Thursday, 17 March 2016

This Week 10/52: Snow in Mexico and Emma's birthday

The kindergarten art teacher came into the classroom and, to introduce the activity, asked the children, "What happens in spring?"
The first reply she got was: "It snows."
We're in Mexico.  The conversation took place in Spanish, so they all understood the question.  This is not what you'd expect.  Snow in Mexico?  In March?

On Thursday classes were cancelled in Queretaro due to "bad weather" and probably a fear of more cases of influenza.  In the early hours of the morning it had snowed in some areas of the city (not where I live), just a light sprinkling from the pictures I saw, but pretty extraordinary in a city where it hasn't snowed in decades.

There was some sleet then rain on and off for the rest of the day with a few sunny spells in the afternoon, so it wasn't all that cold really.  The next day classes were back to normal although it actually felt colder than the previous day.  Over the weekend the weather improved enormously and on Monday temperatures were up to 30 degrees  in the early afternoon.  Crazy.  From one extreme to another.

Anyway, the most important event this week was Emma's second birthday on Saturday.  We had a small family gathering at home with her birthday cake and lots of balloons.



The other day I wrote this post about Emma turning two which expresses my feelings about this milestone together with a mixture of memories of when she was born and hopes for the future.

She's growing up so fast, becoming more and more independent and turning into quite a chatterbox!  I'm so proud of my two-year-old.

Cuddle Fairy

3 comments:

  1. Oh, hope she had a good birthday? Snow, how exciting, but no snowmen just yet, lol! #BloggerClubUK

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    1. The snow didn't last and now we're back to hot weather mostly! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh my I can not imagine it snowing in Mexico this time of year!! But I bet the kids loved it. Monkey got really excited when we got a spattering a couple of weeks ago and keeps asking for more.. bless him I can feel a ski holiday coming on soon. Aww bless Happy Birthday Emma hope she had a lovely day. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

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