Monday, July 27, 2009


Well last Thursday, I woke Nathan up and he had thrown-up in his crib. He was not fussy or anything, but none the less, we stayed home all day in our jammies and called it a, "sick day". He also had the "runs or mud butt (da-da calls it)" all day and pretty much the day after. He is getting another tooth, so we are not sure if it was a combo or he was just sick? His poor little buns were as red as could be and he screamed every time I had to change his diaper, which was about every 45 minutes. So we kept him drinking lot's of fluids and eating very bland foods.

I am not sure if this is just a "Stage" but for about a week, Nathan has not been the best eater. He has been such a good eater until this point. Now he will only eat waffles, eggs, turkey & cheese sandwiches and fruit...or anything sweet. This is just stressing me out!!! I have made a few pasta dishes that he usually loves, but now he refuse's??? He has got to the point where he will see the food and refuse to take a bite, not even knowing what it is. If I manage to trick him him taking a bite, he will spit it out right after it is in his mouth. Man this kid???? I am hoping this is either a stage or because he was sick and he is getting a new tooth. So here is to getting creative with food.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Park and Sit

I know I am lagging on the pictures but my computer is a bit old (6 years) and I have no memory for pictures. So in order to load any pictures , I have to delete some things to make room....sad I know.

Yesterday we went to the park across the street from our house. It is a small park but fun to walk around and now that Nathan is getting bigger, he can play on some of the toys. Nathan and I have been to this park before, but this time he got to take his da-da along and show him how he can swing on the big boy swings (with mom holding him of course). He also spun around with Steve in this thing that is kinda like a "Tea Cup" but doesn't look like one. He had a blast at the park for a total of about 10minutes. We had to cut it short due to the storm that was coming (it is raining season here). So next time I will take some pictures and hopefully we will spend some more time there.

This weekend I am on a mission to find Nathan his own little seat he can sit on. At my mom's house, she has a little seat toy-thing the kids play on and when we were there Nathan just loved it! So over here at our house, he will climb on the couch and find a way to sit on all his big toys. I found him last night and this morning sitting on his toy garage car set. He thinks it is pretty funny and it is, hehehe!!! So let's go find a seat!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Let's see where did I leave off on our last blog..... Well last week, Nathan and I met up with two other wives with there boys for a little play date. Nathan had such a good time and I was very happy he got to play with some other kids for a change since leaving my parents house. I was so proud of Nathan, he stacked 3 blocks up and seemed very interested in playing with them. I know this seems silly but when you are a parent you love to watch your child meet their developmental milestones.

Last Friday night, Steve had a potluck dinner for his "bosses" from the hospital where he did his clinical's for the past 4 weeks. I made a few dishes, so that was fun for me...I love to cook! Nathan was such a trooper being out past his bedtime. Everyone took turns holding and playing with him, so he was very spoiled by his da-da's friends. It was a good time, but since it was kinda late, this brought up the idea of looking for a trustworthy babysitter.

Saturday, we woke up later than usual and soon decided to give our new friends a call to go visit a little town near by for the day. We went to a town about 45minutes away called, Telaquepaque (I think I spelled it right). It was nice to get out for a bit and look at all the different art work and not to mention some good food. We ate at a cute little place called, "El patio". Steve and I shared the enchiladas and a was good! It was a fun day with friends!

Monday, July 13, 2009

If looks could speak Spanish....

Yesterday was our weekly run to the grocery store to get everything ready for the week. Since being gone so long back home, we were in need of some major grocery items. We headed to Costco to get a few "American" items that are kinda hard to come by here. I was so excited to get some blueberries (Nathan's favorite) and ravioli, salad...I won't bore you with the list of items. We were cruising around and it was nice because we went there pretty early in the morning before ALL the Mexicans got out of church and CROWD Costco. We waited in line, checked out our items, ALL except the RAVIOLI'S. I guess there was no bar code on them, so they were unable to scan them. The cashier sent a worker to go get the price, so she went to the managers station and attempted to look up the price (not sure why she wouldn't just go get another one which would have been faster) and came back with no price. She then walked SLOWLY to locate the raviolis to get a package with a bar code. During these, probably 7 minutes, there was a older Mexican lady who was to be next in line. As we were waiting patiently, she was NOT! She asked with a huge attitude if Steve would just pay for everything and let her go through and then pay again for the raviolis. For those that don't know, we get a international charge for using our visa at Costco. So Steve had explained to her the situation and that he was sorry but he was not going to be able to accommodate her and that he too was waiting. She got very upset by this and started to plea with Steve, "Porfavor, Porfavor" (with an attitude). Steve responded (in Spanish), "It is not like she went to China to get them, she will be right back. We are waiting as well". This got her very upset and her response was, "China-shmina (with a snobby nose look)". So I was over with Nathan and the cart and I could hear what was going on but, since my Spanish is not very good, and certainly not good enough to argue with the lady, I made eye contact with her and gave her a stare down like none other. I locked eyes with her and gave her a look like, "Lady, you better calm down or else". She kept her eyes locked on mine, staring me down. Trying not to laugh, I sighed and mumbled something under my breath and did the whole, 'snobby nose raise' right back at her and looked away. Her response, she made a childish face, hahaha!!! I was laughing! It was great because I have had wayyyyy to many of these incidents in Mexico and I was NOT having it on my Sunday shopping day.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


After we put Nathan down to bed last night, we thought it would be relaxing to watch a Movie. So we got all ready and snuggled into bed, DVD in the player and BAM....a migraine from you know where!!!! I am not sure what happened but my neck felt so tense, so Steve rubbed it for a while and I started to feel a bit better. I fell asleep for about 15 min and woke up with a killer throbbing head and tears in my eyes (for those who don't know me, I don't cry that often, so if it was that bad to make be cry then you know it was reallllyyyy badddd). I nudged Steve to go to the corner store and get me SOMETHING!!!! He gave me some anti-inflammatory that he had and thought that might help and then went out about midnight and got me some migraine medicine; I took that and passed out. I probably woke up about a hour later with no pain and again nudged Steve to roll over (I had passed out in the middle of the bed, giving poor Steve no room to sleep, but curled up in a ball) and let him know I was feeling better. So when I woke up in the morning to get Nathan up I was all better and ready for the day!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Nathan and I finally made it back to Guadalajara yesterday morning. Our flight left at 1:00am and we got in at about 6:15am (Mex time). We finally met Steve at 7:45am, after waiting in the customs line for over and hour! Yup since I was traveling with Nathan and by the time they gave me my stroller, I ended up in the back of the line that consisted of 2 other flights that had come in the same time as our flight. If I didn't have Steve picking us up, I would have been pissed for waiting so long but I just stood knowing that we were going to get to see him, so it made it better.

Nathan is adjusting well to being home. He was very excited to see da-da. Nathan is figuring out the house again and realizing that the tile floors hurt more when he falls rather than the carpet he was use to at Gammie and Grandpa's house. He attempted to go up the stairs but with simple, "No" he stopped and came down. So, it seems he is happy to be back.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July, Picture Day, Packing

We (Nathan and I) spent the 4th with my parents at the coast (Santa Cruz). Nathan loved walking downtown Capitola and had his first slice of Pizza My Heart (best pizza). He even got one of there shirt's and one for his dad, hahaha!!!

We woke up on the 4th and made our way to Mountain View to take a trip down memory lane. My family grew up there and all of us Keener kids were born there as well, so we took Nathan on a trip to see his mom's roots. We even took him to my grandpa's resting site and brought some festive was cute! Later that night we drove back to Clovis and made it just in time to have a quick BBQ and watched the fireworks. Nathan LOVED the fireworks and the noise didn't bug him at all. It was so fun to watch him looking at the fireworks and his eyes getting sooooo big. I didn't think they could get any bigger but they did!

Yesterday I took Nathan to get his 1 yr pictures taken. I was a bit nervous because last time we took him he was not really into getting his picture taken, but on the other hand he was sick then. Anyways, he did great this time!!! The pictures came out sooo good, he looks like such a big boy in his pictures and even did a few poses for the camera.

Well we are getting ready to head back to Guadalajara tomorrow night...well really the flight departs at 1:05am Thurs am but we have to be there wed night. I am happy to say that I have all our bags packed and ready! I now just have to get mentally ready for the EARLY flight. I have been blessed with Nathan and he is such a good little traveler. But we are very excited to see Steve and get back to him!!!!! So will see how we make it....