Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Break part 1

Omar traveled the first part of spring break and I spent that part of our break with my sister Carmen and her kids. The girls LOVE playing with their older cousins so much that they were entertained enough for me to have a little break. During Carmen's visit I also ended up getting really sick one of the days with a fever and terrible muscle aches so Carmen very nicely took the kids out while I stayed home with Marisa and Karina. We all just slept. Apparently it's just what I needed because by the following evening I was fever free and acheless.

At the beginning of the week we went to the Capitol for the Girl Scouts 100 year birthday celebration. Carmen's two girls are also Girl Scouts so they participated in the sessions and celebration earning a patch too. It was a day with great weather, cupcakes, learning, tours and fun! The girls even came home with a book signed by an author that they met that day.

First Woman Governor
Karina loved the cupcakes!
Karina sleeps
Marisa role playing
A family pic

The following day we went to UT. Don't worry Ags I am not converting. Carmen and her kids are Longhorn fans. Though it is always nice to reminisce on the campus about my short time there in 1997
In front of the tower building (above)

everything can be a slide!(below)


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kite Festival

K sleeps

GS Camp

Elena joined the Daisy Girl Scouts this year. I was a Girl Scout for longer than I care to mention but I loved it and attribute it to providing so many wonderful values, friendships, and valuable skills. A few weeks ago, I joined Elena for a Girl Scout day camp on Lake Travis. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. Omar stayed home with the younger two and Elena and I had fun with crafts, singing, girl bonding and just enjoying nature.




Saturday, March 24, 2012

A happy breakfast

The girls enjoyed seeing this fun meal for breakfast I found in a parenting magazine.


Hens-hard boiled egg sectioned in half
Sun--Orange slice
Nest--bread cut in semi-circles
Hen eggs--cheerio pieces
Arms and feet-carrot pieces
Grass-Lettuce or Spinach
The hen's eyes-cheerio pieces