Monday, March 15, 2010

Mexican Monday

Hola! Welcome to Mexican Monday! Recently, the kids and I have started a tradition of eating Mexican food on Mondays. All of us love Mexican cuisine and can eat it a couple of times a week. Eric, on the other hand, can tolerate it about every other week. So, since the kids and I are on our own during the week, we're taking advantage of it. I like to mix it up when I hit the Mexican joints around here. I like to try different dishes but the kids stick to their usual: beef tacos for B and shrimp quesadilla for C.

One of the funniest things about our Mexican Mondays is watching C as he practices his Spanish on the waiters. He knows the usual - hello, thank you, you're welcome. But, he likes to make up words and try them out on the waiters. All of the waiters/waitresses are good-natured and get a kick out of a five-year-old testing out his Spanish accent. C likes to ask me how to say certain words in Spanish. Since I know little to no Spanish, I just make up pronunciations by adding an "o" to the end of the word or an "El" at the beginning. I'm hoping that one day one or both of the kids will take Spanish and be able to teach old Mom a few words. The high school and college French I took doesn't come in very handy here in Georgia.

Until next time, adios amigos!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Spring forward...

Spring is just around the corner and we are beginning to see signs of it here in southeast Georgia. This weekend hasn't proven to be as beautiful as last weekend. It's been windy and rainy. Last weekend, we burned our grass to make it greener this summer. I love the smell of the burned grass. The rain this week has pretty much washed away the char from the blades.

The children have been busy with spring activities at school. B had a space themed song and dance festival at school last week. His class did a cute routine with batons and ribbons called Rockin' Robot. As much as he dreaded the performance, he had a good time. He told me afterwards that he was very nervous and had tried his best. He did a great job! St. Patrick's Day is Wednesday and the Pre-K will have its annual shoebox parade on Tuesday. C and I got his "float" ready last week. We went with a pot o' gold theme. He was very excited about working on the float and added some of the coins from his cash register. He finished it off by finding of photo of himself and sticking it on the float so that everyone would know it was his. It should be fun to watch.