Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fina on South Padre

Fina is happy to be back on South Padre Island. She gets to hear Spanish spoken all day long and the weather feels like summer time.

This is the view from our spot on the island. We look over the channel that leads from the Gulf to Brownsville. The Gulf is just a couple hundred yards to the left, but there are sand dunes blocking that view. We can see waves from inside, though, just a bit higher than ground level.

Fina is relaxing in the flowers that cover the grass right now. We had to get out and enjoy this gorgeous day since it is supposed to be rainy later this week. Oh well... The rain is needed after a long period of drought here, so we can't complain too much.  We spent the afternoon at the beach and enjoyed every minute of it. I still can't wait to go bird watching!

~ Kiki

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fina and Josefina in Santa Fe

Many of you may not know, but Fina (our mini Josefina) has been a traveler for many years. She is back in action and recently visited downtown Santa Fe.

We "had" to stop for Mexican hot chocolate at an amazing little chocolate shop. Don't you love the Mexican pottery they serve it in!

It's very common to see art featuring the skeletons from the Day of the Dead. Lamps and mirrors made from elaborately carved tin are very popular.

We saw this sculpture of a burro, and my friends suggested Fina get on for a ride and photo. It's funny how Fina becomes a part of the group and both men and women start making suggestions of things she'd like to do!

Even though Fina always seems to steal the show, I guess because she's so little and cute, beautiful Josefina did get in a few photos:

I hope you have enjoyed this little taste of Santa Fe. :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Josefina in Santa Fe

We are spending some time in Santa Fe, so naturally Josefina is the one that is most excited. Here are some photos of her in her own environment:

The classic blue door of an adobe house.

The windows are painted blue as well.

Lovely mountains views in the distance and the classic fence.

Josefina loves being outdoors and enjoys the piñon and juniper forest.

This is a juniper tree.

And this is a piñon pine.

More photos to come!

~ Kiki

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Baking Club

We have a baking club that meets in the kitchen of the dinner.

Rosa is the head of the baking club.

Eva and Clara joined right away. Everyone got their own apron and matching oven mitt.

The first time the club met Rosa shared her favorite cupcake recipe.

Those were yummy!

The very next meeting Eva came with her laptop and said they should try making macarons. She said they were all the rage right now. None of them had ever tasted one, let alone made one, but they had to try.

It's amazing! The recipe worked.

Our person said, "If you can read, you can cook!" I guess she was right. Congrats to the baking club.

~ Kiki, who doesn't usually bake but likes to eat cupcakes and macarons!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Belated Valentine Wishes

We really did celebrate Valentine's Day, or at least some of us did. Amelie got a new dress made by our person:

Here she is putting Valentines in the mailbox.

Sethany Anne and Nicey Melinda got dressed up. Nicey Melinda (on the right) is wearing another dress made by our person.

That's really all I have for this years holiday. Despite our warm weather, our person had a cold so we tried not to bug her too much. Hope everyone had a nice day.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Emily's Diner and Back to Blogging

There is a new business in town and it's called Emily's Diner. It is already known for serving breakfast all day, lovely baked goods and ice cream treats.

The diner is packed everyday with lots of hungry guests. Noelle is waiting tables and thought it would be fun to wear roller skates like in the old days. She also found a vintage waitress uniform to wear. Luckily she's a very good skater!

Emily can usually be found behind the counter on weekends.

Looking at those pancakes and eggs and bacon is making me hungry.

Sophie's and Clara's lunches are ready for them. Sophie is having a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Clara prefers a hamburger and fries and they both have sodas. Noelle just brought them cookies and a brownie sundae, but they better eat their lunch before dessert!

Upcoming story: The Baking Club! Watch for it to come soon!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Eavesdropping On The Boys

Last night Clara and I were doing some work in the doll house, cleaning up before having a little New Years celebration. I nudged Clara because the boys were having such a funny conversation. We eavesdropped, but I don't think they'd mind. Here's what we heard:

Eric: Dude! What are you wearing?

Teddy: What? It's my suit. Our person thought we might want to dress up for New Years. All the girls are.

Eric: Wait a minute! Did you say "WE?" You mean I have to wear one of those, too?


Teddy: Fine by me! I'll be the only handsome dude at the party!

P.S. Eric is a new boy here. Our person thought Teddy might need a friend. We'll see how that goes!