Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My parents' friends sent Patrick a typical Cuban "guayabera" outfit.  This morning, we tried it on to make sure it fit.

It's incredible!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Celebration

This year, I am thankful for an amazing son, a wonderful husband, and great parents and in-laws.  I am so lucky to have food for my family, clothes on my back, and shelter from the cold.  In these tough economical times, I am truly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Our turkey.  Smaller this year, but a smaller crowd to feed.

Table - we're ready to go!

White meat

Stuffing muffins, made with love b my MIL

Dark meat

Sweet potatoes and bacon wrapped green beans

Obligatory mashed potatoes

Abu, Nana, Aba, and Patrick

Mikey is working, so I prepared a plate for him to freeze and heat up when he gets back.

The boy with dessert.  Because we had cupcakes (among other things) he was convinced it was a birthday party.  We had to sing.

Then we had to sing again.

 And yet, again.
After singing to everyone in the family, he finally ate his cupcake.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Although Thanksgiving is actually tomorrow, we've been preparing since early this week.  Today, Patrick had his Thanksgiving celebration at school.  I think he enjoyed it.

A few days before, Patrick helps prepare the turkey.

Then, he thinks better of it and directs us on what to do.

School party

He introduced us to all his friends.

I love this long table - the kids are so well-behaved.

Thankful turkey - all the kids said what they are thankful for.

Naturally, Patrick is thankful for his Nana.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Driving along a road near my house.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The First of Many, I'm Sure

Today, when I picked Patrick up from school, his teacher told me he'd had a hard time keeping his hands to himself.  As a matter of fact, he was sent to time-out TWICE.  Having never been there, he wasn't sure what was going on.

Later, I asked him if he was hitting his friends.  He denied it.  But still, throughout dinner and bedtime, I reiterated that he shouldn't hit his friends.

I feel so ashamed.  I'm trying to keep my head clear about this, but I have no idea how to react.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vacation 2010 - A Photo Journal

Nine days.  Four cities.  One cruise.  Mickey.  Barbie.  Woody.  Cookies.  Swimming.  Sliding.  Dancing.  Jumping.  Clapping.  

It was a good vacation.