Lots of things going on right now...
I should really be handwashing my dishes right now but I am definitely procrastinating. On that note though, the whole "handwashing" the dishes is not as bad as I would have thought. However, someday I would not mind having a dishwasher again :) Hey most people in the world do not have dishwashers right? So right now I am just fitting right in.
We are trying to find an apartment to live in more permanently while we are here learning the language in Arequipa. We are here for 6 to 9 months and cannot really stay in the guest house that long. Finding an apartment might seem like no big deal but it is much different here. There are literally hundreds of "for rent" ads in the local paper - amongst thousands of other ads for other things - and rarely do they include a description or price they want for rent. This has been quite a process. Our mentor couple has done loads of work to help us accomplish this and we are coming down to our final decisions. We have one more place to look at tomorrow and we will make our decision. We are really hoping to find a place close to the language school, close to food, and big enough to support our growing family of three kids almost under three years of age. Pray for guidance.
Happy Birthday to our little Man!
Today was Caleb's third birthday. He had such a wonderful day. We brought a play tent from the States with us when we moved and had it all set up this morning with balloons our friends had given us for Caleb while we were in the States. Caleb and Hannah had such a great time playing in it today. We also went out to eat with some friends at a little restaurant that had some fun toys to keep the kids entertained. Caleb really enjoyed playing with his friends, and now is sleeping soundly after his fun filled day. He also enjoyed his "brownie cake" - okay so it was just brownies but I had to add the word "cake" to it. It just makes it sound more festive and immediately satisfied my little guy.
We are so blessed to have Caleb in our lives and we look forward to seeing the wonderful plans God has for him. He is such an energetic little guy - who never stops running in circles (could he be a future track star :)??? ).He is a great little helper and full of compassion. He loves all airplanes, helicopters, and trains and shows everyone all of his toys every time we go out. He talks to everyone in English and even though they cannot understand him he just keeps talking. I never imagined in a million years what a talker he would be. He is so curious about the world and narrates everything. He memory is impecable, I mean if I could have a tenth of it I would be doing well. As it is I feel like I cannot remember anything these days. We just love having Caleb in our family - that is just all there is to it! We love you little guy!