Wednesday Aug 9
We had a very long travel day yesterday. Both our planes got delayed on the tarmac so we were stuck on the planes. We left my papas house at 530 am and didnt get into my bed in guatemala until 2 am!!!
We woke up at 9 am and had a quick breakfast. I was asleep last night when we came in so she explored the place a bit but then it was time to go.
My mommy had a meeting with the mayor’s secretary from the municipality of the community we are visiting so Luis picked us up and we went there. We had to wait a while because Guatemalan time is very different than north american time, so I played with my barbie and 2 ponies while I waited. My mom thought since I was in a new place I would be shy and scared, but I wasnt and danced for the people while we waited. I couldnt talk to them because I speak english and they speak spanish, which is a bit frustrating because I want to talk to everyone!
The man showed us a few auditoriums that my mommy will be speaking at later this week, I thought it was a big stage for me and I began rehearsing my performance , I was singing and dancing and it was the best….but then I heard some drums outside so I had to go check that out. I decided to dance in the hallway to the drums because how could I not? I tried to go down to see them up close, but my mommy said no because we were going the other way….can you believe that? We said bye to the people from the municipality after they kept talking and talking forever. I coloured, I ate a snack, I played with my barbie and then FINALLY they were done talking. My mom said I was as good as a 4 year old could be.
Then we went to visit some families from the community. We went to the first house and they had a really cute baby who liked me. I tried to introduce the baby to my barbie but he didnt respond to that. There was a little boy about my age, I wanted to play with him but I kept asking him in english and he kept talking to me in spanish….it was very confusing but then he gave me a car and we played side by side for a little bit until….i discovered they had two ADORABLE birds. They were so cute, and they loved me….they loved me so much I have told every person I have talked to since I met them how much they loved me. We went to the house across the street who had a little boy younger than me. He had a toy that I really liked so I played with it while mommy visited and then I tried to take it home with me, but my mommy told me that I had to give it back. When I was outside I met a dog who had bugs all over him and I was not allowed to touch him, I was very upset by this dog because he looked sad but mommy said he has no owner and again, I have been talking about this for the rest of the day to make sure everyone knows i am upset about how this dog looked.
Then it was time to get some groceries for the week. We went to the store and we bought some things. My mommy didnt always know what things were but luckily we have an awesome friend who knows the area and spanish and he helps us a lot. I saw some toys in the store and for some reason my mom wouldnt let me buy them, why wouldnt she let me buy the toys??????? I called my papa on facetime and told him this because I was not incrediably happy about this terrible act done to me.
It was then time for lunch, there was a Mcdonalds in Antigua which is where we were shopping and since I know Mcdonalds has toys, this seemed like the logical place to take me. There was a giant ronald mcdonald there-which scared me a bit, but i did touch his leg but would not sit with him for a picture. There was an awesome fountain though, fountains are so cool and I will pose with each one of those I see.
It is the rainy season in Guatemala right now, so it rains in the afternoons usually. It was thundering a lot. I was under the impression my mom couldnt hear it so I told her EVERY time it went. We went back to the cool place we are staying for the rest of the day. I had a very long travel day yesterday so mommy thought it would be best to have some rest time and get adjusted to being in a new country. I had a shower but Im not allowed to open my mouth because the water could make me sick. This was quite a task for me as I like to talk every moment of every day, so I didnt like this at all. We have a little yard where we are staying so I played ball and pretended the porch was a stage and I was a star for the rest of the day. My mommy and I have a new special game called Go Fish that we play with my new paw patrol cards. I love playing that with my mommy.
We called some people from home today and talked with them. I called my papa and great grandma and then daddy and kenzie. Me and kenzie tried to have a phone conversation but it was really hard because im 4 and shes 2 and we just kept talking about what we wanted to tell each other, not really answered each others questions and then we just said ‘hi kenzie’ ‘hi madison’ ‘i miss you’ for 5 minutes then we hung up. It is nice to talk to my family back home while I am here, they are very worried that I am travelling so far so it is nice they can see me on facetime and see that I am still dancing up a storm.
We ate dinner outside, and then I heard my mom tell someone she was going to put me to bed early to get adjusted to the time difference. I laughed and thought to myself ‘you can try’ so we will see how that goes!!
I am off to play with my toys for a bit, I just informed my mom that sky from paw patrol is getting married so I better go get ready for it!!
Stay tuned for tomorrows adventures