Monday, September 28, 2015

An average day

We started the day with life size printouts of human skeletons., talked a bit about the skeletal system, colored and labeled bones. Saule also did a dog skeleton and linked similar bones between the two species. Dogs have no clavicle! 

Ula worked hard of her gross motor skill development ;)

We set up on the rail trestle bridge for a while, read our history book (Story of the World) which we all enjoy. We did the map work and coloring pages associated with that chapter, and read a few childrens books.  

Saule and Ursa donated the books to the community library mini-fridge, and we had a snack (humus and carrot sticks)

We visited with the horses on our neighboring farm for a while on our walk home. 

Ula thought that the horse was neat.

We found this beautiful Banded Garden Spider roadside, and took pictures to identify her (which we did later at home).

Pappy stopped over for lunch and did a puzzle with the girls that is a map of Lithuania. 

Saule did some workbook, Ula had some naked tummy time, and Ursa and I played doll dentist. 

Doll dentist.

Hanging out together. 

Nap time for Ursa and Ula

Saule created a kitty riding on a butterfly that is flying in a snow storm of winter (they are wearing jackets).

Sherbert snack and math comic book (Beast Academy) 

Snuggle time while mom makes dinner

Playground time after dinner

Playground with friends

BMX practice with friends until 9:30pm. :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Life in Pasacap, Guatemala

 Our time here in Pasacap has been really nice and calm mostly. Its a very quiet place and the days are filled with nature, walks, swimming, and friendly locals.

 The people near here are always stopping to talk, ask where we are going and where we are from. This woman had been out picking fruit. Saule was even more shy than usual when she approached her with her huge machette, but around here its just a normal garden tool

 While out walking we watched a storm moving in over lago de Atitlan, the tiny water taxi looked like it was unaware of the approaching weather.

                     Ursa loves big trucks and had a good look at one passing along the way.

                                          The rain came rolling in and we headed home.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Some pictures from Solola market and Dia De Todos Santos

Two girls getting on the boat with a turkey

 The turkey looked like he didnt mind being in the bag. Silly guy....

 The cemetery at Panajachel, Guatemala. They were just getting started when we got there.

 Interesting graves often included information about the persons profession or life.

 This one said "Why don't you stop by for a drink."

 And this one reads "Here lies the king of the clowns."

 This artist was offering his services painting graves.

 Someone left this person a fresh glass of bubbly coke, a bag of chips, and an orange.

The transport to the market to buy flowers for the graves was packed!

I sat with the two girls, a woman, and her turkey and rooster- all in one bus seat.

The market in Salola is at a junction in the road where Mayans from all around meet to sell things. This man is weighing out chilies.
These boys were all stopped watching a Chucky movie on TV.

Iguana for lunch anyone?
Or lamb?
Saule navigates the markets like a pro, and she always seems to draw plenty of attention...
Flowers for the graves
Most kids are worn like this, in a Cargador
More baby wearing
and more chilies....
and a palatable lunch at last

We saw several processions that involved music, drinking wine, and Jesus's of various colors.
and we got our kite! Saule picked it from all the kites in the market- and today we will get it off the ground (we tried last night in the dark but there wasnt any wind!)