Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Growing up quickly

He is officially 7 months old and got his first tooth. My husband and I threw him his first pool party. We had a small turnout but the most important people in his life were there. He had a blast.

Here are a few pictures.

Alex with Grandma Ruby

Alex with Mommy and Daddy

Alex with his Dad

Alex with Uncle Edmond

Alex with Grandpa Shahe

Alex with Taleen and Mom

Alex with Grandpa Vahe and his first cousins Leo and Savannah

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lunch Time!!

Alex's 1st time in a restaurant highchair eating sweet potato's and chicken puree YUM!!!

Challenges of a working Mom

Last night I was talking to my girlfriend about being a working mom and the challenges. The term working moms is an oxymoron. All moms are working moms. I want to talk about the challenges moms working outside of her home.

I stayed home with Alex for 6 months so I don't have much experience of being a SAHM other then what I learned the first 6 months of his life. After being a "working mom" for the past month I find this a much more of a difficult balance then being a SAHM. As a working mom not only do I have the challenge of getting myself ready and Alex up and dressed and out the door, every aspect of my working live is impacted by my parenting responsibilities. If Alex is sick (which he was last week) I have to make sure he is okay enough to go to my moms or he needs to stay home with either Ray or I and I have to arrange a doctor appointment which will cut into Rays and my work life. I have arranged all of Alex well appointment to be on a Saturday so that I wont miss out. I feel like as a "working mom" I am missing out on his life but I also feel that I can provide a lot more by being a career women. I also do love my adult time and my job.

I begin my second job at 5pm when I leave work. Dinner must be prepared, laundry done, dishes washed, Alex bathed and put into bed then finally 8:30pm rolls what to do? Should I work out, fold the laundry, clean the house, catch up with friends or catch up on me time. What about enjoying time with Ray? By 9:30 pm I am super exhausted.

These are my challenges and I am hopeful one day soon I will find a way to balance my career and my family.

Going to a wedding need an evening gown?

One of my favorite designer for evening gowns Badgley Mischka on sale at www.ideeli.com/invite/princesslucy. I love this dress.

Friday, July 16, 2010


This is what I go home to every afternoon from work.

Alexanders 1st Photoshoot

Ray and I took Alex to Kiddie Kandids before he turned 6 months old to take some professional pictures. It took two hours but we got some great photos. Here is my faviorite picture from his 1st photo shoot.

My Favorite Online Shopping Websites

I am addicted to shopping.

Here are four websites I love to shop at.. great deals on designer clothes, shoes, accessories, kids items, and housewares.





Hope you enjoy these great deals like I do. I just bought a dress for my friends Talin Wedding original price was $650 I got it for $250. Now that is a savings.

The best part of online shopping is when a brown box shows up at your door. Its like Christmas everyday at my house.