Friday, November 30, 2012

Last day at creche...

Alex had his last day at crèche today... he was delighted but was sad to say good bye. They put together a book of pictures of Alex since he started last February with a page of well-wishes too. The girls at his school were so sweet, a few in particular who really took good care of him. One girl, Lina, who stopped working a few months ago adored Alex and spoiled him rotten. She would still come to visit him even after she stopped working and today she came to give him a good bye hug and gift. Gulya, his other favorite cried which of course made me cry. When we got outside I said to Alex "this was your last day at school, are you sad?" His reply: "nope."

Coffee and ginger cookies for the kids and staff, plus a homemade baby duck snow globe (alex brought his baby duck every day)

its custom to bring a small gift for everyone on birthdays and when kids go to school

the creche (all organic and cloth diapers)

Valerie, the director in green

Olga (in orange) and Gulya (in green)


Monday, November 26, 2012

(Tons) More thanksgiving pictures....


21 Adults, 7 kids, 3 babies, and  2 chaos and loads of fun!!!


child labor

Table before the feast
take away gift: ginger cookies and a "thank you" in all of the languages represented at our table
The feast...
kid feast

and it begins...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...

Happy birthday dear Steve, happy birthday to you!!!

Steve and I on our way to Steve's birthday lunch

Bronwen decided we should make Steve a horse cake "because sometimes he likes to pet horses"

Friday, November 9, 2012

Locks of Love...

It may not be great, but it's relatively healthy and LONG so I chopped it off today to donate to  Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Here are the before and after shots (I always love these:)...