Monday, September 8, 2008

I Love Doing Laundry...

I never thought I'd say that, but since we don't have "laundry facilities" in our home, I get to escape to Rusti's once a week to complete it. It usually is a glorious 5 hours to myself. Sometimes I will bring a munchkin or two, but today was not that day.
Let's see, what's going on. We are trying to get the kids into a "public" school here. It's looking like a more difficult task than I could have imagined. And I have a great imagination!
I'm glad I'll be heading home (in 10 days) because it looks like I will need to stop by LA and visit the Costa Rican consulate to have the kids paperwork documented. How fun does that sound? I guess for them to attend public school they need a stamp on their birth certificates. I will be homeschooling them to keep them caught up with the U.S. standards. The public school here will be their Spanish 101. Troy should be considered fluent probably within the next 4 months. He is amazing when it comes to picking up Spanish. I'm happy to announce the kids have earned enough money to buy a wii. This has been their goal and the reason my kitchen has been covered in flour, butter and sugar. All the kids have worked hard to sell cookies, but my oldest certainly wins most dedicated. "Great job Troy!" He gets dibs on the first game.

Since we have 1 week to pick out a few games for the wii, what is your favorite wii game????? I would hate to get back to CR and realize I had picked out a dud.

Spanish, well, what can I say. I've learned more than I knew last week. I'm picking up a few words everyday, and still I realize how much more I need to know. I can't get up and teach in Primary without having almost everything I say translated. In Nursery I'm on my own, so you can imagine that the cuties in there are doing very well picking up English. LOL I use the words for "calm down", "sit down", "please", "don't hit", "no", "clean up", "no, no," and my favorite, "o.k. we're done, time for your next class".

We have decided it's time to look for a new place. Our present digs, although a great deal, just aren't cutting it. We will be renting out this place to a smaller family (I'm sure) and putting the profit there into our new place. We did find a beautiful, gorgeous home with all of the American amenities (dish washer, washer and dryer, hot water, counter space, large fridge, garbage disposal, bath tub, pool, 4 bedrooms, alright I need to wipe off the drool and stop listing everything) we just need to see if we can get the owner to rent to a family with 5 kids. That will be our biggest hurdle here. Wish us luck.

Sorry, no pictures today. I'll have some on Wednesday.


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Lara said...

We don't have a wii yet, but I'm sure my son will be bugging me for one let us know what games are good when YOU find out.

Good luck with the house--sounds like a dream!!