Friday, September 05, 2014

Carolina's Meet the Teacher Day

My sweet Carolina is soon going to a Mother's Day Out program one day a week.  It is hard to believe that she is growing up so fast!  I need to document these milestones in her life here because  I'll soon forget if I don't. 

She was a little shy at first today but she soon warmed up, especially after her friend Grace showed up.  They are going to be in the same class so I'm glad she'll have her friend there.

I just love everything about having a 2 year old.  She is babbling away but I can't always understand what she is saying.  She is so cuddly and loves to have me right next to her.  She is independent and a free spirit too.  I love to watch her in a group of kids because she makes friends so easily.  

Those two sweet little girls love each other and I love them!
It's just one step toward letting go a little bit of my baby.  I read the stories of first days of kindergarten and I know I'll be in tears.  

On the non-weepy side of it though, G and I will have every other week on his day off to go to the movies or do whatever we want.  I'm sure I don't have to explain that going out to eat with a 2 year old is not that relaxing.  I'm looking forward to some fast errand running and who knows what else?  I know Carolina is going to have a great time and just maybe, 

she'll learn that not every color is blue.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Date Night

Wow, we had a date night!!!  This is the second one since Carolina was born.  I'm not going to lie.  It was a little weird not having her with us.  

We had to get warmed up to each other again.  It was good because if we are already feeling a little isolated from each other, it's obvious that we need to make it a priority to do this more often.  I used to laugh when people told us to have date nights.  

 We went to a restaurant next to a grassy area so we could see the families playing and people walking around.  I thought I would be brave and order oysters because I just finished the book Shucked and she made them sound so dreamy.  I've only had oysters one other time and they were fresh out of the ocean in Puerto Rico.  See the above picture and how it looks so perfect?  The next picture would be of me spitting that oyster in my napkin.  The mushiness was not cool.  

We made the waiter eat one, his first one, and he was a trooper.  The real trooper was Gustavo though who finished them off.  He's a star like that.  No food left behind, as we say.

The most fantastic part of this story is that this date night was brought about by our friends who offered to babysit for us.  What a blessing!  Tonight they are going on a date and we are watching their little one.   It will be good to see what life with two kids is like for awhile.


Friday, November 01, 2013

Boxes and Bags

I have always loved boxes- 
pretty boxes, useful boxes, little boxes, big boxes-
just try to pry them out of my hands.

And bags, oh the pretty ones from nice stores are my undoing.
But things are changing.  
Boxes are being emptied.  Bags are being filled with clothes to give away.
Boxes and bags are leaving this house.

Can you hear Gustavo cheering?

It feels good to let go.
It feels a little hard to let go.  
I send pretty old perfume boxes and shoe boxes to recycling.  
Organizing boxes can organize someone else's stuff.

I bet you didn't know I was a box and bag hoarder.
Here's a confession, as if the previous wasn't bad enough.
I keep makeup box packaging until I use them up.

I know.  


What's your confession?  Do you keep strange things around your house?


P.S.  Just for fun…Carolina's new car!



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