This weekend (Sunday) included Día del Peaton (Pedestrian Day) and no one likes to work on this day… Without transportation for the majority of the day, the tías have to walk to and from work which can take hours (they live 45 minutes-an hour away by trufi). There are three Pedestrian Days each year, and the tías like to request these weekends as the weekends to take the kids home. I really enjoy Pedestrian Day as everyone spends time outside, and it's so fun to see the super busy roads closed! Those of you who have been here will agree with me when I say it's the only day you can let kids near Blanco Galindo (very busy main street near all 3 of our homes)!
This weekend, Lindsey and I kept S., R., Baby A., and Baby C. here at home. They were AWESOME! S. and R. became quite the pair which was neat to see as both are pretty independent at home and rarely play with other kids. It was great to see how much fun they they had playing together, and S. is quite the talker while R. is more reserved. Another advantage of having these two together is that R.'s speech improved a lot! S. did correct her quite a bit, but I think just being around another person who talks so well really helped her! Of course Baby C. and Baby A. were the perfect babies all weekend long!
I'm going to post lots of pictures in order, but rather than caption them, I'll just write it here…
Friday night- All of the kids left the house by 7:30pm. That's the time we usually start putting kids down to bed. We let S. and R. stay up late to watch a movie. We also popped popcorn as a treat.
Everyone came back early Monday morning. I know S. and R. were excited to see the other kids, and everyone seemed to have had a great time! Sometimes the babies cry A LOT when they come back, but we had very few meltdowns. I'd call it a successful weekend for all! We're already thinking of when we can do it again!