Thursday, November 17, 2011

First 30 days!

  We have been here for a whole month now!  For the most part it has flown by.  We have been busy trying to get acquainted with our surroundings,  The call center is doing well, Ben is working really hard.  I'm afraid  it's really not fair that he has to work so hard and I get to play so much, but I guess that is what play at home moms do!  The kids are doing really well,  we have no set schedule yet except that we swim every other day instead of everyday now,  and church every Sunday. I finally found a craft store, thanks to a friend from the embassy, and have been able to do a few more preschool activity's with them.
   We are looking into some schools for Joseph,  here he is eligible for kindergarten.  So I need to get him ready for that,  it means he would have school from 7am-12:30pm 5 days a week, he is not even 5 yet!  He is a total homebody and struggled last year with 4 days a week.   It's that or home school. But, man! THAT takes a patient person!!   (which I am not! And I'm a total pushover!!)  It would be a great opportunity for him to go to school here, he could potentially go to the British school and have Spanish as a second language.  But I would have to  be brave and drive him there!
   I have been driving here! yesterday I even drove to the American school where I am taking my Spanish class. which I am so glad I decided to do!  I love the teacher, she does a good job of teaching culture as well as language. She is from El Salvador so it helps me to hear her accent to get my "ear" for local Spanish which is a real challenge. This week we went on a field trip to the open market which was way fun! and I am glad to know some shopping/ bargaining phrases, as I need to be able to go to the store without Ben. 
    Someday this blog will be our memories of this adventure in our life so... Random picture time!
 Me at the Market
 This is my friend Minnie, from my Spanish class, She is from Taiwan working on her 3rd language!! 
 This is how they roll!  I'm sure to them I look just as strange belting my kids in.  Paranoid Gringa! 
 The fountain in our apartment complex the kids get excited when the water is actually on.
 Joseph joined in this game of  Spanish water UNO, his mother was not as brave. 
 I'll try anything once!
There is beauty all around!  (look closely you can see the temple in the background) 

1 comment:

Heather said...

Delena, I think you are very brave!! My husband is just finishing up his MBA in International business and it is very likely that we could end up in SOuth America some day. The thought is a bit scary to me ... I've thought about trying to be more consistant about learning spanish.

Life is most definetly an adventure!