Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Vacation

I know, Cinco de Mayo was a week ago, but still. I planned on writing this that night, but it just didn't happen!

No such thing as too many ponies!

Toshi has been watching Phineas and Ferb and singing the theme song around here. So, on the morning of Cinco de Mayo, he asked "Can we go on vacation?" I told him we can't because we still have to go to school. He replies with "Can we go on vacation today?" I quickly thought about it and I told him, yes! What a brilliant idea! 

We ended up cleaning around the house though. Huh. How is that vacation?! Well, the mess in our home is over flowing that I just couldn't leave it like that. So, when Tomas came home... we set out for an adventure!

So much cool stuff! Tomas is telling Toshi about those turtle things.

We ended up at Placita Olvera.! There were hundreds of people there, perhaps because of Cinco de Mayo! We wandered from store to store, checking out all the little things they were selling. Toshi was pretty good about asking us to buy things for him! And it was so difficult to tell him no, because really, we wanted those things too! We bought him one or two things but the rest, we told him he needs to save up some money and then we'll come back and buy some puppets, musical instruments, and tops. 

What I loved the best about this trip though was watching father-son bonding. I enjoyed watching from afar how Tomas explained things to Toshi. It was great to see how excited Tomas was to tell him about how to use something or even how to make something! I am so glad that coming to Placita Olvera brings about childhood memories for Toshi's dad and that they get to share some soon to be childhood memories here. 

We really have no clue what Cinco de Mayo is all about, but it was sure fun to browse through little stores who sell "Mexican" stuff! 

Since all these photos were taken via my phone, we had to sneak in some of Toshi and me! This was taken while sitting on the ground waiting for the bus, hoping that Tomas would come back soon. You see, we realized that we lost his water bottle that we just bought 2 days before. Two.days! So, he went looking around while Toshi and I took some selfies together! That is Toshi, hopped up on energy! And don't worry, he found the water bottle!

His Our vacation was a success!