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The Sun is a Planet

Alleke has been trying to convince me all week that the sun is a planet.

Best Friends Forever

Alleke’s teacher, Elena, and I stood at the classroom door and looked down the hallway. Alleke was sitting on a bench with her arms folded and a big lip, pretending not to notice us. “This is the first time in months Alleke hasn’t wanted to go to school,” I said to Elena. “I think I […]

I want Mommy

“Why do you want mommy?” I asked. “What does mommy do that I don’t do?”

“She does lots of better things that you don’t do,” Alleke said.

Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” the kid asked. He had been watching Alleke since she hopped off my lap and announced to everyone in English that she was a flamenco dancer, and then proceeded to prance and twirl up and down the aisle of the train car. The other passengers didn’t seem to mind the impromptu […]

Alleke meets Xavi (Behind the Scenes Footage with her Daddy)

Here’s some behind-the-scenes footage of Alleke’s reaction in the dressing room, waiting room, and in our hotel room soon after she met Xavi. Also, take a look at what Xavi wrote on Alleke’s Barça jersey… Also, Alleke in the news: Marca – most widely circulated newspaper in Spain ABC – Spanish newspaper Qué – Spanish […]

Alleke meets Xavi

Alleke met Xavi Hernández on TV last night at the Catalonian Sports Awards Ceremony. April took this video from the waiting room while Alleke and I were in the TV studio. Thanks to the great folks at Televisió de Catalunya for helping make Alleke’s dream a reality. More behind the scenes videos and photos from […]

Alleke will meet Xavi tomorrow on TV

Alleke will be meeting Xavi Hernández tomorrow (Monday) night on TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya) at the Catalonian Sports Awards Ceremony at 8pm (Spain time). I’m hoping the ceremony will be broadcast online at this link: Who’s Xavi anyway?


April and I had decided not to tell Alleke we would be moving to a new apartment until after we had signed the contract. We had spent a considerable amount of effort deciding how and when we would tell Alleke about the move because we wanted her to feel as safe and secure as possible through the transition

Roasted Chestnuts

At Christmas time Americans sing about roasted chestnuts. Europeans eat them.


“Hello, who is this?”…”Alleke”…”Alleke who?”…”Alleke…kid.”

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