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April 25, 2009

Que bueno!

Every once in a while Flavia snaps some photos of Marina at lunch time. In this photo she's outside on our balcony overlooking Pla├ža Letamendi eating asparagus, pea, green onion, and goat cheese pizza. It's also one of the few times she didn't immediately pull of her sun hat.

April 23, 2009

Bath time!

It's been a while since posting any bath photos, so here you are. This time we made it a bubble bath -- which is just all the more fun!

Sant Jordi

Gina and I got off work a little early to go join the throngs of celebrants on Rambla de Catalunya shopping for books and roses. It was all a bit overwhelming, especially for Marina. We put her in the BabyBjorn for what is most likely the very last time - she's just too heavy and her feet hang down and bump my legs as I walk.

April 12, 2009

Lucca and Firenze

We took advantage of the Easter holidays to spend a week in Lucca, visiting Gina's cousins (Isa, Claudio, Robin and Gretel; Vincenzo and Graziela; Pauletta; Francesco; Bettina and Francesco and Francesco's mom and dad) and the usual series of Italian meals and cappuccino breaks. Lucca is quite toddler friendly -- ideal in fact for taking strolls along the ramparts and playing on the playgrounds. Marina had a blast playing with her third cousins, Robin and Gretel. If only we had had more time...

April 05, 2009

Marina's first helium balloon

A family with a girl carrying a balloon was passing us on the sidewalk and Marina stopped and turned wide-eyed. The little girl turned around, walked back toward us and asked us if Marina might like to have the balloon. She gave Marina the balloon and on they went. Marina was amazed at the gravity-defying object she was now holding onto.

The Cursa Bombers

No, it's not a 10k for terrorists -- it's the fireman's run (bombers means firemen in Catalan). This was Marina's first race with Mom and Dad. I don't know how she did it, but she slept through half of it!

April 04, 2009

The battle of the hat

How in the world does anyone manage to keep a sun hat on a one-year-old?! This one has straps so it's harder to take off, which means it lasts 10 seconds instead of 2 milliseconds. I think maybe if we wore hats as well, she might be more willing... We'll see.