Sunday, April 10, 2011

Raising Bilingual Kids - The Challenges

Raising bilingual kids is no easy feat! I have to admit that since pregnancy with Nena, the amount I speak Spanish has gone down. Sometimes my plate is so full, or my patience is so low, that the first thing that comes out of my mouth is English. I have to constantly remind myself to speak Spanish. Then there is the fact that Chili watches shows on Netflix a little every night, in English. I wish they would put some kids' programs in Spanish on there! So now she is talking increasing amounts of English(ok, almost exclusively English), although she understands 100% of what I say in Spanish. I am hoping with the move that she will be exposed to a little more Spanish. We continue to try every day to increase language exposure with the goal of acheiving fluency in both languages. Poco a poco...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


That's right! We are on the move again. This time out of state. Finally, we are headed to someplace warmer. We are excited for new opportunities and can't wait to get started! I'm excited for the extended gardening season, but I don't know if I will have a place to garden our first year.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Two Beauties

Aren't they precious??!!!