Sunday, February 17, 2013

Amalia's South Beach Valentine's Day

 Granddaughter Amalia and her parents were back home in swinging South Beach, Miami for the week leading up to Valentine's Day, before returning to quaint, quiet, colonial Granada, Nicaragua until April.  So Nick and I, better known as Papou and Yiayia, flew down to hang out with them.

Here are some of the ways Amalía celebrated the South Beach way.  She greeted us at dawn on  Thursday with a valentine cookie each and the words: "I love you Yiaya.  I love you Papou." (And I think she did it unprompted by parents!)

Horseback time with Papi .

Opening a musical Valentine.

Rockin' out to her musical "Dora the Explorer" guitar.

Her favorite game is opening an entire box of kiddie band-aids and using them to decorate Papou's legs and Yiayia's arms.

Lunch with Mommy, while sharing sun screen, on Lincoln Road.
Watching the balloon sellers and playing with friends on the grassy knoll.

Sliding at the park with Papi.

Happy  hour at the Ritz with friends.

While making the biggest possible mess with the seashell gravel.

And finally, Valentine's Day dinner on Lincoln Road with Papou and Yiayia.

Mas pollo, please!

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