Thursday, November 29, 2007

He's 9 months!

So the Bean has hit the 9 month mark, and he is as active as ever.

When given a toy he tosses it to the side just so he can try to get it.
When he can't reach it he start
s crying. I tell everyone to wait and watch him. After a few minutes, he lifts himself on his hands and knees, and pushes himself forward, trying to reach his toy.
He usually ends up on his face screaming, but after the drama, he eventually wiggles his way to his toy.

As a mom, it's sometimes hard for me to watch, but then again seeing him actually start crawling, reaching, and then sit himself up with such pride is a great thing!


This year we spent Thanksgiving with my family. We were all very excited because my Grandparents were visiting from Alabama. It's been about four years since I've seen my Grandmother, and I can't even remember the last time I got to see my Grandpa.
I also had my Aunt & Uncle there, they recently moved here from Germany so it was nice to see them as well.

Here are some random pictures from the day.
~ Amiyah after her shower with baby Sarah watching the parades.
~ Amiyah all ready to go to Grandpa & Grandmas house.
~ Our family
~ My sister and I with our Grandparents.

All in all, I can say the day went just as I had hoped. I was surrounded by my loving family whom I don't see very often and the food was DELICIOUS! It was an amazing day! I have so much to be thankful for.

Turkey four 8!

This is our family at a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by our friends Joe & Ally.

We had such a good time!
As you can see, the Bean could care less about taking a picture, he's more interested in the pie I'm holding!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


At Su-Shin with my girl JoJo, eating the famous Harusame salad!

Yeah baby, the best ever!

Finish it off with a nice piece of fried cheesecake w/ vanilla ice cream....


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family!

We love you,
The Zarazua Family!

Little Momma!

After Amiyah's bath with her baby Sarah the other night, she put her pajamas & slippers on and sat on the couch with her. I sat next to her to nurse the Bean before putting him to bed. When I came back from putting him down, this is what I found. Sarah was being nursed before bed as well.
Such a good mommy!

Brown Eyes

I just had to share this picture with you all.
I know it's kinda blurry, but that is exactly why I love it.
My Bean and his big brown eyes!

First Haircut!

Well, it's not exactly her first haircut. I've trimmed it in the past, but nothing like this. On this day she had a shampoo, cut, and style, and she loved every minute of it!

For support she had her best friends, Mari & Shani, mommy,and not pictured, her Titi's, Raine &JoJo.

First she had her hair washed. I think she really enjoyed it, her eyes were closed the entire time. Since she is so tiny, they had chair cushions under her, to keep her in place. I don't know how much they really helped though, she was sliding everywhere.
Mari and Shani were just fascinated with the big black bowl they were washing her hair in.

Then the moment I had been dreading all morning.....
THEY STARTED CUTTING HER HAIR!!! I seriously thought I was going to cry, but I was able to hold myself together so I could capture every minute of it, literally.
She was such a brave girl. For a girl who never had her hair done, she sat so patient, tilted her head, sat up straight. I was so proud of her.
After everything was done, as you can see in the last picture, she was in love with her new hair. She wouldn't stop looking in the mirror, or swinging around.
Even now, four days later, she won't stop talking about how much she loves her hair!

Friday, November 9, 2007


Urban Grace Hip-Hop Church had their monthly skate night. Usually there is a hip-hop artist that will come out, like this night, and perform on the rink, and then share the Gospel message. During his performance my Sweet Cheeks decided to bust a move!

She loves to dance. It doesn't matter what it is. Ballet, tap,or, as we see here, break dancing!!

This was a Sunday night @ Galaxy, skating with my girl. She had so much fun. I even took her out on the rink, and she did really well.
Then we see Amiyah and her friend Shani all ready for some skating.

My New Ride!

Taking a ride in the car Grandpa Luis brought home for all the kids.

Naked Boy!!

These are a couple of after bath pics.

Our Bean loves to be naked. He seriously comes alive, and starts screaming and kicking with delight because of his new found freedom!

Big Boy Bean!

This is the Bean, he's almost 9 months old, and doing so much!

He, rocks back and forth while listening to music.
When standing, he tries to take steps.
He makes the sounds of B and M. Of course I'm trying hard to get him to say Mommy, but my Obe is confident he's going to say Daddy first.
He absolutely loves his baths. I give him plenty of playtime in the tub, but he still, while wrinkly and shivering, screams and hollers to get back in.It breaks my heart.
His favorite toy now, is not actually a toy. It's one of his white dress shoes from when he was like 6 months old.
If he's crying, give him his shoe, and he'll be fine. Take the shoe away..... Let's just say, you'll wish you didn't do that. Well unless of course your Titi Raine,for some reason when he's with her, he could care less about his shoe.

My Family!

I absolutely love this picture!

I had no idea the boys were dressed the same. And my little Sweet Cheeks, look at her smile.

Rainy Day

So this is what Amiyah does on rainy days.
Throws every pillow on the floor, and jumps until
she can't jump anymore!
It was very cute to watch. Little Emilio would laugh hysterically
every time she jumped.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Adventures Of Naked Thing~ Part 2

As you all know, it has been quite sometime since we last heard from our friend Naked Thing.

Becoming a bit curious as to her whereabouts I set out to find her.
i searched everywhere for her, including every tea party I could think of. Still, no Naked Thing.

But to my surprise, just when I was about to throw in the towel, I received a call from a source very close to her.
Come to find out, after her episode at the tea party she decided she needed some help (apparently this isn't her first run in with the law).

So, she checked herself into a celebrity rehab center that's situated on the sandy oceanfront of Laguna Beach. At this center they cater their services to individuals looking to escape the monotony, and stress of everyday life.
From the photos you can see they offered her a very relaxing treatment.
Of course, as you can see, they have the best massage therapist in the country working in their facility. She also did her facials.