Sunday, November 15, 2009

What we've been doing (while we weren't blogging)

So, our family was kind of sick for a couple weeks, and then we took a few more days to catch up and get back to normal. Though we weren't blogging like we normally would, we still had a few outings and activities. As always, we documented them with pictures.

Zeke was a pig for Halloween. Except he was sick on Halloween and the day after. I had sewed Zeke this adorable little pig costume, complete with ears and a tail, and I was so bummed when he didn't get to wear it for Halloweekend. Tom's class at school had read "Alice in Wonderland" and he was having a special tea party for them at school in the library after Halloween. The kids dressed up in costumes, and I brought Zeke in his piggy costume. The reason this was appropriate was that the baby in "Alice" is named Pig. Zeke was quite the hit!
Then it was National Build-A-Fort-In-Your-Living-Room weekend. I built this fort in our living room for Ruby and Zeke. Both enjoyed crawling in and out and having a special place to play.

Last weekend, we went mini-golfing at La Ceiba's brand-new mini golf course! Zeke loved his first game of mini golf at La Rana Mini Golf here in La Ceiba. It's a great family-friendly activity, and they have a trampoline too!

One of the unique things about living in Honduras is that sometimes you see things in places you just don't expect. While we were golfing, we looked up and over the wall into the next lot. In the sky, we saw this bathroom. The house surrounding the bathroom is long gone. All that is left is a bathroom in the sky- weird, huh!

Speaking of bathrooms... Since we moved down here 2 and a half years ago, I've really missed bathtubs. Most homes in La Ceiba do not have bathtubs, including ours. Recently, I've begun to think about what it would take to make this dream come true. We rent our house, so we're not really looking to do any remodeling projects on our own dime. This would be a pretty big project, because our house does not have hot water either. We currently use electric shower heads to heat the water right before it comes out, giving us a warm shower. If we had a bathtub, we'd need a small hot water heater too.

So, I've been pricing it out, thinking about putting a proposal together for our landlord. I found this bathtub at Ace Hardware, and I think it would it would fit in the existing space without knocking down any walls or anything major.

We've also been out to eat at a couple of beach places in the past 2 weeks. Last weekend, we went to Guapo's on the beach for lunch. Here are the guys enjoying the view.

Finally, on Thursday night, we went out to the Quinta Real hotel on the beach in La Ceiba. Zeke and I went for a little walk/photo shoot on the beach.
When we came back, Tom had hired these mariachi guys to serenade us. Zeke loved the musicians, and I think they loved him too.

Glad to be back to blogging- stay tuned for more!


Nana said...

Wow, It's fun to see Zeke standing so capably!

Papa said...

How come Zeke has to play golf with a rock? I've heard of handicaps but thats a rough one.

Laurie said...

Speaking of bathtubs, the Espresso Americano in the Valle de Angeles has a very nice bathtub in the women's restroom. I was very tempted to soak a bit, but I was with 3 other ladies... and they probably wouldn't understand how much I wanted to take a bath.

Chris said...

It is so awesome to see Zeke develop and when I got to see him a couple weeks ago in Arkansas.

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

What a big boy! And the furniture is beautiful. I was thinking about bringing all our furniture when we come down, but now I am reconsidering.

Anonymous said...

The owners of the mini-golf have 3 daughters that attend school with my girls. When I first heard their plans to build a mini-putt all I could think of was how 1960's and that it would flop. I love it when I'm wrong. It's been very sucessful so far. Maybe I'll invest in a drive-in theater.

Ron S.

Anonymous said...

Tent-making seems to be a part of every child's experience. When I think of all the tents you kids built, I was the one who had to fold all the blankets up and put them back where they belonged.

Those pictures of Zeke are special!

Love Grandma Jean

Honduras Sprout said...

We had a bathtub and it was just a dust/dirt/bug collector. I think two baths were taken in it and it was closed down. There was no hot water so a warm bath was not very easy to achieve. It also became the entry point of roaches so the drain had to be taped off.

I love the photos!