Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pictures from the week.

We see rainbows here all the time. We haven't had a "real" rain like the deluge we would get in Jaco. I'm sure our San Jose skies do know how produce those and we will

Our little one loudly protesting time out.
This is what I got as soon as he realized he was being photographed.

Aiden, another budding photographer of ours, took this shot of Landon and I. Not too shabby. One of my FAVORITE things about our new home is this. Around the corner we have a yummy bread store. I get to practice my Spanish all the time. Today Dallin and I headed there all by ourselves. Quite nice, huh Dallin?
Their hot chocolate and "croissant with ham and cheese" inside are our favorites. I have to stay away from the croissant "figure" itivly speaking. (Anyone get that? Stay away- to keep my figure, hee, hee...he. Ahem.)

When you walk in you grab a tray and tongs then pick your selections. On the whole the bread {pan in Spanish} is pretty good. It tends to be a bit more dry than we are used to. We don't buy cookies in Costa Rica anymore because they are always "crispy" and we like chewy. The one and only cookie we bought here we thought they burnt it, but no, that is how they all are. :)These are filled with cream cheese and jam. We have yet to try these but they posed for me so well I had to take a picture. {the price is about 80 cents)
This is our favorite selection case. Soft, squishy bread found here.


I had to throw this one in. Paige made a paper version of the Mayflower for school and decided it made a great hat. Love that stance.
We don't have any decorations in this home of ours. Last week I decided it was about time we got some. I bought 11x14 sized poster board and we went at it on Family Night, creating our own art. I really liked what Dallin did here, I wish I would have stopped him. He ended up painting the entire board black. He saved it by making it his version of Starry Night.
Troy designed some sort of eyeball. I'm sure a psychologist would have a field day with him.

We attached tape to the back and hung our precious artwork. I'm hoping that in a few weeks they won't care if I start over on the other side. What do you think?
Our youngest two did their own works of art and of course I had to hang them. {watercolors of course}

7 comments:

Christine said...

I love the paintings. Cindy was the first person that I saw deliberately have her children create art and hang it up. I think it's great. My refrigerator is constantly full of Ashley's creations.

I loved seeing pictures of your family and life at home:)

Lara said...

You post so much--I can't keep up with it! I'll have to check out those yummy recipes you put up! And there is nothing better than you own children's artwork!

The Happy Housewife said...

wow great week! One thing I remember when we lived in Panama, many years ago was the yummy bakeries. Things tasted different than what we were use to in the states but they were really yummy!
Toni

The Happy Housewife said...

wow great week! One thing I remember when we lived in Panama, many years ago was the yummy bakeries. Things tasted different than what we were use to in the states but they were really yummy!
Toni

Older and Wisor said...

You know I'm a sucker for kids art...it speaks to me AND my budget ;) And thanks for the recipes...pancakes for me work one time and then never work again...we'll see how it goes. I think I'm domestically impaired.

Amber said...

Shawna--great post! I am stealing the art idea for our next FHE. You always did have great ideas. My favorite part was Landon's time out before and afters. classic!!

Heather Anderson said...

I LOVE it!!!