Snow in South Texas!

This morning we woke to a lovely surprise… it was snowing! In South Texas! I think this is only like the third time in recorded history this has happened! The kids built a snowman before school and I took a few pictures before heading to work. Now, at lunchtime, it is STILL snowing! Unbelievable!

Thanksgiving Weekend

On Thanksgiving day we lounged around the house and made a ThanksVegan fest. We had sweet potato red lentil curry soup to start, stuffed acorn squash as the main course, and sweet apple pie for dessert. The next morning we woke up and drove to San Antonio to complete our annual tradition- riding on the train at Breckenridge Park. Both my father and I spent our childhood Thanksgiving weekends riding the train, so it’s cool to see my kids enjoying the tradition. We also watched the lighting of the Christmas Tree in downtown San Antonio, as well as the Riverwalk parade. The grommies had a blast and it was nice to spend some time with my dad.

Ariela Selah: 3 Months

Ariela Selah,

You’re now three months old and leaving the sleepy newborn stage behind. You finally have some little rolls in your thighs and your cheeks are so plump and kissable- all on mama’s milk! I’ve managed to [barely] keep up my pumping supply while I’m at work while cherishing the time I have to nurse you at home. You’re starting to figure out the big world around you. You look all around with your big blue eyes, smiling at things you find amusing. You love watching and listening to your big sister and brother the most. It seems like you want to be part of their conversation and play. Sometimes you even laugh in delight. It’s the sweetest little sound. You’re just learning to use your hands to grab things. You stare at your feet sometimes too. You love taking baths, especially in the big bath. We’ve started helping you float and get used to being in the water again. You still sleep with mama and papa, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. This month you went on a little road trip to San Antonio for your first ride on the train at Brackenridge Park. You also went on a few boat rides and many trips to the beach. You’re a super chill baby and we are very grateful. Thank you for being ours!

Love,
Mama

Weekend Vibes

It was a busy weekend for our little family. On Saturday the kids’ school had a luau fundraiser and Eva and Damian performed for us on stage. It was so adorable! Sunday we woke up eaaarly (thanks, time change) and did some fishing. Damo reeled in his first fish and as soon as we caught one big enough for dinner we went in. It was delicious!