Thursday, December 31, 2009

first in a long time.

So as most of you know I am single and have been single for a long while. Well, not that long but it's long to me haha.

I'm glad to say that I went on my first date a couple nights ago. It was a good experience for me. My first date in who knows how long and it was fun. He was a gentlemen, opened doors and everything! Something I am not used to... then again he is someone I am not used to dating. As in someone being a member.

We went ice skating. There is a lake close by his place where they have ice skating for the Winter and so we went. I haven't skated in a loooong time but he made sure I knew that he wasn't the greatest skater either. After all, he IS into basketball. Told me some funny stories about his mission... you know, the usual offering a homeless guy some rice krispies and the homeless dude freaking out throwing "eff bombs" about how he hates them and such... I laughed so hard! Then when he started speaking spanish, I all of a sudden fell face forward (later discovering my bruised knees). His spanish wasn't at all bad though, very good.

So at this community center, they have two places you can skate on. Up the hill (I guess you can call it), they have an actual rink where it's nice and smooth. Then down the hill, you can skate on the huge lake where they've made a path where you can skate on. It's kinda like at the Forks skating on the Red River. Anyways, we skated on the ice rink for a good while and then decided to skate on the lake. It started good the first half of the lake... I mean, the ice was frozen, nothing was cracking... then all of a sudden, half way into the lake, it starts cracking a bit. Nothing happened, he said it was just a layer or so and it was no big deal. But let me tell you, once I heard the cracking, my heart started pounding like crazy! So a little closer to the end of the path, he falls and I see water where he fell. At that point, I was definitely ready to freak out haha, but he got up and we decided to just skate really fast to the end. LOL The rest of the way, I tried to avoid every crack I saw coming. We took off our skates, put on our shoes and were ready to leave. As we were leaving, we saw a sign saying something along the lines to "ice not suitable to skate on... sorry for the inconvenience". I guess that explains why we were the ONLY ones on the lake.

Later we went to Timmy's, grabbed a couple of hot chocolates and talked all night... literally. We didn't realize how late it got. So we said our good-byes.

It was really good to go out, do something and meet new people. Good start for the new year, I think. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I <3 Lazy Saturdays !!!!

Sleeping Beauty <3

One of Sadie's birthday presents was a little princess bed from her dadda's family. I put it together a few days after we got back. Never will I ever put a bed together ever again! It was def some hard work. On the box it said "new easy to assemble design" -- let me tell you, it was not THAT easy. It was more so strength than anything. Guess I need to start hitting the gym or start doing some tae-bo. I felt soooo weak after putting the bed together. It took me 2 hours to get it to look like that. And I am going to admit, my mom did help a little (okay, a lot!). Guess my "mommy" muscles were only built for mommy things like carrying Sadie, a diaper bag, my own bag and her car seat (before she got into her forward facing car seat).

Anyways, i'm happy how it looks like now. I did promise Grandma I'd set it up right away!! She still doesn't like being in it. I'd have to have her fall asleep on my bed with me first, then carry her into her bed. But today, I didn't have to do that. For her nap, I put her in her bed with her bottle and blanket. She cried a little but then fell right to sleep. Wish me luck for tonight!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I know it's been a while since my last entry. So here is a quick update.

We are back from Winnipeg. It was a very short, very busy visit but I'm glad we saw the people who we WANTED to see. It was really important to see family especially and just a few close friends. Thanks for understanding our busy schedule.

Sadie's birthday went well. Although we had a late start (i've learned my lesson!) ... it still turned out pretty good.


And thank you all who came and for the presents. She loveslovesloves her toys :) !

I baked cupcakes allll day, here are the cupcakes that made it... Grandma B made the cake :)

One of her favorites (courtesy of Krissy) ... she plays with it alllll day!

Lastly, we finally met the newest addition to the Lacap family -- Gabby!!! She is sooo cute!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

bigger & better

YAY! Sadie is movin on up to bigger and better things -- in this case, a forward facing car seat! Can you say FINALLY?!?!? We bought one before leaving for Winnipeg and I am sooo happy with the outcome!
She absoultely hated the baby car seat. She didn't mind it so much when she was smaller (obviously!) but as she got older... as in 20 lbs and 11 months older, i'm sure she was ready for somethin better than having to face the sky and back window.
This car seat is "cry-free" when putting her in it. She has wayyy more fun seeing other cars go by and what's in front of her. The whole trip to Winnipeg was so easy cause she was easy. She cried once or twice, but that was it! And barely fussed about getting out of the car seat.
I'm sure she enjoyed this car seat just as much as I enjoyed it ;)
On to other things, we are finally in Winnipeg and it's really too bad that we are only staying a week -- more so 5 days!!! This is brutal because i've up at 5:30 A.M and NOT tired!!
Why is this brutal??
Well first, the time speaks for itself! Second, we got in at around 1:30 A.M, arrived at my brothers house 2 A.M, fell asleep 4 A.M, woke up 7 A.M, back to sleep 10 A.M, woke up 12:30 P.M and since then have been running around the city non-stop!!! How am I even up this early?? I can't fall back asleep and soon enough Sadie will be up. And when Sadie gets up, the running around part 2 begins. I haven't even been able to text/call back friends who have been trying to get a hold of me since I got here (SORRY EVERYONE!).
After today, I expect a good crash into the bed... why do I do this to myself??

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sadie is now a 1 year old ... is this for real?

I'm sure all of you know my little Sadie turned 1 this past weekend, November 29th. I seriously can't believe she is one already. Where does the time go??

So this past weekend was my 22nd birthday then her 1st birthday. Moving to Calgary and not knowing a lot of people here, we (my mom and I) spent weeks debating whether we should throw her a birthday party or not. The week of our birthdays, we both finally decided, why not! It is her very first birthday, whether she remembers it or not, she deserves to have a birthday party. So we called the few people we know here in Calgary and decided to have her party the Saturday coming up.

Thankfully, the building we are living in has a huge foyer, especially made for little functions for the people who live in the building. So we had a venue picked out for the party. Being philippino, and having a philippino mother living with me who knows how to cook and is good at it, we had the food picked out on what we would be having. THANK GOODNESS FOR MOTHERS! She spent the whole day Saturday preparing the food while I ran around Mackenzie town buying Sadie's cake, picking up other last minute items, putting up a little decoration, cleaning our place, and preparing Sadie for her party. It was definitely a busy day.

The party turned out pretty good. I'm really grateful for the people who showed up on such short notice and even had the time to go and grab Sadie a gift. It really meant a lot to me having them be there and sharing this special moment with us. When it was time to sing happy birthday to her, we had cake, candles but no lighter haha. We sang happy birthday to her anyways and pretended to blow out a fake candle for her.

I'm sure she enjoyed everyone being there. Although she was busy walking around doing her own thing, she was still able to at least hug, poke or play with everyone that came. And i'm sure if she could speak, she would be saying thank you to everyone who came ... maybe?

The next day was her actual birthday, we woke up and she had her fever again. I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier but she had a fever the beginning of the weekend (friday), it went away Saturday for her party... thank goodness and then came back. She was burning up, but we still decided to get ready for church because she was still running around and playing. We didn't end up going to church because my friend who offered to drive us to church was sick too. Her and her son got sick the night before and have been up all night. So cutting church out, we still dressed up because I wanted to take pictures.

Thank you : Silvana & Mylo, the Lybbert Family, the Cruz Family, the Infante Family & McDaniel Family for the gifts you got her :)

Afternoon hit and she was not having it. Her mood was like a roller coaster. She would be happy one minute then cranky the next. This went on the whole day. She took her nap (a looong one I might add), we called Grandma B in Winnipeg and did some skyping with her. Sadie wasn't in the best mood, even after waking up from her nap. But we managed to open her presents with Grandma B watching and playing patty cake and saying "I love you's". After our video/phone conversation, we sang happy birthday to Sadie. She didn't really like that. And I was so hoping she would dive into her little birthday cupcake and eat everything but she just wasn't in the mood. Oh well. Next year I guess haha

After some pictures with Grandma and myself, we decided to call it a night for her. Poor girl sick on her birthday. She was a trooper tho and put up with me taking pictures and dressing her up in dresses and other clothes.

I love my little girl and I'm so very thankful to have her in my life.

Happy first Birthday Sadie lady, xoxo

it's been a while... NEW MOON!

OK! So it has definitely been a while since my last post and I apologize for those of you who have been checking if I've written something or not. Especially those who have messaged me asking me if I still use my blog and why I haven't written something in a while haha. It means a lot to me that you do read my stuff :)

Anyways ... where do I start... ?

NEW MOON! Have you seen it? If not, I definitely think you should see it. I mean, it's not amazing or anything, but it is soooooo sooooo sooooo soooo much better than Twilight. I was really impressed with the director trying to stick to the book and their acting. Especially Bella (Kristin Stewart). I felt that in Twilight she was so ... "blah". She was boring so to say acting as Bella and I felt as if she didn't know how to exactly portray her character. She did mention that she has never read the books, so that could be the reason why. Edward still makes me feel awkward haha. I don't know why, but he does. He is still a looker tho, but I think New Moon has pushed me over to Team Jacob. After seeing Jacob's hair cut, I see him in a different light. Anyways, with a bigger budget and a new director, I had my fingers crossed hoping that I wouldn't be disappointed -- and I wasn't. VERY happy about that!

I went and saw New Moon with a few ladies in my new ward. We watched the movie and went out and ate afterwards. I was able to get to know a few girls and enjoyed the conversations I had with them. Of course most of what we talked about was New Moon, but still very enjoyable.

What else?? I guess the day after that night was my 22nd birthday and Sadie's 1st birthday party. A very busy day but well worth the running around. But I think talking about Sadie turning 1 deserves a separate entry to this.

Oh man, I guess there isn't really alot to update you guys on... I just felt like so much happened but it was only this weekend that we were super busy. Good new tho ... only a week until we head to Winnipeg. Can't wait, but unfortunately we will not be spending Christmas there :(. It makes me more upset knowing that the Moore's will be visiting Winnipeg from Montreal and we won't be able to see them! Especially their new addition, Milan! Ah! But we are excited to see everyone else, and will try to make time for everyone in the short amount of time we are there for.