We left Uruguay. It was winter there.
We went to Canada, stopping in Peru and Dallas along the way.
In Peru, Paisley and I went to go see Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. At Machu Picchu Paisley wanted to walk for a lot of it, and she kept announcing "I really love steps!" That made a lot of people around us laugh, since it was warm and there are a ton of steps, so everyone around us was sick of them. For Lake Titicaca, we did a two day tour with a homestay, and we attended (Mormon!) church on the Uros Floating Islands. I'll need to just write about the Peru trip another time.
|Lake Titicaca, from Taquile Island|
|Paisley and Aunt Jexica|
|Our family, with Paisley's Favorite Things poster for this year.|
|Pais with her birthday cake. Endless Alphabet/Reader themed.|
Now that we are in Vancouver, it is really nice to have access to a lot of stuff that we had been missing. (Like, traffic patterns that are easy to navigate, easy conversations in English, and Whole Foods.)
We have been spending time each week with my dad's twin, Uncle Rick, who also lives here in Vancouver. We had him over for dinner a couple weeks ago, and last week he invited us to celebrate Canada Day with him downtown. We had fun with that. We enjoy visiting with him.
|Pais with Uncle Rick on Canada Day! Uncle Rick is a genuine Canadian.|
I switched to eating a paleo diet just before we left Uruguay, and now that we are in Canada that is much easier.
|This is my CrossFit box. I love it!!|
Pais started a summer Kindermusik class and she loves it. Last time we did Kindermusik she was about 9 months old and it was kind of during her nap time so she sometimes got fussy and was not very into it. Now, she’s the kid that runs around to be with the teacher and dig right in to whatever they’re doing next. She gets so excited about every little activity they do. It is cute.
|Pais sitting with her teacher Phyllis (instead of me!) during Kindermusik.|
We got a new (to us) car a few days ago. It is a Honda CRV.
|This is our new car. It is fine.|
I drive to the US regularly for raw milk, because we haven’t found any here yet.
Now we are beginning to plan our next adventures.