Sunday, August 31, 2008

Piso en Alquiler - by b

it'll be nice to stop looking out for signs like this

IMG00304

Saturday, August 30, 2008

in barcelona... by b

we are here. it is warm/hot. it is nice. we are staying at our friend miguel with his son maxim. they live in a top-floor apartment with a large terazza upstairs. it is in the exeimple neighborhood on a tree-lined street called gran via de las corts catalans. lots of old people sitting on benches and having animated conversations. i like that. kristin is resting. it is saturday and peaceful. yesterday we went to check out the school where arel and dorian will go. we also checked out possible neighborhoods to live. ok.. adios for now

arel drawing on miguel's car - by b

the boy's a football freek

arel drawing on miguel's car

meeting maxim for the first time - by b

miguel brought maxim to the airport to pick us up. very nice. maxim es supercute tambien

miguel y maxim

Thursday, August 28, 2008

on the way from uk to spain - by b

stelios should pay for this pic!

easyJet

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

sleepy in london by k

still shrouded in jetlag tiredness. another stay in london where i will see more of my bed than anything else. barak and arel wandered off to oxford street to go to the "boot shop," apparently the place to get cool boots, or cleats as we call them. dorian and i couldn't get the energy together for the outing. instead, we are just hanging at don and paul's house (don is barak's cousin), which is very lovely, and their one year old daughter, issy, is very cute. it's very nice to have somewhere comfortable and friendly to crash until we go on the final leg of our journey tomorrow. tonight we have dinner with jason and mandy, ziona and paloma...cousins and aunts. we'll meet another new baby...there is a population explosion among barak's cousins at the moment.

tomorrow we head down to barcelona, where miguel and his adopted son, maxim, will get us at the airport. i emailed people from to apartment listings today to try to set up appointments to see them on friday or saturday. next tuesday we go to a new student orientation at arel and dorian's school and then school starts wednesday.

arel says he still hates everything, but he seems to be quite happy so far. dorian is pissed off that he cannot access the disney channel website from europe. i must say, i am relieved. we'll see how this plays out over the year, but good riddance, as far as i'm concerned.

i believe - by b

new meaning to retail therapy---positive vibrations in the nike boot shop that arel really really really wanted to go to in london

i believe

europe america afria asia oceania - by b

cool hat in nike store seems to capture spirt of this trip a little bit

nike

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

issy - by b

my first cousin don (and paula)'s one-year-oldish girl issy. supercute!

hi

we are in london...............by dorian

i am having a good time in london.

i meet a little girl named issy.
i'm looking forward to go to spain.





---dorian

i hate it by arel

i hate it so far it totally SUCKS. i wanna come home
ps
help me

Monday, August 25, 2008

adios -- by b

around now dorian's tooth fell out raising tooth-fairy forex/arbitrage questions

leaving

last shot before leaving our house - by b

dorian sitting on his bag.. waiting to leave... we'd literally just discovered (10 minutes prior) that water was leaking from the washing machine upstairs to our bedroom below. excellent!]

leaving for airport

Saturday, August 23, 2008

going away cake from nick nickerson

nick brought this cake to our going away party.

cake from nick