Friday, May 31, 2013

Mango Mania

from places including Kenya, India, Philippines, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and USA

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sick Day

So I decided to work from home.

Eastern Mangroves

Date night (romantic kind, not edible kind)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Proud Mama

Dark Nader

(a.k.a. Darth Vader)

Pau and Andrés' discussion over diner:
Pau: Who's stronger, Gargamel or Dark Nadir?
Andrés: Dark Nadir is stronger, because Gargamel only has magics, but Dark Nader has a sword.
Pau: If Gargamel had a gun, he would be stronger.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Andrés' School Concert

Andrés' concert with his class, the Dragonflies. Poor guy had pinkeye and was not feeling great. (His Mama was feeling annoyed that he was in the back row.)
Wiggling with the rest of them.
Esfahan, Miss Rowena and Miss Joud 
Pau joined in the fun.
Dragonflies can dance! Miss Zeny, Miss Julie, Miss Mairi Clare and Cameron in the tie.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pau's First School Concert

This is the Fireflies class concert. When I arrived I didn't recognize Pau - he looked so grown up.

Beloved Miss Kisie lead the English songs. 
Pau does some moves during the Arabic songs.
French teacher Miss Virginie led the French songs. Miss Maha, favorite Arabic teacher to Pau and Andrés, watches her daughter sing.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

As Seen From the Road

Extra Large Palm Tree or Cell Phone Tower?

Emirati Crossing

So Sari

I went sari shopping with some friends from yoga and couldn't resist trying one on. This is what I look like wearing 6 meters of fabric being held together with four safety pins. 

Scholarly Interlude

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dog on a Rope

Gielyn taught us how to make this delicious treat. Mama came up with the name. 
Can you think of a better one?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Internet

The other day we were all sitting at the breakfast table talking about animals and the sounds that they make. Andrés asked me what sound a zebra makes and I answered with a, "Nay!"

"No," says Pau. "Zebras don't say that. Better check the internet."

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013


Yesterday, as we were getting ready to pick up Miquel from work, I was bent over next to Pau, helping him to put on his shorts.

"Mama, " he said, leaning his whole body on me, "You're lovely."

Wow. All I could do was feel my heart bursting and tell him I love him.

"I love you, too," he said, and gave me a giant hug.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

On the Mend

Goofing around at Dr. Sami's office. Feeling better after being really sick.