Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Some down time...
The weekend (June 19th - 21st)
We spent the rest of the weekend recovering from the beach. Nathan caught a cold (too much beach air). He lost his voice and sounds so pathetic, but the quiet is rather nice!
The owners (Nick and Judy) live right next door and are so kind. Judy is originally from Kenya, so she is fluent in English (as is Nick). She has been so helpful and there are no language barriers which makes it very enjoyable. They have 2 sons – Filippo(23) and Mikele(20). Filippo and a friend, Maurizio came over to play on Saturday. We spent most of the day in the pool. We had a big game of sharks and minnows, where Jess was ALWAYS the first person tagged. Maurizio is an actual magician and was showing the kids some tricks in the evening. They are both really sweet with the kids and the kids spend every moment they can with them. I think the boys are quite suprised at how much fun it was to hang out with us!
On Sunday we went to the park in town with Filippo and Maurizio (I told you they enjoyed it!) for some basketball, kickball and outdoor fun. The boys won the basketball game (22-20), but there will be a rematch soon....
Maurizio is a lot of fun but he speaks minimal English. What he does say comes out very well, so the kids always forget he doesn't understand them. Poor guy! I tried to tell him that most of our family and friends don't understand them either....Luckily we have Filippo who translates for us!