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.