3.03.2015

marzo - march

El ultimo fin de semana pasado, el sabado para ser mas precisa, salimos a caminar. A pesar que aun casi todo esta cubierto de nieve y aun hace frio, el dia estuvo lindo. Salio el sol y el frio estaba tolerable una vez que nos enfundamos en casacas, gorros, bufandas, botas y hasta doble pantalon. Salir a caminar es una de nuestras actividades favoritas como familia y la verdad que se sintio super bien. Salir, respirar aire fresco, estar activos. Los chicos lo disfrutaron y al regreso a casa estuvieron de muy buen humor. Necesitaban ese poquito de aire y sol. Yo lo necesitaba. Y es que desde que regresamos de Peru hemos tenido tormenta tras tormenta, nieve y mas nieve, frio y mas frío. Y aunque hemos tratado de divertirnos con la nieve, "enough is enough" como dicen acá.

Por eso ese día fue alimento para nuestras almas. Fuimos felices hundiendo nuestras botas en los varios centímetros de nieve acumulada, dejando nuestras huellas en el camino, sintiendo los poquitos rayos solares en nuestros rostros. Regresamos a casa renovados, con nuevas energías. Regresamos felices porque fue una pequeña muestra de lo que viene, la Primavera. . Y si, ya se que uno no deberia andar pensando en el futuro, o anorando otra estacion o etapa. Vivir el presente, estar presente, de eso se trata la vida. Lo se, pero por alguna razon este invierno se esta haciendo interminable.

Y claro porque la vida es asi y como si la naturelza supiera lo que estabamos pensando {ya se acaba el invierno yeee!} al dia siguiente de nuestra gloriosa caminata, tuvimos mas nieve. Hoy mas nieve y problamente el resto de la semana mucha mas. Ok, ya entendimos Invierno, aun no te vas.

Pero bueno, empezo un nuevo mes y esta vez lo empezamos un poco mas organizados. Ya veo que sera un mes ocupado y divertido. Tenemos algunos eventos y compromisos importantes, celebramos Semana Santa {aca se celebra el dia Domingo}y debemos empezar a prepararnos para recibir visitas en los proximos meses. Estamos super felices por eso. Y eso nos da la motivacion suficente para emprender nuestros proyectos en la casa ya!

Y aunque no quieras Invierno, para fin de este mes, ya te habras ido. Y lo siento, pero eso me hace muy feliz! Que llegue la Primavera!




{images via Smashing Magazine}

2.23.2015

{winter fun} winter days


Since G and I got back to New York,  exactly a month ago, almost every weekend after weekend {3 out of 4} we'd  had snow storms. Definitely not what I expected, since I believed that being away all January was going to be enough to avoid the snow back home. But we tried to make the best of those snowed in days with a few visits to a local school with the best hills for some sledding fun.

The problem? I don't like snow. I mean, I like to watch it come down from inside my home, but that's it. Where I grew up we don't have snow so I'm not used to it. And even after 10 years of living here I still don't like it. I can tolerate Winter and I definitely appreciate the magic of a white Christmas {back home we have Christmas during Summer} but I declare myself definitely a Summer person.

My kids? Well, L loves snow. Loves it. He could have frozen toes and fingers and still be outside playing. G not so much, at least for the first years. For the past two winters he was not very fond of snow. So I had the perfect excuse to stay in with him while M and L went outside to freeze themselves and get all wet.

This year was different. M took the boys out sledding on the first snowed in weekend. And when they came back G announced his new found love for the white thing...that meant I have to go out in the snow, too.  Well, I didn't have but I wanted to. I wanted to share the experience with them {at least one time}. The four of us went sledding and it was so much fun! At least for the first hour or so. I shared a little video here.

We also spent some days playing in our backyard. G made snow angels and we built his first "official" snowman. He loved it. He loves snow now.

The first times were great but after a while I think they both have started to lose interest and the novelty of a winter wonderland had started to wear off. The other day after we came back from G's preschool I asked them if they wanted to go out to play in the snow, they both said yes but after just 10-15 minutes they were done. And I can't blame them. Yes, we should enjoy each season but really, I'm sick and tired of this cold weather. Can't wait for Spring to come! 

2.10.2015

{printables} simple be mine-craft valentine cards

minecraft school valentines printable 1
My 10 year-old still likes to play Minecraft {the popular block-building game} so I designed this Minecraft Valentine cards for him to share with his classmates, who I'm sure like the game as well.