23 May 2010
16 November 2009
Oscar started school on the 15 September. Thankfully, the cast was off and he had had time to get used to walking again. He was super excited because this year he goes to the big kids school. I wasn´t super excited because it means I have to drop off Oscar and then drive to the other school and drop off Dani. Oh well, I guess I will live. He was excited to see all his friends again. His backpack weighed a ton because he had to bring all his books the first day.
Books in Spain. Don´t you remember the days that we got our books at school, we checked them for problems, covered them with paper and then gave them back at the end of the year. Well, that doesn´t happen here. Here the parents buy the books. Here is how much we paid for books this year.
Dani 150 euros ($225)
Oscar 250 euros ($375)
Yikes. That is a plane ticket somewhere. I couldn´t believe it. Oh, on top of that, we have to cover all the books with plastic. What for?? It isn´t like the siblings are going to use them. They are books/workbooks. Plus, we have to buy supplies (crayons, pencil sharpeners, etc) that we know are going to disappear in the black hole of the classroom.
27 May 2009
25 February 2009
Oscar is in the back row, the last kid on the right.
Oscar eating dinner in the train station in Sevilla. He was eating and sleeping at the same time....
We had a wonderful time. We split up the first morning so I could do some shopping and he went to a model store that he knew. That afternoon we hit about 6 different bookstores and just browsed (something you can´t do with kids....)
Oxford Street in London . An advert in the tube.
We saw the show, Jeresy Boys which was about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (very good, loved the music) and we ate lots of Indian Food. It was nice to get away just the two of us.
I thought I would include a photo of my three good friends.
Maite, in the white, Yolanda, with baby Hernan and Eva, our social director. These women are my lifeline to JABY, Oscar´s school. Whenever I have a doubt, or don´t understand anything, I can always turn to one of them and say "Que?".
03 January 2009
I will try to post our Christmas photos sometime this weekend. Wish me luck!!