Friday, December 16, 2011
By now you know how much I love Sam's little school, LIVE. Well, today was Sam's last day of school (he will start again on January 12th). And I got a big surprise...they gave me a photo CD of Sam in action at school. I thought the photo CD would be of general photos of the class, but the teachers at LIVE made a personal CD for each child with photos of Sam doing all his fun activities at school.
It is 2:15 pm and the taxi is coming to pick us up at home at 5 pm. The kids are almost dressed and we are almost packed, but I had to take 5 minutes to update our blog and say how freaking excited I am to go to Miami this time. I feel like we are way overdue for a Cuban Family Christmas and to make it even more special our best friends from Mozambique are spending the holidays with us in Miami.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
For a whole week poor Luka has been home sick with some type of really bad flu. The little guy has had fever, vomitting, coughing and just a general state of "ick." But event sick days call for some Christmas activities. During the moments he felt up to it he made these Christmas posters. I love the coloring page with Santa...doesn't he have great penmanship!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 09, 2011
I received this story via email from my aunt and I thought it was a good story to post during this holiday season. It made me think of my sister and father and all the nice things they do for people they don't know or meet on the street. Everytime I see someone asking for money or food I always think, Moqui or Papi would help so I should too.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
As most of you know my sister Monica and I walked our first 3-day walk this past September. It was an experience we will never forget and one that we will repeat as long as we can & are able to. We have already signed up for our walk next year in Tampa for 2012!
This holiday season I ask you to think about making a donation to our cause. This year we raised over $5,000 USD, but in 2012 I want to raise double that amount. Recently this cause has hit close to home and we are more motivated than ever to kick breast cancer’s butt. I hope you can help me with the fight. No donation is too small…give a dollar, give $5, give BIG…whatever you donate will be greatly appreciated and let me tell you we thought about everyone that helped us out this year when we walked those 60 miles!
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Thank you & Happy Holidays!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Friday, December 02, 2011
Yesterday I had my first Parent Teacher Conference for Sammy. As always I was nervous, but this time I think it was warranted. Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about Sammy pushing a girl at school. Lately Sam has all this energy and he is just bursting to let it all out. So when he wants to hug you, kiss you or just show affection he does it with a lot of force. The boy is like Bam Bam and he doesn't know his own strength!
Thursday, December 01, 2011
My friend Bianca has a beautiful blog where she documents the adventures of her son Santiago and her love of cupcakes. I mean who doesn't love cupcakes, right! But today she wrote a beautiful post on Luka's Adoption Day. Thanks for including us Bianca!
Luka preparing at Dutch school for the arrival of Sinterklaas...I still have mixed feelings about this Dutch holiday, but Luka loves it and has a great time preparing for it. We have a Sinterklaas Party this Saturday so I will tell you more about this interesting holiday later...