We really love having a bunch of kids living in the same apartment building as us. The family above us has 8 children, and while most of the older kids work, the younger three are home a lot because there's no room in the public schools. The are three very happy, very energetic boys and my girls love to play with them! The youngest, Carlitos, has my heart. He is so cute and has the biggest grin! Whenever Maeve hears him, she says, "friend, friend," and wants him. For so many people living above us, we hardly ever hear them. In fact, I think we are noisier than they are!

Last week, the kids had a little play time together. We had our friend, Santi (in the olive shirt), with us too. The girls blew bubbles and the boys smashed them all. It was a really sweet and tender moment for me.