Saturday, July 2, 2011

Congratulations to Auntie Liz!

We'd like to congratulate my sister, Liz, on taking a leap of faith and leaving her job of 11 years to take a new, and very different job.

Liz is now working for the Gila River Indian Community as a Hydrologist. It will be a different job in a a very different work environment. The Gila River Indian Community is a sovereign nation and has their own government, and way of doing things. She certainly has a lot to learn.

Most of all, we are delighted that she picked a job that will keep her here in the Phoenix area! Christian LOVES his Auntie Liz and would have been crushed had she moved away.

Liz spent some time with us this weekend, and read Christian's bedtime books to him.

Congratulations, Liz!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

"Coffee is soooo good!"

Christian has always been fascinated with his Papa's coffee. He loves to get really close to a cup of coffeen, take a big sniff and say, "Mmmmm!"

Christian decided he'd like to try some and did the "finger test." As we've seen him do many times in the past (say, with lemons or sparkling water), his initial reaction was a funny face ... but then he went back for more.

And Christian proclaimed, "Coffee is soooo good!"

What was especially cute is the way Christian shared the tastes with his Papa. He'd dip his finger into the coffee, have a taste and say, "One for me ..." and then dip his finger back in, and gave the next sample to Papa, "One for you ."

After he was done sampling the coffee, Christian came to my lap so I could read him a book. Gotta say, it was kind of weird to have my three year old breathing on me with "coffee breath."

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Christian's Restaurant

Yesterday at school, Christian created a "restaurant" out of Legos. His class was in a different room when I picked him up and I noticed this structure in his cubby when I picked up his lunchbox.

When I picked him up, Miss Jo asked if I'd see what was in his cubby and noted Christian made all by himself and told her it was a restaurant. Aww!

I asked her if it could stay in his cubby until the next morning so I could take a picture of it, and she agreed.

Today we arrived at school with camera in hand. We walked into Christians's classroom and he lit up when he saw his restaurant masterpiece! And he was thrilled when I asked him to sit with his restaurant at the table so I could take pictures.

He told me, "Its my restaurant. Its beautiful!" What a kid! I agreed with him that it was beautiful and told him I really liked the red flowers."

Miss Jo told me that its a nice step forward that he actually gave a name to his awesome creation.

Cooling Down a Hot Bath

Here in the Phoenix area in the summer, the water comes out of the faucet hot - even when turning on the cold water faucet.

The solution? ICE!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Muffin Monday - June 27, 2011

With an expected high of 115 today (*gasp!*), the Lucero men braved the more mild morning temps and headed to downtown Phoenix to ride the light rail for the first time. As you may recall, Christian loves trains, so he was thrilled to get on board and go riding around!