Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Easter Bunny hits Costa Rica

I couldn't let the fact that nobody here does Easter Bunny stuff get in the way of our Easter Egg hunt tradition. And as it turns out, despite it not being a tradition, kids everywhere are game for seeking out eggs full of toys and candy!

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Anyway... HAPPY EASTER!!!

Lots of love,
Titi and Radar

Monday, March 19, 2012

3 3 3 3

three years



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three months



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three days



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and three hours



(at 11:37pm tonight, Nassau-time)



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I don't know about you...



but me loves some threes!!!



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Lots of love,
Titi and Radar

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Missing my Irish cousins... even if they're not Irish!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!!!

Love,
Titi and Radar

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ummm... hi

Did I miss a couple of days?


Ok, no point in trying to excuse my way out of this one. I'm due a serious 'time-out' and that's all there is to it.

Sometimes Radar does things that are time-out worthy, but then he explains that it wasn't him, but rather his imaginary friends doing the bad deed. And Radar was clever enough to appoint his hands to be his imaginary friends so that when they're caught red-handed, it's unclear to me whether it was Radar or Bim and Mum-Bim doing the deed. So now, when a copious amount of water is splashed out of the tub onto the bathroom floor, I have to ask if it was Radar or Bim. Either way though, someone gets a time-out, even if it means that Radar has to stand beside the time-out pad while his hands serve their 2 minute term.

Which is just to say that there's no getting out of a time-out when a time-out is deserved... and in my case, it is most certainly deserved.

And now I'm in that familiar procrastinator's position... you know... like when you mean to write your friend, but you keep forgetting or putting it off - you even ignore the couple of e-mails or facebook messages that your friend sent you. Then you get to a point where three months have passed and you feel that your friend deserves more than a few lines in an e-mail. So you put it off just a little longer until you have time to write a longer, more thoughtful e-mail. Then two birthdays and Christmases have passed and you feel that your friend really, really would be insulted by a simple e-mail and that not only should you write a very long letter, but that letter should include the dates of when you're coming to visit. Then 10 years have passed and you feel that your friend probably hates you and wouldn't even want to hear from you. And all this could have been avoided if you'd just sent those stupid few lines.

Why can't procrastinators like me act on what they perfectly know... that a minute or two now, can save hours of future anxiety. There's not a day that goes by when I don't waste at least a half hour of time watching tv, playing solitary gin rummy or some other non-productive activity. And it takes less than half an hour to do a simple blog post. Maybe instead of giving up sugar for Lent, I should have given up not blogging...

Ah well... so there you have it. I'm not organized enough to write you a summary of the past two months, nor do I think you particularly want to read a "Christmas letter" type summary of what we've been doing (and you probably didn't really want to read all my self-analyzing, mea culpa crap about being a procrastinator).

So instead I'll just leave you with some pictures from our most recent house guests whom we will be very sad to take to the airport this afternoon! As always - a wonderful visit (although not having a fourth for dominos proved to be downright awful!) and we'll miss Marco, Frank and X until we get up there sometime in the near future!!!

Let's start with these... not seemingly great or interesting pictures, but Marco insisted that I post them... she seemed to think that someone out there might like them... she even giggled and smirked about it... as if there was a sinister reason for posting the pictures... that they might provoke feelings of jealousy in someone.

But anyway, here they are...
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And then here's a whole bunch more from our long weekend at the Arenal Volcano / SkyTram-zipline & hot springs.
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Lots of love,
Titi and Radar


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Costa Rica

Ok, so I guess the slide into a new year and new country hasn't been enough to provoke me to be a better blogger. But thems is the breaks. I would love to post a bunch of pictures of Radar dancing with the monkeys of Costa Rica, but that hasn't happened as of yet. That is not to say that Costa Rica has been anything less than great!


We are loving it! Radar especially is loving it! He's made a bunch of friends, including two imaginary friends (named Bim and Mum Bim... Bim and Mum Bim are actually his hands and when his hands do something they shouldn't (ie, splash water all over the bathroom, throw something they shouldn't, hit Fanny, etc) and I tell him not to do whatever it is that he shouldn't be doing, he tells me that it wasn't him, but it was his friends!) Radar's talking more than ever and I am in love with the age 3! Age three is full of wonderful things like Radar saying to me, "Mama - yo estoy feliz con mi Mama!" (Mama, I am happy with my Mama!) And when I get back from the office, his face explodes into a smile and he sprints towards me for a leaping hug while screaming "Hola Mama!" Last night when we were reading his night time book, he interupted me and said, "Mama, tu fuiste a la oficina hoy un poco. Pero entonces veniste a la casa. Siempre vienes a la casa porque tu quieres mucho a nene." Yes, ladies and gentlemen... my 37 month is talking in full, conjugated, complex, logical sentences and I am so in love with every bit of it (oh, for those who require a translation, he said, "Mama, you went to the office today for a little bit. But then you came to the house. You always come to the house because you love me very much.")

Where was I before that tangent? Anyway, I would post a bunch of pictures, but it seems like I forgot to bring the charger for my good camera (do I get any points for bringing the camera?) What can I say... we've been on a busy adventure and I haven't stopped to write about it.

Anyway - we really are enjoying Costa Rica, although we haven't yet gotten out of San Jose (I still go to work at an office every day). And even though I don't have lots of pictures, I suppose I should post the few I have taken (without any particular context or explanation) and try to do better in the near future so that all of you, and later Radar, will have a good account of our little 2012 adventure!

Lots of love,
Titi and Radar

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