Monday, January 19, 2015

Manly Beach, Noche Buena with mum and Christmas Day with dad

The title pretty much says it all! Dad and Ceci took Zachary and I to Manly beach a few days before Christmas. Zachary loved it and loved the ice cream treat that I bought him afterwards! He is a true little Aussie-American. He loves the ocean almost as much as mummy does! 

We spent Christmas Eve ("Noche Buena") with mum's side of the family. This traditionally involves an evening church service, lots of yummy South American food and then opening up presents at midnight! Every year we have a Santa (Zev was Santa back in 2003, when I was deployed to the Middle East and my family went to the beach for Christmas)!!! Our family is usually VERY LOUD and hey like to clap whenever someone's name is called out. Let's just say that on Christmas Day, the next door neighbour asked Zev "are you Zev"?!

Then on Christmas Day, Mario and Gabby and their kids went with Zachary and I to cousin Carol's house. The kids all jumped in the pool because it was really hot. Dad loved having all his grandkids together! 

Noche Buena at Auntie Charo and Uncle Jorge's:





















Sunday, December 28, 2014

Featherdale Wildlife Farm

This week, Pops Howard and Meme took Zachary and I to Featherdale Wildlife Farm! I wanted Zachary to see all the Aussie animals up close and he was able to feed the wallabies, pat a koala called Checkers who was the exact same age as Zachary!, hold a python, pat a grey kangaroo, listened to a kookaburra laugh (and then some!) and learn all about how echidnas eat ants and termites and baby penguins that live on Phillip Island. We learnt a lot and were very impressed with the beautiful array of Australian animals and birds. A super fun day indeed!
This sweet baby koala was so sweet, sleeping in the tree nook! He was tiny!

















Babies Proms with Auntie Gladys!

Last Wednesday, auntie Gladys, Zachary and I caught the ferry to Circular Quay and walked over to the Opera House to watch the Babies Proms: The Little Drummer Boy. It was so cute to watch all the little ones play along on their mini drums. We loved spending time with our beautiful Tia Gladys! Besos xo





Manly Beach

Yesterday, dad and Ceci took Zachary and I to Manly Beach. It was a beautiful day. Zachary enjoyed watching the primary/ elementary school kids take surfing lessons, while mummy enjoyed watching fellow mummy's watch one another's kids while each mum took turns going surfing! Nothing like seeing a mum push a stroller while carrying her surf board in the other arm! Fun day :-)