Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kite Festival

Today we went to the Kite Festival at Hermann Park. We were not prepared but still had a good time. Next year if we go we will bring our own kites because they ran out and we will bring a picnic lunch. The lines were outrageous for the food trucks there and it would have been a 45 minute wait for a hotdog. It was crowded and there were kites flying everywhere.

Thank goodness we have a double stroller.

The boys enjoyed seeing two women on stilts dressed up. That was exciting for them but sophia got a little scared when we got close.

Santiago got to pet a pig that was someone's pet.

After the festival, we went to a Chicago Pizza place and we had to wait a long time for food there as well but the kids did well playing quietly inside and Gabriel chose to eat alone at a bar height table while the rest of us were by a booth. He was quite independent! Big guy!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Writing by Santiago

Kindergarten March 2015
Santiago wrote this in class during station time. He was so excited to bring it home to read to me. I am very impressed with his writing as a kindergartener!

"I speld my iceceme on my srt. My mom said chage klows. Wien my dad came home he sall me nacid. my dad string hafholley. I was in berist."

Translation: I spilled my ice cream on my shirt. My mom said change clothes. When me dad came home. He saw me naked. My dad screamed "have Holy!" I was embarrassed.

"Have holy" is a combination of an expression from Jessie on Full House when he says Have mercy! And the holy I think is from me because I say Holy Moly sometimes! So funny!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gabriel's rainbow

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow painted by Gabriel at school. He was so proud!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sophia Elizabeth - 22 Months

Time goes by so fast and its hard to find the time to sit and write down milestones and memories but I definitely do not want to forget how precious Sophia is at this age. She is definitely becoming a little girl and beginning to lose all the baby in her. Slow down time...

Her speech and language has really skyrocketed lately and it's cool to hear her little voice. She repeats a lot of what we say and she loves to tell you "no". She talks to herself a lot and will read books aloud in her own little language.

Lola and Sophia are two peas in a pod and they often sit or lay together and Sophia will hug and pull on her.

Sophia loves to wear her pink boots that are hand me downs from her cousin Blake. She's been wearing them everyday for at least a month and she doesn't care if they match her outfit or not!

Sophia's doing great at Mothers Day Out. She hardly ever cries anymore. She even went the whole day yesterday without her paci!

Sophia is a super happy girl and is usually always smiling! We love her so!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Most Talented

Santiago just told me that he got to read with third graders and fifth graders today for Read Across America day. He said a third grader read to him but he got to read to a fifth grader. He read Bad Case of the Stripes to the fifth grader and said he only needed help on the Doctor's names. I'm going to have him read that book to me later to see how well he does ;) With a smile on his face he then said - "Momma I thought I was a bad reader but that fifth grader said I was the most talented kindergartener in history! I guess I am a good reader!!" He totally melted my heart and I just love seeing him learn to read. It truly is a magical thing!!

Here's my little cowboy at his hoedown for Go Texan Day!

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Must be LOVE

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Don't Mess with Gabriel

Gabriel is very into pretend play lately and here's one of his many dress up choices... But watch out, he'll shoot even if you put your hands up! He also likes to put on his superhero costumes or power ranger masks.

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