Monday, April 25, 2011

Jorge reading bday card from Mati

Not in the mood to translate enjoy those of you who speak Spanish

Pili Pili and more Pili

My Nanny Lorraine sent this dress for Pili over a year ago and I've been waiting for this Easter for her to finally wear it.
                              She wore it to church but insisted on changing for the Easter egg hunt


Trying to keep the American egg hunt a tradition

American Cuisine

It seriously had never crossed my mind to look for an American restaurant here in Argentina.  Nico surprised me for my birthday and took me to "KANSAS" what an appropriate name no?  I suddenly was feeling a bit of culture shock.  It started with a 40 minute wait, a pager (which do no exist here) and as we waited for it to light up, I became overwhelmed with the number of people going to town on their blackberries.   Then came the menu, and baby back ribs being one of my all time favorite foods I had forgotten what I was missing.
I'd love to head back to "Kansas" but unfortunately it cost us almost 300 pesos to eat there(double what we usually pay) so we won't be going back anytime soon.

I became a Cesar Salad fanatic while in NY


Friday, April 22, 2011

2011 big year for Us Aries

Claudia turns 13- April 8th

Jorge turns 55- April 11th

And the thirties have arrived for Mama Kekee- April 13th
I had really decided against a party.  I knew we were going to be eating at Mabel's with all the family on Friday, but I didn't expect to see my friends or Rey Ben or a Chef.  It was a great surprise and totally rejuvenated my soul and helped to embrace the new age.

 Rey Ben is a very comical magician who we had seen entertain over the summer in Uruguay, and I never imagined I'd have the opportunity to see him again

Full Pizza service in the backyard consisted of at least 10 different types of pizza; eggplant and spinach two of my favorites, plus delicious empanadas as appetizers.

Leandro, a friend of Nico's from High School is Aries as well. We actually celebrated his 30th the weekend before at a BOUNCE house-talk about rejuvenation! 

Pili impressed with the card trick

The cards I was sitting on "magically" appeared under Flor's bottom.

Of course it was totally arranged by the party planners that Matias would be the first kid chosen to help Rey Ben do his magic.  He was so nervous but it was adorable and I can't believe we weren't prepared with the camara.

The Party Planners

Good food and Good entertainment = Great Party
Pili finger up her nose = Booger

Grand finale
 Notice Rey Ben is all tied up (with the help of Nico and Leandro) WITHOUT his coat
the red curtain on the floor is lifted up and within seconds he reappears WITH his COAT ON. 
There was more to it but I won't even try to explain.
He has his magic down but what really makes this magician is his wit.  It was non stop laughter for a solid hour.

I knew these two were up to something!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

double nighter

Since the temple here in BA is being refurbished, temple trips are now somewhat lengthy, not 4 days on a river by any means but crossing a river is necessary to get to the Montevideo, Uruguay temple.   We decided not to go on this temple trip and we were fortunate to be able to help out a couple by watching their kids so that they could go.  Almendra (Almond) and Pierro were great company for the kids and since we have developed a close relationship with this family.