Friday, September 24, 2010

Fatty's Birthday

Fatty is 2! Thursday night, September 16, we sang happy birthday, ate cake and opened presents.

And of course, Princess got a small gift too; a little Dora doll

Boobie and Princess showing off their gifts. Although it was not their special day, it's nice to have your other kids not feel excluded when celebrating the birthday of one child.

The 'life size' Mickey Mouse that he just LOVED. It's almost as big as he is.

Yup, he loves Mickey!

A gift from father in law.

A family pic.

Trying to blow out the candle.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Fatty Is TWO!

I should have posted this yesterday on his actual birthday but alas!

Check out my 2 year old (pics taken yesterday). Birthday pics to follow.

September 16, 2010

As soon as he woke up

My GQ model. All dressed up and ready to go

And I am planning a party to celebrate. Can't wait!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Independence Day Costa Rica

September 15th marks Dia del la Independencia for Costa Ricans everywhere. A time to take pride in a country long known for it's beauty and tranquility. To have a look back at their great country and be thankful for all she has done for them.

As per tradition, there were several Acto Civico activities around the country.

Last night Fatty and Princess took part in their playgroup's activity. Dressed in 'tipico' style dress, carrying all types of Faroles (traditional style lantern), the kids (and parents) did a short parade around the neighborhood surrounding the library: what is called a "Desfile de Faroles" or Lantern Parade, loosely translated, a long time tradition in Costa Rica. I am not sure of the meaning of this act, but I guess I can Wikipedia it in a minute.

Today was a little more calm. Most everyone staying home to celebrate in private with family. There was an activity at Boobie's school but we decided to pass and spend the day doing 'fun' errands instead, but I still dressed Princess in her campesina dress.

As for the day, about all the ruckus we heard were fireworks, starting at 6 am this morning. It wasn't over done though and now we look forward to a month of patriotic events and activities.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Kids Day

Kids Day (Dia Del Nino) is a pretty big deal in Costa Rica. I honestly don't even remember ever celebrating Kid's Day in the states. It's almost as a big a day here as Father's Day, with the same ideas: Kids get a special day of recognition, with treats and gifts to celebrate the day. This year, we had three different celebrations for Kid's Day.

First celebration was for Princess's playgroup class on Tuesday.

Dressed in her Dora dress.

Enjoying pizza and juice.

After a yummy lunch, the kids squeeze in some playtime.

Gift time.


Cool gifts. Each kid got an ABC puzzle and a toy: boys got trucks, girls got jump ropes.

Princess opening her gift.

The second celebration was for Fatty's playgroup class on Wednesday.

As organizer of the event, I suggested that the kids come dressed in costumes. Makes the event that much more fun, I think.

Princess was Cinderella (of course, my Princess had to dress as a 'Princess').

Fatty was a clown, the natural choice. I mean look at his hair; no wig needed. LOL!

Minnie Mouse and a campesino.

Check out the class.

Another Minnie Mouse and is that Tigger?

Time for lunch... pizza again.

Gift time!

For Fatty's class, each kid got a coloring book with stories in English, Spanish and French, a pack of crayons and a 3 pack of bubbles. And they also received a goody box (Mickey or Dora and Diego) filled with treats.

The third celebration was today at the library for all the Thursday playgroup classes, which included Princess's class.

A kid admiring Fatty's costume.

Boy was it hot today but a fun day all the same. A Princess and the clown. : )

There were a lot of people.

A few kids from Princess's class. Check out the cowboy to the left.

This kid proved to be the entertainment when he danced his butt off to Micheal Jackson and Justin Beiber songs to an admiring crowd. He was really good too. Put him in show biz, quick!

All kids received a goody bag and a book of stories!