Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The kids had a great time. They collected 13lbs of candy, as Dan Lela and I watched them Trick or Treat from the sidewalk. Our thoughts going back to previous years when we had to be right next to the girls so they wouldn't run into people's houses. We've come a long way. I'm so proud of my little girls.
Ethan was so proud because everyone recognized Sonic. The girls looked beautiful, and were a big hit with the teenagers, who knew exactly who they were. The best costume of the night, announced by several people was Dan, who was mistaken for cheese by some adults, but the kids, they all knew who he was, specially when Pinky was standing next to him.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month

The girls had to dress up for school as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Bianca picked Brazil because she wanted to dress like the Carnival. Fiona didn't get to choose because we already had a dress that looked Spanish. They wore their costumes all day, at school and we went to the pumpkin patch that afternoon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


One of my favorite pictures

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


iloca (34) by sef21
iloca (34), a photo by sef21 on Flickr.

memories I don't remember...
I'm uploading lots of pictures to flickr :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Skip Stones

Monday, March 14, 2011

Field Day

Field Day by sef21
Field Day a photo by sef21 on Flickr.

The girls running the hurtles. They had them compete against each other. They had a great time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Birthday, Bounce House, Swings, Cake, and Friends

Friday, March 4, 2011


They had to work for this all week. No yelling and no fighting in the car to and from school...

They really should advertise this as an "outside toy".

Friday, February 25, 2011

Silly Fifi

Silly Fifi
Originally uploaded by sef21
She saw mommy and daddy kiss. Her eyes lit up and she said: "Mommy and Daddy happily ever after?". Yes my love.


Originally uploaded by sef21
There was an open house at the school on Wednesday. When the parents walked into her classroom to observe, Bianca looked up and said "Hello beautiful people". That's my girl

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Littles

Park with Nan and Grandpa
Originally uploaded by sef21

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now That We are Back

Originally uploaded by sef21
We had a very busy holiday season, and things are finally getting back to normal, or, as normal as this little family can get.
We had a lovely Christmas at Nan and Grandpa's even with all of us getting sick. We do like to spend time with family, and we are grateful that we have been able to do so. It does seem that all this traveling, and being away from home really takes a toll on my little ones, and although we wish things were easier while we are on vacation, the girls really do have a harder time connecting. Perhaps its the craziness going on around them, with so many people in the house that leaves them a little out of the loop. Maybe its their mama getting sick and Daddy being so tired from the constant attention they require, making sure that they don't get into too much trouble. Maybe they just miss home. I suppose its all of this and perhaps more.
I do believe that even with their issues, they do know what is going on. They may not show it, but they do feel everything that is going on around them. They know that when they are at Nan and Grandpa's they are loved.
I know this because now that we are back, and they are more "here", they talk about everyone. Nan, Grandpa, the tias, and their little cousin. They remember everybody, and they mention at least one person every day. They may not tell us directly, but they know us. They may not be able to express themselves in a typical way, but they do show through their ramblings, and spontaneous "Christmas at Nan and Grandpa in December" that they experienced everything in their own way. Their world comes together in a very different way and at a different rate, but I'm sure, that as they get older, and they are able to express themselves in a way that we can understand, they will tell us all about what they saw and heard and felt, when they were little. We will all be in their memories and hearts.