Sunday, May 24, 2009

A day trip to Houston

G. L. A. M. O. R. O. U. S...(glamorous) Flying first class up in the sky...
My Sunshine Rei and I flew first class to Houston, a whole thirty seven minute flight from our home in San Antonio...not a big deal.

Yes, we sat in first class, the lovely perks of working in the airline industry. My worries, Danica wasn't going to behave well. Surprisingly, she knocked out for the duration of the flight the whole thirty seven minute flight.

Once we landed super mom had Danica in a hip hammock, hanging freely from my hip, a full diaper bag on one shoulder and the car seat in my hand, wish i had taken a picture of myself. Trotting down the terminal to meet our Chauffeur, nephew Mikey, I thought to myself, "what are you doing wearing heels?" We hopped into the car and we were on our way to see the family.

Rehanna was awake to greet us. Danica and Hanna played til Ryland, the littliest terror woke up. That little terror nephew of mine was so aggressive with his cousin Danica. She kept running away from him. It was just so cute.
As we prepared the food for the party the kids played. My sunshine and her cousin, the little terror Ryland played together nicely, when they play together one ends up crying.

Afterwards, they knocked out.

Then, somebody ugly came to check on them. Ugly, is my baby brother Roland. Danica will refer to him as "uncle monster".

Back to the food, my nephew Mikey made some of this...

spicy sushi. was ONO. More at the table, pogogi short ribs, red rice and more. I love Island cooking. It fills me up. Danica loves Chamorro and Asian cuisine. Especially chamorro red rice.

The rain rolled in at the cooks got rained out.

Inside we stayed, to sing happy birthday to Rehanna, and took family photo's.

Our day trip was now coming to an end.

On the aircraft we got a whole row to ourselves...
the three of us each had a seat.
First sunshine Rei had to inspect the aircraft...checking the windows...look at those curls. she made sure her baby Simone Raina(cabbage patch doll) was securely fastened. The three of us each had a seat...Mommy, sunshine Rei and Simone all had a seat.
As you can see, we enjoyed our day, and our flight home. Danica and her baby Simone were well behaved on the plane.

Remember, in the beginning of this post...I wondered why I was wearing heels...My legs are aching the day after. hehe.

To hear Rehanna's Blurbs, read my post following this.
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Rehanna's blurbs and pictures.

mikey is a mush...

Mikey is not her favorite cousin.

singing "happy birthday."

question for Hanna and Mikey is not her favorite cousin.

Hanna's fourth b-day...she's so cute and the funniest things come out of her mouth.
I'm sure the family will laugh. She has a signature pose when it comes to taking pictures....

The little terror Ryland, her baby brother is this short, fat, curly head boy...

who made his big sister cry on her birthday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goof ball Family

The past week and have been filled with days at work and nights with my little sunshine, some nights were great and others were indeed tiring. Today was a GREAT day. We started early. I was able to do my errands and still have a HAPPY a little girl in tow.
We enjoyed lunch with nino Roger and uncle Richie. Danica had great time playing with the ball in nino's backyard and she got to watch her nino (god father) be a goofball on the swing. No pictures taken only because my camera was not charged. Uncle Richie took about two pictures and his camera went dead. Oh well, I'm sure she will have another photo day with them soon.
Daddy was at home waiting on us, once she saw him, she lit up. Her and daddy were being goof balls. We just spent the day with nino goof ball and now we were at home with daddy the goof ball...too many goof balls in one day. I love them both so, it's okay. The more goof balls, the merrier. Back to daddy, the goof ball...he and danica were having too much fun...

this is my family...daddy, the big goof ball and sunshine Danica Rei, my little goof ball, and yes I truly love my goof ball family. By the way, they're wearing shorts on their heads.
We headed to Chuckee Cheese...Rei and Chuckee had a dance off. You be the judge but, I know Rei kicked butt. She showed Chuckee she could dance.

and she played too.
Now it was time to go home...and here is she once she settled in....
sound asleep from such a busy day.
The other night, I was able to capture this on video. I thought it was too cute.

oh, and this picture... Looks just like her daddy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday May 13th, 2009

It all started with my Sunshine Rei and I waking early in the morning, 6:58am~too early. Danica Rei was all but smiles and laughter, Sunshine Rei. On my days off we just sit in bed for just a while and watch her cartoons, Imagination Movers and The Wiggles. We snuggled and I was able to kiss on her neck.
She had a doctors appointment today. She's been dealing with this sensitive spot on her chin. Teething, has her drooling and the moisture just make that cute chin of hers raw. It got infected so she has to be on antibiotics and a steroid cream. Hopefully, this will all pass.
Today is her daddy's birthday. No pictures and no celebration. Just awful. We are saving the celebration for the weekend. I sang happy birthday to her daddy, and she clapped along saying Daddy, daddy, daddy.
In all it has been a wonderful Wednesday.
Tomorrow it's back to routine, another long week ahead of us. I remember when I used to take long showers. I remember when I used to sleep in or go to bed late. No routine whatsoever, Now things have to be done in routine....timing is everything now. Life has changed and I must say, I love the fact that it has. I walk around with a bundle of joy trailing right behind me, or most time attached to my hip.She is my Sunshine Rei (ray).

Friday, May 8, 2009

Salutation to my mom, Rosario

I won't send my mother a card for Mothers Day. For the simple fact that I'm not good at putting a postage stamp on the envelope and getting it off in the mail so that she can receive it on that special day, Mothers Day. I do write this as a tribute to my mother. I only hope that when she reads this, she laughs a little and be touched of what she is about to read.

Dear Mom,
There is no need to send you a Mothers Day card, only because it will remain in between the pages of a book, or it will remain in the glove compartment of my car. Any idea of who I get this from, yes mom, YOU:)

Dear Mom,
I never knew the importance of a parent, til I became one. I now understand how much you love me. The many times you sat by me, in the emergency room because of my heart condition and asthma, I now know how your heart ached seeing me there on a hospital bed. I now know what it feels like to be a helpless parent, watching your child endure immeasurable pain.

Dear Mom,
I now know, tough love is REAL LOVE. I once knew of a "problem child" who gave her parents grief. She skipped school continuously and her mother decided to see that her child made it to every class. If it meant going to school with her and sitting with her in every class, she did exactly that. She even sat with her "problem child" in detention. What mother would do such a thing....YOU. That's true and yet tough love.

Dear Mom,
I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for yours and daddy's tough discipline and love, oh how I wish I could go back in time to erase my mistakes and be a better daughter to you and daddy. To make you laugh...of all six children, I had to take the demon seed from each of them. You have five good kids and one problem child, and the problem child had to be me. I am so sorry for breaking your heart.

Dear Mom
I am now a Mother, a mother who now understands everything you've done for me. As a mother, I now understand how much you love me. I love you Mom and Happy Mothers Day.

I miss you.

Danica's video montage

Here are a few video clips of our daughter. I'm sure family and friends will enjoy these....her first video she is titled "cheeese"

here's one as she talks to her daddy on the phone. He stands outside.

and this is my child being crazy.

There are so many video clips that I would like to post but as of right now i will let you enjoy just a few.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Today I think mostly of how I got here, the steps I had to take. The guidance and advice from my mom and dad. With all my steps taken, I'm now here, a mother living in the reality of raising my own child. Could anything be better than this? No way. There is a sense of joy and love once you become a parent. My mother in-law once said,"you can feel yourself smile from the inside and out." She couldn't have said it any better, I can honestly feel myself "smile from the inside and out". Every time I think of Danica, I smile, it touches my soul. Having a child changes a persons' life forever, for the better. Things you thought you couldn't ever do, you can! There is such a powerful force around me that motivates me DO and to CONQUER. It basically comes down to Danica, my MUSE. Because of her I'm able to make a path where she will follow in my steps...To DO and to Conquer...what does this all mean...soon, I promise, you'll see...

May 1st...Danica is 19months old. Wow, time flies. Could you believe this little girl with asthma has so much life in her. She is the most joyful baby I know. Never a dull moment for her~she's exquisite.

She makes my spirit whole.

pictures posted are just for you to see how much she has grown.