Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Monday was the celebration of a Mexican National holiday. Our family had a leisurely day at home, eating out on the terrazas and enjoying the warm Mexican day. Finally, we got a bit wrestless (in other words Mom had to get out of the house). Our little band of explorers decided to go Geocaching!

We followed our GPS guide by car until we had to park and go at it by foot... all the children had turns being the guide and then... we found the box!

It is so exciting for the kids to find the geocaches. It is a treasure hunt for them, every time! It is a great acivity and we all enjoy 'hunting' together! The walking time usually makes for some great time to talk and visit with the kids as well as teach them a bit about orientering!

We had a great time together and hope you enjoy our pictures!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Thanks Grammy and Gramps for giving me the 'CUTIE' paint project. I loved it. Mommy and I made it with paint, glue and sparkles.

Mariposas y Caballos (Butterflies and Horses)

This weekend our little band of explorers traveled to the state of Michoacahn, Mexico to visit another Monarch Butterfly reserve. We had a wonderful time! As we began our trek we passed a corral of horses... of course that opportunity cannot be passed up! So, we purchased two horses (although my muscles tell me today that we should have purchased four) and our children had a wonderful time riding up and down the mountain! My husband and I walked along the horse trail - which I would venture to guess is a LOT more rocky and dusty than the walking trail! My knees, hips, ankles and toenails hurt! Yes, I did say 'toenails' while coming down the mountain (and trying to keep up with the children on the horses) my toes continually hit the front of my tennis shoes... so, therefore my toes are even hurting!

Our little man loved horseback riding - as well as all of our girls! All the way up the mountain my husband and I fielded questions regarding buying a ranch in Texas! (Which we would all love... but it will be farther in the future, if possible at all.) Little man barebacked it and he felt like a 'real cowboy'! All the children were full of life and enjoying the ride. At one point one of the horses with two of our girls on it reared and my heart almost stopped. The girls held on tight and stayed in the saddle! I began to wonder just how tame these horses are... or did the 'owners' just find these horses wandering in the mountains? Nevertheless we had a great time!