Monday, October 31, 2011

Costumes and Candy

Pumpkin carving

Little pumpkin heads
Sara and Salvatore had a blast together

Bumble bee and Spider Man
Showing off his favorite candy
Sleepy bumble bee
Sleepy Spidey

Friday, October 28, 2011

Random Thoughts and Kindness

After coming home from my school's Fall Festival, Salvatore commented, "There sure were a lot of kids there tonight."
"Yes, there were. Mommy will have a job as long as there are children."
"Does everybody have children?"
"Why not?"
"Some people don't want children, some don't have enough money, some are still waiting for the right time, and still some others just can't."
"That's O.K. I know that Jesus has all children with Him. He watches them all. He will give some to people now and others will get them in Heaven."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pills or Vitamins?

Living up to his name, Salvatore really is his sister's savior. He is always looking out for her and seeing the bright side of her actions and antics. The other morning, after what I can best describe as "surviving Hurricane Valentina", we were finally on our way out the door. I was exhausted and it was 10 a.m. I was talking to Suzanne and vented that Valentina was "being a pill" which Salvatore interrupted, "No, mama...she is more like a vitamin."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Lula would be 21 today.

Remember the chocolate filled churros we loved from Coyocan?
San Juan Teotihuacan.
My husband's great family.
You kissing Chac Mool.
Remember when you convinced me to sit on these steps for a picture and the second my butt touched the stair, that crazy alarm went off and I had to explain myself in Spanish because you were laughing too hard to even help me?

Pumas!!!!! Goya goya!!
Remember how we pulled each other around that ice skating rink a million times? Knowing now, I would have never let go.

Walking around in downtown DF.
Inside the palace.
That week we spent in Acapulco. You and I sharing a jet ski. Searching for a birthday cake for mama in the pouring rain. Swimming all day and dancing all night.
When you wore all of my clothes and you styled my hair and make-up.
You took this picture that first night in Acapulco.
Your childhood home. Door always open for you...we love you and miss you very very much.

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Where's the _________?"

If I had a nickel for every time that I asked myself this question, I could retire.

Where are my car keys? She threw them in the clothes hamper.

Where's the remote? I've found it in the bathroom, her shoe bin, and INSIDE the fridge. Scary.

Where are the oven mitts? Under the couch.

Where did she put her empty bottle? Floating in Benedict's water dish.

Where's the toothpaste? Sock and underwear drawer.

Where's my missing shoe? (As I am running late to work....) Found it in the trash can.

I also found a $20 bill, that she took from David's wallet, in the bread basket in the kitchen.

Oh, and she likes to throw the place mats into the bath tub.

How I find all of this stuff is quite unbelievable, but I have learned to look for all things at her eye level. And in the most outlandish places.

To date, we are still missing two other remote controls, one of my shoes, and about 6 pairs of socks for Salvatore. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these items, please call 1-800-MOM-QUITS.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Salvatore Segmenting

Salvatore has a great memory and he loves to mimic. Because of these gifts, he is able to learn and apply things at an incredible rate. I take no credit for his intelligence. He is super smart all on his own because he listens and pays attention. He is a visual and kinesthetic learner, just like me!