Monday, November 12, 2018

Swim meet and Puppy Homecoming

Allia and Gloria had a gulf meet in the Houston area this weekend. Austin took them, and he, Gloria and Lito (who was there watching them swim also) left for a bit to go pick up the puppy. The girls swam amazingly well. I was so proud of them, and we were so excited to have them and this new little bundle home that we even made a special welcome home dinner.

 
 Cecilia kept saying, "Puppy is so cute!" It was adorable!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Renaissance Festival

I have always wanted to take the kids to the school days, but it always comes at such a busy time of year. Luckily for them a sweet friend had 3 extra spots in their vehicle and offered to take the 3 girls. They were so excited and had a great time despite unseasonable heat and humidity!
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Avocado Girl

Cecilia often requests avocado. Sebastian and Mariana were both fans at this age, but Cecilia definitely takes the cake. She eats one almost daily, and if I forget to offer she will open the fridge, point to the veggie drawer and ask for it!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween/All Saints' Day

Yet again I managed Halloween photos but no All Saints photos. :/
Allia and Gloria dressed up for the swim Halloween party. A group of Allia's friends dressed up as the coaches and had a lot of fun with it.


 Gloria went as a black kitty.
We had a great time at the All Saints Party that our friends host every year. The problem is that the company is so enjoyable I forget to take photos! We had John Bosco and his dog (using the wolf costumes from the afore mentioned party), St. Sebastian, St. Anastasia, St. Therese, and an angel. Maybe next year...

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Little things

We have had lots of little things keeping us busy.
A playdate during naptime, so a good quiet indoor activity
 Lito and Lita sent their traditional popcorn, and apparently Cecilia needed a refill and so helped herself.
 And Gloria has spent the last 6 months earning a puppy (an agreement Austin made with her...without my consent!). We put a reservation on one that will be picked up in a few weeks, so the preparation and excitement have begun. I don't consider myself a "dog person." But I must admit even I am getting a little excited. Gloria and I cleaned out a spot for her together (under Cecilia's changing table in the laudry room).
And some friends of ours had a Narnia dress up birthday party. Here is the "Queen of Narnia" and her wolves.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Swim meet and unpacking

The swimmers had their first USA/Gulf meet this weekend. We got lots of videos but no photos! They swam very well, and the rest of us enjoyed watching them together since Austin usually takes them to these meets on his own.

Then we were able to see Lito and Lita's new house as they continue to move and unpack. They will be only an hour away instead of 4.5 hours like before. The 3 oldest girls stayed for a couple of days to help out and had a grand time, as you can see!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fall weather and the Pumpkin Patch!

First we played at the park during Mariana's voice lesson...
Anastasia has incredible upper body strength!

 
 
 And Gloria has amazing core strength!
 
 
And of course in honor of the first weather that actually feels fall-ish, we went to the pumpkin patch for pumpkins and pictures.