Thursday, November 19, 2009

20 anniversary Velvet Revolution March

Twenty years ago on November 17, the Velvet Revolution began in Prague. Students marched from Dan's school (Charles University in Albertov) to commemorate the death of Jan Opletal (A student killed by the Nazi's 50 years before). Police were aware protests would occur, seeing as the Berlin Wall fell down a week previously, and massed to stop this from happening. The march began peaceful - students would jingle their keys as a way to make peaceful noise - and then it turned into an anti communism march that went downtown where the police trapped the students and beat them up - long story short. For the 20 year anniversary they had a big march that followed the same route as student march 20 years ago and ended with live music and some wimpy fireworks. We celebrated with everyone else only how one would do with kids - taking short cuts and seeing the most lively parts - aka the beginning of the procession - see video below. (Dan's "office" is in the building on the right of the picture).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

The kids were so cute this year that I took them to the park for a photo shoot before Halloween. Vince loved being Buzz Lightyear and got into character running around. Benji loved looking at himself in mirrors and was able to growl pretty well for a jaguar. I was surprised how well the group picture turned out. Vince was even holding Benji's hand. Now imagine him growling!Zoom! To infinity and beyond!

To celebrate we had a pumpkin carving party with a few of Vinson's friends. It was a lot of fun!