Monday, March 30, 2015

Other March Moments

Jake has always preferred that I read him stories and he gets really upset when I point out a word that I know he knows and ask him to tell me what it says.  He hates it.  "Just read the story, Mom!!!"  He has shown zero interest (unlike his brother and sister who were begging me to teach them how to read).  One evening, he picked up Danny and the Dinosaur right as I was putting dinner on the table, and proceeded to read the entire book out loud to himself.  I was in total shock and disbelief!!!  I let dinner get cold and I didn't even care.  I wanted to hear all of those wonderful words coming out of his mouth!  So proud of you, Jake!  I knew and you knew you knew how to read.  You just weren't ready to let the world in on your surprise!
We always JUMP at the chance to head to the movies when there is one that is in English that the kids can watch.  Almost every single kid movie doesn't make it to Chile with subtitles.  They are always dubbed over.  So we rarely go.  But Cinderella came out and we ran to see it.  Deluxe style of course, with the seats that recline fully and the waiters who bring you everything from the normal popcorn and drinks, to ice cream sundaes, and chicken wings if you'd prefer!  We are going to miss that for sure!!!
A perfect park day.  I love afternoons like this.  

Someone got his own private lesson by default!  
Instructor was super impressed at his flexibility.  So was I!!!!
He LOVES Taekwondo.  Can't get enough.

Just wanted to capture this morning when we went to school.  First of all it's insanely dark every morning because Chile decided not to do Daylight Savings anymore.  I feel like every morning it's like 3AM it's so dang dark.  This particular morning, there was one of the biggest thunder/lightning/rain storms I have ever seen.  And it happened to hit exactly during drop off.  We all got out of the car and tried our best to stay under the umbrellas, but the umbrellas were malfunctioning do to the wind.  As the thunder cracked right above our heads, our shoes fell into rivers of water as we raced to the safety of the overhangs and finally the doors of the classrooms.  We were COMPLETELY soaked from head to toe.  To the point where all kids removed their socks and shoes to dry during class time!!!   The soccer field above was a complete lake.  I was muttering under my breath the entire time, "This is when homeschooling is just the best. We should NOT be out in this!!!"  Haha!  There are perks and negatives to everything.  It was just WILD!  

Arts in Action.  The kids were supposed to come dressed up in crazy hats for the big celebration.

At Arts in Action
Apparently Jake's sombrero was a little large and blocking everyone's view, so he opted for the blue wig.

Santi, Isla and Jake
Regina, Kate and Olga and Mr. John looking like he has had enough of all of the noise.  Hahaha!

Lots of little Bunnies at Goldfish!

Getting ready for Easter :)  I seriously love his face. 

I had to put this picture in because I want to talk about this outfit Luke is wearing.  Every day it's the same thing.  I dress him for jardin and immediately when he comes home, he says he needs to change.  And every day he dons the EXACT SAME CLOTHES.  The Brazil futbol jersey and those shorts with the red flip flops.  Every day.  

On our way to pick up Jake and Kate at school.  
This bunny is fast!

And this dude knows how to chill.  
Apparently the blue hair made it's way home.  It's a good look. 
Because this can happen in the two seconds I leave to go get towels for the boys.  I told them to get in the bath and when I returned, I surprised Luke and Luke surprised me!  This just kills me.

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