Español con amigos

This school year, Liam and Reid have picked up two new ways to enjoy Spanish. First, they’ve started weekly tutoring sessions with our friend in Costa Rica, Allan. These sessions have been wonderful (and, in fact, if any of you friends or family would be interested in Spanish tutoring, let us know–we cannot recommend Allan highly enough and he is looking to expand his tutoring work).

And, we’ve been connected with a young friend from Guatemala who visits with us on the occasional weekend for a day full of Spanish and play. Here the kids are with their new friend, playing a board game:

Barville Waring Trip Aug 2020

Calvin and Hobbes, Aurora, Paul and Liam.
A dinner on the deck.
Liam helps Grampa Topher to hang a new clothesline.
Liam helps Grampa Topher with another important task.
The Deerfly cup enters it’s second season. Here the Middle Earth Moms seem unclear on who’s got the birdie. Other teams and names included the “Silverside Seniors” which included Triumph Typhoon (Topher), and Silver Fox (Marie), and the “Yankee Youngesters” with Malagasy Megablaster (Liam), and Speth (Reid).
I always cherish early morning paddles with Reid.
Conversations in which Aurora plays a role are always very fun.
The lady and her mommy, both of Middle Earth.
We moved the outhouse!
Chicitita Aurorita and her suspicious uncle.
Battleboard was a key feature of the weekend for the Mainers, and those who would join them.
Fire play!
The paddleboard was also used as a, you know, paddleboard. Especially by Reid.
Despite the fact that there was no Capture The Cabin, we had an excellent time.
Orion had just recently turned four. We celebrated his birthday. For the youngest two of us it was unclear how many years old he was supposed to be.
A send off pic.
A final one for the road.