|The view from the rooftop tonight.|
And since we had such a successful day, even after guitar lessons, much of the afternoon and evening were left free. Hannah and I made yummy stuff in the kitchen. She made banana "pastel" and I made a candida diet friendly chocolate fudge. You can find the recipe here. I substituted homemade almond butter, xylitol, and real vanilla beans. Reminded me of an upscale Almond Joy, maybe I will put an almond and some shredded coconut in the middle next time. I also made play dough for Lena and Haden. Then Hannah and I sat down for "tea time" and enjoyed our treats, while the younger ones played with their new play dough. Sam reluctantly joined the boys for their guitar lesson and enjoyed it some much he looked like a kid in a candy shop. Almost giddy.
Later as a very encouraging sign that we are indeed beginning to settle in, Lena walked down to the store and bought the ingredients to make tortillas and happy entertained herself for quite some time and even cleaned up her mess when she was done.
She made some really yummy tortillas. She wants a tortilla press for her birthday! Hannah said if she goes to the U.S. for college she is going to take a tortillas press so she doesn't have to eat the yucky, dried out tortillas at the store.
The boys with some urging joined the soccer game with the neighbor boys. All they had to do was stick their head out the gate and they were invited. Grateful.
|Haden watching his older brothers play.|
Slowly we are getting to know our neighbors and our little community. I am looking forward to the next couple of years of stability as we serve here and begin making connections up in the rural mountain areas.
|Another from the roof.|