On Sunday, May 26, 2013 Adonis turned 3! I know I’m pretty much what 2 weeks past due on this post, sorry I just haven’t been motivated to blog.
Anyways, I just can’t believe he’s 3! For his 3rd birthday I didn’t want to have a huge party just wanted to do dinner with immediate family and some of Adonis’ closes friends. Very intimate. Didn’t realize that would end up being 20 people crammed in my living room, but in the end it worked out great!
Adonis loved it and the food turned out great. I’m so sad though that I didn’t really get any good pictures of his dinner. In the morning I surprised Adonis with a Thomas balloon that sang happy birthday and a huge silver number 3 balloon along with some birthday pancakes! It was my first time making them and they came out perfect!!
For the appetizers we had homemade salsa dip (made by my good friend Erika),pigs in a blanket and beef empanadas (made by my sistah Kelly). For dinner and salad we had lentil and cous cous arugula salad, roasted chicken, grilled veggies (made by Nico’s mom), roasted potatoes (made by my mom), homemade macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets (for the kids). For desert, Nico and I each made a paleo watermelon cake, I made a two layer chocolate cake, s’mores pops (made by my best friend/sistah Kristina), and graham crackers with cool whip (made by my good friend Ivy). Everything was absolutely delicious!
Adonis’ growth update:
Adonis is currently 29lbs and 3ft tall and POTTY TRAINED! He is incredibly active and very smart. He loves trains, puzzles, and reading books. He can put together most puzzles all by himself, he can name all of Thomas the tank engines friends, and he creates stories when looking at picture books. What we are working on at the moment is sharing, practicing respect and safety, patience, and transitioning. Last week I enrolled him in preschool for the fall. I think that will help him a great deal with what we are working on at home.
A note to Adonis…
It feels like it was just yesterday when I first held you in my arms. Time has fooled me into thinking that 3 years old will be a long wait. Your little voice is joyful noise to my ears especially when I hear you create stories with your toys and books. I’m so proud of you for over coming the potty and claiming your independence. You continue to amaze me each day even on our rough days. I love you so much.
I wrote this post a couple days after Luca turned 9 months old on May 23rd. I wanted to wait until after Adonis’ birthday to make the post so I can post them together, but then I got super lazy. So a couple weeks later here it is! Woops!
Luca turned 9 months on Thursday! That means he’s been making his mark here on earth outside of the womb for the equal amount of time that he was in the womb. I just can’t believe it’s been 9 months already! Soon my baby isn’t going to be a baby anymore and when that day comes it will be very bittersweet. Especially since Nico and I aren’t really sure if we are going to have anymore kids.
Anyways here’s the 9 months rundown on Luca…
Luca is thriving! In our last month’s update I spoke about how Luca has to have physical therapy due to delays in his fine and gross motor skills. Well since then this little guy can pick himself on furniture, he’s beginning to crawl on all fours, he is mastering the pincer grip on both hands (one day at a time), and he started clapping too! I am so proud! He’s also started to call me “Mama” and Nico “Dada”, along with baby chatter of “baba”. He is quite the chatterbox especially in the morning and when we sit down to eat as a family.
Breastfeeding is really going well, and so is baby led weaning (feeding). He loves trying new foods and can pretty much swallow his food pretty well.
He is so active and he loves to be held when he isn’t exploring around the house. The relationship between Adonis and him get better each day. They are at the beginning stages of playing together which is a joy to see!
One thing that I, as a mother of two, am having a hard time is splitting my time with both boys. They are both very active and keep me very busy that by the end of the day I find myself exhausted (which is normal) but I get moody. Some days if Luca is really fussy and nothing seems to be pleasing him really and he’s just cranky I have to let him cry it out in his room until he falls asleep. Granted he cries for not even 10 min. then falls asleep, I feel guilty. One thing I’m going try my best to do is work out a better bedtime routine with him. I hate leaving him to cry it out, so hopefully Nico and I can find a way to avoid having to do that.
A note to Luca…
Luca, You are truly a blessing. You have made my heart grow fuller. You have brought more joy to our home. Your infectious laughter is music to our ears. Watching the bond between you and your older brother grow stronger each day is absolutely amazing. You and your brother have brought purpose to my life, and I have said this many times but I will say it again, I am blessed to be your Mama.
Anonymous asked: Do you think you'll always be a stay at home mom? What if you and Nico don't end up working out and you have had Adonis calling him dad. And if you guys don't work out you won't have him to support you anymore. I'm not trying to be mean I'm sorry if I'm coming off mean I'm just curious. You don't have to respond if you don't want to.
I have to assume this anonymous question is from one of my IG followers because of the last picture I posted with the “sahm” tag. To answer the first question no I do not plan to always be a SAHM, I actually am looking into schools to go back for my bachelors in the fall. I’m not going to answer the rest of the questions because honestly how could I answer something that’s not even on my radar and it really isn’t anyone’s business. You’re right I don’t have to answer, but you aren’t coming off mean, I personally think these questions are rude for a complete stranger to be asking these questions. Yeah I put a lot if my life on the Internet but there are still boundaries.
I love Nico with all my heart, and yes like any normal couple we have are issues but we work through them and that’s all I am going to say regarding our relationship.
He woke up when I went to take picture of him lol I officially have a 3 yr old! At 12:22am May 26, 2010 I was given the best gift God could have ever given me: the chance to be a mother to this very special boy! Happy birthday my love❤🎉 #adonisturns3
This past weekend we went to Provincetown with Nico’s parents. They have a friend who owns a house there, and was very generous for us to stay there for the weekend. Our trip started Friday morning and ended Sunday midday. We had a wonderful time, and Adonis and Luca loved it!
We enjoyed fresh seafood, walked through the town through out the entire weekend, Adonis and I visited the Pirate museum, we took Adonis mini golfing for the first time, and Nico and I even got to go on 2 dates without the kids!
(Adonis thought this was the real “Cranky the Crane” from the show, Thomas and Friends)
On Saturday evening after the kids went to bed, Nico and I went out for dinner and the this restaurant Bubalas by the Bay. For the appetizer we shared a cheese and fruit plate, for dinner Nico had a half roasted duck, and I had a 1 1/4lb lobster. It was my first time eating a whole lobster. Everything was absolutely delicious!
On Sunday the boys went to the beach with Nico’s parents while Nico and I went to explore the Pilgrim Monument.
(view of P-town from the top of the Pilgrim Monument)
The weather was absolutely gorgeous the entire weekend, and it was a wonderful experience. I can’t thank Nico’s parents enough for inviting us. Priceless memories were made.