Friday, December 28, 2007

PR in Review

OK.. .Here comes the mother of all posts with pictures from the trip. I'm warning you.... LOTS of pics.

OK... Last chance to grab a drink or coffee (or both!)....

First up.... our nephew Piero. How gorgeous is this child??? His eyelashes are to die for!

Gabriella just loved this rocking horse that grandma had. With her is Titi Karen.

Titi Karen always wears cool bling to play with.

You know.... not a bad view for your final resting place. Click to enlarge and you'll see better that it's a cemetary.

El Morro(the fort)

I've always loved this view from the fort. I think it's the palm trees.

The only pics of all three of us from the trip.

Ferdy, his sister Karen and Gabriella.

I love this church and I always take a picture when we go.

Old San Juan pictures. We didn't go at night, but I'm sure it's gorgeous with all of the Christmas lights.

I have no idea what we were all looking at, but it was apparently very interesting.
Notice Piero is sound asleep, just as we wanted Gabriella to be as it was way past naptime. She fell asleep 2 minutes before we got to the car and then woke up getting into the car.


MMMMMMMMMM, this foot is yummy. Heck, it's the most I've eaten in days!! (a post for another day... Gabriella is on a hunger strike these days).

Here mommy, a flower I picked just for you.

This is probably a good time for intermission. Take a potty break if needed. I told you this post was long.

Meeting granddad...

The next set of pics are from Piero's baptism. I didn't get a really good shot of the gorgeous outfit Ferdy's mom made(remember the beautiful dress she made for Gabriella's baptism??)

Peiro with his Godparents and the Father.

Is this adorable or what???? Gabriella giving her cousin a kiss.

What the heck was that???

Going in for another one.

This look says it all. Let's just say getting her to be still for 1/2 a second was a huge challenge. By this time, the hem of the dress was torn out already.

Gabriella and Titi Ady (Piero's mom)

My feeble attempt to get a picture of Ferdy, Gabriella, his mom and sister. Little miss ants-in-the-pants wouldn't cooperate.

Next up... pics from Piero's first birthday party. I've been to Puerto Rico about 5 times now, but I've never been waaaaay up in the mountains before. Heck, even Ferdy says he's never been. Let's just say, I'm glad to know that Gabriella doesn't get carsick. The last hour of the trip(it was 2 hrs from San Juan) was up, down and around to say the least. I was definitely needing to get out by the end.

Here is the view from the house.

Gabriella never let go of that balloon for the entire day. And yes, she has her purse. She'd be lost without it!

Notice the new purse from Grandma on her arm?

OK, if you are a vegetarian, you may want to look away now.

For all of us meat-eaters, oh my gosh was this good! I can now confirm that I held true to my promise in an earlier post and I did eat myself silly this trip. I can't help it. If you saw what I put away at the birthday party, you'd be shocked.

Grandma Maty and the birthday boy.

There was a clown doing face painting. I wasn't sure how that would go over with the perpetual motion machine named Gabriella. The trick was showing her the mirror. Even still, it had to be quick and so just a dot on the nose and a quick flower.

Notice it's already smeared from her wiping it?

After a few hours when all of the big kids had left the bouncehouse, daddy took Gabriella in it. She LOVED it. The scene and commotion when we took her out? Not.Pretty.

So, anyone still awake? I warned you it would be long.


Kim said...

I'm SOOOOO jealous!!!

Growing up, there was a couple who lived near us and the husband was from Puerto Rico. Every year, before school would start, we would have a neighborhood cookout. We would put a pig in the ground and he would make beans and rice. It was SOOOOO yummy!! I miss that so much. Ahhhh the memories!!!


Shelby said...

Gorgeous-- what beautiful pictures- what beautiful country. Sounds like a good trip. Love her purses!

Jenny and Matt said...

Yay! Fun!
That picture of G with smeared face paint is my favorite! What a cutie!!

The McKenzie Crew said...

what a great trip - we have been once and Juliana and Curtis did not want to leave - they fell in love with the place:)

So glad you guys had a fun time:) Beautiful family and great pictures:)


Kerri said...

Great pics! Thanks for the vegetarian warning. We appreciated it. :)
Kerri and Ruby

Our Family of 5 said...

Ohhh, I love Puerto Rico. Love the buildings and the beautiful city. Seeing your pictures brings it all right back. Looks like you all had a great time. Miss G is such a cutie. Love her smiles and dimples. You and Ferdy are cuties too=) Happy New Year!

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

That looks like sooooo much fun!!! Love the pictures. I almost ran out of popcorn before the end.

N & D said...

looks like you guys had a great time!!

nikki said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!!!
Awesome pictures!!
Happy New Year!!!!

MMrussianadoption said...

this makes me want to go there on vacation. Have a happy and healthy new year.

Muriel and Jerry said...

Looks like you had an awesome time. Great photos. Happy new year.

Carrie said...

I loved it! I feel like i was there with you. The architecture is amazing. I love the colors. The moutains look beautiful, but Rich wouldn't have made it on the ride. Savannah would. She loves motion.

The baby is precious and I love Gabriella giving him a kiss.

PR is really beautiful. I have not been since I was 7, but I have good memories. Rich and I almost stopped there on a cruise when the itinerary was going to be changed because of a hurricane in St. Maarten, but it was ok to go, so we did not stop in PR.

Looks like you had a wonderful time==all of you! So glad it worked out.