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Needless to say, school WAS NOT an option for the 26 days while we were in Colombia, for we had NO IDEA where our school work was...our books were distributed between LOTS of suitcases. :-)
We had hopes of trying to get settled over the weekend, and starting school today!
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So after traveling all night and landing in Argentina at 4:15 A.M. on Thursday morning, then sleeping nearly all day Thursday, getting some laundry and unpacking done on Friday...
On Saturday evening, we took our kids to the park...to get some fresh air.
Abigail and Mary were still "dragging a little" so we wanted them to get out of the house for a few minutes.
The "Plata River" (the silver river) is 17 blocks walking distance from our house...so that is where we walked to.
~You can barely see downtown Buenos Aires in the background of this picture of Noah and Mary Happily wearing their Colombian shirts! :-) ~
The boys rolled their pants up ...and the kids had so much fun!~
All of our bodies are still on COLOMBIAN TIME, so we don't feel like going to bed until LATE.
On Saturday night I knew it was getting time to go to bed, but when I finally looked at the clock it was after MIDNIGHT!!
Soooo last night....DEAR Abigail decided that she was NOT going to go to sleep until after 2:00 A.M.!!!
Then she woke back up at 3:50 or so, and again at 4:?? and 6:30! HELP!!!
How was a Mother supposed to get up and make breakfast, set a pretty fun School-y table, and greet her family with NO SLEEP???!!!
I tried to get up...I really did!
I got up, and got dressed, and was so DIZZY, that I went right back to bed! :-)
So, Mary, Abigail and I got up at 11:00 A.M. :-(
Here's HOPING and PRAYING that Dear Abigail gets on the "sleep ALL NIGHT schedule" that she had back home in the USA!
Thankfully Kimberly, Sarah, and Noah got up and started their school work on their own!
~Mary "reading" Baby Abigail a story!~
The Dickinson School house is doing quite well this year...we now have 5 students!!~ :-)
She LOVES being a little girl.
She reminds me of me when I was a little girl. She LOVES perfumes, lotions, and told Kimberly the other day that she wants to get married. :-) ~
Mary and Elijah are enjoying being in Kindergarten and studying together!
Elijah LOVES to be with people, so he is THRILLED to have a school mate and play mate in his little sister Mary!
It creates a healthy competition as well. They each want to make sure they color nicely, etc. for the other one will see their work. ;-) ~
It says, "No 1 when it comes 2 Fun!" :-)
For those of you who know him....THIS IS SO TRUE!~
He's a Huge help to me around the house...now that his sister are studying again. He does everything from empty trash, to holding baby! He may look thin, but he's a strong little man. :-) ~
She LOVES to organize like her Mommy and her Grandma D....so one of her favorite things to do...when she gets a few minutes (or on her school break...while listening to an Odyssey story :-) is put away the cleans dishes and leave my kitchen spotless! ~
Kimberly LOVES being back in her very spacious room here in Argentina with it's own deck and desk!
She tries to help me some in the evenings, when her school day is wrapped up.~
~Here's my teacher's assistant...all worn out ...from NOT sleeping last night. :-) ~
The 2 bottles beside the salad are the TYPICAL SALAD DRESSING HERE....Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar!~
Kimberly got a bowl full and put granola on top.
She leaned over to get a spoon...and sweet little Abigail....who was sitting on Kimberly's lap...reached up and GRABBED her bowl of yogurt....pouring it all over herself and Kimberly! :-)
Life is NEVER dull in this house! :-) ~
Our neighborhood's water went off on Friday afternoon....and WE STILL DO NOT have water! Thankfully a little comes out of the KITCHEN sink, but that is all!
No water upstairs to flush toilets, take showers, OR DO LAUNDRY!! :-(
Prayers appreciated that we get water soon!
All in all, in spite of a LATE START to our first day of school for this semester...
Jesus has given us a Good day!! :-)