Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hair Lessons & such...

Hair Lessons...
Ahhhhh, I do love ANY day that my son makes me laugh and doesn't decide that his goal for the day is to test my patience. The truth is I don't know what I would do without him. I thank the Lord for sending me such a cute little creature with a sense of goofiness who thinks that giving mommy kisses will make her change her mind about him being in trouble.

Tonight, after he had taken a bath with daddy, he walked into my room and very casual, grabbed my hair dryer. He whined to me, which is usually the way he asks for things, and I turned it on. To my surprise he actually pointed it towards his hair and proceeded to dry his locks.
Below was the end result...
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.....& Such
Also, tonight I tried this really good casserole. It's always a challenge to think of 14 meals (lunch & dinner) a week for this small family of 3, I wouldn't even know what to do if I had a large family like the Duggars on TLC.
I used ingredients that I already had on hand and it was really easy to me, plus good. I say good because my casseroles are usually blah and I hate to eat them, but I was pleased at myself tonight.

Cheesy Potato Bake
  • 4 small golden potatoes
  • 1/2 lb of ground beef
  • 1 can of rotel
  • 2 cps of tortilla chips
  • lots of cheddar cheese, grated
Grease a small deep pan, this makes 4 servings by the way and turn your over to 350. Peel and cut your potatoes. Dice them. Throw them to boil, and while that's being done, brown your meat and season to taste.  and combine all mentioned ingredients above in said greased pan, cover with cheese, and cook it for about 15 minutes until all the cheese is melted on top.

*Gary had craved dessert all day long. So we went ahead and made Cheesecake Sopapillas which are SO good! Those are really easy too, but very high in sugar.

Cheesecake Sopapillas
  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 2 boxes of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon 
  • 1 stick of butter
In a large, deep cake dish, spread out 1 can of the crescent rolls. Mix the 2 cream cheese boxes, 1 cup of sugar, and the vanilla in a blender. Spread out on top of the crescent dough. Next, take the 2nd crescent roll can, and spread it on top of the cream cheese. Melt the stick of butter, pour on top and mix the remaining sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle on top. Oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let cool down to eat.

*I say Gary, because if I say ME, it makes me sound like a hungry beast....


So the other day, I decided to try and make my gorditas again. The first time they came out dry and tough and my mixings didn't have a good flavor. Since I came back from Mexico, I was fully inspired to try comida casera once again...
Here are the end results with Andrew eating a mini-gordita with beans and cheese just for him!


I ate rajas con queso, which is a Poblano pepper with mozarella cheese---yum.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Move over crib - I'm a big boy!...







Needless to say, he loves playing in it, but not sleeping in. =)

Since we have another one of the way (due 1st of July), we thought we might go ahead and start looking for a toddler bed for Andrew. We found one on craigslist.org and got it just yesterday. The process was kinda quick, but when you see a good deal, it's hard to pass it.

The bed is made of metal and plastic...which I already have some parts on the plastic that the green has chipped off :( so who knows how long the "new" look will last...

From the moment we got this bed, Andrew has been wild over it. Andrew even helped me clean it when we got it! It's just because it's a novelty to him, I'm sure it'll pass. Haven't had him sleep in it yet since it has been a 'project' of mine so we'll see how it goes when he does sleep in it.

Anyone out there switched to beds already? Or still using their crib?

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Oh and this one is just for laughs!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Parque Sahuatoba - 17 months

Andrew is almost a year and a half, I can't believe it!!! Wow-ey!
Caren finally decided to take some vacation time and  invited me to head down to Durango with her. We made the trip in like 19 hours with stopping and everything. Caren and I don't always seem to see eye to eye but we're sisters and we will always be there for each other...even when fog and taking the wrong exit take us about 30 miles out of the way.
We've been here two nights already and everybody's taken 5000 pictures of Andrew. Since I have a kid and responsabilities, I sit here with a laptop with my snoring child instead of partying with my favorite cousin and favorite sister, but thought maybe I should post up some pictures. Dad's friend is a videographer and decided to come over to take a crapload of pictures of us, as well as go to Parque Sahuatoba and take some there. This park has a lot of memories. Caren fell down from the swing twice when we were little and we spent many Sundays when we used to live here in Durango.
Dad's friend, Benjamin, didn't have a professional camera but it's a pretty good one...
I'll stop yapping so you can see some of the pictures.


3 Generations (forgive my make-up-less face, ugh!)


Abueluis (Andrew's grandfather) and Andrew.
This is such a priceless picture!!!


Of course he loved the water and got a little wet


I absolutely LOL'ed at this picture. We Sandoval's are notorious for making goofy faces and here's proof.
Andrew wanted Abueluis to put on his glasses...I guess. Or he was just being mean.


A "jueguito" at the park. He was fascinated by it until Abueluis put coins in and it started going...that freaked him out a bit.


Was in love with his sucker and wouldn't let go of it. It eventually fell on the ground and mommy took it away. He whined the whole way back to the car.


Beautiful shot!


Abuiluis & Andrew


He wanted them SO bad!!!

So I have plenty more pictures to post. We went back to the park today with my granmother, Tola, and some cousins and Andrew just had a blast. All the cousins are really spoiling him because they pick him up and pick him up! I keep telling them he's going to expect that when we go back home, well sorry to disappoint him, but no way Jose little man.

Been trying to fight a cough these past two days and it just seems to get worse. Andrew hasn't had any kind of reactions to the food or water and seems to enjoy himself like he's always been from here which is such a relief!!! I was afraid of how he'd adjust.
I will post lots more pictures later when I have a faster connection.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Baby #2



Yep, we were working on baby #2 for our small family and we happened to find out in mid-November. We told some close family and others just took a wild guess and others found out via an accidental text.


Here's the first sonogram of Baby T (that's what we're calling It) from mid-December.




They gave us the good news that I was due on July 1st (this is a sarcastic statement). Didn't really like this lady who did the sonogram either. She made each picture look blurry and the other ones looked like Baby T was an alien. Gary said he liked the College Station lady better and we should move closer to her. Silly Gary.

This next picture is of my lovely midwife and aunt, Betsy. You can visit her website and her blog and get to know her a little better. She's the most gentle and kind person you could know. She listened for heartbeat, measured uterus (?), and did some blood work and made me fill out 1 billion papers. =)



Here's Baby T's first heartbeat listen. Betsy said it was about 160, a girls heart rate--but we'll see.
(Blogger won't let me post video on here for some reason =\  )


Haven't really gained much weight (thank goodness) compared to my first pregnancy. I attribute it to not having 2 jobs, a needy boss, and a better diet.
Although my in-laws are adamant about building up Mt. Rushmore again (my derrière).