Saturday, March 21, 2009

Caitlin Cunningham Has Arrived!!!


On Wednesday morning, Caitlin Alice Marie Cunningham arrived safely in Buenos Aires...Thank goodness!! One day late, but all in one piece. She had taken off on Monday evening, only to turn back around AFTER her plane passed MIAMI because of a storm in South America. (Why the plane then went back to Washington, we have no idea...) But she got up and did it all again on Tuesday evening, and twelve hours later, she was in our apartment, safe and sound.

And now our apartment feels like home :-) Wednesday we spent the day making lunch and relaxing on the terrace (I don't know how Caitlin did it--she had only slept one hour on the plane!), then napping, and then making a gigantic dinner and watching the love of all our lives: Jack Bauer. (AHH, what's going to happen next???!!!) Oh, I can't forget--Wednesday was also colored by the taste of the most AMAZING cookies from Sugar and Spice, my new favorite place in Buenos Aires! Sugar and Spice is a cookie shop located in Palermo and run by a VERY sweet ex-pat couple. The cookies are beyond delicious, the store is beyond adorable, and the owners are beyond nice...I think I am going to go back very soon and STOCK up!!! But, needless to say, Nick, Caitlin, and I spent the better part of Wednesday afternoon dunking our delicious cookies into coffee. Then we took a nap--full and happy. :-)

Thursday brought its own adventures, too!! Caitlin and I went to the Japanese Gardens in Palermo, where we walked across the bridges and around the pond, looking at the colorful fish and posing for a few pictures for each other. I think the highlight of that trip was witnessing Argentine un-political correctness at its very best--a family, consisting of a mother, father, and toddler son, stood posing next to the wooden geisha cut-out next to the pond. First, the toddler son pulled his eyes back to imitate a Japanese person, then the mother did it, then the father. All the while they were cracking up and taking photos. Oh my goodness...It was Caitlin's first introducting to the lack of PC here. Lol! :-)

After touring the gardens, we met Nick at a cute bar/cafe in Palermo, where we toasted to Caitlin's first Quilmes! Afterwards we went home and made dinner, for which we were joined by our Austrian lovelies Vera and Eva, and of course the love of our Argentine lives, Jenny. All of us ate and drank wine and sat talking on the roof til the wee hours of the morning. It was perfect...

And yesterday was Caitlin's first day at the office. (!!!) And she was pretty much a...um, I think ROCKSTAR would be the best way to put it. Yesterday we had a brainstorming session for the Enchanting Group site http://www.ecotrotters.com, and Caitlin pretty much led the way with her eco-expertise, while Nick and I sat back with our mouths agape. Lol! It was wonderful. And it was very exciting to begin our projects together!!! And now it's the weekend...

We began the weekend eating Peruvian food and drinking more Quilmes with Leonor and Elsa at a Peruvian gem we had never tried--it was painted in the brightest yellows, bedecked with paintings of dancing Peruvian beauties, and borderd with blinking Christmas lights. When I mentioned to Caitlin how I would love if my house looked like that, she asked me to please never mention that to her mom. Lol! What can I say...I love kitsch. And I LOVE Peruvian food!!! We got so full on ceviche, baked chicken and rice, and potatoes smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. And the whole night was made all the better by the Peruvian guitarists going table to table playing traditional Peruvian ballads (which made Leonor tear up and miss her country...). It was really lovely...

And now it's Saturday. And we are cozy. And about to start some adventures for the weekend. I'll be sure to keep you posted!

2 comments:

Caitlin Cunningham said...

you mean star muffin!!

cory said...

you guys can start your own Peruvian Flute Band!