BFIS Carnaval 2013

It’s that time of year again… Carnaval.  It’s hard to believe this is our third one that we are celebrating here in Barcelona.  Yesterday I went up to the school to watch the boys in their annual Carnaval parade.  This is not one of the most exciting events that the school puts on but fun nonetheless.  Unfortunately for me, I was using a new camera and either I didn’t shoot the video correctly or I am just totally inept and can’t locate them on my computer.  So with the exception of the one video (which I can’t seem to upload to youtube) I took using my iphone, pictures will have to suffice for this one. Continue reading

BFIS Carnaval 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year again… Carnaval.  It’s hard to believe it’s our third one here (and I have yet to make it to an actual Carnaval parade beyond the school).  Each of the elementary school grades tends to keep the same theme year to year so as I watched the parade on Friday, I couldn’t help but think back to when Aidan was just starting out at BFIS, dressed up as Franklin the Turtle with the other kindergarten kids.  And next year, that will be Liam.  Time flies! Continue reading

Carnaval Celebrations 2011

It’s that time of year again – festival after festival!  We had Sant Medir on Thursday night and on Friday we had Carnaval celebrations at the boys’ school.  Saturday was the Carnaval parades throughout the city.  Josh was away this weekend so I was a little limited in what I could do with the boys when it came to Carnaval – I was not prepared to face crowds that I envisioned would be similar to Mardi Gras with two small kids, someone would be bound to get lost.  So I stuck with the local, neighborhood parades which worked out just fine – a bit more mellow, but also very family/kid friendly. Continue reading

Aidan’s Carnaval, meeting new people & Josh eats pigeon (yes pigeon).

 I just realized it’s been over a week since I last posted. I can’t say that anything very exciting has happened which leads me to believe we are starting to settle in. Now that doesn’t mean we are actually feeling settled, just that the chaos of life and change has started to become the norm.

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