Sunday, October 26, 2008

A post before our trip

So, we've been keeping things a little "low key" lately since we will be traveling to the States on Tuesday. We have either been hanging around the house, wandering around town, or entertaining guests. Here are a couple of our favorite pictures from the past week...

The boys like bananas so much that we have to get them in "bulk."
Actually, the most important product here (after tourism) is the banana. Inland, the land is dominated by banana plantations. The variety grown in the canaries is the dwarf banana, brought in the mid nineteenth century from Asia. It is smaller, sweeter, and has a more intense flavor than the varieties produced elsewhere. These are the bananas from the tree at our place.

Of course, bubbles are always popular... at least for the first few minutes. Here the boys are trying to catch them in their mouths.

Like most children, Alex and Connor LOVE anything they aren't suppose to have. Connor took Aunt Nuria's sunglasses, so I had to give Alex mine. Good thing we know better than to buy expensive shades.

On Friday, we hosted a fiesta out on our patio featuring a few Tex-Mex favorites. We served homemade chips, salsa, guacamole, queso, tortilla soup, chicken enchiladas, tacos, spanish rice, refried beans, and, of course, margaritas. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner (as evidenced by the disaster in our kitchen), and most of our guests didn't leave until 4:00 a.m... good thing the boys decided to sleep in until almost 9:00 the next morning.

I finally had a chance to start packing for our trip today. The boys heard we were headed on another adventure and jumped right in the suitcase...

So, our next post should be from Dallas. Hopefully it will be an uneventful flight this time around.

"Life is not a final. It's daily pop quizzes." ~Author Unknown


cassey said...

Did you say you guys were headed back to the States?? Have a safe trip Ortega's! Oh, I have posted new pics of Jadi. Well, I will as soon as I send this comment. =)

Amy said...

Have a safe trip! We're looking forward to seeing you!

Love the pics of the bubbles and sunglasses! They are getting to be such big boys. Can't wait to see them in person.

Oh, and turns out I won't be working this Thursday-so stop by anytime after the pumpkin patch! :)

Jane Owoh said...

Sure wish I could see you guys when you here. Maybe next time. Have a safe uneventful trip.