~Look who is 35 and Happy to be alive. =)~
~The Birthday girl and her baby~
~I had Kimberly take this picture of Elijah and I. His frown cracks us up. =)~
Last week My dear friend Marisol offered to take me to a flower market which is held for 2 hours every Tuesday and Friday morning outside of a LARGE fruit and veggie and miscellaneous market. So, my 4 kids, Marisol, and I went. We left our house around 7:30 AM and enjoyed seeing the HUNDREDS of beautiful flowers grown in Colombia that were displayed at this outdoor market. Then afterwards we went into the market ate together, got some vases for my flowers, bought some other things/groceries and came home! I didn't take many pics at the market for I didn't want our camera stolen in the HUGE crowd.
~Here is Kimberly holding Elijah in the flower market.~
~As Americans...We were ALREADY drawing WAY Too much attention in this CROWD. (In these pictures you cannot see the crowd, but there were so many people that we could hardly walk at times.) So not wanting them to see my camera too( to rob it)...I didn't have time to have Marisol, Sarah and Noah pose before I snapped this picture.~
~Marisol and I in front of where you buy eggs. Most Colombian ladies buy only 3 to 6 or so eggs at a time, and the sellers pack them up in a plastic bag. Talk about needing to be CAREFUL carrying the eggs home and HOPING that they ARRIVE to your house as eggs and not a mess!! =) They normally just buy what they need for that day or the next, then go back to the store again. Since I do LOTS of baking...I buy 30 eggs at a time and they are packed in a carton. I'm sure they are AMAZED at me buying 30 eggs each week.~
~We found these miniature pineapples and thought that they were so cute. Each of our kids got one. When we got home, Noah wanted me to take a picture of a big pineapple (as the Daddy) and a little pineapple (as the baby!) =D~~One flower saleslady thought that Noah was so cute that she came over and hugged him and gave him these flowers. =)~
~I bought several flowers because I thought that they were neat or pretty (it was also nice because they were sooo CHEAP)...and then when I got home I had fun trying to figure out how to put them together as pretty flower arrangements. =D Here is the red bird of paradise flower, a miniature pineapple and stars of Bethlehem flowers that I bought. The stars of Bethlehem will open and turn white and last for quite a while.~
~I bought these 2 orange bird of Paradise flowers, and white Jasmine flowers that smell Wonderful, and the red flower I just bought 'cause it was pretty.~
~I am happy with these sunflowers and cattails that I bought to put in this basket.~
~I bought this basket and then got home and when we took the plastic off...I realized that it was made out of NEWSPAPER!! When you are very close to it, you can read WORDS on this basket. Now that is what I call creative...making and weaving a basket out of newspaper and dyeing it so that it appears to be a REAL basket. Neat! =)~
It was a delightful day with my kids and Marisol.