Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Swimming in the river.
First of all - If you haven't checked out the Semana Santa posts yet - DO IT! That's the last time I am going to tell you!
The Castillo family left us yesterday. My kids will miss them. They really had a great time with them. I especially miss having Doctor Kevin and his assistants here to doctor up toes! (I don't even know how many toes we have doctored these last two weeks. They fixed Xela up on her last cut. Eventually my kids will learn to wear their shoes!) We were very impressed with these youth. They were so nice, and had great manners and treated our kids very well. I don't know how often they come to visit. I think only twice a year but maybe we can see them when we go into Guatemala City.
Grandma, I hope you are still with us after viewing the bridge jumping pictures! Kevin Castillo and his friends scuba dived down and made sure the water was deep enough before they jumped. It is a short swim to shallow water with no current. Totally safe I promise. This bridge is over by the pool. It is where Nate and the kids like to fish the most and have the crabpot dropped.
The kids have been having alot of fun just swimming in the river by the house. They like the pool too but it is fun to jump off the dock. We are a little freaked after reading about the crocs and alligators. Temio told us he has never seen one around here in 15 years. He says that they are in the tributaries off the river. I hope he's right. If I ever see one there will be no more swimming in the river!
We have a new family living in the guard house. They seem very nice and have two children. A seven year old girl and 3 year old boy. The wife speaks English which is nice for me.
Today Nathan was working. I got caught up on laundry finally!
Oh - guess what!!!!??? Gabby is potty trained. She even wore underwear two nights in a row! Yeah! No more diapers! Ever!
It takes sooooo long to post a picture on this blog!! I will do the best I can to get as many as I have patience for on here for ya'll.