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I didn't get to post pics as often as I wanted to while Kara and Bethany were here, for I was the:
MOTHER OF 8,
HOME SCHOOL TEACHER, ETC. ;-)
So...Here is one more post of the FUN things we got to do with Kara and Bethany during the whole month of June!
WARNING THERE IS AN OVERLOAD OF PICS ON THIS POST! :-)
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THANK YOU, STEVE AND LUANN, FOR THE GIFT TO MAKE THESE FUN TIMES POSSIBLE WITH YOUR GIRLS !
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~Each day Phillip, Kimberly, Kara, and Bethany would take a little box of snacks or lunch with them as they went across town for Kara and Bethany to study Spanish and Kimberly to study Manderin.~
So we went to the park at the river and then Enjoyed some coffee at the same local ice cream shop.
Since it's colder here, the ice cream shop has added coffee. ~
While they were there, they decided to get a Cartoon picture drawn of them.
Kara is on your left and Kimberly is on your right! :-) ~
So, we went back to our local ice cream shop so Kara could do her homework. :-) ~
I had found a new recipe for brownies, and it was BEYOND DELISH!!
I hope to post it someday too!~
Here's Kara with her Coca Cola and Kimberly with her sparkling water (agua). ~
Kara was telling Abigail how LONG of a nap that she needed to take to help ME OUT that day!!
(The baby NEVER SLEEPS!) ~
Each day Kimberly and Kara went and had classes at the Language University and Bethany had a 3 hour class with her Teacher in Starbucks.
Phillip stayed in another part of Starbucks until everyone was done with classes then all 4 of them would:
WALK LOTS of blocks,
THEN they caught A BUS, THEN A TRAIN OR
A SUBWAY, THEN A BUS for the nearly 2 hours to get back home!~
Here is U. Charlie showing the girls how to use chopsticks.~
Of course we were drinking Hot Tea, WITHOUT SUGAR!
But, Bethany couldn't do that very well.
So, Kimberly snuck over and asked our friend Clara if she had any SUGAR for Bethany to put in her tea.
Kimberly knew she would need to SNEAK so U. Charlie wouldn't find out and TEASE Bethany. ;) LOL!
Later U. Charlie DID find out and of course he teased Bethany! ~
When they came back to our house, they brought this lovely delicious cake... AND....
So, all of us went to class with them this day.
Before we ran out the door we had a quick breakfast of Hot tea, croissant rolls and some fresh cheese and a sweet something that is made out of sweet potatoes and choc., called "Patata!"
Here in Argentina they put a slice of the Patata and the cheese together and eat it that way. ~
While the girls were in their last classes, Phillip took Noah, Elijah, and Mary to McDonalds across the street from Starbucks.
I kept baby Abigail in Starbucks and had some ME TIME and wrote in my journal. :-)
Later, Kara came by with Udi a classmate of Kara's so I snapped this pic of Udi, Kara, Abigail, and Sarah in Starbucks.~
Here's Kara getting her picture drawn...with Bethany photobooming. (right above the artist's head. :-)~
We thought both pics looked like the girls...but an older version of them.~
Kimberly had to be LOYAL and wear her Colombian jersey as well! :-) ~
Here are the girls (with their friend Paula) ready to drink some hot tea to warm them up. ~
Having spent nearly 4 years in Ponchatoula, LA when I was a girl...Shrimp is One of my Favorites! :-) ~
So, the rest of us went to Cafe Martinez. This is where I took Luann (Kara and Bethany's Mother) her last day with us. ~
So, Kimberly snuck back to the store and bought it as a gift for Kara.
Her REAL lens is on your RIGHT and the cup is on the LEFT! :-) ~
It's fall here and I loved this pretty tree full of colorful leaves. ~
Noah and Elijah had been BEGGING Kara to play soccer with them, but she had been so busy with school, homework, and then packing that she hadn't been able to.
SO....with just 3 or so hours BEFORE THEY WERE TO LEAVE FOR THE AIRPORT...
We took a quick walk to the park beside the river .... (17 blocks away!!) AND...
After they left, our house sounded like the HOUSE OF MOURNING!
Elijah and Mary and even NOAH wept for about 20 mins. :-(
We had a great month together with Kara and Bethany and have Fun memories that will last a life time! :-)