Papi’s dinner

July 30, 2014
Papi's dinner tonight was way nicer than ours.

Papi’s dinner tonight was way nicer than ours.

He got all the meat whilst we got one of Mum's overly-nutritious concoctions.

He got all the leftover ribs whilst we got one of Mum’s overly-nutritious concoctions.

Well we rectified that situation, didn't we?

Well we rectified that situation, didn’t we?

It’s not working, mama… but I have an idea!

July 29, 2014
We were trying to Skype Papi tonight but the connection between Houston and Bogota wasn't working.

We were trying to Skype Papi tonight but the connection between Houston and Bogotá wasn’t working.

But that's okay.  I ran to the playroom to grab my cell for a bit of FaceTime instead.

No worries, I had a solution! I ran to the playroom to grab my cell for a bit of FaceTime instead.

I’m trying!

July 28, 2014

Ana in bounce house 1

Me:  Mom, Papi said when he was away I was allowed to sleep on his side of the bed.

Mum:  Good try Ana.  Back to bed please.

*    *     *

Me: Mom, what’s for dinner?

Mum:  I’m not sure.  I’m just working that out now.

Me:  Rafa wants mac and cheese.

Mum: Is that right?  And what do you want?

Me:  I’m happy to have what Rafa wants.

Mum:  Good try.  We’re having chicken and veggies.

*   *   *

Mum:  Kids!  Can you please just give me two seconds to finish this then I’ll read you a story

Me:  Hey!  I’ve got an idea.  Why don’t you give us the iPad then we’ll be out of your way?

Mum:  Good try, Ana.

*    *     *

Mum:  Ana Lucia!  How many times do I have to ask you?

Me:  I think 20 times.

Sunday morning charades

July 27, 2014

Can you guess what we are before Mum and Papi guess?

We love a good festival

July 26, 2014

What’s not to love about face painting, rides, choo-choo trains, games, bouncy castles and water tunnels?

I was quite specific about getting a ninja turtle face painting but the bandana had to be purple.

I was quite specific about getting a ninja turtle picture but the bandana had to be purple.

Rafa wanted a spider.

Rafa was just as clear about wanting a spider.

We both had our eye on the red airplane.

We both had our eye on the red airplane.

and there was room for us both.

and fortunately there was room for two.

We also rode merry-go-round ponies.

We rode merry-go-round ponies.

and the train.

and the train.

The bounce house was like a jungle.

The bounce house was like a jungle.

and we worked up a sweat.

complete with a resident monkey in a red T-shirt.

Time to cool off.

Time to cool off.

Wahooooo!

Wahooooo!

Having a ball

July 25, 2014

ball pit

Another Thursday night indoor game

July 24, 2014

Rugby and snakes

July 23, 2014
I my All Blacks gear with my snake for show and tell.

In my All Blacks gear with my snake for show and tell.

Shaving cream

July 22, 2014
Is for making patterns!  (Fortunately for Mum, at the office)

Is for art! (Fortunately for Mum, at the office)

There’s a bug in the house

July 21, 2014

There was a little bug buzzing around our breakfast this morning, annoying us all.  But I had an idea.  Leaving my breakfast half eaten I ran off to the play room, returning moments later…

"I'll sword the bug", I said.

“I’ll sword the bug”, I announced.

But then I lost it and had to ask Ana, "We'd it go?"

But then I lost it and had to ask Ana, “We’d it go?”

Heee yaaaa!  I think I got it.

Heee yaaaa! Ridding the house of annoying bugs since 2014.

By Rafa.


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