Mother’s Day in Review

Posted May 12th, 2008 under Life, Mothering, Puerto Rico, Trips & Tours by MicheleP.

We had a great Mother’s Day here. We started by going to church and watched the girls perform with the other children. As you can see from the pictures, my girls are the youngest by quite a few years. I wasn’t sure that they would even go up there (on Easter they were supposed to do something and ended up being stuck to me the entire time) but they did and were quite the little hams.

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At first Libby was rather upset – and was on the verge of tears – not because she was afraid…no sir…she was upset because SHE didn’t have a microphone and was afraid no one could hear her. After asking for a microphone (yes, outloud in the middle of the song…”Ms Vicky! Ms Vicky! Ms Viiiiiiiiicky – I need a MIC-A-phone!”) Ms Vicky obliged and moved Libby over in front of the other microphone.

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I really don’t know where these girls get this from - it MUST BE THEIR FATHER!

After church we drove through Wendy’s (Scott really knows how to spoil me) and then headed to the city of Ponce for the afternoon. The drive there was lovely and we got to see some new sights.

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As we got closer to Ponce the landscape really changed – from lush and tropical to rather dry, arid and hot.  It looked more like the panhandle of Texas than an island in the Caribbean. We ended up at the boardwalk and enjoyed walking around there for a while and then spent some time at a children’s park.

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Once we were sufficiently sweaty…and dirty…we went in search of a cool treat. The piraqua trucks were in full force but we opted to head into town in search of something a bit more “trusty” :)

One thing we haven’t fully learned yet is that things close here on holidays.  Stores, malls, restaurants and even some gas stations – all closed! Thankfully Baskin Robbins was open (and quite popular) and so we got to sit in some air conditioning and have a nice cold treat.

We decided to head back home a different way than we came and go through the mountains. There is a highway that is mostly finished and the scenery was quite nice and enjoyable. However, the 20 miles or so that is not finished is your typical much-too-narrow-and-curvy mountain road and is not well suited for those who get carsick easily. Turns out, Clara wasn’t so fond of the curvy road and we ended up on the side of the road more than once on the way home. Good times!

 

 

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7 Comments

  • 1

    I love, love, love the picture of you and the girls! That there captures Mother’s Day.

    Comment by Happy Mom — May 14, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

  • 2

    Happy belated Mother’s Day, and as usual, lovely pictures. I love the one of the mountains.

    And speaking of mountains, on our way to Colorado, I ripped an article out of the in-flight magazine about El Yunque National Forest — have you been there or heard about it? If you haven’t, I’ll e-mail you with the details. Let me know.

    Comment by Amanda — May 14, 2008 @ 10:39 pm

  • 3

    Hey! Beautiful picture of you and the girls. You look great. I am def. looking preggo these days. Oh well. :)

    Comment by sara — May 15, 2008 @ 5:21 am

  • 4

    What great pictures! So funny about Libby wanting the microphone! Love it!

    Comment by Alicia — May 15, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  • 5

    We have been gone to FL for a week and the 1st thing I do today is check for updates on the PR Pickles. The bathroom looks great and what a project that turned out to be. But my favorite thing is the pic of you and the girls on Mothers’s Day – it is awesome and your new hair cuts are G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!!! Love them.

    Comment by Nana Lynn — May 17, 2008 @ 8:24 am

  • 6

    I’m glad the day was so wonderful… The girls are just precious – I understand the mic-thing… Joels has done similar things as a young boy.

    BTW – you just look as cute as can be – and your hair – so cute!!!

    Comment by jennyonthespot — May 18, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  • 7

    I love the picture of you and the girls. I love your hair! So pretty! All of you! Happy (belated) Mother’s Day.

    Comment by Misty — May 18, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

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