Monday, August 26, 2013

Special Day

We had a conference with Andrés teacher Mrs. Joyce the day before school begins. Then out to Al Safadi for a delicious Lebanese lunch. Don't forget your mustache.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Measuring Up

Andrés visits his Kindergarten classroom on Family Orientation Day.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Other Half of the Family Returns to Abu Dhabi

Pau was feeling good and happy. He was awake talking to me for the first few hours, then slept for the remaining 13+! It was by far the easiest intercontinental trip with kids I have ever taken.

At the Dubai airport waiting for Papa. Pau in fine form and me completely exhausted. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Family Visits

The best part about delaying our return was getting to see the family one last time. Pau had Florence in stitches playing hide and seek all over the house.
Uncle Ben tests the ferocious tiger's strong muscles.

Half the Family Returns to Abu Dhabi

Miquel and Andrés flew home while Pau recuperated in LA. They ran into our friends/neighbors Matthew and Marcus who were on the same flight!
A 16.5 hour flight + 1.5 hour drive later and Andrés has enough energy to get reacquainted with his favorite toys.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Children's Hospital

Pau's Disneyland sickness spiraled into 3 days of pain and not sleeping. We ended up in the ER the day before we were scheduled to return to Abu Dhabi. He and I rescheduled our return to give Pau time to recover before making the 16.5 hour plane ride.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Trip to Disneyland

Main Street, USA
Hosted by professional visitors Andy. . . 
. . . Brandon and Jack.
Very fun. Very hot. Very exhausting.

Pau looking and feeling OK. . . that did not last too long. Poor guy wanted to go home after a couple hours and finished the day by vomiting in the Disney store. Ouch.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Cousin Jake keeps me entertained while Maya tries to ignore her sore gums.
Aunt Donna show us some polaroids.
Puzzle lovers, unite.

Saturday, August 10, 2013



My old high school friends from Windward and Beverly brought their families to splash and hang out. Total guest count = 13 adults + 12 children.
The Fernandez girls plot their next move. Indra protects herself from Jack the super splasher.
I had the pleasure of swimming with Piere.
Piere and Georgia (and Indra and Andrés)
Mabel and Bridget
Stacy, Inara and Andy catch up on gossip.

Sage and Jake relax
Manish holds down the fort with the Kasdan twins.