Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Friday, March 28, 2008

I am really stressed out about something. I know I shouldn't be stressed out about it, but I am! Ok, let me explain... I bought a Jiffy Steamer from Costco a couple of weeks back and I was in love with it! I thought it was the most amazing product. I'm sorry if you came to my house during this time because I probably made you sit and watch a demo. Anyways, it's totally not working now. The steam goes on and off and I know it's broken. Well, thank goodness I bought it from Costco so I can easily return it but just looking at it in our closet makes me anxious! Maybe it's because I really hate returning things, especially if I've used it. I think maybe I did something wrong to break it and that makes me feel really guilty!

You know what I say in front of Tyler that I should stop saying? Sometimes, when I'm being dumb, I will pump my arms and say to Jason, "I must. I must... Increase my bust!" You know, just like that one book by Judy Blume. Today, I heard Tyler saying it to himself! Oh geez! I better watch what I say around my boys!

I have another favorite show on TV...after Jon and Kate plus 8, of course. It is I Shouldn't Be Alive. It's on Discovery Health Channel at 1:00 and if I time it correctly and make sure the boys are napping during this time, I can watch it. The people on the show narrate their life-threatening experiences while actors re-enact their experiences. For example, people stuck in snow or an African safari or in the ocean or amazon for days on the brink of death. I've learned so much from the show! I know how to make moccasins for my feet if I am stranded in snow, how to scare off mountain lions, and how to make a fire with things from my car... good stuff to know! I told Jason that if we're ever in a life threatening situation, just to stick with me and he just gave me a look. Actually, Claudia told me that nothing like this would ever happen to me because I would never be in a safari, snow, or desert...that is so true! I would never be stuck in a place like that because I would never go to any of those places in the first place...I'm not much of a "nature" girl. I would much rather be indoors, thank you. If I had a choice of hiking outside or hitting the gym and walking on the treadmill, I would probably pick the latter option, mostly because who needs the extra sun exposure? Man, I don't need to give myself any more wrinkles in the future! But, I digress. It is a good show so check it out!

The next sentence will be very shocking to those of you who know me: I have sworn off Costco. At least, I won't be making my WEEKLY trips to Costco for a long, long time. I was at a mom's group and someone said something that really hit home for me. She said, "I go to Costco and end up spending at least $100 and I still don't have anything to feel my family!" So true! I'm on a mission to save money, cook REAL meals for my family (not heat and serve!), and plan my meals in advance. This is my new goal for the year. It's not January 1st, but what the heck. I will post here how things are coming along. Wish me luck!

Well, hope you are doing well. I really wish I could post pictures on this site. What pictures would I post?

#1. A picture of Chase's inhaler. He was wheezing a bit and the doctor prescribed an inhaler. Nothing to worry about. It's not asthma or anything, just something he got with the cold. Anyways, we got the medication, but the mask cost $80 so Jason MADE a mask with a plastic's kind of funny looking. Wish I could share.

#2. When we visited my sister before Easter, she took us to a last minute Easter Egg Hunt. Since we hadn't planned on going to a hunt, I left Tyler's basket at home. We didn't have time to go buy another one, so we just went to the hunt. Poor Tyler! All the other kids had cute baskets and Tyler used a brown Trader Joes bag!! So sad! When the kids were taking group pictures, I tried to pry it out of his hands because it looked so ghetto and stuck out like a sore thumb, but he wouldn't let me have it! This bag ruined the cutest pictures ever!

#3. Flowers are blooming in our backyard! Since we didn't plant them, it's been a nice surprise ever time one flower comes up from the ground! Though I hate it when Jason spends money on flowers, I love flowers when it's free!

Hope you have a great week! Love, Cristina

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's so weird to write in here after such a long hiatus. It's like calling a friend after so many years have passed. What do you share? hmmm...

Chase is crawling around now so it's getting harder and harder to keep up with him. He has been so needy lately so I feel like I'm constantly holding him and breaking my back! Also, he's been teething and not eating well lately. Poor baby. He loves his older brother and will laugh the loudest when Tyler does something funny.

This past week, I started teaching Tyler how to read. So far, he knows the alphabet and sounds and is able to put together some simple three letter words. I'm very proud of him! He actually loves to read and will tell me to continue teaching him when I'm ready to end a lesson. He is a funny kid and the joy of our lives. I don't know even know where to start to share the funny things he does and says. He has this big smile and laugh that makes my heart melt. He has this very serious face when he is not smiling, but when he is happy and smiling, his whole face lights up and it's my favorite thing to see in this whole world.

Sorry about the lack of pictures. I don't know if I'll be able to share pictures until we get a new computer. I'm having technical difficulties that I can't figure out and I don't have Jen and Vinh to bail me out this time. Jason won't help me because he is happy I won't be able to post pictures on my blog!

Oh, speaking of pictures, Susan came back from her honeymoon and told me her and Hubert took like hundreds of pics. I forget the exact number, but I think it was like 800 or so. I got a good laugh at that cause guess how many pictures Jason and I took on our honeymoon? The answer is kind of sad actually... we only took 24 pictures!!!! Can you believe that? We accidentally didn't bring our digital and we bought a 24 exposure disposable camera! Not that it was a big deal or anything cause Jason and I both hate taking and being in pictures. But now that I think about it..that's pretty sad!

Hope you're having a good week!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hello, it's been a long time. Both Tyler and Chase are napping right now. I love it when one sleeps, but I LOVE it when they sleep at the same time!

Not much going on lately. Tyler started preschool again. He goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three hours. Jason also enrolled him in taekwondo. Usually Jason takes him but last Saturday Jason couldn't so I took Tyler and I couldn't believe how much we are paying for Tyler to just run around and say, "Aya!" I mean, I could do the same things with him for free! Well, at least he looks really cute in his new uniform!

Today, I went to one of my favorite stores...Costco! I LOVE that place! I trust the quality and prices of the stuff they sell and you can't beat the return policy. I would be stupid to shop anywhere other than Costco and Nordstroms! Other than occasional shopping trips to Trader Joes, Korean market, and Target...I would be happy with just shopping at those two places.

Tyler turned three yesterday! Can't believe my baby is already three!

Well, as you can see, not much going on.

Just a boring blog from a stay at home mommy.