Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Life Lately Round 3

Wow -- didn't mean to take such a long blogging hiatus!  But life got in the way...

So let's catch up, shall we?

We've done a lot of traveling lately, both day trips {SevillaSetenil de las Bodegas, The Alhambra in Granada, and Cadiz} as well as a long weekend away in Madrid -- blog posts are in the works for Madrid and Cadiz.  I have so much (and so many pictures) to share!

If you've been reading for a bit, you know that my parents were here for a few weeks -- they spent some time with us, went to Portugal and then came back to us.  I am pretty sure we are all going through Gram Gram and Grandpa withdrawals.  It was wonderful having them visit -- showing them our new town, the surrounding area and of course just hanging out.  They are so wonderful with Serafina -- building many block towers, reading book after book after book, taking her to the park and more!  And they allow both myself and Trevor to get some "us" time (and let us sleep in each morning, taking Serafina when she wakes up while we go back to bed)!  We can't wait for them to come back -- get planning Gram Gram and Grandpa :)

We all were sick right before my parents got here (I was at the tail end of it when they arrived) and it hit us HARD.  Our first Spanish cold was rough -- all of us were sick for close to two weeks!  Then Serafina got sick again, poor thing.  Since she's been going to daycare a few mornings a week, she is picking up all sorts of germs.  I know it is inevitable (and not necessarily a bad thing to boost her immune system), but it doesn't make it any easier, but I do love all the extra snuggles.  And she absolutely loves going to daycare and I love the time to myself.  

When we weren't sick (and it wasn't raining -- seriously, we had some AWFUL weather the first week of May), we spent a lot of time at our favorite park.  It has the amazing baby swings and a duck pond (that also has turtles) and Serafina just loves it.  

I think we are finally settled.  There will always be things "to do" around the house -- like setting up the millions of baby gates we now own since Serafina has learned to climb our stairs (and go down).  And we are working on a healthy mix of staying home and traveling.  But we are in a good routine with our day to day activities; I know my way around fairly well (even in the next town over!) and I am feeling more and more comfortable talking with my limited Spanish -- I am really good at ordering food.  And to make our lives here even more official, we just got our Spanish license plates for the car.  

Things are going well and I can't wait to tell you all about our most recent travels.  So check back in the next few days!  

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