This is what Friday in the Caribbean looks like

November 21, 2014
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Post breakfast stroll

We were trying to straighten up the tree.  It wasn't budging.

We were trying to straighten up the tree. It wasn’t budging.

Pool time.

Pool time.

We both made friends (Rafa and his new friend swapped cars and drove them around the pool - before they started crashing them into the water and having to dive to retreive them that is).

We both made friends at the pool (Rafa and his new friend swapped cars and drove them around and around and around the pool – before the game changed to crashing them into the water and having to dive down to rescue them).

Kiwi (the lady from the Mini club) brought toys for us to play with.  (Kiwi couldn't believe that Mum was a Kiwi too!)

Kiwi (the lady from the Mini Club) brought pool toys for us to play with. (Kiwi couldn’t believe that Mum was a Kiwi too!)

Kiwi took me and one of my new friends for lunch.

Kiwi took me and one of my new friends for lunch.

On our pre dinner stroll we chanced on a Friday night artisanal market.

On our pre dinner stroll we chanced on a Friday night artisanal market.

I was given a shell necklace.

I was given a shell necklace.

And we picked up another mask for our collection.  Rafa was supposed to be in this photo with me...

And we picked up another mask for our collection. Rafa was supposed to be in this photo with me…

But he was still too busy driving.

But he was still too busy driving.

 

Chillaxing and mossie combat

November 20, 2014
Our morning went like this: leisurely breakfast, hanging out in the pool, followed by a leasurely lunch.

Our morning went like this: leisurely breakfast, hanging out in the pool, followed by a leasurely lunch.

Followed by a super long nap.

Followed by a super long nap.

Then off to the resort market on a mission for mossie spray.  I was bitten all over last night.  Rafa reckons he was bitten too but he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Then off to the resort market on a mission for mossie spray. I was bitten all over last night. Rafa reckons he was bitten too but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Problem solved.

Problem solved.

Onto a mossie-free evening.

Onto enjoy a mossie-free evening.

Travelling fun

November 20, 2014

It’s always a long day when you’re at the airport before Mr Sun has got out of bed.

Despite the early start we were far more interested in the activities Mum packed for us than sleeping.

Despite the early start we were far more interested in the activities Mum packed for us than sleeping.

Transiting through Miami was a breeze with our new bags.  And we got to ride the Sky Train!

Transiting through Miami was a breeze with our new bags. And we got to ride the Sky Train!

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Nope! Still not tired!

But when we got to the hotel we ate then crashed!

Packing

November 17, 2014
Counting out essentials.

Counting out essentials.

More essentials.

More essentials.

Can't forget our swimming gear.

Can’t forget our swimming gear.

Everything in.

Everything in.

Zipped up.

Zipped up.

Hang on…. don't forget my cars!

Hang on…. don’t forget my cars!

A trip to the outlet mall

November 16, 2014

With this cold weather hanging around we thought we better get a few more winter clothes.  Off to the outlet mall!

We stopped at the HEB for lunch.  Ana and I read in the kids corner whilst Mum and Papi organised the food.

We stopped at the HEB for lunch. Ana and I read in the kids corner whilst Mum and Papi organised the food.

I talked about the little airplane book I found right through lunch… we ended up buying the book!

I talked about the little airplane book I found in the kids corner right through lunch… we ended up buying the book.  Yes!

Back at home we laid out our new clothes for school tomorrow.  Ana posed in the same position as her dress and stockings.

Back at home we laid out our new clothes for school tomorrow. Ana posed in the same position as her new dress and stockings.

Which I didn't realise at the time.  I just thought we were doing funny, one legged poses against the wall with our new clothes.  Now someone tells me.

Which I didn’t realise at the time. I just thought we were doing funny, one legged poses against the wall with our new clothes. Now someone tells me.

Papi’s party

November 15, 2014

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Feliz Cumpleaños Papi

November 14, 2014

Papi’s birthday is today, but some how he managed to open all his presents before today.

Special macciatto coffee cups.

We gave him the macchiato coffee cups last Saturday morning because we knew he’d love to use them for his morning coffee.

And a komodo grill which a neighbour helped him set up and we've already taken for a test run last weekend.

And he opened his komodo grill last Sunday so a neighbour could help him set it up.

Which meant the only thing left to do tonight was relax.

Which meant the only thing left to do tonight was relax.

Rocket ships

November 13, 2014
Mum thought these boxes would make great cars but we had a better idea…. we had new space ships!

Mum thought these boxes would make great cars but we had a better idea…. rocket ships!

I got to work on my control panel.

I worked on my control panel.

Whilst Rafa started with the fire.

Whilst Rafa made the fire from his booster engines.

Whooosh!

Whooosh!

When our space ships were finished we spent the evening travelling from planet to planet.

When our rocket ships were finished we spent the evening travelling all over the solar system.

And enjoying low gravity moon walks.

And enjoying low gravity moon walks.

Drawing summer

November 12, 2014
For homework this week I had to draw my favourite season.

For homework this week I had to draw my favourite season.

And present it to my class.  I drew me swimming in a big pool.  Yep, dreaming of summer.

And then present it to my class. I drew me swimming in a big pool and a big sunshine. Yep, dreaming of summer.

Puzzles

November 11, 2014
Mum has been doing some toy swaps.  Gone are the baby puzzles and now we have 'new' ones to do.

Mum has been doing some toy swaps. Gone are the baby puzzles and now we have two ‘new’ ones to do.

Ana got to work on the sky and water whilst Mum and I did the dinosaurs and fauna.

Ana got to work on the sky and water of the first puzzle, whilst Mum and I did the dinosaurs and fauna.

Cool!

Cool!

The solar scape was a bit trickier.  I decided to hide a few pieces whilst Mum and Ana got stuck into that one.

The solar scape was a bit trickier. I decided to hide a few pieces whilst Mum and Ana worked through that one.  The missing pieces just made it a bit more interesting for them.

Eventually they got it worked out.

Eventually they got it worked out.

By Rafa


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