Monday, June 07, 2010

walking towards the rain

I didn't walk one time last week. That wicked cold of mine just wouldn't leave me alone and go away.

Today is actually the first day that I don't have to run to blow my nose or cough where it sounds like my lungs are going to bust out of my body.

The forecast calls for a thunderstorm here in Jalos today. And, it is much welcomed if it does come. The last few days it has felt hot here. The house has just been trapping the hot air inside.

Since I feel better today I wanted to get back into my routine of walking. I sort of missed doing it.

Today was a really nice walk. Right before I got ready to leave the sun was shinning brightly and I assumed I will be sweating a few minutes into the walk. Well, I was right.

But, I was walking towards this.


(This picture has not been edited. I downloaded it straight from my iphone.)

I kept thinking I should turn back, but decided to go for it. I did chicken out a little bit before my normal turn around point. Even so, the wind started up and the breeze was so wonderful!

I made it back with just a few drops falling on me. Other that the wind throwing dust in my eyes, it was a very pleasant walk.

loud mouths

The last two nights this has been happening right outside our bedroom window. They come around 8:30 pm and make a raucous until a little after 9 pm.

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They almost sound like a bunch of monkeys. Annoying!

Friday, June 04, 2010

hello again

I have been absent for a while now. The past week (and currently) I have been sick. I am ready to get over it but for some reason it wants to stick around.

In the middle of being sick Jorge ends up bringing home a puppy.



Yes, such a cute face, but can't get around being a puppy! I am not a fan of puppies. They are just such a pain to deal with. So, that lasted 24 hours and then I had the dog pack up his things and get out of dodge.

I have been battling with Bella lately. I have heard from a few people (and read a few places) that this is an age thing. Let me tell you I hope that is true. Some days around here are just horrible. We fight non-stop. I try to practice being calm and trying different approaches with her. But, it is easier said than done. So, we keep going, try to find a balance and cross our fingers that this too will pass.

Emily, on the other hand, is easier to deal with. My issue with her lately is her lack of listening. Or, her perfected ignoring techniques. Other than that, she is just so funny.

Here is a video of her demonstrating how to take off a shirt. Usually when I ask them to take off their clothes and put them in the dirty clothes hamper I don't watch. I am usually getting their bath water ready or some other small daily task. This was really the first time I saw her do this and I asked her to do it on the video camera and as you will see, she cooperated nicely. (oh, and enjoy my sexy voice from being sick)

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And, those of you with more than one child will probably agree with me that the second (and third and so on, I assume) always pick up things more quickly than the first. This little video shows that she has learned her alphabet way earlier than Bella did. That is the benefit of them having an older sibling to mimic.

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We have been enjoying the pool. Once we put it out back on the patio it was cloudy most days. Which here without that lovely humidity, it is a much cooler temp without the sun. But, after a week or so of that, the sun is back out, full force! And, we have been using the pool a lot. And, even though I felt like I was going to pass out blowing it up, I am glad we bought the big pool. It is nice that we can all get in it and enjoy cooling off.

One day we had a little friend join us for a few laps in the pool...

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I am going to go and blow my nose for the one millionth time. Hope everyone has a great weekend!