"Saturday afternoons are like a box of chocolates....you never know what you're going to get."It's one of the things I love most about my small town life in Mexico. You never know what's going to happen next. We're not very big on planning things. We love spontaneity and last-minute plans.
We didn't have anything planned for today. Just relaxing and spending time together as a family. That's really all one can do when it's cloudy and raining.
But Mother Nature surprised us all this afternoon. The rain stopped and the sun came out from its hiding place behind the dark clouds.
Perfect weather for riding a bike. Hope and Nick were off on their bikes before we had a chance to notice the lovely sunshine. Ashley and Jack took a little longer because they couldn't decide between their patin del diablo (scooter) and their bicis (bikes). Ultimately, they decided on their bicycles. But Ashley had a special request.
My lil' princess declared that she was ready to learn how to ride a bike. So Hubby removed her training wheels. Then with no help from us, (she insisted on doing it alone) she slowly made her way up the sidewalk to Abuelita's house. It took her a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but she did it. She taught herself to ride a bike. I'm so proud of my little girl!
But the fun didn't end there.
A couple of kids from the neighborhood came over to play. One of the boys brought a huge bag of marbles to play with. My Hubby loved playing marbles as a kid, so he didn't hesitate in joining in on the fun.
They played for a little over an hour. Then it was time for dinner and showers.
An hour later we were all sitting snugly in the living room in our p.j.'s when someone knocked on our door. It was Hubby's eldest brother and his two teenage sons. They just happened to be in the neighborhood, so they stopped by for a visit.
I ♥ lazy Saturday afternoons!