Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Karina's 1st day!

"Not a tear," her teacher said.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013


I think the trick to keeping up with my blog is to immediately journal events as they happen. Don't know if it's possible but here's a post at the beginning of the month which has been rare these days. I've always wanted to go to a hot air balloon festival. Apparently they have a balloon lift of here near Lake Travis in August at sunrise. Not a festival, and maybe only 6 balloons total, but we were close enough to feel the heat of the fire and the crowd was manageable. Learning that this event was at sunrise and 20 minutes away seemed daunting at first, but once I told the girls about it they were excited. In the morning Elena said, "this is going to be the best day ever!" Omar is on his way home from a work trip in Buenos Aires and we were sad he missed it but on the other hand I didn't have to convince him or any other adult for that matter that waking up little kids to see large balloons at 5am was a smart idea. He may have made me change my mind and it turned out well and totally worth the drive and the early wake up. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. Karina was scared of the loud noises that were coming from the flame, but she calmed down on my back with my still trusty SSC and then quickly fell asleep despite the noise. She woke up in time for the lift offs and waved, "bye, bye, globo" as they took off one by one. My sister Yvette and her husbandcousins