Enough of the excuses - how the hell are we and what have we been up to? Well we hosted the bar-b-q of the century! My friend Marcela from Chile got her masters degree so we had a lamb roast on a fire pit in the garden and 40 people came to drink for 10 hours and eat lamb, pork, beef and chicken. It was fabulous! The Chilean cooks (men) did the grilling and serving and the women did the side foods and then sat and drank. We had south American music playing and just had a great laugh. It was the best cook-out I've ever been to.
We were thrilled that Columbus Crew player Sabastian Miranda came to our cook-out! The night before we had watched him playing at the stadium and he graciously had his picture taken with Jack ..
This picture captures Jack's personality - not too interested in the game but wanting to be friendly with people.
This picture captures Danny's personality - very interested in the game & not wanting to be friendly with people.
We have an English lad, Tom, living with us at the moment. He's come to run my research studies this summer and doesn't move into his own place until mid-June. He's a brilliant cricketer (bit of a celebrity in England) and all -round athlete so has been great for the boys. I bet he can't wait to move out though because he's pestered to death. Here he is teaching Jack to play cricket.
Jack's soccer season came to the end and he got his trophy (all kids got one) for "trying his best". I couldn't be more proud. "Trying your best" is the best attribute don't you think.