Sunday, October 25, 2009

Alice's 9th Birthday Weekend

Alice had such a fun birhtday. The party lasted all weekend long ... starting birhtday morning with a big pancake breakfast and presents, a big birthday lunch with more presents, had a Saturday birthday lunch in the city, and then a party/slumber party on Saturday night. What a blast! And the weekend ended with a fun Halloween festival at ASM.

Modeling some of her new clothes...

Ready for some knitting!
Saturday birthday lunch at Fosters of Hollywood
Saturday night party with the Watts...
Pumpkin Carving

Bobbing for Apples

Warming up afterwards

Sunday's Halloween festival at ASM (American School of Madrid)
Chase and Kate Sanders working the hot dog booth...

Super T

Waiting in line for the haunted house...Bad idea, we only lasted around the first corner inside and then had to leave...too scary

Alice's 9th Birthday Video...

Alice Opening her "BIG" gift!

Ear #1

Ear #2

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Early Fall

The Girls and their new uniforms...

Having Raquel and Sara over one day after school to play

Trip to San Sebastian (4.5 hour drive North) and the French Basque country

Carousel with a spinner built on it...Brilliant!

The Girls loved playing in the Ocean in France with all the surfers in their wetsuits!

Skyping with Shoo on a Saturday afternoon (morning for her).

Some of Tallulah's favorite things...
Drinking out of the bidet,

Locking herself in the shower...
...and getting rescued.
Look Mom! No hands!

She, and all the girls, love the new playhouse in the back yard.

Fireworks from our upstairs porch (seems like this happens once a month at about 1:30am)

Young Life Madrid Staff and family
WyldLife Kickoff movie night at our house
Leadership dinner (Katie and I were the only ones at the table that did not speak Spanish--it was a long fun night!)
We were sad to see Anna (Intern from Atlanta) return to the States this summer but excited to see what is next for her.