Monday, October 20, 2014

Spooky date

Saturday night Mikey and I went out with one of his co-workers and his wife. They drove here from Laredo which is about two hours away from us. The guys bought tickets to a haunted house here in San Antonio weeks ago. I am such a chicken, so when Mikey first told me he bought the tickets I was so mad at him. The haunted house is called 13th floor, they have one back home in Colorado (Denver), I've heard back home it's so scary and if you finish all the floors you get your money back. Not sure if that is true but that alone had me scared to go to the 13th floor here. All day I was nervous, anxiously waiting for my mother to get to my house so we could leave.

We left the house at 6:30, because Pit Bull and Enrique Iglesias had a concert that same night and so we knew parking was going to be hard to find downtown. Which it was. Our tickets for the haunted house weren't until 8. So I am glad we left super early. Once we met up with Danny and his wife Rosie at their hotel downtown we started walking to the haunted house. As we got there you could hear people screaming from the inside and I'm pretty sure that scared me even more than I already was. I should probably add that this was my first haunted house and getting chase by monsters and creepy costumes is not my idea of a good time. In fact, I was almost positive I was going to have a nightmare that night. Haha! And so off we walked to the front of the line, I guess its a good thing we had reservations because if we had to stand in line I can almost guarantee I would have walked away. It was so hot once we got inside, within minutes we were all sweating like crazy. It was in a warehouse like building. As soon as we walked inside I felt like I was in a scene from Freddie Krueger. And that scared the shit out of me. My nerves built up the entire time until it was our time to go. My poor husband!! I'm pretty sure his hand is fractured in multiple areas. I have never been so scared in my life. As we waiting for our time to go all I could think about is knowing in about 30 minutes or so we would be out of here and off to dinner. Let me tell you, those minutes dragged and every minute felt like 5.

When you first walk in there is a video playing that you start to watch of course you are so scared by what's happening you forget you're in a haunted house. And then of course you start being chased and it's so dark inside you don't really know which direction to run. Once you make your way inside there is then a slide you have to go down and that totally freaked me out. This entire time I felt like I was in a horror movie. I repeatedly told Mikey NEVER AGAIN and I even threw in a bunch of I hate you's of course I didn't really mean, although I'm pretty sure I might have meant one or two.

There was a group of girls about 6 or 7 and thank goodness for them. They must have been just about as scared as I was because they sure did a whole lot of screaming. :) They screamed so much I knew when something scary was going to happen. And even knowing something scary was about to happen, I screamed just as loud as they did. I was terrified.

Geez, those costumes look so real. Every 'check point' we came to the workers would mention before we took off "please do not touch the monsters". I don't know about you, but being chased by monsters, I am not going to want to stop and touch them. I wanted to punch and kick them away from me. Haha

So after almost peeing on myself and 30 minutes of torture later we are finally almost out of this haunted house. I'd have to say my least favorite part (and scariest) was definitely being chased with a chain saw. Although there were so many scary parts it's hard to choose from, I was SO glad to be out of there!!

After the haunted house we had a little time to kill before part two of our date. So we walked downtown on the river walk (here in San Antone) and stopped to catch a bite at one of my favorite restaurants on the river walk. Rita's!! Let me just say, if you are EVER in the area or even live here and have not been, GO.NOW. Their margaritas are my favorite. But, make sure you get a big one! They are the best and it will leave you feeling gooood. ;)

Seriously, just after one of those bad boys you are feelin' it.

Look at how huge they are. I usually only have one, some times two.

So after some good Mexican food and cutting it pretty close (15 minutes) to our haunted carriage ride tour we were off to walk the Alamo. The good thing about living in San Antonio is there is so much to do and so much history.

A plus about double dating is there is always someone to take pictures of you ;)

This was actually our second tour. We went on our anniversary back in February but it wasn't a  haunted tour. They are so fun and it's so nice to tour downtown riding in a carriage. I wrote a lot of the information down so maybe we will have a spooky date part two and walk by all the haunted places we saw.

I had such a good time, mini heart attacks and all. By the end of the night my throat was so sore from all the screaming in the haunted house. We didn't get home until about 1:30 in the morning, only leaving us to get a couple of hours of sleep because of course both kiddos wake up early. But we had so much fun. Date nights are the best and it's such a plus that grandma only lives 15 minutes away. :)

Going to the Zoo

I can not believe it's almost the middle of October(late post). I feel like just a couple weeks ago it was January. Time flies when you're having fun. This weekend my mother in law was in town and the weather was so nice. We did get a little rain Saturday morning but it didn't stop us from leaving the house. I feel like every time she comes to visit we have her locked inside. It was nice to finally take her to do something with the kiddos. Giuliana and Jaxon are at such a fun age right now, Jaxon is just started walk in public (finally). For the longest time when Mikey or I would try and put him down to walk he would automatically start to cry. And as soon as you buckle him back in the stroller he was fine and all smiles again. Go figure, that's my cry baby!!

We had so much fun. Giuliana and Jaxon were all smiles. You could definitely tell that they both were just having so much fun with grandma. Giuliana has been obsessed with animals for the longest time and basically named every animal that we walked by. So proud of my smart girl. The weather was so nice and since it rained earlier this morning the zoo was so uncrowded. It was such a good day to be there. It took us a good 2 hours to walk the entire zoo. As you can see we took so many pictures, my kids are getting so big!! 

 She is the best big sister EVER.

I know, I know, so many pictures, but they are just too cute to leave out. I can't get over how adorable Jaxon looks on that lion. He lasted a good to rounds before he started crying. It actually surprised me how long it took him before he started crying. Regardless, he still looked adorable. After we left the Zoo we went to one of my favorite little Mexican restaurants by the house. They always satisfy my Mexican cravings!! I always get the same thing every time we eat or pick up from there. 

P.S. Halloween is less than two weeks away!! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Life lately in pictures

I would like to add Jaxon got his first basketball hoop last weekend. That boy is a natural and will be playing for the San Antonio Spurs one day :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ballet update

We survived our first month of ballet!!
I can not even put into words how proud I am of my baby girl. She looks oh so adorable twirling around in her light pink leotard and tiny ballet slippers. I could just eat her up. I never pictured how emotional the first week for ballet would be for the both of us. The mommy heart in me is just so, so emotional. You know :)
Giuliana has never been away from me so I pictured this going one of two ways.. I couldn't help but cry tears of joy seeing how happy Giuliana was prancing around with little girls her age, giggling and talking up a storm. She is one of the youngest in both of her classes, but I am so happy I made the decision to start her this year. Her class age group is 2 1/3- 3 1/2, she barely made the cut. She just turned 2 1/2 Auguest 1st.
I have myself one little social butterfly.
The first week did not go as expecting. Giuliana was so excited to happy to see other little girls her age but once it was time for the mommies to leave the room most of the girls started to cry. What is a teacher to do with 6+ toddlers crying? Play the Frozen soundtrack, of course, seconds later almost everyone was happy again.
 The second week was off to a much better start... No crying at drop off (parents have to stay in the lobby so drop off is dropping your kid off in the actual room). She was participating a lot more and listening a lot better. There are two instructor for her Wednesday class Mrs. Jennifer is the main instructor but ____ assists since the class is so big then. Every day when we get home she is just so excited to show me everything she's learned and then I get to hear it all over again when she is showing daddy.
Week 3 was amazing!! She is listening so well. I am so proud of her.
  she is absolutely loving it!!!! (And, let me just say, my baby is growing way TOO fast, and I would LOVE for her to stay this little forever.)

Monday, September 22, 2014

weekend recap

We had a weekend visitor..... Grandma is in town!!!! I know most woman cringe at the thought of their mother in law coming into town. Am I right? Well, not this girl. I love a extra set of hands around heeeere!!!! Having two 14 months apart can be rooough yall. :) and who doesn't love a baby sitter and having a date night with your hubby?
Saturday I took Irma (mother in law) and Giuliana to this new painting place they just opened in our mall. I've been dying to take her but it's always hard taking both kids to do a activity when only one child can enjoy it. So Jaxon stayed home with daddy and had a guys day. I think I may have enjoyed it more than Giuliana. The three of us had so much fun though. I can not wait to bring her again.

Can you tell we had so much fun? I can't wait to go back again. Very soon!!!
Giuliana's aunt turned 21 on Sunday so we sent her this cute picture. :)
 We also had a birthday party to go to and my kids were being such cry babies LOL 
I love matching my boys

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Giuliana starts ballet

Today my heart was so full of warm fuzzies it could have exploded. It was my baby's first day of ballet. Seeing her in her itty bitty leotard and those tiny leather slippers my heart melted. From the time I knew I was having a girl I dreamed of seeing her in dance class prancing around. I can't believe how fast the time has gone and I was standing in class with her watching her dance. It was a moment and memory I will never forget. And of course I cried like a baby. She is getting so big. It's unreal!
I am one proud mama.
and of course Elsa is in ballet too ;)
Day two
I am so proud of my baby! She was a little nervous at first but as soon as Ms. Jennifer put on the Frozen soundtrack she was dancing her heart out. Do you want to build a snow man is her JAM. I can't wait to share and post more updates as Giuliana continues her first year in ballet and tumbling. I know she is going to make us so, so proud. She is going twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 45 minutes. I can't wait to see how much she learns from her first year :)