Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I've been making lots of bows for Christmas. All of my friends really like wearing bows. And so do I! I've made a bunch for all the new baby girls. And for my friends at school.
I thought I had taken a picture of all my bows together. But I can't find it on my Dad's camera.
You can win 11 bows and a bow holder. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me about your favorite holiday tradition. :)
Here are the 3 small bows. I really like the pink one!
These are the 6 medium sized bows. Some of these ones are made out of satin ribbon.
And the 2 large bows.
I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog. My giveaway ends on December 19th at 10pm MST. You should also go to my Nana's blog and Mrs. S's blog. They are both having giveaways too! Good luck everyone. Now I need to go explore some of the other blogs. :) C
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today is the feast day for the Virgen de Guadalupe. What a special day. Dedicated to Jesus' mom. Our mom.
I'm very excited that I get to be a part of the special mass today. I'm getting to dance. We get to use candles. And we've been practicing for weeks. It's very exciting!
I really do like my culture. Not only are we celebrating la Madre de Dios, we are celebrating all mothers. There are going to be mariachis, dancers, and matachines at mass. Very exciting. My Dad is also cooking up a big dinner. That's for after the big day. And all of our fun. :) C
Friday, December 10, 2010
I hope I get a jacket for Christmas. I really want a long one like this one. Or the ones that my Nana wears. I think they're so pretty. :) C
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
But we had a fun week. My Dad taught for my Tio Joe. My Nana performed for him. Because Tio Joe didn't travel with the mariachi. It was a good thing. Since baby Graciella came while we were gone. My Dad is going to be her Godfather. And my Nana is going to be her Godmother. She is a very lucky girl! :)
My tio Juan also didn't go. Because of my friend Sarita is still in the hospital. So my Nono taught and performed for him. We're all still praying for Sarita.
At the conference I got to take both dance and music classes. I was really lucky. I had to take the dance classes. Because my dance group went to perform. But my Dad got me to take a few music classes. And that was a lot of fun. My friend Joe got to go too. I'm so glad! We live so far away. And only get to see each other for the conferences.
We got to sing and play our violins on the river. Because there is always a big concert on the river. It was so fun! I even got to sing with my Nono and Nana. On the night of the big concert, I got to dance. Marissa, Maribel, and Lauren got to dance too. We really did have a good time.
And when my tios and Nana performed, Joe and I got to sing a duet with them. That was so exciting! I really do enjoy the conferences. And I can't wait until the next one. :) C
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Both my Dad and my Nono asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I'm not sure. I've been thinking about it for a while. But I'm really not sure.
There are somethings that I really like. But I don't know if they're too expensive to ask for. Or too late. But this is the list I came up with.
1. A Serger. My Nana has one. And I really like it. This is really all that I want. But I know that it's expensive.
2. A sewing box with sewing supplies.
3. Pretty fabric.
4. Some "I Love This Yarn."
5. A ring or headband from Much Love Illy.
6. Anything from Love Stitched.
7. Colorful tights.
8. A long coat like my Nana's. The one with the ruffles.
9. A wooden shoulder rest for my violin. :)
10. The movie Little Dorrit. I watched it with my Nana. And I really liked it.
11. More ribbon. I like making bows.
12. A pretty scarf with a fun pin.
That's my wish list. But I really just want a Serger. If I can't have that, I'd really like a wooden shoulder rest. I know that Christmas is more about giving that receiving. I'd rather be able to donate some money or toys to kids that wouldn't get anything. :)C
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Baby Jelly Bean was born last night. How exciting is that? I can't wait to go home to see here. I know she will be perfect. Just like her mommy and daddy. Congratulations Tia Jelly and Tio Joe! Love you lots! :) C
Monday, November 29, 2010
We're going to be in Texas until next week. For a mariachi and dance workshop. I'm so excited! I really like coming to these things. You meet so many good people. And you learn so much.
I've got all my homework with me. My Dad told me that it's important that I keep up with my school work. I agree. But I'm really excited about performing this week.
My Dad is going to be teaching. And all of my dance group is here too. I'm so excited! We had to bring so much luggage. The airports were so busy. But everyone is happy to be here. :) C
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I wanted to buy some Christmas presents too. So I took my allowance with me. I've been saving it for a long time. And I had my list. I got lots of presents. And something really special for my Nana.
I also bought me something special. A new dress. :)
I found it at Forever 21. And it was $15. I really like it. I think I'm going to wear it for New Year's. My favorite part of the dress is the sleeves. I can't wait to wear it! :) C
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I think Thanksgiving could be my favorite holiday. My Dad makes the best food ever! He's already been cooking for hours. Yesterday, he baked a bunch of pies too. My Grandma and I even made a pumpkin roll. That was so fun! I can't wait to try it. Because I've never tasted one before.
We're having a lot of friends over today. I'm super excited about that. Baby Jelly Bean still isn't here yet. Jelly keeps telling us that she just wants to get through Thanksgiving before her baby is born. :)
Now I'm going to go have breakfast with my Dad and my grandmas. Then we have to get ready for mass. But I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! :) C
Monday, November 22, 2010
My friend Sarita's little sister was born last night. We're all super excited! And we can't wait to meet Adelita. My tio Juan told us that she has so much hair! They already put some of her bows in her hair. :)
We're all excited, but also scared. We are all praying for Sarita. She had her surgery a little bit after Adelita was born. We're all hoping that her surgery helps her. And that her cancer will be gone soon. For good.
I can't wait until they get to move back. Please pray for them both. And their mom and dad. They need all the prayers that they can get. They are so special. Gifts from God. :) C
Friday, November 19, 2010
I really liked it. They also have it in purples, greens, and blues. But I liked this one. And I really liked the owls. But I didn't want to ask my Dad for it. Because it's getting close to Christmas.
My abuelita and I were looking on the computer yesterday, and I showed it to her. She liked it too. I don't have a lot of regular clothes. Since I go to Catholic school and I have to wear a uniform.
But my Dad surprised me today. He bought me this shirt. And a pair of jeans. Just because. That's what he told me. I think I'm going to save them for our trip to Texas next month. :) C
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today my Dad told me that we're going to go visit my Nono for Christmas break. I'm so excited! We leave the day after Christmas.
We're going to go spend New Year's in Disney World. But I'm more excited about seeing my Nono. We always have so much fun! This is my Christmas present from my Nono.
I just wish that my grandmas would come with us. But they don't want to travel during the holidays. And they don't really like all the walking that you have to do. But we will bring them back lots of stuff! :) C
Friday, November 12, 2010
I wanted a new scarf. I think I might have told my Dad one day after church. And he told me that we could go shopping, after the mariachi conference. So I was pretty excited!
Today, my tia Sals brought me this scarf. Isn't it pretty? I like the color a lot. And it's super soft. :) Thank you tia! I love it. I just wish that it was colder outside so I could wear it. :) C
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Today is Dia de los Muertos. I always think about Sarita on this day. She really likes it. She told me that this is her favorite holiday. :)
The reason for today is to celebrate our family and friends who have died. We make alters and offer food, gifts, and music to them. A really special day.
Tonight we're going to mass. And having a celebration at our house. It's important to remember all of our family. Even if they have died. It's really important. I like this day. Because we get to remember them, and celebrate their lives. :) C
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Yay! Today is Halloween. I'm so excited to get to dress up and spend the day with my friends. Our church has even asked us to dress up for mass today.
We're also going to the Mall later to do some trick or treating. They're going to have a costume contest too. And then, we're going to go out to dinner. My tios are also taking some of us for more trick or treating. I'm very excited!
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween. Stay safe! :) C
Friday, October 29, 2010
I didn't know what I wanted to be this year. I thought about it a lot. And I decided on the Candy Corn Witch. I've never been anything too spooky or scary. I don't think this is a spooky costume. But I think it's fun! I can't wait to dress up on Sunday. :) C
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've been studying Flamenco dancing for more than a year now. I really enjoy it. And I'm happy to be home again. I went to my dance class this morning. It was so much fun! A lot of hard work. But lots of fun!
It's a lot different from the Folklorico dancing that I do. But it's really interesting. Your dancing is just as important as the guitar playing. I want to get really good at it. This video has a really good dancer. One day, I want to go to Spain and dance. I think that would be a lot of fun! :) C
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I really like these bows! Jess from Happy Together made them. She posted a tutorial today. And I'm going to make me some for school. I have to wear a uniform for school. But they let us wear different kinds of hair bows. I really like these. And they look pretty easy to make too! :) C
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tonight, we all went to church. Then my Dad made a big dinner for everyone. It was so yummy. And it was fun to see all of my friends again. :) I missed everyone a lot. I'm glad that Nono gets to stay for a few weeks too. I think it's going to be a lot of fun to have him around.
I'm really tired. I think I should go to bed. We've been up for a long time! It was a long flight home. But I'm glad to be back. I had lots of fun with my Nono. I'm glad I got to go spend some time with him. :) C
Megan is having a giveaway on her blog. For one of these aprons. I really like the first one. It's my favorite colors! Pink and green. Which one do you like? You can win one of these aprons. You just have to go to the giveaway and enter. :) C
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
But I get to leave for NC on Thursday. My Dad has been working there. And I'm excited to get to see him again! My abuelitas are going to stay home. Because we're only going to be gone until Tuesday. I'm excited to see my Nana too! And we might get to go see my friend Sarita. She is in the hospital. :) C
Sunday, May 23, 2010
My winner is #60, Sally. Congratulations! If you can send me your address information I can send you your bows tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who entered! I had so much fun doing this giveaway. I can't wait to do another giveaway on my blog. :) C
Friday, May 21, 2010
Aren't these pretty? They're peonies. When my Dad and I went shopping for our plants for the garden, I asked him for these flowers. They only came in bulbs. We bought 2 packs. And I planted them. That was in March.
I went to go check on our plants after school today. The peonies are green, with lots of leaves. They're bigger than last week. But there are still no flowers. I'm excited to see them bloom. But I know it takes a long time for them to grow. I'm just glad that we planted them! :) C
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
We only have a week of school left. Then I'm going to fly to meet my Dad and my Nana. This is going to be a lot of fun! We're going to a race while I'm there. And my Dad said we might get to stop and visit Sarita on our way home. :) C
Monday, May 17, 2010
My Dad let me be a part of the Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew. I'm so excited! Except, I don't have a really good picture of the stuff I made. I forgot to borrow my Dad's camera. But I'm still doing a giveaway. My first one ever!
There are 6 different butterfly hair clips and 3 pairs of hair bows. I made them all. The hair bows are made out of ribbons and felt. If you want a chance to win, just leave me a comment and I will draw a name on May 23rd at 8pm MST. The giveaway is only good for USA. Good Luck! :) C
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Don't you like this necklace? I do! There is another one at Truche's Shop that I like too! Baby tweets. But Mary Janes and Galoshes is giving away this necklace. I really like this necklace! I hope I win. You can enter the giveaway here. :) C
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I asked my Dad is I could enter this giveaway. He said I could. I really like this pillow. It reminds me of the decorations that my Nana makes for our birthdays. :) All you have to do to enter, is go to Armelle and leave a comment. Good Luck! :) C
Friday, May 14, 2010
Here is the tutorial for Dana's scarf.
I like this one too! But I don't think I can make this one either. But isn't Disney's scarf beautiful?
This is another one of Disney's Crinkle Scarves. I think I can make this one. It doesn't have the fringe on it. But I would really like to make it for my Nana. I wish I could make her the necklace too!
I'm going to save this. And I'm going to try and make it when school is over. My Dad said we can go to the store to buy some of this fabric. Maybe I can get the stuff to make the necklace too! I really like them both! :) C
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
School is almost over. We have 15 more days! My Dad is already on his summer break. But he will start teaching lessons at home. During the day. This week at school it is spirit week. And every day we get to dress up. It's a big deal. We usually have to wear a uniform. I go to a private school. But this week we have days like pj day and career day. I'm really excited!
But I'm also sad. School is almost over. I won't get to see all my friends until August. It's a long time. We will still get to talk on the phone. But we won't see each other every day like we do now. My Dad told me not to worry. That I could have sleepovers. But I'm still going to miss my friends.
My Dad has planned a trip to go visit my Nono. We are going to Florida for a few weeks. I'm really excited about that! I like going to visit him. We always spend a lot of time at Disney World. My Nono also has a big swimming pool. And I just like to spend time with him.
I will still be in my dance classes too. We get to perform during the summer. I won't be bored. But I will miss spending lots of time with my friends. :) C
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Today is Mother's Day. But I don't have a mom. Instead, I have lots of ladies who love me. Starting with my abuelitas and my Nana! I hope they all have a nice day. I've made them each a special present. And I've gotten to see everyone but my Nana today. She's visiting her mom in a different city. But I can't wait to see her! She really is like my mom. I LOVE her so much! And I know that she does a lot of things for me that she doesn't have to.
I don't think you have to be a mom today to celebrate. And you don't need to have a mom. All you need are women that love you. I never miss the love of my mom. Because my Dad loves me so much! He makes up for my mom. And my Nana is so special to me. Happy Mother's Day! :) C
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I like this necklace that Jessica made. I wish I knew how to crochet this well to make one. But the good news is that Jessica is giving it away at Newly Wife. My Dad said I could enter the giveaway. I really hope I win it! :) C
Our show went really well on Saturday. Sunday we went to see lots of groups perform. We got to sing too! And my Dad and me ate lots of food! That's our favorite thing to do at things like this. I also bought lots of jewelry, monos, and ribbons. We got my Nana some too! She likes these earrings.
Joe went home early Monday morning. We came home later in the afternoon. Our bags are still at the door! We haven't unpacked. Because I had to go back to school yesterday. And my Dad went back to work.
Last night we had a long dance rehearsal. I'm glad we don't have one today. I'm really tired. And I got all my homework done before we came back. I'm ahead of my classes because my Dad got my work before we left. I finished it. And my classes haven't gotten that far yet!
Tonight I think I'm going to bed early. I'm really tired. But we had so much fun last week! It's just sad that it only happens a few times a year! There are 4 conferences that I like to go to most. I'm glad my Dad teaches at them and that I get to go. :) C
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tonight is our big show. I get to wear a pretty dress like these ones. I think ours are even more beautiful! They have lots and lots of lace. My Dad was trying to steam mine this morning. And our aprons have lots of embroidery and sequence on them. I just wish my Nana was here to do my hair. She is really good at that.
My Tia Alicia is going to help me. And she brought lots of hairspray and bobbie pins. There is a hairpiece that you have to put in. I hope mine doesn't fall out! We also have to dance with a candle on top of our heads. I've done it a lot of times. But it still kind of scares me!
But I'm excited for tonight. We have a rehearsal in a little while for the show. Joe and I have to practice out duet too! I'm not worried about that. Because we have sung together before. I'm just really excited for the show! :) C
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've been learning a lot here at the conference. Joe and I have been practicing our duet. We get to sing tomorrow night for the big dinner. And we are singing Friday-Sunday. It's really exciting!
Our dance group has learned a lot of new dances too! Marissa is having a lot of fun. But she is still made that they don't let her dance with the candles. She has to dance with a vaso of agua. All of my tios are teaching like my Dad. It's really a lot of fun here. :)
I'm most excited for Saturday night's show. My tios are performing a big show too! We get to dance for part of it. The whole conference is fun. I'm glad my Dad brings me. And I'm glad he pays for Joe to come too!
We're getting ready to go for dinner. I'm really hungry today. My pansa keeps making noise. I hope we go somewhere with good food. :) C
Sunday, April 18, 2010
My Dad and I are at the airport. We're going to the Mariachi Conference this week. We get to see lots of friends! My Nono is going to be teaching too! I can't wait to see him! I wish my Nana was coming. But she has school and work. So she couldn't come.
My dance school gets to come too. But they're not coming until tomorrow. My Dad has to be there tomorrow. Because he's teaching. The teachers have a special rehearsal tomorrow. That's why we're going to be there early.
You should see all the bags we have! I have 2 suitcases with just my dresses, hair pieces, and shoes! My Dad and me each have a regular suitcase. Then we have a garment bag with both of our Mariachi Trajes. And we have our 2 violins. My Dad also has his briefcase for his music and laptop!
We are going to be gone until next Monday. But I'm excited to go! I'm taking the dance classes. But I'm also going to study voice. And my Dad is going to be teaching me the violin stuff in the evenings. This is going to be a lot of fun! I can't wait to see Joe. We're singing a duet too! :) C
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I'm starting to think, family is not just the people who are related by blood. My sister doesn't talk to my Dad or me. And I've never gotten to see my baby brother. My mom is not really a mom. It's hard to talk about that. But she just chose to not be a part of our family.
My only real family is my Dad and my abuelitas. We all live together. And I really do LOVE it! We're very close. And we all get along really well.
But I think family is about more people that love you. Like my Nana and Nono. My Nana is a lot like a mom to me. She is always here for me when I need her. She told me to call her whenever I need or want to talk. We have lots of friends who are really close. They're my tios and tias. All of their kids are close to me too.
Family is about people that love you. No matter what, they are always there for you. I like that. I like the family that we have made. It feels nice to have so many people around me that really do love me. They don't expect me to lie for them, or to give them money. They just love me, and I love them. :) C
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I really wish I knew more about sewing. But I'm still practicing. Disney posted this fun idea. I think if my Nana helps me a little, I can make these for all the little girls. For Christmas presents next year. I think I could make them over the summer. I think I would have to make 6 of them. Over summer break, I should be able to make them. I just hope they're not too hard! :) C
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Today we got to dance for the City. They we're having a Grand Opening for the new buildings downtown. It was a lot of fun! And my tios got to play for us. They were the mariachis. It was so much fun! I'm really glad that my Dad let me go. He wasn't sure, because I had to miss school. But he talked to all my teachers. Last week, I had to stay late to finish all my work for today. But it was worth it. Because I really did have a lot of fun! Thank you Papi! :) C
PS That's not me in the picture. But it's a picture of a folklorico dancer. Like me! But I'm a lot smaller. And the dress I wore today is pink. :) C
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Today is Easter! It's such a pretty day too! We already went to church and to brunch. Both of my abuelitas look beautiful in their new dresses. :)
My Dad made us each an Easter basket. And we're getting our Easter dinner ready. We're having a lot of friends over this afternoon. And we're doing the big Easter egg hunt at our house! I'm really excited!
But I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Our Lord has risen for us. It's a beautiful day! Because Jesus loves us! :) C
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I was a little bored this morning. My Abuelita and I decided to look at some blogs. I'm teaching her about the computer. And my Dad had the day off. He was making us breakfast. When my Abuelita and I were looking at Ruffles and Stuff, we saw these earrings.
Disney is so talented! I like everything that she makes. But I really want to try these earrings. They're so elegant. I asked my Dad if I can make them. He told me yes! We're going to Hobby Lobby later to buy the supplies. I think my Abuelita and I can figure them out with Disney's tutorial.
I really want to make some for Easter. I think they would be nice to wear to church. I hope I can get them done on time. :) C
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This week is Holy Week. And our 2nd week off of school. Last week we were on Spring Break. This week we don't have school because it's Holy Week and I go to a Catholic School. But my Dad had to go back to work. He has to work until Wednesday.
We've been going to church almost every day during Lent. We go Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. And on Sundays. I go every morning for school. My Dad and my Nana go on Wednesdays at lunch time too!
But we all enjoy going to church. This week, we are going every day. I wish my Nana was going to be here for Easter. But she is going to visit her family. We're going to miss her. I'm going to miss her a lot. Because I don't have school this week. Last week, she came over a few times. We cooked and baked. And she helped me with my sewing. We had a lot of fun! :) C
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Yesterday we had a big birthday party at our house. It was for Maribel, Lauren, my Nana, and me. All of our birthdays are close together. And Lauren and Maribel's moms just had babies. Their birthday parties were supposed to be last weekend. But my Nana and my Tio Berto asked us if we could make them all at the same time. Since that is when the babies started to come. I was really excited! And my Dad said it was OK to have all the parties together.
Maribel and Lauren turned 3. I turned 12. I'm not sure how old my Nana is. But she is 20 something. Tio Berto asked me to keep the secret. We surprised my Nana. She thought the party was just for us 3 girls. But Tio Berto bought my Nana a big birthday cake, her own pinata, and lots of presents. :)
Our birthday parties are always Matanzas too. That's when you kill a pig and cook it. Early yesterday morning, all my tios and my Dad killed 3 pigs. And then they started to cook. They're really good at it. 2 of the pigs had been at my Tio Berto's house. And 1 had been here. We fatten them up until the day they kill them. My favorite part, are the chicharrones. It's pretty much fried pork fat. But it tastes good in fresh tortillas. :)
Everyone had a lot of fun! My tios played too! They're mariachis. And my Nana sang with them. They even got Maribel to sing a song. She's getting really good! There was a lot of dancing and eating. And we got to see both sets of twins. They came for a little while on their way home.
This was my best birthday ever! I got to spend it with a lot of people I love. And I got to share my birthday party with my 2 friends and my Nana! :) C
Friday, March 26, 2010
We couldn't stay longer because the big birthday party and Matanza is tomorrow. Maribel and Lauren are going to share my birthday party too! I'm so excited. Because I think we'll have a really good time. My Tio Berto and my Nana have been working hard on it all week. :)
My Dad also has to go back to work next week. But only for 3 days. He didn't get off for Holy Week like I did. I think my Nana is off too! She told me that she will come over and spend time with me. Probably on Monday or Tuesday. Because she is going out of town for the rest of the week.
But we had fun. And I bought lots of presents. I got some special ones for all the birthday girls too! And for the new babies. :) C
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
My Dad and I came to visit my Nono Sunday night. My Dad had a concert. But right after, we went to the airport. My abuelitas were excited to come too! They like to go shopping at Downtown Disney. :) Today my Nono and me are going to go to MGM Studios together. He's got a special day planned for us! I'm so excited!
We have 2 weeks off of school. But we're going back home on Friday morning. Because this weekend is my birthday party! It's going to be a lot of fun. My Nono and I are going to have a good day today too! :) C
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Today is my Nana's birthday! I hope she has a good day! I LOVE her tons. But I know she has to work. My Dad and I are going to surprise her with some cupcakes later. :)
I wish my Nana had the day off. That way we could spoil her the way she spoils all of us! But she has to work. We still have lots of surprises for her! I can't wait to go see her. Later this week, we're going to make her dinner too!
Happy Birthday Nana! :) C
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today Maribel turns 3. She is getting so big! Maribel is my friend. And I'm glad that we have our birthdays so close together. :) Her favorite character is Tinker Bell. I made her something special for her birthday. I just hope I get to see her to give it to her. Happy Birthday Maribel! :) C