D.C. Fun! 

Hi everyone! I hope everyone has an amazing Easter weekend, and got to enjoy the nice weather! We definitely enjoyed ours.

Erwin and I had been wanting to go to D.C. for a while, and we finally did! The main reason why we wanted to was because of the cherry blossoms, but we were too late for them this year :/ but it was still beautiful and the weather was so, so nice- so it was a fun time anyway.

We had a chance to take pictures, finally! We’ve been so busy with Erwin working, me going to school, getting stuff packed to move and finding a new place to go- it’s just been crazy! So it was really refreshing to be able to enjoy the day. It brought back some nice memories from last year when I was still pregnant with Gio.

As some of you may know already, Erwin loves taking pictures so we tried to find spots to take pictures, and he got some really nice shots!

Gio did really well the whole trip despite it being warm and sunny. I packed him plenty of snacks and a purée, cold water, and milk (we carry a thermostat to keep drinks either warm or cool- comes so in handy! I got it at WalMart). I also took and put on him, his Aveeno sunscreen. Like I’ve mentioned, Gio has mild eczema so we’re picky on what we use for him, but either way, I highly recommend Aveeno for ANYONE. It’s such a great brand. That day Gio also wore a very light blue shirt, also light in material, and denim shorts to keep him comfy and refreshed. 

We walked around D.C. for two hours maybe? We really didn’t feel the time since we were just truly enjoying each other’s company and being out. We went to the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, World War ll memorial, and the Floral Library.

After D.C. we head home and stayed there for the rest of the day. We had Jeremy with us and we were able to give him his Easter basket. We collected a bunch a small things that we figured he would like and enjoy. It consisted of: chalk/bean bags, a gumball machine, emoji bubbles, candy, and a few of those little surprise toy bags. He was very happy with it which was great! 

For the rest of the day we all played and simply hung out together! It was a really nice day 🙂

Bye guys! Xoxo


Gio turned 1! 

Gio turned 1 yesterday! 1! I officially have a 1 year old. Honestly, this last year flew by. It’s so crazy how much Gio has grown in front of me. He used to be this tiny 6lb, 20 inch baby and now here’s this 23lb, 33inch 1 year old!

We took Gio for his 1 year old doctors appointment on Monday and he got weighed, measured, the usual. The hardest part were the shots, of course. He got 4. This was definitely the toughest set so far- for these types of appointments I definitely recommend giving your baby a warm bath after. This time Gio needed it, he was in pain which never really happened before. I’m glad I decided having the appointment the day before and not on his birthday, too!

Anyway, onto happy things, yesterday Erwin and I dedicated the day to Gio. We woke up when he did, let him hang out in the bed with us and then he went off to play with his toys. At around 11ish we went down to eat. Gio loves scrambled eggs, so of course that’s what I made him (mixed in some ham and tomatoes too!).

For his birthday Erwin bought him a door jumper and a ball pit so while we cleaned up after eating, he played with his new toys. He really loves them both, and they both entertain him for quite a while! Especially the jumper, which we have hanging in the middle of the living room because a doorway is definitely not enough space for him. He goes crazy in the jumper!

After we were done, we got ready for the day and headed out to get Gio to his gym class. He loves his class so of course there was no way we could miss it! On our drive back home from class he fell asleep for about two hours, so Erwin and I hangout in the meantime.

Once Gio woke back up, we took a few pictures of him, played with him, and then went to get his cake. Erwin’s mom made us dinner, so we were all together and got to sing happy birthday to him! 🙂 unfortunately my parents live far, so they couldn’t be here, but they are actually coming this Saturday for a visit 😀

I wish you guys could all know personally how amazing my little man is! He is so  silly, always making the funniest faces. He has these moments now when he’s also so sweet- he gives us these huge kisses and hugs. He’s so strong, physically and mentally that everyday he really surprises me when I see all he’s capable of doing. This past year has been the best year of my life, challenging too, but amazing.

Happy birthday to my sweet boy, Gio! We all love you