About La Mother Tongue

La Mother Tongue is my medium to share the joys and challenges of being a new parent as well as to share how we make a conscious effort in our daily life to bring baby up bilingual.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Se Parecen

Really??  Can’t anyone see that we look alike?  After 9 months of hard work, can’t you give Mami something??? іSe parecen!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Sometimes, you HAVE to let los niños just get messy.  We made some ooblek and mixed it with some granos de café, put it in a big container, a few large spoons and went outside.  Hours of fun entertainment and lots of scientific observation!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Story Time Sapa

I swear I posted this already, but it must have only been in my mind! I took Sofía to storytime at Barnes and Nobles.  It had been a VERY long time since we had gone there.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from her since the last time, over a year ago, she really didn’ t want to have anything to do with the lector (unanimated, boring, monotone and clueless about tots).  Well…this time, Sofía marched right up and sat next to the reader.  I didn’t video tape it, so you will have to just believe me when I say that she is definitely a Sapita (brown-noser)!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Papi!

Sofía loves a fiesta and celebrating her Papi’s cumpleaños was no diferente!  We ate lots of yummy comida and baked deli tortas (Yes, I said tortas!). 

But what she loved most was giving Papi his regalos! 

Even Nacho (el gato) joined in the fun!

We created a piece of arte for Papi to hang on his bare office walls.  Sofía and I had soo much fun making it and everyone at the Papi’s oficina RAVES about it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Los Números en Tiza

While we were outside playing, Sofía spontaneously grabbed the chalk and drew a número and then said, “іMira, el número dos!”.

She did the same thing again, but this time said, “іMira, el número tres!”.