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!