Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Robert´s workshop

N´s cellos needed some emergency therapy, we decided to drive up to Robert (N´s baroque cello builder) for the day and invade his beautiful home and brand new workshop. We didn´t want to succumb Mia to the ride like last time, so we left her with her Grandparents for the night. The area where Robert´s house is still takes my breath away, especially now that the leaves are crisply golden. I was also thrilled to see so much snow on the way AND rain (heaven!).

N and Robert hard at work

the view

Jason - Robert's assistant

Nico (Robert's VERY nice friend who made us lunch!) and Robert

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Autumn outdoors

Halloween 2008 - the only tiger in town

here I tried to take a picture of Julia, Mia and Sofia sitting, but after 10 or 12 attempts, these two were the best ones... :) it´s difficult to get three little women to make up their minds where to sit.

on 2 spearate occasions in the park, people have commented on how they noticed Mia is an unusally giving child. I don't want to gloat, but yes, I do! :) Sharing is such a difficult thing to teach at this age, and with Mia's generous nature, I really find it rewarding and proud at the same time to hear these feedbacks. We practice (literally) giving each day, lucky Jesús (postman) and market guy, they get a dried leave and dead flower from Mia every single day :) Here she´s holding two flowers, ready to give again.

castanyada - Paquita (Clara's babysitter) made over 200 panallets this year