Today I…Explained to Isabel

Today I worked from Berta’s house. Little Santiago was off school today because he had stomach issues yesterday so he had to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. It’s great because Mami Luz is back from Peru right now which makes a big difference in taking care of the kids. It takes a whole lot of women to take care of my two boys:) I feel like the luckiest girl in the world having so much help from Luis’s family. Andres & Santiago are so loved by all and get all the attention and love growing boys could need.  Santiago had a fabulous day with his Mami Luis and Abui. He played at the park, went to Cosco, took a little nap, played with Abuelo and then at the end of it, got to spend time with Mommy and Daddy. Andres was adorned by Mami Luz all day long with intervals from me breastfeeding, playing, and changing him.

Luis came home from work a bit tired. Yesterday Abuelo, Luis Sr., made a little boo boo in his construction work. He is building an addition off the side of their house and built the forms for four columns that will be supporting the house. One of the forms split after the concrete was poured and concrete was everywhere! “You learn from your mistakes”, he said with a smile on his face. So that was that, Luis was there helping him anyways and Alvin, my brother-in-law (Luis’s sisters husband), came to help clean up the mess.

Anyways, right when I was finishing up, Isabel came in with Luis and Luis was telling her that she couldn’t just eat meat. And then I chimed in as I always love to about food and fitness (though my fitness these days is abysmal), and told Isabel as I always do about how important it is for her to be healthy, to make healthy life decisions, to eat healthy and to be smart about her food choices.  Isabel is a sweet 7-year-old girl and her family already calls her “gordita”, which I don’t take issue with, I just think that there are more choices than for her to be “gordita” and that having weight issues at this age can only lead to a more complicated life moving forward. We’ll see the choices she makes moving forward, I can only say so much as her tia Melissa.

Picked out the paint colors tonight. Kitchen in the final stages of construction. Loving life and hoping for the rest of the week to go smoothly with me and my boys (Santiago, Andres, and Luis):)

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