Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rough Housing

Our new yard is perfect for an attack on daddy. There is a lot of space to get a good running start before jumping on top of him and plenty of room for rolling around.

Mud Babies

The rainy season is over with but before it ended the boys got a good taste of all the joys the rain (and mud) and bring two adventurous little men. Sunday we got back from visiting Abuelo and Abuela in Metepec and discovered the rain had turned our yard into a HUGE mud pit. As we were unpacking the car I let Noah out of my sight for one minute and when I turned around he was sitting in the middle of the mud.

I could have picked him up at that point and taken him into the house (it would have made the clean-up a bit easier) but I was reminded of the "mud walk" we went on when I was little at YMCA camp. I had soooo much fun, so I decided to let Noah have a bit of his own fun.

Soon Tristan joined in the fun and they were both covered head to tow in mud.

The car is a great place for a nap

It takes about 70 minutes for us to drive from Malinalco to Metepec (where Edgar's family lives). Noah always uses the drive as time to get a little shut-eye. The other day I "caught" him fast asleep in this photo. How sweet is my little man?!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Weekend

The weekend of Edgar's birthday we invited his friends to Malinalco to celebrate with us.
Noah is with Ceci and Arturo. Noah LOVED all the attention he got this weekend.
Here he is with Genaro.
We took a little trip to Chalma to have the cars blessed.

Genaro and Ceci's boys brought their tent to camp out in our yard, it was really used as a wrestling ring.

For lunch we went and caught our own trout and then took them to a restaurant, where they prepared them for us. Tristan and Valeria became fast friends.
and Edgar FINALLY had some luck catching a fish (hehehe).

Welcome Kitty

Anyone who knows Edgar knows that he DOES NOT like cats, he is allergic to them. So it was particularly ironic when Kitty followed him home the other day. She was just a kitten, living in the streets, and the boys fell in love with her right away. She is really sweet. She sleeps with Tristan each night, and she puts up with all of Noah's "loving."

The boys fell so in love with Kitty that Edgar decided he could try and live with a cat. After a few weeks Kitty won over Edgar too. Surprisingly his allergies no longer bother him.

We waited a few weeks to name Kitty, to make sure we were going to keep her, and in the mean time began calling her, Kitty. Well, it stuck.

Welcome to the family, Kitty.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A bike, a jeep, and new friends

Several weeks ago we went to Aunt Mariana's house to grill out. Her neighbors (and relatives of her husband) have two kids, Brenda and Rayito. Tristan and Noah had a blast playing with their new friends. Their play jeep was a big hit. Even baby Nana got a ride.

Later Rayito helped Tristan ride his bike. A little bird told me the boys might be getting their own bikes for Christmas.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

In Malinalco At Last

This post comes about 2 months late but I can still remember how good it felt to finally arrive in a our new home. To finally have a home again!

This is the view from my kitchen. It looks out onto the mountains that surround Malinalco.

Guayaba! Guayaba everwhere. Noah LOVES it.

One of Noah's first words was cow, thanks to our new neighbors.

Horses (and donkeys) are still used by many for transportation here in Malinalco.

Our street.

Another view of our street.

Casa Diaz. A work in progress.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Great Escape

Abuelita has a back porch that is enclosed. One would assume, that an area that is enclosed and has a gate with a latch, would be Noah-proof. WRONG. He has learned how to lift the latch and escape.

Look at that sweet expression. Who would guess he was planning his escape.If you look close you can see I even attempted to put a bread tie on the latch to keep him in.
Nothing can keep Noah in!


When we first arrived in Mexico we stayed with Edgar's parents for a couple of weeks while we waited for our house in Malinalco to be ready. Besides Abuelita and Abuelito the best part of their house in Metepec is the huge trampoline in their yard. This day Tristan had some friends over and they had a ball jumping until they were all worn out.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A little catch up...

This summer has been crazy. First we moved out of our house in Highlands (and sold/donated most of our belongings) and moved in with my parents. My poor parents had the rest of our belongings in their garage while we were with them for three weeks. During those weeks we packed, donated more things, and visited family and friends in Wisconsin. Then at the end of July we got on a plane with the kids, Rusty (dog), a stroller, two car seats, three carry-on suitcases, and NINE enormous suitcases. WOW. (That's all I have to say about that) Once we were in Mexico we stayed with Edgar's parents two weeks until the house we are renting was finished.

Now we are living in Malinalco. YEAH. Its so good to have our own home again. I'll blog more about Malinalco later, but for now I want to share some photos of a few of our adventures since we moved out of a sweet little house in the Highlands (Denver) in July.