¡Felíz Día de la Mamá! 2014

I remember going though a list of “firsts” when we first moved here.  This year, I am documenting many of our “lasts.”  Today, I went to my very last Peruvian Mother’s Day show at my children’s school.  It was as Peruvian as it could get.  Rented costumes, fees for manualidades (crafts to make for the moms), items to buy and give toward the food canastas (baskets) that they give out to a mom from each class, and a show that lasted the majority of the day.  🙂  It was a joy to see all three of our littles perform this Mother’s Day.  I have a ton of pics to post, but I post them because I know I will love looking back at them in the years to come…

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this is Olivia Newton John the night before her stellar performance (first time for this momma to ever use overnight curlers like this)
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Bethany and I went to get manicures the day before. I wished myself a “Happy Mother’s Day” with this sparkly pink french manicure.
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the baskets for every grade. I thought I would have a good chance to win one since I had three chances this year… no such luck.
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my “granjero” (farmer)
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the banner walking in
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Sandy all ready to perform “You’re the One that I Want”
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it may not be leather, but we got the “all black” look down
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there’s a smile. He was such a grumpalumpugus all morning.
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my pin
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I was told to fix Ana’s hair with lots of little braids. There you have it.
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Hasley and Ana–school BFF’s
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Dafne, Mags, and Ana Paula
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Cohen’s 1st performance
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Yeah, the Zorro hat was all that we had in the house that would work. Ha!
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Ana played the flauta and she sang. This made her Show Choir mom AND her marching band dad very happy.
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somebody wasn’t too exited about their 2nd performance
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There might have been an ice cream bribe. 🙂
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Vilma Picapiedra (Wilma Flintstone)
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some sibling love in between performances
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Hasley and Ana aka Wilma and Betty Flintstone
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my three beauties
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look at the body of that hair
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my little Amazonian
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Wilma checking the stage out
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does it get much cuter than these three?
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Ana was picked to draw the name for the basket. She didn’t pick my name, unfortunately.
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Cohen’s class
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dance time
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glad he had some shorts on
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the caboose got left behind
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there they go
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The Flintstones
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🙂
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in her Arequipa dress
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Maggie ready to perform her traditional dance
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🙂
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arms up
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Kindergarten
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our Arequipeña
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Ana and her Miss (Angela)
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“Mom, get a picture of my skirt twirling.”
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the lone girls
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class pic
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my Mother’s Day gifts from the school crafts
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Can you see Cohen’s “signature?”
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Ana’s sweet handwritten note (capitalized red letters and all) 🙂
¡Felíz Día de la Mamá! 2014