Friday, September 14, 2007

My Big Boys

This blog for me is similar to Dumbledore’s pensieve, I use it to store my memories (not a Harry Potter fan? what's wrong with you?). Every now and then, I feel sad that I can’t remember exactly what it was like when Margarita and Julio were under feet. So, with that said here are two quick memories I want to keep:

Julio (6 years old):

The move from Mexico to Brazil has been kindest to Julio; he is so happy here. In Mexico every morning I had to wake him up and dress him most days, usually while he was still laying in bed with his eyes closed.

Things are significantly different here in Brazil. He now has afterschool activities-basketball twice a week and soccer twice a week. Because of these beloved activities:

1) I no longer have to wake him up-today he got up at 5:30 (an hour earlier than he needs to),

2) I don’t have to dress him either; here’s how he went to bed last night:

Juan Carlos (4 years old)

This kid is in a sweetheart phase. He is very into his daily routines. Each day when I take him to school, as I am leaving, he gives me a big kiss on the cheek and wraps his little skinny arms around my neck and squeezes as hard as he can. Then , as I walk off of the school grounds, even though he is now surrounded by his little friends, he will look over his shoulder and yell, “Mommy, I love you!!!”

It melts my heart.


Super Happy Girl said...

You are right, the blog IS like the Pensive ;)
I love the sweetheart phase, bestest phase ever!

Julio looks so big BTW.

nikko said...

Julio is such a big boy! That picture cracks me up. We have soccer today, I'll be thinking of Julio. :o)

Special K ~Toni said...

Sweet memories!

Janice said...

Love children stories! When toothsome #1 was in 1st grade and would walk to the bus stop in the morning, we would holler, "I LOVE YOU!" until he got to the bus stop. It would bounce off the houses and echo. I LOVED IT!

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad Julio is liking Brazil. He must really be enjoying soccer. :-)

Thank you for reminding me that 4 year olds ARE in a fun, loving stage...I was going to post about my 4 year old driving me nuts, but now I can't. It's a great feeling when our kids express their love for us around their friends, isn't it?!

utmommy said...

My blog is my pensieve too!

Glad things are working out in Brazil!

Code Yellow Mom said...

oooooohhhhh. So precious. Way to document the moments - they really do fly, don't they?

P.S. every time I clean up a boy mess, i like to say, "Mischief Managed." makes me feel good. :)