Wednesday, June 30

On random thoughts...

These pictures are perfect for today.  
Eclipse (Twilight) is in theaters. 
I never got into this vampire series.  Never read the books and suffered through the first movie.

I think I am one of a few.
Last week, hundreds were at the premiere looking out for the wolf or Bella or whosever team they're on ( :

I meanwhile was hanging out with two friends, sipping on a coconut mojito at a toma leche (got milk?) blogger/media event.  I did somehow take these two pictures, actually, the only pictures I took all night.

The event was at the Conga Room at LA Live (right above all the vampire frenzy) and like the other toma leche events I've been to, the milk people are always so good to us.

I love how they have chosen to advertise to Latinos, specially their new campaign filled with recipes for Paletas.  Paletas (Latin style popsicles) take me back to my childhood.  Their is nothing like the sound of the paletero coming down your street, and running to mamá to ask  for dinero to buy.

Kind of how kids get today, when the ice cream truck comes by.

But this isn't a commercialized ice cream treat I talk about.  It is usually home or locally made.  Flavors like coconut, strawberry, vanilla, or mango.

I have yummy recipes to share.  And local spots where you can buy.
They are perfect summer treats.

I will post over the next couple of days.

Yesterday, Jeremiah, his friend, Audrey and I went to Hurricane Harbor (we won tickets at the event!).  Audrey had so much fun on the water slides, and Jeremiah had SO much fun hanging out with his friend.

I had no phone, or laptop to keep me busy.  So, I got to hang out with Audrey all day and give her all my attention.
I did enjoy naptime though.  I sat on a beach chair and read Eat Love Pray, enjoyed India, and in Indonesia at the moment.

Audrey will turn 2 this Saturday.  I sat on that beach chair looking at her sleep, thinking about how big she is, and what a special little person, and about her birth.

It's amazing being a woman, isn't it?

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Unknown said...

Oooh! How cool you guys already went to HH!! They do look like they had fun!
I'm amazed at how your pictures look for the Eclipse event, really nice and clear!
It was fun to hang out that night, good thing is that more hanging out is coming our way!!

Carrie at Tiki Tiki Blog! said...

That picture of A napping is amazing and congratulations for disconnecting and connecting with your kiddos!

Madeline said...

That it is! She's lovely.

Can't wait till you share those recipes.

Elisa said...

I will have to check that blog out tomaleche.

I remember El paletero quite well. childhood memories!

fun pics. happy to hear you are reading the book because the movie is coming to a theater near you.

Stephanie said...

I've read all four Twilight books, but have only seen the 1st movie. The books were entertaining, but had some fundamental messages that I disagreed with. I'd like to write a post about it someday (and maybe I will), but I'm a little frightened of the potential upheaval from fans. ;)

Claudya Martinez said...

My husband loves arroz con leche paletas.

My daughter is going to be 2 in September. It is amazing, hard, and rewarding to be a woman.

I have no exposure to Twilight.

Hope you are having a happy 4th of July with your beautiful family!!!

I wish my daughter would just fall asleep like that on a pool chair.

Marcela said...

Stephanie! My husband would probably agree with you. He started reading the series from a recommendation from a friend, but stopped reading right in the middle of book two and said he didn't agree with what he said was "a rape scene", he said he did not agree with young girls reading that.

Unknown Mami, Audrey falling asleep like that was one in a million!

Krista said...

Post the recipes, PLEASE!! I loved our paleta man when I was growing up - my favorites were banana and coconut! I'd hear his little bell and quickly run inside the house to hunt for $.75!

I loved Eat, Pray, Love AND the Twilight series! Although I don't remember a rape scene in any of the books. But book 2 was my least favorite so perhaps I unintentionally skipped over it. :)

Your blogging events sound like so much fun! You're one lucky mama!!!

Dawn said...

Aw, such a sweet picture of your lil one sleeping :) I have not jumped on the Twilight train either, thought I was the only one!

I have found memories from when I was dating my hubbie...we would be visiting his tata in Mexico and be the chosen two who would go to the paleteria in town. We would come back with two huge brown bags full of paletas and they would be gone by the evening!!

Who doesn't like a good paleta?!


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