Anyway, here is a little look at how we spent our time-
I took advantage of the playlands in our area. We visited a different one almost every day. Sometimes we would go to eat and other times we would go just to play.
my boys climbing the rock wall at the mall playland in Chiquimula
Ben on the rock wall
Unfortunately I didn't plan very well and ended up needing to make a grocery store run while David was gone. I bravely took both boys in with me to shop. It was torture, pure torture.
there just are no words....
Here they are chasing the peacocks that roam the hotel grounds.
Playing in the ball pit at Pollo Campero in Chiquimula.
I posted already about our homeschool week and also about our Kid's Day celebration. The boys were sad that Kid's Day fell while their daddy was out of town but I made sure they had a fun day anyway. Friday night we had company come to see us. Another missionary family who's husband was away on the trip with David came to spend the night with us. We were thrilled to have Karen and Daniel Thomas in our home. I enjoyed having Karen to visit with and the boys loved having Daniel to play with. We all had a fun time together.
Karen, Cruz, Daniel, Ben, and me
We spent some time on Friday afternoon swimming.
Daniel and Cruz
On Saturday morning we all drove in to Guatemala City together. I followed them in our car. When David left for his trip he took the bus from Chiquimula to Guatemala City because he didn't want me and the boys on the road by ourselves traveling back home. Having someone to follow allowed us to be able to go into the City and greet David when he returned.
Atol de Elote ice cream at Sarita's. I loved the whole corn pieces that were mixed into it.
Later that evening in Guatemala City I took the boys to a local mall for haircuts and to pick up some groceries (yes another trip to the grocery store with my wild ones but this time Karen was with me).
My boys playing around at the mall food court in Guatemala City.
My boys ran (literally) all over the place.
looking at the hippos
The boys petting a miniature horse.
me and my boys at the Guatemala City Zoo
I loved the penguin exhibit most of all. It was really fun watching them swim.
my boys watching the penguins
Thankfully, on Monday afternoon David flew back to Guatemala and we welcomed him with big smiles. He brought us some great gifts including this box of Krispy Kreme donuts he picked up from the airport in Mexico City. How "sweet" was that! I have never been happier to see him. I have always known that I was spoiled because he helps me so much but his time away showed me just how much of a helpmate he really is.
We returned home to Chiquimula on Tuesday morning and have spent the rest of our week trying to get life back to normal. I had dreaded him going from the moment I found out about his trip. I am glad it is over and I hope it is a long time before he has to be away from home again.