Oh my goodness! We just looked at the calendar and realized that we have at least five or six posts that we should have posted in the last week, but we are woefully behind. We have reports to make on a surfing competition to select two of the local youth to become members of the Ecuadorian national surfing/body boarding team, music lessons for Luna and Sol, a new spider who has visited our yard, time out for art activity, swimming and drawing lessons for Sol, Bonnie updates, and a gift from a friend.
Whew! We will start with a quick post about a surprise visit we had from Roberth last Thursday.
As mentioned above, Mary has been teaching piano and music lessons to Luna and Sol for the last few weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Last Thursday the girls had arrived along with a visit from their older sister with the (now four month old) new baby. We had barely finished oohing and ahhing over the baby when a taxi pulled up into our parking area. Our long-time friend Roberth was driving and honked the horn as he pulled up in front of our home.
It turns out that Roberth had just finished driving another couple to San Clemente and used the opportunity to stop by and drop off this:
What a surprise!
We had hosted a dinner at our home last December for Roberth, his wife, daughter, and two of his sons. Mary and I were dressed in Christmas tee-shirts and we had a great time. Roberth’s daughter took some of the photos from that afternoon and made this nice bright pillow. The sentiment reads;
“Con Mucho Cariño, de la Familia Cedeño Zambrano” (With much love from the Cedeño Zambrano family)
We now have the pillow on a shelf in our front room hopefully high enough away from Bonnie who might see the soft bright pillow as a play toy to attack and shred.
Speaking of Bonnie – Where was she while we were being visited? That same day I looked out the (blue tinted) kitchen window and saw Bonnie.
What the heck? I quietly opened the front door to see if I could get a better shot.
Seems Bonnie wanted to go for a ride!
She just can’t seem to figure out how to make these wheels turn.
Imagine if we could teach her to ride a 29-inch mountain bike! Our little cat continues to amaze and entertain us.
Her love and affection though is more than matched by that we receive from our good friends like Roberth and his beautiful family here where…
Life is good in Ecuador!