Friday, September 25, 2009

Claire comes home from school yesterday with the news that she has a "boyfriend'. I begin to do my motherly probe questions:
"What is his name, who are his people and does he speak english?"

So, I asked do you know he is your boyfriend? She responds ..."we sat on a bench at the same time but didn't know the other one was there, and well, we looked at each other and then just held hands."

Olivia's comment with eyes rolling......"Let me guess Claire......he had you at 'hello'?"

(Claire did not appreciate the enitre family rolling on the floor with laugher)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Spring! Today is the official first day of Spring for us in Argentina and it is a really big deal. The kids both have school picnics this week to celebrate.

Although we didn't have what I would call a "hard winter" by any means, I am NOT a winter weather person so I am super excited to see Spring here. The days are sunny, warm and energizing.

To all those still enduring some hot Arkansas days.....sorry....wish you were here.:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Claire lost her very first tooth today! You would not believe the excitement on her face when I picked her up from school because she had discovered it was loose. So, Olivia with all of her life experience, was explaining to her how all of this tooth business works. After all, she has lost 7 now.

They were having an after-school snack of ice cream bars and the tooth just fell out. No blood, no pulling, no pain! It was of course, though, NOT without drama as Claire "faked" cried all the way home today because she didn't want a loose tooth.

She went to sleep snuggling up to the tooth fairy pillow!

big babies are growing up.
(and no, I don't like it one bit)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our 2 new fish that the girls bought with "their own money".

Their fish really define their own individual personality:

Olivia bought a female beta, yes, the ones that attack and kill anything in the bowl.

Claire chose a gold fish ...................and named it "Rosa".

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Let's go Argentina National Team!

You want a little taste of Argentina culture? 9:30pm.......the entire country will be watching Argentina play Brazil

It is HUGE! All over the news.......barber shops are talking about is crazy!

This is part of World Cup qualifications and it is very important that we win tonight!

SO....................GO ARGENTINA!!!! BEAT BRAZIL!!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finally Friday!

Friday evening.....

homemade pizza for supper and now the kitchen is cleaned up........

air mattress is getting blown up.......................

hmmmm and no alarm clock in the morning!