happy february, folks!

7 month check-up, weighing in at 21 pounds.
waiting patiently for his doctor.
my sister makes pretty bows for kimiko to wear. she thinks she's a princess.
playing soccer with poppy & grams.
hanging out with his auntie ari.
just some of our (my) favorites.
donut shop coffee is a favorite, thanks to a relative of mine. i'm hooked.
"umm, mama, i'm sinking..." hence the unsure expression, haha.
my grandma's go to coffee.
my sister's imitation painting she did last year for spanish class.
he loves bathtime. so do i.
pretty fabrics i purchased for some pillow making.            

time is flying over here. i can't believe how fast time goes, especially when you have a little one keeping you busy. between nannying my nephew and my son during the weekdays, and catching up with family, friends, chores, and errands on the weekend, it's hard to keep track of time. my mantra last year was "focus" since i juggled quite a bit bouncing between many jobs whilst being pregnant. i went from working at a daycare weekdays and working weekends at a harvest festival, to nannying up to 12 hours a day, to working from home scoring calls from my computer for car dealerships. i had to focus on pushing through, taking care of myself, my health, and my baby.

 this year i feel that my mantra is to "mindfulness" which is simiar to "focus" but more of an emphasis on the importance of taking time to really be in the moment. i like to take little moments throughout my day to pause and maybe watch my son sleep, his eye lids fluttering, or maybe take my lunch outside to absorb some sunlight and listen to the birds chatting, leaves rustling, neighbors flute playing in the distance. this little boy of mine is growing up fast, and i don't want to miss a blink of it.

do you have a mantra you're focusing on this year?


  1. Oh my goodness, he is such a cutie! I love the rolls :)

  2. O my! What a cutie :) And I love the fabric you picked out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog from the Meet and Greet hop.

    I'm following back! Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  3. Aaaw...what a cutie you have! All of those books are favorites in our house too, and we have that same coffee in our cupboard (hubby always have to have some like his mom used to make him). =0)
    I'm here, finally following back from last weekend's Meet & Greet. And since it's a new weekend, there's a new edition of Meet & Greet for you to join, if you'd like.