Toga's Ramblings

I'm a Samoan girl named Toga. Thanks for that, Dad.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"The RS is throwing us a party"

3 years ago, Alma and I were married and sealed for time and all eternity. Alma and I knew he would be in Salem today working and wouldn't return until Friday. It's okay. We decided to do something special when he came back.
Monday night, we went to a very late dinner to spend some much needed time alone. We discussed our plans for the weekend...

Me: "Babe, since we're already spending money on dinner tonight, we don't have to go out this weekend"

Alma: "No, we can still go somewhere. Well, they're throwing us a party this weekend anyways."
Me: "Huh? Whos' throwing us a party?"
Alma: *SMILE* "The RS. They're throwing us an anniversary party. That IS where we met."
Me: "LOL!"

So for our 3 year anniversary, Alma and I will be doing it BIG at the RS b/day party this Friday. They don't know it, but it's actually our anniversary party! And only to be fair to Alma, since it's a RS activity, I will be taking HIM. hahaha!

Alma Toelupe, you really are the man of my dreams. You are proof God answers prayers. Here's to eternity, my love! :)

5 months ago today...

I gave birth to a beautiful hairy, little monkey named Simione. :) Time has passed to quickly! He's such a good little boy. He's such a happy baby. It's so easy to make him smile and laugh! He has a bit of a staring problem, which is a bit worrisome, but I'm hoping it's just a stage. Being a creep really isn't something I want for my son. lol He's learned how to roll over now which is both exciting and very scary for me.
At his 4 month check up he weighed 18.5 lbs! A week later, he weighed in at 18.8 lbs. lol He wears a size 3, soon to be 4 in diapers. He also has a bad habit of eating with his middle finger sticking up. It's very rude. I'm gonna blame that on his daddy. :)

My beautiful boy, I really never knew I could love someone as much as I love you. Stop flipping us off while you eat. It's hurtful. lol

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Today Simione got his first taste of baby cereal. I spoke with his pediatrician on Monday regarding his ongoing cold and when I can start feeding him baby cereal. He gave me the "okay" and so this morning I decided to give it a try.
Last night he ate 8 oz of formula/baby cereal before bed! He was knocked out all night and didn't wake up until 6:30 this morning for his feeding. Even through his feeding, he was half asleep. He had another bottle at 930-ish, but only ate half of it.
This morning, I decided to spoon feed him the baby cereal. Mom strapped him in Baby Sai's high chair while I prepped his food. He was so cute! I wish I took pics, but I can't find my camera. :(
My "little" guy was excited to eat! Who are we kidding, he's always excited to eat! lol. He's always got his fists, yes I said fists in his mouth and if ANYTHING is even remotely close to his mouth, he's trying to eat it. :) Seriously. My shoulders are always soaked when I carry him. Last night, while I was carrying him, Alma had his arm around me and all you hear is a sucking noise. Alma starts cracking up. I look over to see what was going on, only to find Simione sucking away on daddy's hand. DISGUSTING. lol
Even now, as I type Simione is in his jumper nawing on the toys and on his hands. All I see is drool. He goes through 5-6 bibs/day and I'm constantly changing his clothes because it's wet from his drool. He's so gross. lol jk.
After mom gets him settled I give Simione a small spoon of the baby cereal. He, of course opens WIIIDE and immediately spits the food back out. I tried a couple times, but each time he decides he doesn't like it and spits it back out. *sigh* oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Simione, I love you so much. You make being a mommy awesome. :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


It's been 4 almost 5 months since Simione was born. I can't believe how fast time has flown by! I look at him everyday and am amazed at how beautiful he is. I'm a total creep when he's sleeping. lol I just stare at him and cover him with kisses. :)
He spends a lot of time in his jumper and loves it! The progress that he's made in his jumper alone is awesome! He is now able to pull himself towards the toys and naw on them like it's a piece of meat. lol It's so cute! He loves to watch his cousins play around him all the while sucking on his lips. He looks like an old man without his teeth when he does this. lol
He farts and poops like his dad, wears 6-9 month clothing, fiesty like his mama, and drools like a dog. haha.
Time, please slow down. You're going way too fast for me!
Simione, you are the most beautiful person I have ever laid eyes on! Daddy and I love you more than you will ever know...