It’s been a busy month. I need to document, because unintentionally this blog has become archival in purpose: a scrapbook to my daughters. (Definitely not my intention that fateful day in 2006 when I started this blog.) Ah, life. ‘Tis a funny thing.
So, back to Ladies Lunes. As you all know by now, “Lunes” means “Monday” in Spanish. Which would be irrelevent if we still lived in the midwest and especially since we’re not Mexican by heritage. But we live in Mexico and hablamos Español so we use “Lunes.”
So bear with me as we catch up.
Vivi continues to be Vivienne. She has a lot of personality and virtually no inner compass requiring her to listen to her parents.
I’m reading a parenting book right now. (Or three.) Hopefully that helps.
Lila is still working on her masterpiece. Most recently she added glitter and sequins to it.
Vivi talks incessantly. Full sentences. She’s fluent in English (for a two-year-old) and from what I’m told, is doing really well with her Spanish.
She likes headbands.
Notice what’s happening here? I do. It’s sharing. It’s what siblings who are close in age do. They share space. They know nothing different. I never had this. I’m in awe of it daily.
**Let’s be real though. They argue 1200 times a day.
I was feeling Martha Stewart-esque so on that same egg-painting day so we made cut-out cookies, too. It was Vivi’s first time. (She has a mullet. My “bangs” idea didn’t work.)
Lila? She’s a pro.
She took her first bite of what it appears to have been salmonella-free cookie dough (she didn’t get sick) and said, “I like it.”
She then repeated that simple sentence over and over and over again about 34 times.
“I like it.”
“I like it, Mommy.”
“I like it.”
We took her outside into the courtyard to change her clothes. I mean, that was a lot of flour.
This one managed to handle the flour better.
That’s because she’s a professional kid.
And then it was the day before Easter. We were on our way to a party. Please remark about out how happy Lila is.
(It had nothing to do with the ears, either. She wanted to wear them. As a matter of fact, she choose that whole outfit.)
I ended up getting a smile out of her. 🙂
And then the Easter bunny came.
And then they were blurry… and very, very happy. (Easter morning.)
Lila ate half of her Easter bunny on Easter morning before breakfast and then ate the remaining half two weeks later. (That’s Lila/Craig.)
Vivienne ate her entire Easter bunny before breakfast. (That’s Vivienne/Me.)
There is Vivienne enjoying that chocolate bunny.
Lila looks 13.
This grieves my heart.
But then I thank God for photos like this where I still see my baby if I squint.
And then there’s this one. Chocolate.Everywhere.
So next we were off to my sister’s house.
Lila was all business again. (As usual.)
But as she always does, she cracked a smile. 🙂
I love her.
Easter hat? Check.
Easter Bunny carrot bubble necklace? Check.
Olivia Newton-John style-dress? Check.
Crocs as a sensible footwear choice? Check.
Our little family at my sister’s.
Notice our tans? Exactly. We understand the damage sun can do. Plus, only recently has it warmed up to swim.
Next to Lila is Callie, my niece Chloe’s best friend. Callie is part of our family. Chloe, my sweet niece who is GROWING FAR TOO QUICKLY THAN I PREFER, is on the right next to Vivienne.
Oh that smile.
And that face.
Sisters who take Easter egg hunting very, very seriously.
Lila with her favorite favorites.
I think one of the things I adore about this child is that although she is introverted and quiet, she does this.
She laughs with her entire being.
In this house, that’s respected.
And then there’s this one.
She’s always on.
She just recently started pronouncing the “L” in Lila’s name. She’s no longer “Eye-lah.” She’s LIE-lah.”
Growing up. [sigh]
She also dumps water on her head in the pool and bathtub merely to illicit a laugh.
<br>And this is normal Vivienne.
(I have no idea why I couldn’t center this photo.)
Lila’s super into lip gloss.
Here she is wearing 3 tablespoons of it.
Let’s keep it real.
In our courtyard on a weekend, you’ll probably see this.
Clothes and paintings.
Matching pajamas. This isn’t me, friends.
They like to dress alike.
This melts my heart.
So does this face.
Lila got a bike.
(Sorry about the bright flash.)
The ladies are loving the pool these days.
My sweet girl.
No, those are not leaves on the ground. They’re hibiscus flowers. Ah, life in Cabo.
Lila got a belt.
(Note she is more excited about the belt than the bike. That’s my girl. Fashion over exercise.) 🙂
This is some petal soup for me.
As made by Lila.
Rest time at the beach club.
And you guys.
Here is my heart.
It’s these two.
Thanks for sitting through all of those. I had to post them.
Have a great week, you guys.