We met another little fellow at the park, Joaquin, with a head-full of curls. He was a super-friendly two-year-old, and he tore his pants (and his other little pair of pants under the top pair) on the same slide. It actually happened under my watch. A watch I totally didn't agree to or even get heads up on. His abuelo suddenly started jogging away and shouted "el coche está solo! (the stroller's by itself)" So I was left with 3 toddlers at the semi-dangerous climbing structure with the clothes-ripping slide. The entire time, at least one of the three toddlers was attempting to wander off, and the other 2 climbers/sliders would always be at different stages of climbing/sliding. Yeah, thanks. We're lucky we only had ripped pants to deal with. I think next time I'll bring a hammer and smash down anything that looks slightly pants-threatening.
The "etc" part is just a couple of other pictures. Bran wore a tie for the first time to church! How handsome is my little man?? It's a rhetorical question, but feel free to answer.
And bed-head. Our heater has been crazy. We got back from the States and I seriously almost froze the entire first day and night back. Seriously. The babes got the extra space heater. I almost slept on their floor. THEN it got all warmed up and we were roasting! It wouldn't cool down! grumble, grumble... Now it seems to have been fixed, after a mere hour of working on it by some heater guy, who was really nice. I do fine talking to those fellas in Spanish until they start to do "technical talk" in español. Then I'm lost. Which would likely happen in English, too, so I don't feel too badly. Anyway, this is Nuala's post-nap sweaty bedhead in the dead of winter. Bran stayed asleep for an extra 15 minutes or so, which is always kinda nice...just having one up at a time. It's fun to totally focus on just one of them. I can tell they like it, too. We need to start doing more separate stuff with them, Z and I. Play 'em man-to-man rather than zone. Here's our kooky girl. She can still pull off the baby chick 'do.