Another fun thing we got to do was go to Blake's Music Class that she has been going to weekly with my mom before Alli was on maternity leave with Easton. It was a nice small little class with cute songs, sticks, and bandanas to make music to and dance. Santi was a little shy at first and then he warmed right up and started participating like he was an old pro in the class. It was fun to see him and Blake and the other kids listening intently and following along with whatever the teacher asked them to do.
A couple of weeks before our trip to Midland, Hector and I started talking to Santiago about it and reminding him of all the fun things we get to do when we visit Grandma "Nana" and Poppa. He doesn't need much reminding because my little boy has the best memory ever...it's quite impressive at times!
These are the things he said on a daily basis before heading to Midland:
ride nule (mule which is a little like a golf cart), no ride tractor look tractor, Poppa's boo (blue) tractor, no ride horsie look horsie, see PoppaNana, ride nule cockadoodoo (this means to ride the mule to see the chickens)
Santiago got to do all of those things and he even surprised me and Hector on the last day as Hect and I were packing up to go. My dad had taken Blake and Santiago on a mule ride around outside to help keep them occupied when the phone rang. When I answered Poppa said you better come outside to see this....this is what we saw:
I wanted to hold my new nephew every chance I got while I was in town since it's going to be awhile before we get to see him again but the little man in my life wasn't too happy about that. Santiago didn't really know what to think about the baby and when I would hold Easton, Santi would come up to me and pull on my pant leg or something else and say "me up Mommy". He was a little jealous so Hector had to take Easton from me a few times so I could give my baby some lovin' too! I guess it may take Santiago a little time to adjust to the thought of having a new baby to share his attention and time with but I know he will be just fine when the time comes in a few months. Hector on the other hand looks pretty comfortable holding sweet Easton! I think he is ready to have a little baby around again real soon!
When I asked Santi if he wanted to come back to Midland real soon to see everyone....he said "Yeeeees!" with a big smile on his face.
We love all of you and can't wait to see you again real soon!