A good way to describe the last week or so is just that, "disrupted"! Yes, Miguel did get home and yes, MIL and BIL arrived with him. It was a long, long trip for them and Miguel has been fighting a cold/throat infection since arriving. MIL Delia and BIL José David, aka JD (or Lali, because when Jojo was little that's what he took to calling JD) are having a wonderful visit so far. The kids are enjoying the extra attention from Abuelita and playing with JD. I had forgotten how much Delia likes to clean and work around the house...I think I try to avoid housework as much as possible or something whereas Delia is always looking for something to do! But I certainly do appreciate all of her help around the house, although Miguel has been getting on to her for working so much...he says she's here to spend time with the grandkids and not to work. LOL! It has not been a burden to have the company, it's just that it disrupts my usual schedule and I'm way behind on my computer time!
Yesterday we packed up and came up to El Paso for two nights to renew our visas and do some shopping. It was a good trip, although it was incredibly HOT (think over 100 degrees!)...and we had no trouble at the border. We were even entertained by some really cute little prairie dogs while were waiting in line to cross over to the U.S. They were begging for food at the side of the road! We didn't have anything to give them, but we scrounged some muffin crumbs from Jkaile's carseat to throw out and sure enough, one of them came scampering over to pick them up! So, so cute...Miguel tried to snap some pictures, but I don't think he was successful. Those little guys are fast! We didn't have to wait long, but the prairie dogs helped distract the kids from the wait and the heat, so that was good. We are very thankful that the air conditioner in the van is working well, but it wasn't having much luck combatting that heat while we were stationary...
Delia and JD had to stay in Chihuahua while we're here because they do not have papers to enter the U.S. But they are holding the fort and taking care of all the chores there...feeding dogs, birds, fish...and who knows, maybe it's a welcome break from a chaotic, kid-filled house! :)
Today Miguel and I are tag-teaming the shopping...he went out by himself this morning to get some things done while I stayed here in the guesthouse with the kids and then I'll go out later while he takes care of the kids. And hopefully we'll be able to get everything on our list and be ready to go home tomorrow.