Friday, April 3, 2009

Jardin de Ninos Valle

Yesterday was the boys last day of school in Mexico. When I told Luke he only had a few more days of school left he said, "but I don't know Spanish yet." He does know a lot. He can count to 30 in Spanish, he knows most of the colors. He always tells me, "salud" when I sneeze. Sometimes when he's with his friends I hear him say, "que?" The kid will say it again and he'll say, "okay." He also tells Caleb, "Mira Caleb!" Or, "Caleb, mira" while pointing to something. The picture is of Luke and his teacher, Miss Adriana. The other is Luke in his classroom.

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This is Caleb with his teacher, Miss Ivon. Caleb's name is kinda hard for the Mexicans. They don't really get it until we say Cahleb, with a long ahhh sound. His teachers first started calling him Claben. They figured it out after a week or 2.

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The boys loved their school which included a playing yard with a real live race track for bikes. It is sort of cement curbing, the 'road' is indented and is about 3 feet wide. It twists and turns in a big oval...does that make sense?? I should have taken a picture because I'm sure you'd never see anything like it in an American school. After one kid crashed and sliced something open the track would be replaced with foam. I heard almost everyday whether or not Luke was able to get a bike. We've had a fun time and I wonder if Luke will remember any of it?

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I totally think Luke will remember it, for sure. Some of the most vivid memories Christian and his siblings have from their childhood is from when they lived in Guatamala, and some of them were pretty little when they lived there. I think that this will be such a fun memory for your family. And so fun that Luke speaks so much spanish! Anna totally thinks she "speaks" spanish from Dora, it's pretty funny. I can't believe they had their last day of school! Didn't you guys just get there??

Brittany said...

I love Luke's little Spanish! I'm sure he'll at least vaguely remember some of it!

Melanie said...

I can't believe you time in Mexico is just about over. We are so excited to have you guys back!

texasteri said...

Nicole,
Your little family is so beautiful. I'm so excited that you guys got to go live in Mexico, that your beautiful blondies learned some Spanish, and that you enjoyed your experience. It will be so fun to see where life takes you next!

Tim and Sandy said...

I still love your Mom explaining that the boys were in the preschool down there to learn Spanish. I can't believe your time is almost up. What a fun adventure for your fam! I hope you all get a chance to go to Lucha Libre together. And, Ben bungee jumping...did you watch?

Kami said...

I must say, those uniforms are pretty awesome. I'm glad they don't make Luke wear a onesie! Or do they? It looks like they really like their teachers. I bet both of them will be disappointed when they are back in the states and there are no race tracks at school.

Can't wait to see you guys. Only a couple more months.

The Chrissy Herself said...

Ah... those are their uuuniforms! (thanks for the clarification, Kami) I was concerned for a minute there.

Anna said...

What a great experience. I am sure the photos will help them remember.