One day Raquel and the kids made cookie pizzas. She took them to the store to buy cookie dough, frosting, and toppings and then came home and baked the cookies and let the kids go to town decorating them however they liked.
On another day while the Dario and Gabby were in school, Raquel, Roman, and I went to Zilker Park. We walked through the Botanical Gardens, rode the train through the park, let Roman play at the playground, and then Grandma bought snowcones and we relaxed and watched the pigeons before heading home again. I was wiped out from the heat. Apparently so was Roman because when everyone headed out to the pool later on, Roman puked in the pool 3 times. Good times.
Another day Raquel took the kids to the craft store to buy treasure boxes. They each picked out the box that they wanted (except Roman was more interested in this pirate ship), and brought them home and painted them. My camera batteries were dead when they were actually working on them so I don't have any pictures of the action, but this is what they look like now. Roman painted the ship all by himself. Gabby spent a lot of time on the details of her pink and purple box. Dario got a little treasure chest box, which I can't find right now to photograph, but it turned out really cute as well. Raquel had to leave at 4:30 am last Sunday to catch her flight in time, but she left a letter for each of the kids to find when they woke up in the morning. Those are the first treasures that went into their boxes, and will mean a lot to them for a long time I'm sure. Raquel, you are such a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, and grandma, and we're so blessed to have you in our lives!