This past week has been great. My husband & my brother both had birthdays. We celebrated with chocolate.
Nothing like Duncan Hines creamy frosting & colored sprinkles from the States.
Jared & Nathan are almost exactly 10 years apart by one day. (The candles have nothing to do with their ages – I put the girls in charge of that part.)
We took Nathan to Buenos Aires. He started an International School there and will be staying with a host family for about one month. I am so proud of my brave brother. Here he is with Luz & Martin, two very good people who don’t speak English.
To our surprise, the house was full of seven other students from all over the world – Australia, Holland, Brazil, NYC, & England. He’s in for an adventure, that’s for sure. There was a common area outside & a very tidy itty bitty bedroom for Nate. ;)
We stayed in a hotel outside of Buenos Aires for two nights to make time for a Dr.’s visit, hospital tour, & a little exploring. There was a storm the second night, and our power went out. It was incredibly hot. In an effort to cool things down we opened the door for maybe 1 minute, and mosquitos galore filled our room. My face & AnnMarie’s left leg took one for the team. I will not be posting pictures of myself (or AnnMarie’s left leg) anytime soon.
BUT we had so fun swimming in the rain and visiting the biggest & most beautiful zoo in South America on Jared’s birthday.
I have a lot of pictures to go through, but for now, here’s a glimpse of Temaiken ZOO. Photo courtesy of my little photographer, AnnMarie.