Wednesday, August 5, 2009

yes, she's here

frijoles (beans) are simmering, trader joe recycled shopping bags are all over my kitchen, organic meats, fruits and vegetables are in my freezer and refrigerator. katie hasn't touched the floor for more than two minutes in a row, univision has been found on our digital cable and my spanglish is flying all over the place.
yes, that can only mean one thing...
my mother is visiting.

pan de vonos
she makes these wonderful little breads that i grew up on.
my kids love it.
i love it.
my husband actually even made up a song about them...that's how much he loves them.


before she got here she asked me to reprogram her ring tone to something " latin".
i had calle ocho in mind but she beat me to it and figured out (all on her own) how to change it to one of the already programed ring tones in her phone.
reason for picking the ring tone:
in cute heavy south american accent
"it had latin in the title"

48 comments:

Joyce said...

Your Mom is so pretty. Katie has that look of love in her eyes!

Is your family from Mexico or Latin America?

Marie said...

How fun! Hope you have a wonderful time together!! We need to play!!!

Blue is Bleu said...

Yay for mums!! Although when my mum visits she doesn't cook... I'm expected to cook and bake for her lol Which I don't mind at all, of course!! :D

Tara said...

Hell has frozen over again! Guess you're going to up your expectations!!! Hi Grandma!

Valentina said...

Hey, V! You are hard to keep up with! Bienvenida Abuelita! Que felicidad... love the pix, I can see where you get your 'je ne se quoi' from!
I just came from spending a month at my parents and yesterday my two year old screamed: AYUDEme, with a big smile on his face! Dora and Diego keep the spanglish Alive and Well!
saludos desde Chipre (Cyprus)

Valentina and co.

Betsy said...

She sounds adorable!

Terri said...

What fun! :) Isn't it great when fammilies get together? Enjoy your visit!

jaybird said...

have fun!! stay away from the computer and go do girl things!!

paula_lemos said...

How fun! Could we have the recipe for the little breads? Please? They look delicious!
Thanks!

Sarah said...

beautiful picture! ahahhahaaa about her ring tone...has she seen that youtube video?!?!?!

Kelly O. said...

awwww! have a great time with your mom!

rj said...

Enjoy!

amylouwho said...

A mom's/grandma's visit is one priceless treasure! I wish mine didn't live so far away!

Have a GREAT time!

(I'm already back from the airport!! he's home! he's home! can I get a woot woot?) :)

Tricia Anne said...

What a great time!! :o) I would love to eat some of her home cooking! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

The Quilt Shoppe said...

How wonderful to have your mom there. And Miss Katie looks absolutely delighted to have her abuela all to herself. Precious! I'm with Paula ... I'd love the recipe.

Enjoy your time with the family :)

Lani

Petit Debutant said...

You are making me miss "mi Mami" who lives in Ca while I live in AL *sniff*

I want some of my mom's frijoles and arroz con pollo

Cheryl said...

Ah V,
You must be the happiest woman. First your in-laws and now your mum is visiting. So fun. Love the pic of your little girl with your mom. Those pics and moments are so priceless.
I know what you mean about the cooking thing. Usually when we go visit my mom I ask her to cook plantains, rice and beans. And you know as I it's not just any rice and beans. AW man, it's soo good. Wish my mom lived closer.
Enjoy your time with her.

This and That Creations said...

TRADER JOES IS COMING TO UTAH! And Winco which is a N. Cali store but awesome! Have fun with your mama, wish mine were here, her & my dad took off to the Philippinnes for 2 years..sheesh! We miss em!

Needled Mom said...

I know everyone is thrilled to have her there. Enjoy your visit.

Miss Em said...

Aren't visits from mama just the best. I anxiously await my mom's visits. Something about grandma just makes everything better.

Sheri Howard said...

Your mother is a very beautiful woman!

JesseJames said...

Yes I am Jamie Farrar and I married Jesse Pearson about 7 months ago. I think we are the only two from SLO that married each other but most everyone else my age is married and starting to have kids. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas I think i found your blog off of Melissa White's blog and have loved the projects you do. Its inspiring.-Jamie

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hola!
Your mom sounds so hip! Enjoy and cherish your time with her. Mom's are the best! Have tons of fun together. Have an awesome day!

Hasta Pronto,
♥Ana

Leila said...

I would love the recipe for those cakes too! It cracks me up that hubby made up a song about them. Would he sing it for us? :) lol
Have a great visit.

Carmen said...

Reminds me of my Puerto Rican Grandma. :) What a lovely post.

Cutzi said...

Did you say once that your mom has a blog? I seemed to vaguely remember something about it and went searching last week... but maybe I'm remembering something else.

Have a fun time!

ps. Do you know that you kill me with those red shoes every time you post something new and I have to look at them. Super, super cute. Know where I can find some?

Marci said...

hey you sound happy and smiley...that's a good sign, eh? have fun! she really is a cute little lady.:D

Thimbleanna said...

Moms are the best. Have a wonderful visit!!!

mom2three said...

Hope you have an awesome visit! It's nice to see a pic of your mom- so I have a face with the name. She always seems like a character when you talk about her on the blog. I'm lucky to see my mom every day, and sometimes I don't appreciate that- thanks for reminding me how special mommy/grandma is :)

Michelle Lanning said...

haha - that would've been a good song ---- bet your house smells yummy right about now!

girlsmama said...

mmmm...frijoles. We had a big pot on Monday with tortillas! It always is a good comforting meal. How does your Mama make them? Everyone has their own secrets! Enjoy your visit!

dotti white said...

Mommas are amazing, aren't they?! She is a beauty and she looks so full of love for little Katie! You are definitely in for some good food and lots of fun! Enjoy!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

O, I know....how about a cute little
tutorial with your mom making those wonderful little breads....:)

Ms son is on his 4th year of Latin. He has won to silver medals and going for the gold! Myself, Not one word....Have a wonderful visit with your mom...very special!!!!

Calico Road said...

All i can say is WHAT A GREAT PICTURE OF YOUR MOM AND DAUGHTER!!
also, are your kids learning spanish? my son is in a dual immersion program at school, and i find it fascinating for kids to learn another language!!

lambie-pie said...

No wonder you're so skinny, just look at your mom!

Deeanna said...

Oh, I love your cute mom!

Caitlin said...

Yeah for moms who come visit!

Kimberly said...

She's gorgeous! Enjoy your time with her!

Camille said...

Cute little mom you've got there!! Glad you guys had fun. Miss you too!

Amanda said...

Your mom is gorgeous! Have fun spending time together!

Wendy said...

Your mom is so pretty. Would she share her recipe for the biscuits?

Quilt Nut said...

hope you are enjoying(enjoyed?? i'm trying to catch up lol) your visit!

Anonymous said...

Love love love your blog! Recipe PLEASE:)!

V and Co. said...

as much as i would LOVE to give you the recipe...i can't figure out how to ad the arm jestures that go along with it...for little breads there's a lot of explaining that goes along with them AND a lot of arm flailing! so uh...yeah not going to try to attempt that one!

Anonymous said...

How fun to have your mom, what special memories!
Would you give us the recipe for the special little breads? They look so yummy!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I love those little breads! I'm from Miami originally and my Mom is Colombian. Yum, love all that latin food. omg, fried plantains make me so happy :)

Anonymous said...

hey im colombian too ,
how about some bunuelos ?
que ricos se ven los pan de bonos
quiero uno

Laura said...

Are these little breads chewy and a little cheesy? Because if they are I too grew up with them and I would LOOOOOVE the recipe (if your sweet mother is willing to share). We never made them at home, we always purchased them and we call them pan de queso. Anyway, my e-mail is warlat@yahoo.com.

Nothing better than mom's visiting! Abuela's are simply the best :)

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