Thursday, October 30, 2008
We were fortunate enough to dine at Chuck Your Grandma (as my children call it) for Jack's birthday dinner. By fortunate I mean it's nice to eat at a place where everybody eats what they want, dessert is included (or the only thing some people eat), the low key atmosphere lends itself to noisy children and when they have to pull out the vacuum after you leave, you don't feel too bad.
The photos that follow are just a sample of just how much fun we are at the dinner table...oh, that's Ruby's first chicken leg. She stole it right off of Penelope's plate. I've never seen a person love a piece of food quite so much. We had to pry it out of her hand when it was time to go!
Happy 11th Birthday Jack!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We set out on the breezy morning of October 10th to travel to see the Thompson family now living in Mexico. Flying to Tucson and driving the rest of the way was the economic solution. It was actually great to spend a few hours in the car with Chris and Lucia, catching up. Oh, and by the way, Roman Octavio is a doll! (Ruby loved him too.)
Hermosillo is a cool place, and I am in NO WAY referring to the temperature. It averaged 100 degrees most days we were there. The locals were grateful it had started to cool down!
We were thrilled to spend time with Kennedy and CJ, although they are very busy. There lives are very disciplined and organized during the week and they are doing great! Their Spanish is so good and they are doing well in school. They impressed me every day with their fearlessness and hard work. I'm so proud of them.
My bother is working at the Consulate and works very hard. Lucia is the cutest new mom in the world with the cutest baby ever.
We shopped, went site seeing, saw the Naranjeros (Hermosillo's pro baseball team) play, we visited family, hung out at the country club, visited both of the kids schools and ate amazing food. I was pampered and spoiled and it has been a little difficult to return to normal life!
All in all, it was a great success and I can't wait to go back.