Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I know I have been Missing in Action for a bit. I have good reason. November 7th, 2011 we welcomed Oakley Vedder Cantu into our crazy little family. We are so excited he is here and we are loving every minute of it! And yes you read the middle name right. Manny finally convinced me to name a baby after his Idol, Eddie Vedder!!! I guess it has meaning to us. We got married after a Pearl Jam concert so it only seems fitting to pay some tribute! Things we love about Oakley:

His Wild Mane

His "Almost" Giggle

His Snuggles

His chubby legs

Blubbering his Double Chins

His Snoring (He sounds like a puppy)

We are definetly outnumbered now and enjoying it!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Just my luck, there is a bees, let me re-phrase, a HORNET'S nest in the flower bed next to my front door. Me...thinking I was awesome....thought it would be a GREAT idea this weekend to drown the nest out with the hose. So naturally I start soaking it....3 bites later, a swollen arm, and a scared to death 2 year old who had to witness mommy (big and prego) running around the porch screaming and drenching her with the hose that was in my hand trying to get away from the stupid bugs, I am less than happy to report that the Hornets won and are still dominating my front porch. BEWARE anyone visiting me...you might want to call first before approaching my door!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Potty Training

Let the potty training begin!!! We are now into are 2nd week of potty training. I must say I am pretty impressed with our little Skyla. She is trying so hard thanks to the Potty Prize Bucket! We have a basket of goodies and little trinkets for her to pick from everytime she goes potty. Sometimes I think she forces her self to tinkle just to get to pick a surprise. We tried to put her in regular underoos this weekend but half way through the day discovered it was a bad BAD idea. I won't elaborate on that comment :-). Wish us luck! We need to have this one out of diapers before our little guy gets here! I am not wiping two bums!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back to School!

The summer break is officially over for Brayden. He started school yesterday. He is at a new school and is super excited and nervous about making new friends and such a big change. I can't even imagine such a big move, anyone who knows me knows i HATE change, so as you can imagine I have been super stressed out that he won't fit in or won't like it. This worrisome brain of mine has been on red alert since Spring. Although, I can't let him know that I am a completely overprotective an paranoid Mom so I asked him if he wanted me to walk him to his new class the first day of school and he said "it might be a little bit embarrassing Mom, but I want you too". I love how I have become "embarrassing" to him all of the sudden. :-) and PS if he would have said no, I would have walked him anyways. When we pulled up to the school parking lot he told me that I had to give him a hug at the car because he didn't want the other kids to see. When did this change happen? My little boy is not so little anymore. If only his friends knew that he is the biggest cuddle bug EVER at home. I walked him over to the 5th grade hall and all of his new classmates were lined up waiting for the bell to ring and instantly he fit right in. I wish I had his ability to just make instant friends with people...what a talent to have. He loves his new school and the new change I am happy to report! This Mom was worried for nothing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's A Boy!

We just found out last week that we are having a little boy! We are excited for him to get here but still have a ways to go. Now the girls will be officially outnumbered but the up side is Skyla is super excited because she gets to share her room with the new baby. The downside is that now we will have to figure out how to decorate it! I am not sure if that is a downside because that means I get to go shopping. I don't think our little boy will appreciate a pink princess room so much. :-) Jungle, bugs, under the sea???? We need some unisex baby room ideas If anyone can think of a cute bedroom idea please let us know!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


So what they say about pregnancy is true. They really are so different everytime. This is baby NO. 3 for me and I feel like a bit of a crazy person this time around. I think I must have an insane amount of extra hormones b/c I keep breaking into uncontrollable crying for almost ANYTHING!!!! This is a new development. It started June 1st to be exact. I went to my neice's graduation and we walked into the gynasium, ( a little bit late in Cantu style) and the grads were already walking in to sit down and the graduation march was playing and I lost it, started crying and crying...stopped and then started again. Seriously, this crying lasted on and off ALL day long that day. I thought it was an emotional day but then everyday since then has been the same. Crying over songs, tv shows, not getting my way, um running out of oranges in the fridge, people looking at me funny, you name it! I mean really, what is happening here???

Thursday, April 28, 2011


The next Cantu baby is due Novembe 14th, 2011. We are excited!!!