this is us right now... sick baby that won't leave mommy's arms. 

looks like I won't be getting much done today. 

at least I have Erykah Badu on the stereo...


Hanging with the City

Cinco and I explored what, if any, new things Philly had to offer yesterday. 

Here are the pics to prove it. (there are lots!!)


the evolution of: My Hair

My hair is interesting. I have never really been happy with it. When everyone around you has perfectly straight hair, its tough to like something that is so different, especially during high school. Even though my hair is "natural," I spend a lot of time trying to take care of it, and debating what to do with it. It seems so petty, but as I type this I realize just how much I think about whats going on up on top of my head. I have made some serious changes, and am finally starting to feel comfortable with what I got. 

 This is what my hair had been like most of my life; very straight. I think since I was like 7? I hated when it got all up in my face... 

This is how I usually wore it. I'm pretty sure my mom hated the ponytail. 
I guess you could call this "dressy?" Good enough for my senior prom! (Note how skinny I was. I miss that body)
The first picture in existence of my "natural" hair
Getting better! 
Starting to hate my hair again. It was looking kind of rough. 
Me today! I chopped about half of it off. Much happier. 

I have crazy hair. I mean, I love it. Its fun. But man, it is a pain in the butt. Detangling, conditioning, deep conditioning, moisturizing. If you know me, you know how bad I usually am at up keep of, well, anything. I have to admit that since cutting my hair, things have gotten better. I finally have a routine! 

I use Kinky Curly. It is by far the best thing that I have found for my hair. The leave-in conditioner is the only thing I have found that can hold my curl. 

I also recently found Urban Bush Babes. These two girls are AWESOME! I have to get better about taking care of my hair, and they have such great advice for anyone with naturally curly hair! 

Now if I could just Cinco to chill out with his frizzy hair! For some reason, the products that I use don't really work for him. I guess we are starting another hair journey for him! 

I can only hope my journey gets better! And starts looking cooler!! Who doesn't want to be the mom with the wicked cool hair?! 



Wish List cont...

Now its mommy's turn!!

Things for mommy

I really only want things to work out in. And a new bag since I am not carrying around as much with Cinco being older. I'd say that this isn't too bad either. Plus, that macro lens for the iPhone is too cool to pass up, especially for only $15!




...was intense.

this happened:

This caused some delay... to say the least. 

and..... More after the jump...


Wish List

So, in case any of you out there are wondering what we would like for Christmas, I will be posting a few wish lists over the next few days... they will be accompanied by photos... and prices. Just in case you were wondering...

First up is Cinco the Great! 

Things for my boy

Please notice that the boy wants some cool winter clothes. And toys for bath time. Otherwise, he is pretty set. I have to admit that I am pretty proud of the fact that he really doesn't need anything. And really doesn't want for much either. I am really hoping that lasts until he goes off to college, even though I know that it isn't possible. 

a little tutorial...

Cinco is going to teach you guys how to devour a pancake! Like a boss! 

They're pumpkin flavored... his fav. 

I feel kind of bad because he was SO hungry this morning! I guess maybe his dinner just wasn't enough. Talk about growth spurts! 

Cinco and I are both still trying to figure this whole toddler thing out... 



modern fam

My modern family: The boyfriend, our son, and myself.
I love my modern family. Not quite perfect by the standard definition, but pretty perfect for me. I feel bad that I didn’t express just how thankful I was for such a great thanksgiving. We had food, and family and everything else someone could ask for on any holiday. I hate how sometimes I can get caught up on the little things, and let those things get me down. I am trying to get better about it. I don’t want my Cinco to feel like things aren’t going well in life just because a few things might go wrong every once in a while.
While watching the latest modern family episode, I suddenly realized that no family is perfect, and that everyone sees things differently. I love my “hubby” and sometimes forget just how great he is to us. He works 50+ hours a week so that I may stay home with our lovely son. After work, he comes home and makes sure that we all have everything that we need, and most of the things that we want. Although I may not be in love with our apartment, we are so lucky to have a house that we can all live in together.

Our son is completely healthy, lively, and a ball of energy; and he is absolutely perfect for our family. He is a challenge when I need a challenge, and loving when I need some love. Its crazy how great he is…

Anyway, I guess in the end most days I feel like I need to work towards perfecting myself. I need to go back to school. I need to start bringing in some money into this house. I need to lose weight. And, most of all, I need to get better at this whole cleaning thing!!! What a checklist…
Hopefully I can get back into the sewing thing again. I really do enjoy it, and how cool would it be to make money from it!?!? I just need to stick with…
Blah, all done with the venting!! Hopefully this is a good intro into our life, and what this blog will be all about.