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.

Friday, December 30, 2011


We took Sofía to jugar bolos for the first time.  She liked it, but I think she would have liked it even more if her favorite Primo Juan Diego had been able to go.  She’s loca for him!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


іFeliz Navidad!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Los Preparativos

Here are part of our Holiday decorations (yes in a nutshell!) Every year we host a Santa Fiesta where Santa makes a visit and gives all the niños regalos. We also always host Noche Buena(Christmas Eve)and this year due to kitchen malfunctions at Abuela’s house, we hosted Christmas Día also! Wow! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011


At two years and 10 months, Sofía still isn’t that into opening gifts.  So when people give us presents early, we try to open one a day so that she won’t be all that overwhelmed or STOP opening presents all together.  This year’s favorite present……an easel  with a dry erase board!!  So much entertainment writing with marcadores and erasing it! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

¡Feliz Cumpleanños a Mí!

¡Feliz Cumpleanños 42 a Mí!   We always forget to take birthday pictures.  Here Is what is left of my yummy torta! Yes, it had my nombre on it! My husband is the best!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pesebre 2011

Every year, we put up both an Árbol de Navidad as well as a Pesebre.  Although our Pesebre is not nearly as elaborate as many European households, we still like to make a big production out of putting it together.  Sofía decided to add her own animales this year!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


We finally went for our first visita with a pediatric odontólogo or dentista as my husband says.  (I think that Colombia is probably one of the few places that uses odontólogo for dentist  and I think it may drive him a bit loco that I can’t erase my Colombian ways for his Peruvian! Sofía uses both terms depending with whom she is speaking.)  It went as well as expected (I set the expectatives pretty looooowww!)  Sofía received a, ball,  balloon, and a rinoceronte among some other really cool dental gifts like toothpaste and a toothbrush!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Árbol de Navidad

And here is the producto final....