I loved our family vacation to the beaches of Southern Florida earlier this month. These two truly exemplified the meaning of siblings. I was also attending a conference, but it worked out great because my dad lives out there and he helped Daddy D occupy the kids. But, honestly, those two guys had it easy – my babies were awesome. They played together, took care of each other. They LOVE to travel. They also loved the beach. We swam a ton during our trip. My brown babies got browner, Alina’s hair was so way curlier, and I was in heaven. I love the water. I feel so blessed.
Once we got home, the chaos continued. I had found out on Day 101 that I would be going to New York City as a Top Latina Blogger with Latism within a week after I got home. Daddy D was amazing and supportive, not freaking out if I worked on deadlines versus laundry.
The last day of Week 14 shows Alina taking a treasured family photographer of my grandfather holding her as a baby for her very first Show & Tell at school. That was kind of emotional for me.
Photography wise, Day 99 takes the cake for me. I might actually print this out for our home. And in truth, the rest of the week was mostly taken with my cell phone. Life gets crazy, so I’m not going to get down on myself for shooting with less than amazing quality. I’m trying to stay focused on just getting one image every day.
You two are everything I ever hoped for. Alina, you especially right now make my heart explode with excitement. You talk to me all day long about what you like, what you see. I feel so blessed to have a child that willing communicates with so much depth and awareness. I hope we always stay as closed. Sebas, you are my crazy boy! You are not what I call a mama’s boy, but you certainly love to play with me nonstop. Always laughing or crying, you are so super intense. I love that about you and know you’ll do some awesome stuff as you grow.
Together, as siblings, you two have one tight bond. I continue to focus heavily on your relationship in my parenting. Sebastian especially love his sister, probably even more than me. And that’s ok – I want the strength in that forever relationship to supersede all else.
I love you two,