We had a lovely visit with my sister and her family in Barcelona. The weather was perfect, and my sister's new home is full of so many amenities that Nathan determined that it was like a "hotel of goodness". Being August, many Spaniards were on vacation, so we had this gorgeous pool mostly to ourselves every day; but there were still enough kids around to participate in soccer matches.
A few highlights from our trip include surprising the boys with a Barca game (Messi scored two goals and Nathan could not have been more excited), an amusement park at Tibidabo, and an evening at a local beach. We also ventured downtown once, although coordinating five little boys can still be a challenge. Mostly, we spent a lot of time by the pool, in my sister's lovely patio, and on one of the many sports fields. I love that this is a trip that my boys will most definitely remember.
Sooooo cool - a definite highlight of the trip!
There were many games of soccer.
The amusement park was fun...
...and the views were spectacular.
Walking Las Ramblas
Oh! And we managed an adult date-night! We overdid it with a final gin and tonic, but it was a fabulous night.
Lots of reading and relaxing by the pool
This is the view from my sister's patio - so pretty!
Another definite highlight - a visit to this beach followed by a wonderful dinner