Buzzfeed, Reddit & The Chech, Oh My!

Today, I woke up a little extra early to get ready for another crazy day… to find the Chech all over the web. lol Yesterday, A friend reposted The Chech’s Birthday Message for her Papi and someone from Buzzfeed just so happened to watch it, and now the internet has exploded.


This is so effing exciting:

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Yea theres some questionable sexy chicks right above it – but whatever! There’s my boo – in all her glory – the first article on Buzzfeed yesterday! Needless to say this all blew up way faster than I could have ever imagined. I sat this little munchkin in a chair, and talked to her for about an hour about why she loved her Papi. That’s it! She brought up the Sports, She got excited about the Arepitas, and I just edited it all together!

And now, thanks to Buzzfeed, she’s got her own GIFS. GIFS that I can’t begin to explain make me CRACK UP to no end.  Check them out:

And my absolute favorite thing about getting on Buzzfeed – THEY GIF’D HER LAUGH!!!

Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU Adrian Carrasquillo for being so wonderful and sharing my girl with the world!

I woke up this morning to her little video having 90,000 views on YouTube… I’m coming after you Charlie Bit My Finger! 😉

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Turning Negatives into Positive

I think we’ve all had those days… Where everything just gets under your skin to the point that it scratches your soul. And nothing goes the way it should. And you just want to climb onto your roof with your laptop, some ice cream and pretend that the rest of the world doesn’t exist – you know one of THOSE days.

Instead of dwelling on why I wanted to bury my head in the sand like an ostrich – I’d like to share with you what I do with that adrenaline and frustration.

I clean.

The absolute freaking OPPOSITE of what I want to do. I mean – if the day already sucks so bad and nothing is gonna fix it, might as well continue this trend of awful obligations and get some shit done around the house.

20130521-124515.jpgSo I finally organized, cleaned and unpacked all of the remaining boxes in Alexandria’s room. BOOM.

Armed with the Minnie headband I found in box #1, I took to the streets closet and got to work.

Idk about you, but there is nothing more frustrating than digging through a drawer full of baby clothes. You can try as HARD as you’d like to keep it neat – but the dream of a tidy clothes drawer is soon assassinated by the reality of life. The tiny t-shirt needed is ALWAYS at the bottom of the drawer ultimately resulting in the demise of said organization and the time spent folding it all was nothing but a chance for you to actually sit down for 30 minutes.

So – a couple of weeks ago I came across an awesome post on Pinterest with tips specifically for organizing kids drawers. Instead of stacking – lay the stack on its side so you can see everything from top to bottom! Seriously MIND BLOWN.

The result?




Alright so it’s not color coded, and perfectly lined up based on size and type like the article… But it’s WORLDS better than what it was, so I’ll put this one in the “win” column. I can now find the matching pajama top & bottom without requiring a Bachelors in Archeology and post shower dressing is more flowers and puppies and less World War III. On top of having all of Alexandria’s stuff organized – I got something accomplished that made my crappy day seem less ridiculous.

Not to mention the floors in my house are also spotless. 🙂


Do you have any fun “bad day” rituals? Share some with me – or just join me on the roof with some ice cream. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough preferred.

Ohhhh no Sucia!

So – the day has come. My chech is terrified of sand.

They say kids all go through the phase, and some don’t like the texture, or the fact that it STICKS TO EVERYTHING… but mine – she was worried that her feet were dirty.

“Ohh Nooo Sucia,” she would say over and over, “Oopa Mommy! Oh Nooooo”.

Papi got in the picture and she felt a little better to have her there to lean on… something I hope she realizes will come in handy for a lot more than just sandy toes.

We managed to get a few smiles out of her, though. Here are some of my faves to share.


Chech takes on Magic Kingdom, and rocks it.

I’m just going to come right out and admit that I have a serious Disney obsession, and there’s nothing anyone is going to do about it. When I was a Junior in High School, yes at 16 years old, I trapped Javy and a few friends of ours in my moving vehicle and serenaded them with my Disney Greatest Hits CD. Vince stole my CD and to THIS DAY, still owes me a new one…

Either way – one could imagine how exciting it was for me to be able to bring my daughter to Magic Kingdom. We spent ALL day there – only going back to the hotel for a few hours to take a nap… On the way back in the park Javy taught her how to chant “Party! Party! Party!”. Like Father, like Daughter… Here are some shots from our very special day – I cannot WAIT to go back.