Since my sister and her family, and my mom and dad left yesterday I have just a little time to myself to remember and enjoy the great time we spent together! We really had the best of times, I would say specially the kids, but I think that as a parent watching your children have fun makes you happier than them.... so I guess it has been a wonderful time for all!
Of our days here in Orlando the first was the hottest, messier but maybe the happiest! I never get tired of going to Disney World, it is so true that is a magical place, it is a place where dreams come true, and just being there with my family makes me realize that dreams do come true... so I really enjoy and always take a picture no matter how uncreative it is of the castle and the smiles it generates!
We've been to all possible parks, we have melted and blended together! We have gone to sleep late every night, while the girls have done that even later... we have woken up to laughter everyday, to the smell of coffee that someone has made already, we have woken up to the excitement of being all together, to the joy of having everyone you treasure under the same roof! And for this I thank God every single day!
So of our time together I will remember the love between this "little" three:
The example of love that my favorite twos have given me throughout my entire life...
How my dad has shown us without words to enjoy life and family
I will keep forever in my heart moments like this one of peace, love and gratitude that makes us stronger
Their forever and endless laughter
The oooohhhs, aaaaaahhhhh, and woooows in my baby!
There are a million things more that I want to write and a thousand pictures, but I will have to wait until later to do this, right now my quite time is over!!!!
Heyyyy!!!! At the airport, and it seems like our plane is on time, which is good and strange news lately here in Venezuela!
Clear blue sky, happy girls, happy hubby and then of course... Happy mom!
Ale is finally back!!! we officially have a full house again, and I tell you is the best feeling in the world! She came back with a thousand stories, new friends, and tweener than ever... still, she asked to sleep with us, right in the middle, and even though we usually like the bed to ourselves, having the girls take over the bed once in a while is the best feeling ever! It´s happiness, safety, belonging, and love all in one small place!
Again it was impossible to capture the moment through my camera when Ale got off that bus (it was raining, a million people, Ari on my neck, Emi on the other hand....) but of that moment I will never forget Ari´s face when she saw her older sister.... the surprise and love on her face will never leave me!
And so, as everything in life, we are back to normal again today, am organizing our trip later this week, trying to make our departure as smooth as possible, Ari is playing by my side while a write this post, Emi is watching music videos on youtube, and Ale.... just being my perfect tween!
It has been a nice, quite, loud, rainy, sunny, busy week! Emi came back from camp with us on Sunday, Ale stayed one more week.... we have a half full house! It is strange not having all my girls here, everything is different. Emi doen´t easily entertain herself, she depends a lot on Ale to play and have fun... I don´t know if it is because she is the second child that she craves on attention and affection so much or if it is that she is sweeter than all of us together... but she is always trying to show us her love in whatever possible way! So Ari is delighted to have her big sister all by herself, and because Emi wants to help me all the time, even better for her, because what better way to help me than to look after Ari!
I´ve also been been doing a lot of organizing since next week we leave to USA for our summer vacation! We are soooo looking forward to leaving this chaos for a while! It hasn´t been long since we traveled, but life in Caracas gets to you faster than in other parts of the world! First we plan to visit Gabriel´s sister in West Palm Beach, and then we rented a house in Orlando for the rest of our stay. My sister and her family, plus my parents are coming along to Orlando, so you can imagine how much fun the kids are expecting to have!
In the mean time, am enjoying the simple things that make my life happy, joyful and peaceful!
I caught this terrible cold last week... It had been a long time since the last time I got a fever, plus the worst sinus infection I can remember. So not much to say of how I spent my weekend. The worst and/or best part is that Sunday was family day at the girls camp, so I tried to pretend I felt great and just got up and got ready for camp! Caracas is 1000 mts. above the sea, so the drive to Aragua (where the camp is) was a nightmare since it is at sea level. So I felt as if my head was in a box for the whole drive and probably the whole day.
I think I did not know how much I missed Ale and Emi until Ale came running and hugged me so tight... just like when she was 3 years old, Emi did the same.... I didn´t want to let go of them..... I thought I was not going to cry because it had only been a week since they left, but feeling them made me realize how empty our lives are without them. We spent the whole day holding hands, hugging, kissing, talking, we walked hand in hand, we did absolutely everything together. We were so close to each other the whole time that I realized I was not going to be able to take pictures... I took only one picture when they were showing Ari some chickens, but then I decided that this day would be better documented without pictures, they needed me to be there, without the camera, not more than a foot away from them, They needed me to be ears to their stories, and eyes to all the sights they wanted to show me, and they needed my hands free to hold them. So yes, one picture was enough, the rest will be forever in our hearts!
Las amo mis niñas!
This has been a pretty quite week, the girls are off to camp, and we are here with our lives reserved just for Ari!!!! We have missed them surely, but every time I log into the camp´s website and see a picture of them with such a B I G smile my heart jumps in delight !!! We still get up in the middle of the night thinking about them, and get up with them in my mind, but I am sure they are having the time of their lives... so am happy!
Here are some pics of life with Ari, or as my mom tells me the ¨adoration of Ari¨!!!!
She saw a plane.... !!!!!
A day at my mom´s
¨corner office¨take over...
Sunset in Caracas, thinking about my girls...
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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