Sunday, August 30, 2009

LOVE AND ILLNESS IN BUENOS AIRES


Its been quite a trip to Buenos Aires.  Our "return" with Leo.  There has been so much going on I have just been too tired to sit down and write about it. I am going to cheat and list the highlights.  The photos will follow upon return to the USA.

1. 10 hours flying from Dallas to Buenos Aires
2.  I slept, Leo slept a bit and Max barely slept.
3. We met Valentina! That is Ambi and Hugh's 10 month old daughter.
4. We saw Cousin Rachel and 7 of her 9 children.  She graciously lent us a pack and play.
5 We bought eggs in the grocery store. Eggs are kept on shelves as opposed to a refrigerator.
6 We ate at 647 and caught up with the "gang"; Terry, Chris and Ana.
7 In the middle of the night, I threw up, followed by Leo and ultimately Maximo.
8. Luckily, Ambi had provided me in advance with a pediatrician's phone number.
9. Maximo called this doctor we had  never met at 4 am on doctor's cell phone. He instructed us what to do and he would see in the morning. I cannot imagine that same scenario in the USA! Calling my doctor or a pediatrician on his cellphone and at 4 am!
 10.I took Leo along with Ana and Terry (my personal translators) to see Dr. Guzman. A liquid diet was prescribed.
11.More sickness. Hugh sends over this babysitter Rosa to watch Leo. Finally, we all get some sleep.  Rosa makes us a feast of jello, white rice and pureed carrots.
12. Eventually the sickness passed and we explored BA. Max and I decided to only do things we had never done while living here.

Mas adelante.................


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Leo is walking



Well, it happened Leo is walking. He took his first steps on July 4, ironicallly Independence Day. He started pushing a shopping cart (which Maximo weighed down with a box toys) around the house by himself. I am truly amazed at how he performs these (to me) miracles.
Please see more with the attached photos and videos.

Viaje a Nueva York

Viaje a Nueva York