Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday gift guide: host siblings

A toy car, for your host brother who's determined that he needs one, and with his elaborate schemes and youngest child smile will probably get one.

A small coin bag, for your sweet host cousin who graciously corrects your spanish papers and dances with you in the kitchen.

A quirky fox ring, for your host sister who can make the whole family laugh till they cry, draws a perfecct reproduction of the placio real, and complements you daily on the improvement of your spanish skills while you yourself may never be convinced.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our dance class is over and I am a bit sad. It was a lovely time and while I may have never successfully mastered the "hips" I had a blast trying.

*middle child complex

The magic slide

My dad sent me this book a few weeks ago and I must say it was a brilliant gift. It was not big, nor flashy, but a simple reminder of memories. A ticket back to story times with my parents when my sister and I were still too small to reach the kitchen sink.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We really had only one plan for this trip, which was to eat, and I think we accomplished it quite successfully.