After breakfast this morning we knew we had to take advantage of the sunny 70+ degree day and get outside. So along with our friend Tamara (from Boston - mom to Julianna - see two days ago) and her son John we all went to a local park where we played on the playground and played hide-and-go-seek in the trees. It was so fun! As we were getting ready to leave, as if on cue, an ice cream bike (not truck) rolled up and we decided to treat them to an ice cream each. Afterwards we walked around Bogota and ended up at a big mall where we decided to look for shoes for Juancho and Laura since they both needed tennis shoes. We were able to find some - though Laura had a hard time understanding that buying tennis shoes was more important than buying 'high heels' or sandals!
We also went to a restaurant for lunch that is called Crepes and Waffles that has been recommended on many adoption group forums. Their food was great, but the kids were definitely more excited about the dessert that came with their kids meals - more ice cream designed like clowns with cones for hats and chocolate pieces for eyes and arms! (see below)
After lunch we found shoes for Laura that she was excited about (even though they weren't 'high heels' or sandals) and as we started to head out, Angie was walking and wanted to push her stroller we had loaded with bags. After she almost ran into a few people and the wall, Mami decided it was time for Angie to go into the stroller and Angie did not like that at all! After about 5 minutes of crying and making her body limp, she was asleep in her stroller! Yes, she definitely was overdue for a nap! (see below)
When we got home from our outing, we learned that a major water main broke in our neighborhood, leaving us and 300,000 other people without water! What we learned later is that we are without water for at least 2 days! BUT the owner of where we are staying had a water tanker here within a few hours and we have a huge water reservoir...so while we will be frugal with our water usage - at least we can flush our toilets!
Tomorrow is Sunday and we are going to do 'church' in our room - with the praise music the kids have, reading out of the Bible and praying together...and the afternoon we may have some time where Papi and Juancho spend time together and Mami and the girls spend time together...we'll let you know how it goes!
We love you all!