This week the kids are on mid-term holidays. Since hubby is very busy at work, we're not going anywhere and I'm trying to figure out how to keep the TV turned off for as long as possible because (the weather's changed and it's miserable outside once again).
Ana is devouring Jacqueline Wilson books and listening to music (when she's not studying for her SAT tests). Clara has been drawing, playing make-believe princesses (who cook and clean the house), playing the piano and painting the little white ceramic animals I got her yesterday. Last night I managed to convince both of them to write some cards to family and friends back in Portugal.
On Sunday night they put on their own version of "Romeo and Juliet". It was truly hilarious, with Clara as a monosyllabic Juliet and Ana as an exuberant Romeo/narrator. Ana did a tremendously good job as director, choreographer and actress (the love for all things dramatic is in her genes, coming from her dad's side of the family).
Today my eldest daughter is going to cook lunch ! She keeps going on about getting her ears pierced and has been doing everything to win me over to that effect but I'm not ready to give in just yet...
PS - Getting on eachother's nerves is also a favorite around here whenever they feel they're not getting enough excitement.