For the first time ever, Ale and Emi left for a sleep away summer camp. I am sooo excited for them, yet it feels so lonely at home without their constant chatter and forever laughter. Last night I found myself awake at 2:00 am thinking about them, if Emi was sleeping fine, without us, without Ale by her side. And when I didn´t hear Gabriel´s heavy breathing I knew he was not asleep either, just pretended to be so I didn´t make a big thing out of it!
But I know it is going to be absolutely empowering for them being away for a while, and all that we all know that camps do for kids, but one of the things I am happiest about is that they are getting the chance to live and breath their country. They have traveled around the world with us, but we have not taken the time to show them our beloved and so betrayed Venezuela, so full of life, exotic, tropical, messy, happy, colorful and loud... maybe here they´ll get a good taste of who they are at soul.
So there they are... Hopefully they will have the time of their lives!!! I am sure they will!
By the way, cousins will rule the world!!!!
our little camper.... our boss this next couple of weeks!!!
this tree.... there is something about it.....
Yesterday was a holiday here in Venezuela, it was nice and quite, and it was all of us at home... cool! Caracas is also called the eternal spring city... is always nice, warm, breezy, and specially blue... no seasons for us! But of course, because even the extraordinary becomes ordinary, we don´t always get to appreciate our little blessings, like a sky so blue that it looks painted.
After getting some exercise done with my hubby, we went to get some work done in the garden, and just enjoy the girls for a while. and then I looked up and saw our sky, so perfect and blue... it made me go back to when I was a child and we would lay on the grass to see shapes in the clouds, and basically that was all that mattered! It also made me remember why among all that is happening in our country we have not left yet, how this is our home, how nice it is to have all our family and our loves in the same place, it made me remember how all these sights, smells, and sounds are ours and only ours... and so, a simple blue sky, the girls laughing, Ari walking around with a hose, and sitting there with Gabriel watching life just in front of our eyes.... just made my day... and suddenly we were happy and we knew it!
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Some shots of some serious conversation of my oldest love with my newest love... This is one of those moments that will live forever in our hearts, with or without a picture, but still good thing I had my camera ready!
I´ve been thinking lately how nowadays everybody wants to have or be somebody´s person. And even though I think that´s great, and I do have my person(s).... I think that is more important to just simply be ¨someone¨.... somebody´s someone.... one moment of their lives, one moment in time.
We are not always surrounded by our people all the time, there are plenty of times during the day, during our lives that we are alone, and a happy moment can happen, or maybe a sad or difficult one.... but if we turn around and share a smile, share a tear, be a shoulder, be a hand to the person next to us... I truly think we could make a difference, we just need to be there.
Just a thought for today! here is my little someone...
School´s finally out today!!! yeiiiiii!!!! Ever since the girls go to school this day is kind of bitter-sweet for me.... Of course I am super happy to see Ale and Emi suuuper happy, but then I get this feeling that life is leaking through my hands just as water does, and then I get super melancholic, I start hugging girls all day long, and try to understand how it is that they have grown so much....
So today, while Emi is celebrating with friends, I am here with my Ale... so big and grown up, yet still my baby, my baby that is going to 6th grade now!!!!
It´s nice to sit and talk, and play, and take pictures and just laugh at ourselves, while Ari plays by us, so busy and giggly... And as I right this little piece of memory, it all flows as if a song were playing, and I love it!
Here´s my beginning of summer song... you can choose the rhythm!!!!
This weekend was my nephew´s 5th birthday! Didn´t get to take good pictures running after Ari, specially pictures that show all the love between this family´s two little ones, but still maybe you can see through some, and at least you will see Ari at her first ¨piñata¨!!!! And in my heart I have Pali´s face as he proudly introduced his baby cousin to all his friends! And how he said: I´ll hit the piñata first, then Ari, and then my friends... He truly has a heart of gold!
Feliz cumple mi Palicho!!! Te amo!
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Today is deliciously rainy in my always green and blue city, but the only color I see is pink.... I see pink, I smell pink, I love pink!!!
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I am always a very cheerful person, at least I literally always think the best of things and look at the bright side of any situation, but then again I am human, and for one reason or another I do get upset, frustrated, or angry. Today was one of those days.... where I was just not feeling it. But then I found this little big eyes looking up at me with such admiration, love and amazement that in a matter of seconds everything clicked again in in its perfect place. And how could it not be with this look:
and so with Ari looking at me, I remembered Ale´s look after winning her gymnastics medals last week. How she searched for me across the whole floor and among all these excited parents just to lock eyes with me and share all she was feeling !! To Ale, right there in that moment I was her lighthouse!
and then I looked at this little flower that Emi gave me the day before... and I remembered how she came into my room breathless because all that mattered after finding this flower was to give it to me.
So after starting the day in not so very high spirits, just a simple look from my baby made me remember I am a hero, a healer, a teacher, a translator, a coach... I am courageous, I am brave, I get angry, I get upset because I am also real. I am the anchor in the rough sea, and the lighthouse of their journey.... I am a mother, and to this three human beings I am the world!
Yesterday was Ale´s gymnastics competition!!! You really could not imagine the excitement in this house! The plan was to get her dressed and ready at school to then leave to the gym with Emi, Thelma and Meche! The most difficult part of the plan was her hair, which with all that hair is not an easy task, is a good thing that this is something that I have mastered over the years. So after sweating a little we got it and she was ready to go!
I was surprised at how many girls were competing, I would guess that maybe over 70 and a total of 4 schools. Ale was pretty nervous but was determined to do it the best she could and of course winning a medal would make it one of the best days of her life!
She won 1st place in beam, 2nd place in floor, 4th in vault and 1st place All Around in her age group!!!! Yeiiiiii Sooooo happyyy!!!!!!!
Ale, this medals are the prize for putting your heart and mind into everything you do! I am very proud of you, not only because of the medals you won, but because of how you carry your medals... with happiness, humility and pride! I love you mi puchita!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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