C'est La Vie

Monday, February 1, 2016

An Almost 2 year old

I can't believe that our little jellybean will be 2 years old next Monday. How is it possible that these 2 years have gone by so fast, it seems like only yesterday I was taking a pregnancy test and now I'm chasing after our little baby girl. She never stops to amaze me, she is so smart, silly and such a little dancer. She loves to sing Let It Go, her birthday theme is actually going to be Frozen and she's addicted to Shopkins, but who isn't. As I countdown the days till the 8th of February I will look at pictures and feel nostalgic but I will also count my blessings of having a healthy, smart, and beautiful baby girl.

Kary xoxo

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Mickey Mouse ClubHouse: Pop-star Minnie DVD & A Giveaway

Your kids are sure to love this all new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse dvd, which is set to release
 on February 2, 2016.

It has over 2 hours of dancing fun in which your kids will love bopping and dancing around with their favorite clubhouse friends. Each dvd includes in inflatable guitar which make sit even more fun and even a little interactive, when Minnie grabs her guitar your little one can also go ahead and play her own guitar.
Together they will go on an adventure to search for missing instruments, help Minnie find the perfect tune for her to play, They might even discover a new favorite beat, Valentina already loves Disco!
This dvd is full of fun surprises, and four all new adventures featuring Pop Star Minnie.
So put on you dancing shoes and get ready to dance them off with your little ones.

The episodes included are:
Pop Star Minnie
Mickey's Clubhouse Rocks
Minnie & Daisy's Flower Shower
Minnie's Mouseke-Calendar
Mickey's Big Band Concert
And bonus episodes:
Mini's Bow Toons
Rooftop Repair
Alarm Clocked Out

DVD Languages: English, Spanish and French

Make sure to print the above activity sheets and coloring pages to make it a fun movie night or a fun playdate :)

Now for a fun surprise, one of you my C'est La Vie readers will have the opportunity to win your very own copy of Pop Star Minnie and 1 of the kits featured below. 
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below letting me know which is your favorite kind of music? 
This giveaway will run from January 30th - February 5th
Make sure to leave your answer and email below.

Kary xoxo

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

When you think of Disney Princesses, you always remember Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. I know whenever I give my baby girl a red apple she says snow white.
Or when she's sleepy I call her sleepy, so many fun memories that can be linked back to Snow White, and if you've been following me on my blog you know that Valentinas nickname is Snow White and that her first birthday theme was after the princess herself.

You can imagine our excitement when we found out that Snow White would be re-released and 
available for the first time ever on Digital HD and Disney Movies Everywhere.
This will be a perfect addition to any Disney collection, it includes special bonus material. Designing Disney's First Princess, The Fairest Facts Of Them All:7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White, and much more.

Every little princess or prince will love falling in love with this beautiful story, and the cutest little dwarfs ever.
Make sure to grab your copy, bake some cupcakes, grab an apple and watch the fairest of them all.

Print out the above activity sheets and color while you watch the movie, or make it a fun Disney playdate.

Who's your favorite princess?

Kary xoxo

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3 Mamarazzi Event #KFP3Moms

Mamarazzi Event - great beginning to the week

Yesterday morning we got to see a special premiere of the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie that will be in movie theaters this Friday the 29th of January. It was a school day but that didn't stop me from taking Miguel. If you've followed me in my blog for the past few years, you know that I believe in playing hookie with my son at least 1 time a year even if it is on a school day. Ever since Miguel went into Junior High School that stopped, but we couldn't avoid playing hookie yesterday. I mean he is a belt away from being a black belt and he has always loved Po and the Kung Fu Panda movies.

So yesterday morning, we got up extra early so we could avoid the traffic, city life is a little crazy right now, with the crazy amounts of snow laying around. We took a cab downtown and arrived 10 minutes before the movie started, phew, that was close. It was my mom, Valentina, Miguel and I and we were excited to watch Po and get to meet two of the voices behind some of the characters from the movie.

Only 3 minutes into the movie (which was in 3D by the way) and we were already laughing our hearts out. The one hour and 35 minutes of the movie went by fast, a little too fast in my opinion. I kept on laughing so much, cried a little and worried a little that when I realized that the movie was over I was a little sad, but that just means that we need a copy when it come out on DVD.
My kids are already asking me to see it again when it comes out on Friday.
This movie has got to be my favorite from the series and it's because the messages it gives us are so beautiful and I relate to them so much. My family is my number one priority and I've met some amazing friends that have become my family, not being related by blood does not mean that you are not family. Your kids will love this movie and you will be able to talk to them about family, learning to accept themselves and finding themselves and what they are capable of and meant to be. This movie will make chatting a fun time. I don't want to give any spoilers away and that's why I will only tell you that it is a must see movie. Make sure to check it out this weekend and have a fun family day.

After the movie ended we got to listen to Kate Hudson and Lucy Liu talk about their experience with doing the voices for this movie and their characters. They are both so funny and down to earth. I love how family is very important to them both and their messages that they shared with us. It's always great to meet the people behind your favorite characters!

Get ready to fall in love with The Dragon Warrior all over again.

Kary xoxo

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jonas was here

 Valentina standing on now for the first time January 23, 2016
 Miguel and his never ending love for snow

(Updated so you can check out our vlog, which shows Jonas in action)

We finally got snow and not just a few inches, but a total of 25 inches. Winter came with a vengeance, and it was no joke. You always now it's serious the moment the mayor announces all mayor transit to be closed, that hardly ever happens in NYC. The MTA is always running.
Yesterday at 4pm everything was shut down and we were advised not to go out for our safety and you might get arrested if you did. Good thing we did grocery shopping on Friday afternoon because all the supermarkets in our area were almost empty this morning.
Last year, it snowed a lot but Valentina was too little for her to really know what snow was and I didn't want her to get sick. Therefor last year she did not see or play with snow, this year I've been counting down the days till snow came. I was anxious to see her reaction. Humbe was off yesterday, we got dressed before everything was shut down and the plan was to just walk a block or two so vale could see the snow. We went out when the snow was really coming down, she was happy to see snow falling and she would stretch out her little hand but the moment we started walking more and the wind started hitting our faces with snow it wasn't that magical anymore. She did not love snow,  and the moment we put her on the ground she started crying. Valentina refused to touch the snow also, total walked yesterday one block. We walked back home where it was nice and warm. Made some hot chocolate and watched a movie :)
You can watch more on my YouTube channel!

Do you love snow?

Kary xoxo

Friday, January 22, 2016


 Hot Chocolate with re marshmallows - yes!!
 One happy girl
OPI Hello Kitty nail polish and hello kitty cookie

I was skimming through my IG yesterday when I saw an OPI picture saying that they would have a Hello Kitty car out in the streets of New York in celebration of their collaboration. My heart was about to explode, when I quickly saw that the event had already happened, I started kicking myself. I'd already missed the Hello Kitty truck about a month ago when it came to NYC for one day. My heart dropped but being the masochist that I am I decided to torture myself and look at some pictures.  Good thing I did because as I read more through their blog, my heart started beating fast again. The truck would be out today for one last outing. Just in time for me to run downtown to Manhattan and catch it. My sister came over and we left the girls with my mom, Miguel was still in school and we had enough time to get back and pick him up.
We took the train down to the Chelsea Market and walked until we saw the girls giving out the Hello Kitty cookies, they pointed us towards the truck where we would get some hot chocolate and our very own OPI hello kitty polish. There were no long lines, it was a quick grab and go.
It was a great way end a week.
Can't wait till the next Hello Kitty adventure.

Kary xoxo

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Healthy Eating Not Boring

Pico De Gallo
Baked potatoes, baked tilapia, quinoa with corn
Cinnamon rolls

Who said eating healthy had to be boring?!
Todays eats were a good mix of greens, protein, and sweets.
Lunch consisted of some pico de gallo, which was packed with some yummy avocado, tomato, cilantro, and onion.
Dinner was some very yummy tilapia, baked potatoes and quinoa with corn. My son loves quinoa and as long as he ate all of his dinner. Why not eat a cinnamon roll :)

Sometimes when people say they hate diets. That's where they are wrong because diets shouldn't exist. It's all about balance and eating in moderation. Having a cheat day to help maintain a good balance of what you eat. I made sure to not have any other carbs throughout the day, so a cinnamon roll was definitely worth it after eating a yummy, yet healthy dinner and lunch.

Whats' you favorite non-carb food?