Guatemala 7/3/2014 - 7/8/2014

Friday 7/4/2014 - Foosball

After a great night's sleep in our comfy new beds, we woke up at 8:30 a.m. and went down to the dining room at 9. Eddy and Aracely are on summer break from Atitlan Multicultural Academy, and the older girls go to school in the afternoon. So Yoselin was the only one who was at school this morning.

We finally got a chance to greet Yasmin and give her an overdue hug. For breakfast we had a milky oatmeal into which we put choco krispies. We also had a banana and coffee. The World Cup was on at 10 a.m., so we decided it was a great time to break out the kids' big gift - a tabletop foosball table (or futillo, in Spanish). Humberto helped us to put it together before he went to work (filling in for another guide named Pablo).

Once the foosball game was assembled, we all played with it as we watched the Cup on TV. Aracely said that it was the best toy. Humberto has wireless internet now, so we set that up for the first time on my netbook and the kids used it to browse YouTube, Facebook, etc. They also enjoyed playing pinball. Cousins Neli, Josue, and Andrik came over, and everyone had fun playing foosball and playing with the computer. We had some fresh pears as a snack.

After the World Cup game was over, we watched "Spider Man 2" on TV while continuing to play foosball.

We had lunch of fried chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes, and salad, with fresh pineapple juice to drink.

Paola and Yasmin went to school, and Yoselin came home from school. Paola is starting high school (which lasts 3 years in Guatemala) and wants to prepare to study medicine. She does very well in school and we believe that she can achieve anything that she sets her mind to. Vanesa currently works in Humberto's office. She will be starting University in the fall to study business administration. We are so proud of all of the kids!

We played with the kids and brought the foosball table outside. We went up to the roof with Aracely and saw the nice view of the volcanoes, as well as the small pergola roof Humberto had installed. Eddy enjoyed taking photos with my older camera. And Yoselin took lots of selfies.

It started to rain and we all went inside. We had bread and toasted corn tea.

Paola and Yasmin came home from school. We had dinner of black beans, huevos rancheros, and barley tea.

We chatted with Humberto about food conspiracies "Like Monsanto?" he asked - exactly! I watched some of Aracely's favorite animated videos with her: El Conojito Negro and Pulcino Pio - El Pollito Pio (Official). The latter was hysterical.

A couple of the kids ran to the store to buy us Gatorades, and we went to the room at 10:30 p.m. I did some computer maintenance, texted Steve, and wrote in the journal. Went to bed at 11.




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