Dear Pia and Rafa,
I'm writing to you on a 12 hour plane ride from Europe back home. I'll share this lovely holiday your Papa and I had soon, but it's been ages since I've blogged and your world keeps spinning, so I thought this a good time to catch us all up. It's been 10 days without you, so forgive me if this next overdue update is a bit on the sappy side.
The weather in Miami has officially turned to summer. The days are long and at times unbearably hot. The change of the seasons means different things to each of us:
To Pia, it means the pool is finally back in session and afternoons are spent soaking wet.
To Papa, it means mosquitos are back and the doors remain closed
To Me, it gives a sense of excitement for lazy summer mornings and beach days
To Rafa, it doesn't bloody mean anything, life resumes it's generally happy pace in the backyard... And my God we love him for that.
Pia, your school year is nearly through and we have loved receiving all the beautiful art you make with your teachers. We decided to make something of all the artwork and so framed them for our stairs. You are proud, but never as proud as us.
Meanwhile, your drawings have carried on, and the weekend of Mothers Day, when asked to draw something for Sanny, you drew a garden, with corn and tomatoes.
And for Opa's Birthday, a portrait of OpaGigi with their Mathias grand abides:
Movie Bucket nights are on full force, and even Rafa got a bit of Prince Charming training.
Rafa, you have gone through a bit of a transition on your naps. They are not always very easy to come by -- especially because they usually fall right in the middle of the school run. We mostly manage to hold you off until after we get home, but it doesn't always work. Here's proof of a day we tried to bike home, but you were so overtired we walked most of the 1,5miles until I gave up and you napped on my chest in a park bench. The good news is that even your angry face is adorable, and what's more is that you always know how to make it right. A cuddle will always win me over and you make an amazing cuddle puddle....even when they're on a park bench.
We had play dates with some friends all over the place, but probably everyone's favourite is the Children's Museum. It's usually a bit manic when we add a friend in the mix, but more friends and we just embrace the chaos. Like how this veterinary clinic will never quite be the same...