Monday, December 11, 2017

Field trip!

Sylvia and Rafa when on their first field trip last week and had a great time! 

They were all bundled up to go to the Houston Children's Museum because it HAD SNOWED earlier that morning!  Hardly any stuck to the ground, but it was a cold morning for sure, especially by H-town standards!

Here they are lining up for the bus:

Here they are on the bus:

And, here's Rafa at the Museum (a friend took the pictures, and we didn't get one of Sylvia):

We love our school and all the opportunities is provides these two!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Last week was a VERY busy week.  We closed on a house, moved, and moved, and moved...

And, in the middle of it, Claudia produced and hosted a fabulous fundraising luncheon for the Houston Botanic Garden, where she just agreed to become the permanent Executive Director and General Counsel.  It was a spectacular event, and so Claudia had to dress spectacularly...

Pre-event reception at River Oaks Country Club
At the event they announced that the HGB has met its fundraising goal for 2017 ALREADY, and that they will break ground next year.  It's going to be an exciting 2018!

Friday, October 13, 2017


We went to our favorite Indian food restaurant yesterday, and the camera came out for some selfie hijinks.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

School photo day

Today, O had his school photo day, so we picked out one of our favorite shirts that he wears on occasion, a good ole guayabera.  I put mine on out of solidarity, though I could use a shave...

In the parking lot before school

Friday, September 22, 2017

New House!

We have just signed on the dotted line to buy a new house in the next month!  Below are photos, in case you're interested.  We won't be moving far, as it is right across the street from us.  Claudia's sister, Sonja, and her family will be buying our house and become our new neighbors :)!

Closing will happen sometime in late October, so please schedule your visit soon!  

Views from the street

Front door

Dining room

Butler's pantry (not sure that that is, exactly...)


Breakfast "nook"

Downstairs master bedroom (we're ready for guests!!)

Upstairs family room

Upstairs master bedroom

Study off the master bedroom

Exercise room off of master bath

1st extra bedroom (not sure if for S or R/O, yet)

2nd extra bedroom

Back yard (yes, that's Astro turf)

Power generator for those occasional hurricane induced power outages.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

And now this guy!

After two days home sick with an ear infection, O started his last year of pre-K on Wednesday.  He's back to being his normal, happy self:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

First Day!!

The First Day finally arrived yesterday!  R and S started at the elementary school 3 blocks from our house and had a great time.  Below are the requisite first day photos, including before and after...

Happy to heading out of the house!

Unpacking backpacks and loading their lockers for the first time.
Ms. Warner poses with them.  She was also Alex's K teacher.
Cousins catch up after school.  The first of many after school hangouts, without a doubt!