Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pool time

Most of our days are spent swimming in the pool! We had a fiesta with several of our Venezuelan friends, made some pizza, did some cannonballs:

The whole day looked like it would rain but it never did:

Maya wants to be as big as everyone else, and thinks she is 5. She cannot swim however, and Tonio has pulled her out of the pool once when she slipped underwater. Tonio was right there in the pool when it happened, and Vivi saw her too and was screaming "Maya's under the water." After recovering from my heart attack and aging about 10 years, I frequently just hold Maya in the pool now even though she likes to play on the stairs. My baby!!!

Vivi loves to be a little mama and really takes care of her little sister. Maya completely adores and looks up to Vivi and wants to do everything she says. This can be dangerous sometimes:). Vivi's influence on Maya is incredible, and each one knows how to make the other mad: one time Maya was crying huge crocodile tears, and I finally found out what was wrong: "Vivi say I no princess!" All Vivi had to do was say "OK Maya, you're a princess" and the tears magically stopped. I am humming the "Sisters" song from Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" (Sisters, Sisters, there were never more devoted sisters."

No comments: