Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tamale Time!!

Back in December we had our annual tamale making festival. Here is how it ALWAYS goes....we are very enthusiastic at first and by the middle of the night we are tamaled out and ready for it to be over. Sadly, we still have tons of stuff to clean, tons to put away and have spent the night gorging ourselves on tamales (which is delicious and nauseating at the same time). Larry's favorite part is instructing us on how to make the perfect tamale. I always make mine too big because I have no patience and want it to be over. The girls usually make a few and then wander away to do something fun while Larry and I are stuck for hours spreading masa on cornhusks. I LOVE tamales but....I am so glad we only do it once a year, it is exhausting!

San Jacinto is so SMRT

Melanie and I were recently leaving one of our favorite parks and as we were driving away I noticed something amiss about the street sign. I slammed on my brakes and got out of the car so I could take this picture. It made me laugh and also made me a little sad inside. Good ol' San Jacinto.

Bubble Blowing

Kailah has desperately been trying to teach her little sister the art of bubblegum blowing. They are constantly asking for bubblegum and just when I thought I couldn't take it anymore...I heard hysterical laughter coming from upstairs and found Melanie with a perfect, giant bubble!! Of course it popped before I got a picture but this is her reenactment:

And of course Kailah the Teacher wanted to show off her skills too:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

Happy Easter!!!!

We had a wonderful Easter with Larry's family. We ate ham and tried to pretend that 7.2 earthquakes don't frighten us. Melanie was the most unconcerned about the rockin' and rollin', she just wanted to know if we would ever have our easter egg hunt. Poor Kailah was scared out of her mind and was convinced there would be another one any minute. The girls wore their lovely dresses given to them by their Grandma Ruiz, Melanie asked everyday for a week if it was EVER going to be easter because she loves wearing pretty dresses so much. On Saturday Melanie woke up and said to me "Tomorrow is the day Jesus was resurrected". I was very proud of her! Anyway, we have the Bradshaw Family Easter coming up on Sunday, it should be fun!!