Sunday, April 15, 2012

How we spent our morning

My nieces Haley and Leila who live in central Illinois have been visiting and staying with me since Thursday. Haley will be 12 next month and Leila is 9 1/2. We've had such a wonderful time since their arrival.

We went to the movies on Friday to see Mirror, Mirror, ... such a funny movie, hit the mall for a while and yesterday we got dressed up and drove downtown with my son Michael to see the Alvin Ailey dancers perform at the Auditorium Theatre. Fantastic performances! Later that evening, we had dinner with my mother (Abuela) and ended our evening watching the movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

Today was a much slower day, so thankful for that. No dashing out the door after breakfast. These girls have energy! Our morning was filled with eggs and pancakes, music and art. Below you will find pictures of the art work produced by these two lovely ladies. Love. That's what I’m thankful for and what my heart feels in abundance today.

Happy Sunday!

 "Sol" by Haley, age 11

 "Sun and Moon" by Haley, age 11

 Pinwheels by Haley, age 11

 "Puppy Love" by Leila, age 9

 "The Flower Bunny" by Leila, age 9

 A portrait of Leila and me by Haley, age 11

A portrait of Haley by Leila, age 9

"The Eye" by Haley, age 11 (Amazing, huh???)

"Love" that's what my heart feels.