hola May!

(Last night in bed)

Aki: blah, blah, blah, blah…and it’s already May 1st tomorrow.

me: WHAT??!! It’s May FIRST tomorrow? Why didn’t anyone tell me?! Are you serious? I would have come up with a May 1st post. I love the first of the month.

Aki: you need to learn to use a calendar.

As many of these conversations go – touché Aki, touché.


The boys last year. May, 2012.

As a side note, ^^ those shorts Mateo was wearing last year were so cute I tried to keep stuffing his thighs into them until they were so tight he fell down when he walked. I realized that was probably a line and we retired them. Okay, that was kind of a sad story. They’re cute though, right? :/

                              . . .

SO YEAH, It’s MAY!!! Phew, so glad I caught the first. We’re going to celebrate it every month. We just are. You know this – I like a fresh new month. I hate when I realize the date too late and “mess” it up so early on. Just humor me…

MAY! I’m actually a little pumped. Like a lot. The weather outside is GORGEOUS. It’s been a long winter and the whole city is outside celebrating.

The rest of this week is pretty spectacular. It’s an EXAGGERATED version of my life, which is pretty funny. :) Tomorrow, Mateo and I have BIG plans. We’re off to see a SHOW. Sesame Street Live to be exact. Don’t be jealous! ;) Mateo has been yelling, “ELMO!” at the bus billboards for weeks, ha. We’re going with M’s little bud Lawrence and his mama. Mateo is a big fan, and Aki really wanted him to see this, which cracks me up. I cannot wait to see the boys’ reaction. Will they laugh? Will they dance? Will they cry? :)

Then Friday, eeek, I’m going to the THE WALK, a fancy schmancy fashion gala. Tickets start at $500 so it’s not my usual scene (no way!), but I know some sweeeeet people. I’m going with an awesome friend I haven’t seen in way too long. We are not paying $500, no sir. She knows I love fashion and I’m so thankful she thought of me. We’re going to have a blast! It just really cracks me up that I have a Sesame Street concert and a fashion gala in the same week! Kinda awesome, doncha think? haha, hilarious.

[edit: womp, womp. Looks like the fashiony do-da is OFF. I guess that's more like it, huh. Come on Elmo, you're going to have to anchor this week. ;) Maybe I'll put some make-up on this Friday anyway. Just 'cause. I can be fancy for no reason, right?]

Then this weekend my youngest brother, Seth, is coming into town from California (yay). All four of us siblings will be together! :) Did you know there were four of us? Two boys, two girls. I’m the oldest, but the shortest. They’re tall. I’m 5’7″-5’8″-ish (not short) but they all shot up way past me! We’re all going to go to my friend’s Spring Party party together on Saturday. The weather has changed and that’s a reason to party. Woot, woot!

THEN, skip ahead two weeks and we’re off to Croatia for the summer! Oh please, can my life have more months like May?? (cause seriously, most months around here include a highlight of Thai take-out or sushi). May is blowing this year out of the water! In my dreams we’d be able to spend two months as a family in a different country every year. I’d probably go to more fashion shows too. NOT something I can count on anytime soon, but just putting it OUT THERE! And leaving it out there.

Although I had my little bouts of anxiety here and there, April was a GOOD month. I wanted it to “count” and it did. Since starting this blog, I’ve paid a little bit more attention to my life and have had a little bit more appreciation for it as well.

April showers bring May flowers. Alright May, let’s do this!

it's gonna be glorious - May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Chicago

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14 Thoughts on “hola May!

  1. I liked this post for a variety of reasons. The main reason is the pics of your super handsome boys. I can’t believe how babyish Mateo looked a year ago. But, then again, he doesn’t look too different, now. And he’ll be getting some rocking skinny jeans, shorts and cool summer T’s from his big cousin “Ky!” Ha ha! I mostly want to give him the skinny jeans to see if those thighs can squish in there! :-) Another great post, Henna. Well done!

    • Why do we love squishing those chubby thighs into skinny jeans so much?! haha. :)

  2. JaeHi:

    Love those photos! One year contrast is GREAT!!!! Exciting time for Teo and he doesn’t even know it yet!

    • So much has changed since last May. And at the same time, I can’t believe how fast it’s flown by. Ah yes, he has no idea. Teo’s just always game for whatever is next. :)

  3. Angela:

    I die.

  4. Wow! Such a happy post you just might make me realise I have a Whole Brand New Month to play with (and yes even in the UK the weather is good)!!!

    • Oh, I love that. A new month to PLAY with. ;) We’re tough ones with our long winters, but isn’t it so nice when the sun finally comes out?!

  5. Stuffing those chubby little legs into their cutest pair of pants or shorts is like stuffing sausages-I’m guilty of it too!
    confession-I’m a bit jealous of your travel plans, can’t wait too see all your beautiful pics!

    • haha! Glad I’m not the only one who’s guilty! :)

  6. Corie:

    I’m sorry to say that I cannot remember how I stumbled across your blog… but I just added you to my Reader feed and I’m so glad that I did! I think your design is lovely and your son is beyond adorable! I’m so jealous of your trip! I spent 2 weeks in Croatia last fall for my honeymoon and I fell in love with the country! Gorgeous scenery, lovely people, delicious food — what more can you ask for? Enjoy and safe travels!

    • Thanks Corie! I’m so glad you stumbled here, ha. :) I do that, I “end up” places on the internet sometimes. :) Oooh, I love that you were in Croatia for your honeymoon! We might have even overlapped! ha, who knows, maybe we passed each other. We were there last fall as well! That’s such a great time to visit. I actually prefer to go before or after summer because there are so many less tourists and the weather is just gorgeous. and Yes, the food is mmmmmm!

  7. M&K:

    Those shorts are so cute! And what a cute little baby you have! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing and happy May! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  8. You guys are seriously the cutest. Such a beautiful family! Bubs has outgrown his 0-3 month wardrobe (and he’s not even officially 2 months yet!) and I am distraught! I hate having to put those cute little onesies away knowing they’ll never be worn again. Boo. Hoo.

    Rock on, May!

    Maria xx

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