Weekend Family Journal – May 17-18, 2008

Mama and Oliver, originally uploaded by bill kralovec.

Friday night we hosted my nephew Sebastian’s sixth birthday party. His birthday is actually in June, but since he is leaving before then, he wanted to have a party with his friends. The theme was Harry Potter and Ale invited my brother Andy to perform some science magic tricks. Ale made the nice HP banners and all the kids had magic wands (stick with glitter on the end), etc. We had an efficient birthday party and had everyone out by two hours. Most Venezuelan parties drag on and on, with big delays between games, pinata, and cake. After cleaning up, we all passed out from exhaustion. Saturday we cleaned the house and did some yard work. Ale and I worked on the yearbook in the afternoon. I also played some baseball with the kids while Nadia got her hair done. Saturday evening our good Venezuelan friends Alex and Belkis and son Alexcito came over and invited us out to dinner. We went to the Bungaloo Restaurant in Anaco and had a very nice dinner. We had another nice bottle of Mendoza, Argentina wine-I find the wine from there is all good, especially the Malbec grape variety. It was great because the kids could play with the bean bags and seats in the restaurant while we sat and had a good meal.

Sunday morning we took the kids to the Parque Ballenas for a bike ride. After we completed the one kilometer loop around the track, we took some photos. Above we are trying to get Oliver to pose for a nice photo-impossible! Mom then cooked us some croissant egg sandwiches. We then went out with the Fernandez family again to a Chinese restaurant in town. I got a nice nap in the afternoon. Nadia and I ran around the campus at night and the boys played with Uncle Andy while collecting mangos. Overall, another great weekend with the family.

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