Entertaining toddlers

Just a quick update to say that I have spent most of Friday and Saturday entertaining Ludi and Jadzia while Yoli prepares cakes for Leya’s quinceañera.

We have passed the time playing lots of pretend, reading books, watching a couple Baby Einstein videos, playing Mr. Potato Head, doing jigsaw puzzles, cooking, sweeping, and getting the girls’ clothes thoroughly dirty.

It has been very, very cool these two days. Long pants have been necessary. We didn’t bring any jeans for Jadzia, so she wore her pajama pants.

Friday night we attended a chapel service at El Jordán which was very good, and Jadzia and Ludi went with the kids to their classes — so, a brief respite for me! They did well in their classes and got to eat some cake (for someone else’s birthday).

Saturday was much of the same, Yoli working on her cakes, etc. But as usual, Leya’s party (which was supposed to start at 2 p.m.) ran very late. Her mom didn’t get around to picking up Yoli and the cakes until around 5 p.m.

Right now I am here in a small, crowded internet cafe with one girl in my lap and another in the stroller. We went to three other cafes that were all full. It’s been an interesting day. Hope all is well back home!

3 Replies to “Entertaining toddlers”

  1. All is well-Don’t be discouraged by the lack of comments. Many people have told me they have reading your blog every day-maybe they are just shy!Nan is getting ready for company all week. My cousin Caroline and her husband will be staying with her while they take care of Uncle Bill’s estate. Nan also said they are preparing the gulf coast (and San Antonio) for Hurricane Gustav. How is Jadzia’s Spanish?

  2. I’m one of those silent readers, Josh. I’ve been thoroughly engrossed with your adventures, and I have particularly liked the photographs you have posted. When I think of your lovely, pregnant wife (congrats!) dealing with the girls on her own after you return, I say a quick prayeron her behalf!Things are popping back in the states on the political front. You’ll be home in plenty of time to be swept into the maelstrom with the rest of us.

  3. Ah – yet another silent reader! I love your blogs on Bolivia…I’ve always been so interested in the world and travel, but haven’t had the opportunity to travel to many countries, so…I’m living through your trip currently! :0) Keep up the awesome documentation so I can feel as though I’m baking cakes with Yoli and playing in the dirt with you and the girls! ha ha

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