Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Springtime" Babies by Angelica

Right now at the other finca there are "springtime" babies. A lamb, a calf, a foal, and a new puppy. Oh, and a LOT of chicks and half-grown chicks. I,(Angelica) took all the pictures when we went to visit the other finca.(I was practicing taking pictures.) Here are just some of the baby animals.

This calf was born the morning we went over to the other finca. And this picture was taken in the afternoon.
We hiked across the field to see it back in the far corner behind a clump of bushes in a group of trees. It was a cute little big-eared thing.
This little lamb was born a couple weeks before the calf. It's kind of thin because the mother thinks it's a nuisance and won't let it drink.

The mother just hops up into the feeding trough and won't come down. But the lamb is starting to eat the grass stuff that they give the sheep.
The foal was born a week or so before the calf. The foal actually belongs to Don Pablo, who takes care of the animals at the other finca.

But the calf and the lamb belong to La Finca.

I couldn't get very good pictures of it because it kept laying down and the foal was far from the fence. But I finally got a picture of it standing up. It was so cute standing up and stretching.

Here are some more photos of animals at the other finca.
This ham of a ram tried to nibble at the camera and then got in the way when I tried to take a picture of the lamb! But then he started smiling for the camera so I took his picture. He is the father of the lamb and quite a ham!

These horses I think also belong to Don Pablo and were in the same field as the foal and so I just to their picture.

Anyway those were some of the new animals at the other finca. And now I've also done my turn for the blog!

Monday, July 13, 2009

My family arrived and Mel didn't.

My sister Jodi, her husband Amos, their daughter Karissa and my nephew Josh were all scheduled to arrive on Thursday, July 2nd, which was the day Honduras' deposed president, Mel, was planning to return. Well, my family decided to come a day early (yeah!) and then Mel never did come on Thursday. Although, he did try to come on Sunday, the 5th, but was not allowed to land and there was a confrontation between his supporters and the military at the airport. We had no problems picking up Jodi and her family and we were very happy to see them. They were also planning to return to PA on Friday, the 10th, (minus Josh who is staying until the 25th), but since the government had originally closed the airport from the 5th until the 10th and American Airlines had cancelled their flights, Jodi and family had to stay an extra day and leave Saturday. It was awesome to have them here and our kids loved playing with their cousin again. So many pictures, so little space... :)

Even though we aren't in the USA, we still needed to celebrate the 4th of July, right? And what is the 4th without hotdogs and hamburgers? :)

We finally had Zack's kindergarten graduation party and end of the school year program. Congratulations to Angelica, Ali and Zack!! And thank you Audrey for doing an awesome job.

Some of the invited guests...

Good job, Zack!

Now we're 5th and 6th graders!!

Josh had been planning to come to Honduras with Andrea's family and return with my sister's family, but had to change his plans when his appendix ruptured! Here's a pic of him celebrating by running around the house on the day he was allowed to return to "normal" activity. :)

And this is what happens when siblings and their cousin decide to see who can dress the weirdest...

Celebrating Lilian's 25th birthday! Angelica baked the cake, as usual... this time pineapple dump cake.

Movie night... watching The Gods Must Be Crazy downloaded from a free movie website on the internet. Of course that meant we all had to try and gather around the computer!

We appreciate all of your prayers as Honduras still faces an uncertain future. We thank God for his protection and peace. We pray that all leaders and people involved in negociations and decisions will be guided by God's Spirit. We pray that all people would choose a path of peace even if decisions are not made in their favor. We thank God that he is our refuge in times of trouble!