Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This weekend was rather easy going with no big plans. Pea had a slumber party, but at that age, they pretty much gather in a room and chat, likely about boys. They had planned a "vintage" Halloween movie marathon, with the first Frankenstein movie, The Blob, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and for good measure, Edward Scissorhands (since when are the 90s "vintage"??). They watched Scissorhands, and only bits of the other movies, getting bored of them early on :) Pea had a great time, and even told me she was glad she didn't have an embarrassing mom- until the next day, when I apparently gaffed 3 different times. Oh my. 

We also put together Elle's Halloween costume. She is mostly looking forward to wearing it to her first school dance -  though she may be 11, I feel like we have two teenagers in our house! 

Can you guess what she is? The Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit - girl version. And between what we had at home and thrift stores, we managed to stay within budget!

We were also happy to see Grandma - my mother is now back from a nearly three week business trip to Peru. So proud of her and happy that she has found fulfilling work. Also grateful for the Peruvian chocolates she brought back to share :)


  1. I remember the days of sleep overs with a marathon of movies...Oh those were the days!!
    Elle looks fab. I hope she has a wonderful time at her school dance.
    Do Peruvian chocolates taste any different? I imagine all chocolate to pretty much taste the same, but maybe I'm wrong!

    1. It was a box of chocolates with some kind of nut in them - so I wouldn't say the chocolate itself tastes particularly different, just delicious as all chocolate is.


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