Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy 55th Birthday, Mami

Wishing my best friend, amazing momma & amazing Grandma a Happy Birthday! I am blessed to have my momma be my best friend. She has always put her family above anything else and we love her so much. Feeling blessed & wishing her many more birthdays!!
 Deciandole un muy Feliz Cumpleanos a mi mejor Amiga, mi mamacita!! La quiero mucho, Mami!! 
Love you mami!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Jellybean - 7 Months




Baby girl turned 7 months today.
 She is a picky eater who refuses to eat anything unless its her breast milk. She already threw up 3 times, when tasting food. Everything makes her gag, I'm not that surprised because my pregnant was the worst when it came to eating. Everything  I ate made me gag and my mom told me it was a sign that Valentina would be a bad eater, plus I was also the worst eater as a baby. I also gagged with everything, I lived on lipton soup and apple juice. 
Valentina can sit down like a big girl, and loves to play games with her big brother. I can see by the sparkle in her eyes that she is going to be a mischievous one. She can say papa & mama, loves to talk & laugh. 
She also loves dancing and jumping up and down. Her favorite thing to do is watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and play with her toys  

Happy 7 months Valentina!
You are our little Princess and we love you so much!

Love,
Mami & your boys xoxo

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy 11th Birthday


Exactly 11 years ago our first blessing was born. I understood the meaning of true love. There's no greatest gift then that of being a mom. I love the wonderful big brother and amazing young man that you are becoming. You will always be my baby, my munchkin. Happy Birthday baby boy. We love you so much and wish you the best always! Feliz Cumpleanos amor de mi Vida, mi hijo querido! 
Love you, Mommy, Daddy & Valentina

xoxo

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Friday, August 22, 2014

A few tips on being an active family during the Summer #MovingMoments

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Huggies and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Time goes by way too fast and I can't believe that my son is going to be 11 years old in the next 2 weeks and that baby girl is going to be 7 months already. I remember when Miguel was a baby in diapers and it's been great to see how far Huggies has come, they have always been our go to diapers.
I love that I can rely on them, to help keep my baby girl dry and now that she moves, rolls over and is starting to crawl around the New Huggies Little Movers Diapers are perfect. The new double grip strip is a comfy and comfortable - they are soft velcro strips that are located on the sides of the front diaper panel. They help the diaper so that when baby moves around, it stays in place!
When baby moves, diaper stays in place so no mess. Rolling around has never been so much fun.
We love showing baby girl how much fun movement can be. Dancing in the living room, jumping up and down and playing in the park. nowadays with so much technology taking over it's important to take a break and show your kids how important movement is. 
It's especially important during Summer days when it's so hot outside and all you want to do is stay inside with the air conditioner on high :)


Here I will share a few tips that I hope will help you:

1) If it's a super hot day, wait until it's late in the afternoon. Summer afternoons always tend to be cooler.

2) Make it a fun, family day.  Run around the sprinklers, have a family picnic.

3) Go to the swings and swing away. Swinging is good leg exercise.

4) Walk it off. Take the kids for a nice Summer treat, yes sweets are allowed. Everything in moderation is ok. Buy a sundae and share it, then go walk it off and watch the Sunset.

5) Most importantly always remember to have fun. Always carry a ball, some bubbles, a bathing suit, towel and be ready for Sumer Day memories!


Huggies is helping make a difference and has recently partnered up with leading fitness movement expert, Nikki Glor and MyGym. They are showing and helping encourage parents to embrace those "Moving Movements".
To celebrate your little one's moving movements go visit Huggies.com/moments and upload a photo or video of your baby's best moves. You'll receive a Huggies coupon for $2.00 and get the chance to be featured on the Huggies Facebook page.
You can also check out the hashtag #MovingMoments on social media channels to check out all the fun families are having everywhere!

Make sure to follow Huggies on Twitter & Facebook

Now heres a fun giveaway from Huggies for a C'est La Vie Reader :)

Pack of Diapers 
Pack of Wipes
Redgym/tote bag
Re-usable plastic water bottle
My Gym Class Gift Certificate
NikkiFitness DVD

Prize Pack Value - $50.00


Good Luck, Loves!

Now tell me, Whats your favorite Summer activity?

Love,
Kary xoxo


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Running buddy


When husband and I went to the Brooklyn half marathon expo back in May we made sure to stop by the Spibelt booth and buy one to try out during our runs. Hence the black color, I had to get a neutral friendly one since my husband and I would be sharing.
I've run with it numerous times and even did a race or two while wearing it and i love it.
It's a runners must have accessory, it doesn't jiggle while I run which means that it actually stays put.
It holds my phone, id and keys ;)
It really has become my running buddy and I actually feel naked when I'm not wearing it.
 It's like my runner fanny pack, oh yes, I went there!
Now my next step is buying my own, and this time I will make sure to get a cute one. If I remember correctly there was a lola dot one with my name on it.

What's one of your must have running accessory?

Love,
Kary xoxo


Monday, August 18, 2014

Life is like a slice of cake...



A stressful day calls for a special treat and this time I went with something to satisfy my sweet tooth. Everything in moderation is ok and this slice of cake is no exception. 
I ate it with no remorse and can't wait to enjoy another slice someday soon ;)

Plus, there ice coffees (Paris Baguette) are the best!
Love,
Kary xoxo

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jellybean - 6 Months

Central Park 8-8-2014


Half a year already. I can't believe that it's already been 6 months that baby girl came into this world and I carried her in my arms. She's been such a blessing, from the moment we found out that we were pregnant. Her and Miguel are our biggest blessings & accomplishment.
Valentina had her 6 month check up today as well and she is as healthy as can be.
Weight: 17lbs 1oz
Height: 26 inches long
She got three shots ;( Baby girl is always so brave, the only time she will cry is when she is super sleepy and she is fighting to go to sleep. Other than that she never cries, not even when he bumps her head or hits herself with a toy by accident. So today when they gave her, her first shot and she did that hold your breath and scream from the bottom of you lungs scream & cry, I started crying.
It's always so hard to see you baby in pain, she cried for a good few minutes afterward, she breastfed and fell asleep. We ate Brunch and walked home through the park. She woke up while we proceeded to go into the park, which was perfect. It meant we could take her 6 month pictures in the park ;)
Valentina is such a happy baby, like Miguel was when he was a baby. She laughs and smiles with everyone, they always say she's such a happy baby.
Baby girl is her big brothers little doll, she has her daddy wrapped around her little finger already.
True Story: When I sat her down to take this picture. Humbe was worried she would fall back, since she can't really sit that straight for long. I told him no, it will be a quick picture. Baby girl was smiling and as soon as I took this picture. She started falling back and boom, hit the back of her head and cried. Needless to say, Humbe was freaking out and was about to cry himself - lol. Not funny I know, but babies are going to fall. I felt bad but i know there will be more times when she will fall and i have to be strong for her. But that's a memory for sure. Her first fall happened on her 6 month birthday ;)

Happy 6 month birthday baby girl, we love you so much. 
Looking forward to many more beautiful memories with you!

Love,
Kary xoxo