Snapshots of life lately

This week has been a blur. With my work and Mark Jacinto being on Spring Break getting things done had an extra layer of challenge; plus papi was out of town so we missed him much. In spite of that, we got to have many beautiful moments together that I would like to share with you. We visited the Children's Creativity Museum with friends a couple times. This museum is very fitting for both my littles right now, because it caters to both age groups really well. Dominika has gotten very much into playing dress up, foam blocks and using their chalk wall. Mark Jacinto loves their wood slide and animation studio. They also enjoyed their first music/story time show there.

Very much into hats.

This pic reminds me of Cinderella^.^

Last Sunday we went to see a powerful and emotionally charged Flamenco performance at Thirsty Bear, while enjoying Spanish Tapas. I like this place very much, the vibe is nice and relaxed. Our friends Krithika and Amit joined us on that ride. My mother and father in love(law) sent us the cutest Easter Box full of fun Spring/Easter goodies, not to mention cute outfits for the kids. Thank you!

Excellent flamenco show.

Papi's beer, just sayin'.

Some have beer, some wine and some drink milk. Got milk? haha.

This is so my daughter! "Mami, mami help!" ( putting it on)

Love this hearts around San Francisco.

The Palace of fine arts at the center of the pic. 

My Marky.

My girl.

Sunset! View of Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Mason area.

So excited!

"Look, mami".

Mini date, or so it felt.

Chilling. Taking it all in.

One of the items in the box were inflatable kites for the kids, and they went nuts! We had the best of times flying the kites on a bright sunny day and mother running and laughing like a lunatic across the grass field. I can unashamedly say that I can become a five year old in the beat of a heart; given the right conditions of course. Mark Jacinto ran and ran so hard to get his kite going, that by the end of it all, he laid down on the ground completely exhausted with his cheeks as red as a tomato. Dominika took a few good strides at getting her kite going, she had a blast too. 

We explored the marina neighborhood, had dinner at Squat and Gobble and did a little urban hiking through the fort mason area as you can see in the pics; the sunset was absolutely stunning. I love sunsets!

Dominika rarely takes a nap in the afternoon, but one day we played so hard that she fell asleep right before dinner. My heart has been longing for a special bonding time with Mark Jacinto. See, he will be attending kindergarden this coming Fall so I'm a bit nostalgic about the whole thing. It's not that I don't want him to grow up and experience life, that's unavoidable. It's the fact that he will be gone for a longer period of time, that he will be starting sports and lessons and that the amount of one on one bonding times that we used to have will be far less. I'm happy for him because he loves school, his friends and learning things. But also I'm a bit sad because I feel as if time is literally flying so I better squeeze every bit I can. I don't let the latter feeling overpower the fact that we have a beautiful mother and son relationship, that he is an intelligent and happy boy and that he feels very loved. 

Parenthood is such a dynamic thing isn't it? It definitely feels to me like you are juggling many balls at the same time.

We are looking forward to Easter weekend. What are your plans?

Enjoy your family