest Weekend Ever!

I really don't remember ever having to do so much in 2 days! Good thing about the beginning of this weekend was that we didn't have to be up at the crack of dawn, but still, we were up & immediately getting ready for 10am baseball practice. Afterwards, we had to go buy last minute things that my son needed for his wardrobe for Oneida's Dance Studios photo shoot. Both my daughter and son take dance classes here, and this weekend they were taking the pictures that will be in the program that is given out during the recital in October. Now my son takes Salsa, Tango and hip hop, so he needed some last minute items this Saturday as he was due to be at the dance studio at 3! My daughter was invited to a birthday party, which was at the same time that my son was going to be taking his pictures, so unfortunately, I couldn't stay with him. At 3pm, my husband and I dropped our son off at the Dance Studio and went to Bowler City for the birthday party.

The party was fun, and my daughter loved bowling. LOL, this was her first time bowling and now wants to go back....she really enjoyed herself!



The party was ending around 5:30 so we started heading back to pick up our son. We had to wait a few more minutes, and I was able to see the last pic they took. I loved it, my son looked so handsome!!


After all this we headed to the Little League to clear up a mess, as usual there is always Little League drama in our lives due to so much gossip....all I have to say is Thank God this is my son's last year there!! We were back home by 10 and went straight to bed!

Sunday morning was an early morning, since my son had to be at Miller Stadium at 8am. My daughter had her photo shoot at 10am, so I had to pack everything and take it with me. While I waited for the game to start, I had to do my daughter's hair and make up for the shoot. At 9:30am it was time for me to head out. I wish I could've stayed to watch the double header, especially since my son was pitching, but I had to go.

The photo shoot was good, exhausting and some moms get in the way which delays the photographer, but it was good.


5 hours later, we were on our way back home. I made a quick lunch and we were off again for 7pm All Star baseball practice.....so much baseball!! It never ends, LOL!
We were all back home, finally, at 9pm. Weekends like this make me glad that I am currently unemployed :) I'm not sure how well I would've functioned at work today!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bright side of Gloomy Monday

Today has been very depressing, I've had a headache that won't go away and my princess wasn't feeling well at all. The only really good thing that happened today is that I won Disney Go To girl's Wine Wednesday giveaway!!!

Nice treat in the middle of this depressing day! :D

Gloomy Monday

This past weekend wasn't too busy. The weather has been horrible, but my son still had 1 baseball game at our little league on Saturday and 1 game with his traveling team on Sunday. He got a win on Saturday and a loss on Sunday, although Sunday I blame the weather and crappy field they played on.

I also had my 2nd of 4 Burlesque classes on Sunday. This one wasn't bad at all, and it made the afternoon go a bit quicker. After the class, my friend, who drove & is also a mom from 1 of the kids on the traveling team, and I stopped for a bite to eat at the Muscle Maker Grill. The food was good, but a bit pricey, definitely not a place you would eat at everyday. Then it was off to Rockland for the game.

Game was a loss and by the time we got home, I had to find something easy & quick to feed everyone. Thankfully, I had Chef Boyardee cans in the pantry....so that was our dinner! 2 hours later we were all in bed!

This morning was a bit hectic, since I had an appointment with Weichert Realty. I've always had an interest in real estate but never had the time to look into it. Now I do, so I went and I am convinced that I should try it out. I have to take a 2 week course and then go for my state exam to get licensed. Once I'm licensed, I can interview for a job, so I'm hoping for the best. Another thing I'm looking into is photography. I'll be signing up for an online course with a school that is located in NY. I love photography and hope to someday have my own photography business! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What a week!!

It's never an easy task getting my kids back on a regular school schedule after a vacation....even if it was only a week! We were late about 3 times last week, and my house is so disorganized! I'm almost back on track this week, but last week sure was a mess! Good thing was May 5th, Cinco de Mayo!! Now, I'm not Mexican and I have never celebrated this holiday, but we were invited to go out for drinks with some friends....so we thought, great, a night out without the kids!!! My husband and I married young, and had our son 3 years later, and we never really went out so now we try to get out any chance we get!
We were headed to a bar called East LA in Hoboken, but the line was out the door!! We kept driving and most of the bars were packed...guess there were lots of people celebrating Cinco de Mayo...LOL!! We ended going to Azucar and I'm glad we did. I had always wanted to try this place out, but my husband is very wary when it comes to trying new restaurants....especially Cuban food. You see, we are Cuban so we can be very critical of Cuban food served in restaurants, this doesn't stop me but he hates eating bad cuban food!
We were seated right away, the waiter took a long time getting us our drinks but after we had our drinks, the food came right after & it was delicious!! The servings were huge too!! It was a very nice night out!

Now, fast forward to Saturday---pre-mother's Day!! My wonderful hubby surprised me with a trip to Woodbury Commons to buy me my gift--Oakley sunglasses!! I was a very happy lady....LOL!! Later that night, he also surprised me by going to Best Buy & telling me to pick out a digital camcorder! I was super excited....now I have a nice, compact camcorder for Disney & other things, of course...hehehe!! Now its Sunday..happy Mother's day to me! We were up at 6:30 am to get ready for my son's double header in Morristown!
After my shower, the kids had some gifts of their own to give me. They bought a few little things from their school mother's day sale...very cute & thoughtful of my babies! My daughter even made me a pendant with her thumb print on it & the words "I love you". I really loved all of my gifts.....but it doesn't end here!

My son pitched the first game & he did an incredible job. Game was over in 4 innings because of the 12 run rule! They couldn't get hits off of my son. 2nd game starts and they got a few hits but nothing crazy. The game was getting close, and in the final inning, for the last two outs, guess who the coach brings out....LOL...my son!! He was ready to go! He got the job done...2 outs...game over!! The Arsenals won both games....great mother's day gift for all us moms!!

Now my day doesn't end here! Somehow, I ended up accepting to take a burlesque class...LOL, long story, but I took it! I was very nervous at first, but it turned out that the class wasn't bad at all! It was actually fun!

I had a great Mother's Day this year, spent time with my hubby, kids, friends & my sons team won both of their games....really couldn't ask for more!