Sunday, May 29, 2016

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS


MATIAS' FIRST TIME GETTING A PIGGY RIDE 

HE LOOKED SO MUCH BIGGER WITH HIS OVERALLS 

MY SMILEY BOY :)



We only have a week left in KL until our trip to the states. I am so excited for my brother's wedding, since I will get to see friends and family that I haven't seen in years. In Chile, we have a tradition that the first dance of the bride and groom is a waltz. After the couple has danced alone for a few minutes, the parents of the bride and groom join them, and later the siblings. So, Gavin and I will be dancing in front of 120 people (no pressure at all). I know the main focus will be on the happy couple, but despite that I don't want to be the funny couple that can't move graciously through the dance floor.
This last weekend in KL, we did some errands that we needed to do before leaving. I get a little anxious to know the long flight that is ahead of us (only 30 hours), but Gavin is always looking the bright side of things and telling me it will be fine. So this weekend we just enjoyed yummy lunches with friends, took some naps, and enjoyed the present moment. Most of it, I tried to think how lucky I am to get to travel to visit my family, and that everything will be just fine, because it all ready is. My family, Gavin and Matias, they just make my life feel so much better and complete.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, and happy Memorial Day to my friends in the USA.

XO

Read

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

READING WITH PAPA







Some weekends ago, I got a Facebook invite from the German association here in KL for a flea market that they organized. A lot of people on the expat groups like to sell their used items to other expats either for reasons of relocation or just to clean their house. I was a little hesitant to go to this market, but I am so glad a did, because I found a box filled with German books for toddlers and kids. If you have been following me for a while, you should know that I love reading books, especially to Matias. We have Spanish and English books at home, but we didn't have German books for Matias. Everyday we read to him at least two books. I read the Spanish ones, and Gavin the English ones. And now, Gavin can read to him German books as well. I am a firm believer that the more languages you expose children at a young age, the better their brains will develop and it will be easier for them to actually speak multiple languages later. Also, I do want Matias to speak my mother tongue, Spanish, and German, in addition to English.
These photos were taken the other day when Papa and his son enjoyed some time together. Gavin always reads to him in Matias' play area, and Matias always pays his full attention to his Papa and the book. Except, when he sees me taking pictures of them both, hehe.

xo

Weekend

Monday, May 23, 2016

BUSY DAY


MY BOYS ^^








What a lovely long weekend we had. We celebrated Matias turning 4 months old on Friday. Fortunately, Friday was a public holiday in Malaysia, so Gavin could spend some quality time at home with us.
Saturday we left home earlier than usual for our weekly grocery shopping, picked up art that Matias got as a present (will post on that later), and spent some time searching for some presents for our trip to the USA.
On Sunday, we had a Latin Festival to attend. Last year we went, but it was so crowded and hot that it wasn't so appealing to go this time. Luckily, this year was a little more organized than the year before. They had more room for dining and tables with free space to just eat and relax with the baby. We ate some yummy food like a├žai bowl from Brazil, chicken fajitas from Mexico, and arepas from Venezuela. Afterwards, we went to the pool to cool down our bodies after the days' heat in Malaysia. Matias was definitely very tired at the end of the day, since he went to bed at 8:30 pm, and only woke up around 2 am for food.
I hope your weekend was great!

xo