Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Piggy bank

Nicolás is really into his piggy bank at the moment. He spent a good half hour collecting all the pennies and small change he could find around the house and putting it into his piggy bank. Finally, when he was done, he asked, "Now how do I get it out?" I told him he'd have to break it, and he didn't like that idea at all. Got a little teary-eyed to be precise.

Then Agustín woke up with a nightmare tonight screaming, "No, please don't! Don't break my piggy bank!!! I don't want to break it!"

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Went to the lot today in Calderon to go through the house and clean some things out. The kids love it here - as you can see it is really dry and is like a huge sandbox for them. They hung out a little with their uncle, which they absolutely loved. They especially loved kicking him and getting his pants all dirty.

Took a picture of the pine trees we planted about ten years ago. They were tiny little things, probably came up to our knees, and it took them a good couple of years to really get going. Look at them now! I thought they would never grow. I love them.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The New Face of the Lego Magazine

There is a feature in the Lego magazine where kids send in a picture of themselves with an invention. Agustín decided tonight that his car was cool and original enough to send in, so we took a picture of him in front of it and will see if he gets his mug in the mag!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy anniversary, sweetie!

Fifteen years together today.


And can you believe it? We have very few pictures together. I went through iPhoto and the newest photo we have with just the two of us is from Vegas, December 2009.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Take a picture of Plomito!"

Even Plomito is getting in on the action. Happy as well to be back home, he wanted a picture this afternoon, and wouldn't take no as an answer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TV afternoon

Lazy afternoon here today. Kids spent some time in front of the TV so Mom and Dad could get some things done. I look over because I hear Agustín say, "Nico, let's cuddle. I want to hug you." And this is what I see.

Nico was loving it!

Monday, August 23, 2010


One of the things we stock up on every year in the U.S. is - you guessed it! - shoes. Aside from the fact that a "cheap" pair of shoes here costs about $50-70, they never have my size. When I go to the store and ask for my size, most of the time they laugh at me and say, "No, we don't carry that size" or they just look at me like an alien. It is really not worth the effort. Or embarrassment. Hard to be a 9 1/2 in a sea of 5's.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Unpacking 4

Here is my pile of special stuff - lots of scrapbooking things in there that are tempting me to forget everything else and just scrapbook! Oh, and lots of good reads, including some ebooks for my iPod. Can't wait to get started on all this literature!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Unpacking 3

Here is the pile of my clothes and Andres's clothes. Also requiring a major rehaul of our drawers and closets. I think it was a good idea to unpack up here so that we wouldn't have a lot of things in the way, but then again, out of sight, out of mind, and things are not getting put away very quickly...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Need to play catch up

I really really need to catch up on my blog, and I do plan on doing so. I will work on it this weekend, highlighting the best, most interesting, craziest or sweetest moments from our three-week family vacation.

In the meantime, enjoy Marcel. He sure is a cutie!

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Unpacking 2

Today we worked a bit on the kids' clothes, but we are going to have to do some major cleaning out drawers in order to get all this into their rooms. School and art supplies are below. It won't be long before school starts!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Unpacking 1

Starting the long and slow (but fun!) process of unpacking. Taking things out on the third floor this year, and grouping them in piles. This is the food pile. Oh and home decorations as well. One of the largest piles, and lots of candy in there...

That Toy Story macaroni won't last long. The kids spotted it and now we have heard nonstop how they want it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waiting for the word

Agustin cannot wait to get at his new Legos. Daddy is torturing him, telling him to wait until things are put away a bit form the trip, but I don't know how much longer he will hold out.

The forbidden fruit.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Spiderman pajamas

Excited to be home, missing family but excited to open all our goodies and get back into the routine, Agustín shows his excitement by dressing up as Spiderman in his new jammies. He was really looking forward to wearing them with his Spiderman mask!