Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Some Favorite Mexico Pictures: Part 3

Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless,
but they are also perishable. 
There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. 
There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. 
~ Thomas S. Monson

One of my favorite parts of these trips is picking out and taking gifts for Ana's nieces and nephews.  (Gift-giving - a legitimate excuse to shop!)  

I gave three-year-old Neri this alphabet board - a magnet in the stylus pulls small ball bearings up to the surface as you trace out each letter:  

She thought that the pen was full of ball bearings and was amazed that it never seemed to run out!  ;)

For the older girls, I got one of those rainbow looms that were all the rage around here last Christmas - and discovered that Mexican girls love it just as much as American girls!  ;)

Chayito had asked for a painter's palette - I found an art set that had a palette and a variety of paints and paint brushes.  Here she is (with the help of one of her cousins) painting her first masterpiece! 

While the gifts were, as always, a big hit - the real star of my visit was my tablet!  Everyone - from the 3-year-olds to the adults - wanted to play "Tomb Runner 2" and "Plants versus Zombies."  

The kids were amazingly good at sharing - there was very little squabbling.  On their own, they decided that "fair" was letting each person play until that person died in the game and then letting the next person play.  

But this resulted in the little kids (3-5 years old) having very short turns and the bigger kids (8-13 years old) having much longer turns.  

I finally convinced them to let the little kids go through two lives on each turn, instead of just one...  ;)

And my payoff?  They racked up tons of points for me!  ;)

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