29 April 2011


Here's Pau enjoying the spring weather with Alejandra. She's reading him books just like I do.

25 April 2011

A Day at Raymond Park

In Cambridge the parks have toys.

and the toys have environmental agendas.

Yeah! Happy Pau.

Kick*ss Cupcakes/ Intercontinental La Mona Celebration

My godparents Digna and Javi live all they way in Barcelona but they managed to give me a delicious Easter mona* even from afar. They treated us to an adventure collecting some cupcakes from a bakery in Davis Square.

The first cupcake I really wanted was a Cheesy Catnip Kittycake. Mom convinced me to choose a different one.

so I picked. . . . Boston Cream, in honor of my home town.

Papa chose something called Bananalicious. And it was.

Mama had a gooey chocolate one that I helped her to eat.

Pau was dreaming about having teeth so that next time he could have a cupcake, too.

I made sure we didn't forget the box of cupcakes when we left.

They don't call them Kick*ss Cupcakes for nothing!!!

*In Catalonia it is an Easter ritual for godparents to give children the Mona de Pasqua, a cake decorated with eggs and feathers.

24 April 2011

Sant Jordi

We celebrated Sant Jordi* with our Cambridge Catalan friends at our house on Saturday.

Nuria read us the legend of Sant Jordi

while Papa did a (finger) puppet show.

We enjoyed butifarras (sausages) grilled on our bbq.

Laura painted (Easter) eggs.

Leo practiced walking and played with some toys.

La Diada de Sant Jordi
, also known as el dia de la rosa (The Day of the Rose) or el dia del llibre (The Day of the Book) is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April. The main event is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and respected ones. Patron Saint of Catalonia, international knight-errant San Jordi (Saint George) allegedly slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful princess south of Barcelona. From the dragon's blood sprouted a rosebush, from which the hero plucked the prettiest for the princess. Hence, the traditional Rose Festival celebrated in Barcelona since the Middle Ages to honor chivalry and romantic love, a day for men and mice alike to give their true loves roses. In 1923, the lovers' fest merged with International Book Day to mark the anniversary of the all but simultaneous April 23, 1616 deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

19 April 2011

Passover Seder

Tonight was my first Passover Seder. We were hosted by Kelly and Jon. Kelly cooked delicious matzoh ball soup.

I look a little banged up because I fell down our steps this afternoon when I was helping Papa plant our garden.

Here is Kelly holding Pau. We had a wonderful time. Pau and I were on our best behavior. Pau ate applesauce with cereal - during the Seder. I found the afikoman and won a present. I love presents!!!

Don't I look great in my black tie and dress shirt? And here's Mama with short hair!

I'm wearing my fast shoes. They are great for dancing.


Here's Pau's first time on the potty. I'm doing my best to teach him all I know about Infant Potty Training!

10 April 2011

Bright Eyes


Look at me wearing a T shirt and NO JACKET!!! Is Spring finally here?

Lauren lounges with Pau.

Naomi watches the entertainment.

07 April 2011

Our Cousins Rock

Naomi and Lauren arrived today and got right into the baby/toddler mix. Pau anointed them with spit up as a sign of his affection and they just kept smiling and holding him.

05 April 2011

Museum of Science

We Love Uncle Ben!

Uncle Ben is visitng us all the way from California. He has been taking care of Pau, Mama and me since he arrived on Saturday (Papa is in Abu Dhabi again!). Moltes gracies!