Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas stuff

I love going to pick out our Christmas tree so I have to record this memory. The rest of the pictures are of us at the Riverwalk. I thought the lights would be pretty to see, so we took an evening trip to see them. We had dinner at Pico de Gallo one of our favorite restaurants. It's owned by the same owners of the more popular restaurant Mi Tierra on the Riverwalk, but it's not crowded and chaotic like Mi Tierra--perfect for taking the kids. Then we road the Rio Taxi. It was cold but perfect. The girls loved it. I recommend the taxi over the tour because you can get on/off when you want just like a taxi. The tour is long and would not allow the flexibility of getting off when needed.

A funny smile

Saturday, December 17, 2011

School stuff

Elena had her Christmas concert and Marisa had observation week at her school. Here are the highlights.

Marisa is 4

A little late on this post, but here it is. And I'll slowly be catching up with the rest.

Marisa had a little playdate party during the weekday. It was low stress for me and perfect for her since she doesn't like crowds and comotion. She loves unicorns so I made it a unicorn theme. If you've seen Despicable Me, she reminds me of the little girl who wants a unicorn. I love the ending with the story of "3 little girls" which naturally makes me think of my 3 little girls.

Marisa is the sweetest. She is so considerate always thinking of others much like her dad. The other day I dropped 100 straws on the floor. She came immediately and said, "it's okay mama, I'll help you pick them up." She loves to help around the house and always has a need to do something. She is also a a homebody and likes routine and clear expectations. This is good for me since I tend to be the opposite. She keeps me on task, reminds me of what is next, and reminds me that staying home is good sometimes too. I love that she asks that I go get Karina when Karina cries. I can't let her cry even for a moment. She's always watching out for her and Elena even though Elena is older. Just today while Elena was at school I bought Marisa an ice cream, immediately she asked if I could buy one for Elena too.

Recently Marisa has been saying, "I love you," and when I respond, "I love you too." she responds back, "I love you too."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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