In Mexico, and perhaps most of Latin America, we call our cousins’ kids our nieces/nephews. All my life I’ve thought this was customary, I guess because I never really gave it much thought. After Googling this topic a few minutes ago, I discovered that I am wrong – only sibling offspring are considered nieces/nephews. My […]
Archives for May 2008
NSO Family Concert
We went to a National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert at the Kennedy Center a while back. It was Leonard Slatkin’s last Family Concert as musical director of the NSO. We were running late, but I wish we would’ve gotten there earlier for the instrument “Petting Zoo,” where kids get the chance to see and touch […]
Philadelphia – a lot to see!
We took a quick trip to Philly over Mother’s Day weekend and as always, I’m posting about it super-late! I wish we could’ve stayed longer, because there is SO much to see, but we were just there for a day. The main purpose of the trip was to go to the Frida Kahlo exhibition at […]
If My Sister’s in Trouble…
To My Sister: Remember, sisters are for sharing laughter AND wiping tears. I love you and no matter where I am, I know our hearts are always close. Now listen to this! The lyrics are below if you want to get your karaoke on! “If My Sister’s in Trouble” by Lady Soul (Sister Act Soundtrack) […]
Hola Jalapeño and Mañana Iguana – 2 favorite children’s books!
I should’ve posted this in the previous entry about Cinco de Mayo, but I forgot. I forget oh-so-many things these days! In any case, it’s never too late to recommend a good book. The following are two of my daughter’s favorites, and just happen to be Latin-themed. Mañana Iguana, by Ann Whitford Paul and illustrated […]
The boys are ALREADY falling over sideways in her presence
And she’s only 9 months old! But that dress is FIERCE, don’t ya think?