Thursday, February 26, 2009
Another weekend in Lisbon this February, this year it was gloriously sunny and we had Amelia in tow and Karen (my mom) and Kevin joined us. We also went to a Fado show for the first time. Fado is the traditional Portuguese music, literally translated Fado means destiny or fate, and the music is generally connected to saudade, which roughly translated means nostalgia or longing. The music itself is powerful and has a melancholy longing in it, usually for the past days when Portugal was one of the major world players. Dan and I have decided that the basic sentiment is that the future will never be as magnificent as the past. We choose to see fado at Sr. Vinho, a great restaurant, with several fadistas taking turns performing between courses.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So all that whining and that bright red drool rash has finally resulted in a singular tooth and a much happier baby. Thank goodness for that. The tooth made it's appearance last Wednesday February 18th. It is currently a little camera shy, but keep your eyes open in future photos!