We love going to visit my parents for many reasons. For one, the boys get immersed in English. We speak only Spanish to the boys and most of their day is spent surrounded by Spanish, through books, t.v., Spanish preschool, friends in the neighborhood, etc. I am always amazed by how much Diego's English improves within a few days. Since I very rarely hear him speaking in English, it surprises me to hear him use sophisticated vocabulary and complete sentences. No matter who he is talking to, Diego always turns to me and speaks in Spanish. He knows that I speak English also but our language together is Spanish.
Another reason that we love to go to the grandparents' house is their big backyard. The boys spend hours running around and collecting rocks, acorns, pinecones, and, of course, sticks. Is there anything more fun to play with than sticks?
I loved this picture of Diego. He is taking his teddy bear for a ride in his little wheelbarrow just like Papa gives him and Mateo rides in the big wheelbarrow.