Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day!

 We had a fun filled day lunching and swimming at Lito and Lita's with cousins and then having dinner with some sweet friends.

She and Daddy were swim buddies

Anastasia and I made a cheesecake together yesterday to bring for dessert. We served it with berries and whipped cream. Yum!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

End of the school year celebrations

 We had a poolside picnic and swimming with Mariana's precious voice instructor since she will not be continuing with lessons next year. We played at the splash pad by her house during their lesson.

 Then swimming fun

 That same afternoon there was and end of school party at our neighborhood pool. Then the older girls had a skating date with friends.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Visit with friends

 We had our annual trip to see the K family this weekend, and a good time was had by all despite the crazy weather!

The day we arrived there was a soccer game that some of the group went to watch.

Part of the crazy crew that stayed home
Good thing they have a nice big covered porch!

And they treated us to a water park trip!

Trying to make friends with our cute little Godson
Sweet boys!

The whole kid group including Hazel the kitten whom they found the day we arrived and cared for well until our departure. The kids arranged for her to ride home with us so that one of Gloria's neighbor friends could adopt her!

We had so much fun. We can't wait to do it again!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Swim meet, Jiu Jitsu Tournament and Barn Dance, Oh my!

 We had quite a Saturday with Austin off to Houston for the big Jiu Jitsu tournament for Stephen, Anastasia, and Sebastian. Cecilia and I stayed here and went to Gloria's summer swim team meet. Then Saturday evening the teens had a barn dance at some friends' house.

We discovered that summer swim team is a lot less competitive and a lot more laid back than what we were used to with our club swimming. Gloria did great and enjoyed being one of the faster swimmers!

The BJJ crew had some tough competition. The boys didn't place, but Anastasia recieved first place in her division and won a samurai sword.

The older girls were so excited about this dance. They had a great time and can't wait to do it again when the heat of summer dies down later this year!

Needless to say, Sunday brought some much-needed rest!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Choir Concert

 The kids' homeschool choir had their semester concert Friday evening. It was a trick getting everyone fed dinner amidst the practices beforehand and the actual concert, but we managed. It was a great performance!

 The younger kids

The older ones

Monday, May 10, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

 We had dinner with friends Friday evening, and Cecilia had a great time with our sweet little Goddaughter.

Then Saturday we have a tradition of making flower bouquets for the Godmothers and grandmothers. Anastasia was an eager helper and was later joined by Allia and Mariana.

We went to confessions that afternoon, and the wind was crazy. Anastasia was trying to close the van door, and the wind tried to sweep away her hair. I love how Stephen is in the background looking like she might be contagious! :p We went out for an ice cream treat afterwards.

This little guy pulled his first top tooth!
And Stephen altar served for the first time at mass Sunday morning!
We shared some yummy food and desserts together and had an afternoon backyard visit with some sweet friends as well as dinner with Pawpaw and Manah. All in all a great mother's day with the people I love most. :)