Friday, December 26, 2008

Feliz Navidad

We've had an action-packed holiday season, especially since Tayler is here for a visit while Tom successfully opened a new restaurant only three days before Christmas. Tayler will be with us until the New Year and we're happy and excited to share the holidays with her. Tom is now at Le Meridien on Sunny Isles Beach -- back with his boss from the Diplomat, Terry, who is the general manager at the hotel. Terry recruited Tom to launch a new restaurant after a contract with the existing restaurant ran out. Tom is loving his new gig, although he's been working long hours including Christmas and New Year's. In the meantime, Bean and I are enjoying two weeks off of school and work, respectively.

Here are a few videos -- the first is Lucas dancing on Noche Buena (traditional Cuban celebration on Christmas Eve which we shared with Lucas' godfather, Armando, and his family). The second clip is the aftermath of Christmas morning, and the third is Lucas with his first junior ATV. Enjoy! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. More pics from our holiday will follow...

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Watch Lucas with one of his favorite activities...he already mastered the Leap Farm animal version so he's moved on to the vehicles...the pieces are smaller so it's good for eye-hand coordination and in building fine motor skills. He likes to mix and match the pieces too and we're trying to break him of his need to toss them across the's getting better.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lions, Tigers, and Giraffes? Oh My!

We had a great day at the Miami Zoo a couple of weeks ago. The weather was beautiful which helped bring the animals out. Lucas was entertained by the elephants, the monkeys, and the giraffes... see for yourself (don't forget the volume).