Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My kids are very happy that our land lord and his family are here for the holiday. He has 2 daughters 10 and 16 for Xela to play with and a 14 year old son and his two friends for Ammon and Brigham to fish with. They speak English very good so it is nice for my kids although it doesn't help them learn Spanish.
The best thing is Mr. Castillo brought me a new washing machine! And just when I was getting the hang of hand washing!
We did learn that the frogs are poisonous. Thank you Dana! We checked into it and they spit a poison from their eyes or something. We will be sure not to mess with them.
Dana also sent us an awesome website with local information. It is www.riodulcechisme.com There is lots of fun info about where we live on that site. Thank you Dana.
We have a tree out front that the birds love to hang out in. I know a few of you are bird lovers so I will try to post pictures of them every now and then. There was a beautiful one yesterday but it got away before I could photograph him.
I thought it would be hard to live on the water and have to keep an eye on Gabby every minute but it has been such a blessing. We have become quite good buddies. It is fun to spend so much time with her. She seems to naturally be very aware of the boudaries, but you know me I still keep her under watchful eye.
We make her wear her ducky float vest in the boat most of the time. We need to get vests for the other kids also because although they can swim they may not be able to swim to shore if something happened. The river is very wide. They will need them for snorkeling anyway.
We will be going into town to Antigua tomorow and we will be staying with a friend of Nathan's that he met at the border crossing?!?! We will just stay and watch the processions the first part of the day on Friday and then head back home. We will be taking Tamio and his family on Saturday to Puerto Barrios to the beach and then church on Sunday. It should be a great Holiday weekend. I wish you all a great Easter!!
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Mel, Nate, and kids