Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Mom bought this orchid way back in November 2010, before S was born. It was in full bloom for months, but eventually each flower faded away...at which point I sort of stopped caring for it.

I could have sworn it was dead, but the last time my Mom was in town, she patiently gave it some TLC...and revived the darn thing!

The first 3 of 12 flowers opened yesterday and I'm sure it will be in all its splendor by the time my Mom arrives in a month.

Isn't it amazing? Seeing this in my living room every day just makes me happy!

Some orchid caring tips (this is what my Mom does):

- place your orchid in a place away from direct sunlight, but preferrably in a sunny room.

- do not overwater your orchid, you don't want it to drown. follow the next tip for watering suggestions.

- every 10 days in the summer (every 15 days in the winter), soak your orchid in the kitchen sink for 20-25 minutes. this means filling up the sink so that the whole pot is submerged in water.

- make sure that the moss, soil, and roots look moist at all times. 

Good Luck! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My sister sent this to me the other day...LOL...Who can relate???

Saw this the other day on the way to the mall...made me laugh. I wonder what the seƱoras look like after coming out of there...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I know what you are thinking, but NO, he didn't get into a fight at school... 

S with pink eye

It makes my own eyes itch just looking at it...and I remember from being a kid that it is highly contagious. Others mamas out there, did you get the infection too? Any any special tips on how to avoid getting it?

The Mexican Didgeridoo

It's amazing what fun you can have with something as simple as a tube of wrapping paper and a baby! :)