Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter with Grandma Cathy

Happy Easter! Kylie hunted for her Easter baskets first thing this morning, and then we took it easy for the rest of the day. Monday was more of the same:  pool, playground and more pretend cooking!

 An Easter bunny!

 Wind-up chicken!

A pink dolphin and Peeps! Oh wow!
When Kylie tried a Peep, she took one little bite, said "Trash" and handed it right back! 

 Swingin' good time with grandma

 Playing house

Testing out the new soccer field

 Pool time!



Three generations!

Thank you for such a wonderful visit mom! We love you and miss you already!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grandma Cathy at Porto de Galinhas

Today we drove down to Porto de Galinhas for some serious beach time. We had beautiful weather, got there right at low tide and had a wonderful lunch on the beach.

 Welcome to Porto de Galinhas

 Mmmm... ice water!

 Now THIS is swimming!

 Jangadas shuttling folks out to the reef

 Ahhh... time to relax with a caipirinha!


 Whole garlic fish served up beach side!

 Ok, see ya later!


 and I love grandma!

Bye bye!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grandma Cathy at Caruaru

On Tuesday, we drove two hours inland to the town of Caruaru to visit their huge outdoor market. It was a bit of a let down, but we still had fun. 

The next day the tide, Kylie's nap schedule, and the weather all came into perfect alignment for a bit of shark-free swimming in a coral pool at the beach in front of our house. Yay!

 Dick Park lived up to it's name...ugh!

Ready to shop

View into the market

 Yes! Swimming at last!

 Kick! Kick! Kick!

 Kylie's Kitchen

 May I take your order?

Let's get cookin'!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Grandma Cathy at Oficina Brennand

Today we went out to Oficina Brennand to let Kylie run around and get some fresh air.

 Ready to run, run, run!

 Oh hi!

 Two peas in a pod


 The grounds are really beautiful


 Greetings from the Temple of Sacrifice!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crazy Grandma Cathy

My mom came down for her second visit to Recife this week. It was so nice to have company from home and so much help with Kylie! Autumn and I took full advantage and even got in a couple of date nights! We had such a wonderful time and tried to bribe her into staying forever! The first few days we just hung around Recife, played with Kylie and went to the beach.

 Welcome to Brazil (again!)
 Relaxing at the beach with the baby pool!

 More fun in the sun

 Ooh! A shell!


 Baby pull ups!

And this is how my mom spent 99% of her trip!
Pretend cooking from morning to night

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Last Day in Panama

After our whirlwind tour of Panama, we decided to take it easy this morning and head back down to Casco Viejo for some shopping, wandering and eating.

 Can we get a cuteness discount?

 Beautiful day in the square

 Shopping buddies!


 Nicely restored building!

 More views of the old towne

Delicious three course lunch at Rene Cafe

 Tres leches cake with cajeta!

 Time to chase pigeons

 Mommy and me!

Our loot!