Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sol: random pictures

some random photos I took in sol last week. In the old part of town all the street signs are these big painted tiles and a lot of the streets are named for what they used to sell is the 'knife seller' street and the 'salt' street.

this one's for you dad...the famous chocolateria 'San Gines'...even has a big neon arrow pointing the way down the dark alley towards temptation (good thing it's next to a great big cathedral)

speaking of cathedrals...I still haven't gotten used to the sight of nuns in habits...these are of the 'barefoot' variety which nowadays seems to mean 'in birkenstocks or teva sandals'

this is one of the 'cows' they have around might have something like it where you live, artists paint and decorate them and then after a month out on the streets they auction them off for charity...i'll translate that spanish for you, it says 'no hunger' haha just kidding, it's funny to me when and how they use english here. one of my favorite examples right now is a fast food chain called (in english) "fast good" maybe if you visit we can eat at the 'fast good' eh?

Friday, February 20, 2009

the kids

Janey is 4 months and has rolled over a total of 5 times.
She just had her 4 month dr. appointment and weighs 16 lbs. 5 oz. WOW!!

Brookie started Activity Days and LOVES IT!!!

Will is taking on a new look.

Emma has Will wrapped into being Rudolph for her.

she has 2 teeth on the bottom

Brookie got her ears pierced for her 8th birthday and gets to take them out tomorrow, she has a shopping trip planned to buy some new earings with her birthday money. she's very excited.

Janey's first set of pony tails. so cute! Although the rest of us loved it, she did not think it was fun at all.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day from Boise!!

Gavin had the house all decked out for Valentine's. It kept the winter gloomies at bay! I took this picture last night and today we started taking things down - getting ready for St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

catching up

Here's a few picture from the holidays...This is the cathedral in Segovia.
This part of the Alhambra in Granada

This is on top of an open top double-decker bus touring Granada

This is the crystal palace in our park in Madrid

I hope everyone is doing well...we miss you guys, Besos

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We've Been Birding!

When we walk in the protected area by Barber Park, we often see adult and juvenile bald eagles. (Apparently, they don't get their distinctive feathers until they are a year old!) It took us a while to find out that thethe pair in the top picture are both Merganser ducks. We thought the top one (the female) was a different species;)