Thursday, October 29, 2009

Global Warming

This morning as I was waking up, I heard a funny noise...

I thought maybe it was hailing...

So I jumped out of bed and ran to the window to see what was the matter...

Only to discover...


It snowed, flurried, and sleeted for a few hours this morning.
This is only the second time in the past two years this has happened in Chihuahua.

Don't worry though--it's supposed to back up to 77 degrees by Sunday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Spy Something...GREEN!

I love the color green--I can't say it's my favorite because I think I just like colors! But I was very happy to see this guy outside today:

Friday, October 09, 2009

Learning Family Relationships

When I first arrived in Mexico, one of the first things I learned in Spanish was how to say who I was related to and how I was related to them. So I learned things like, "abuelos" (grandparents), "primos" (cousins), and "hermano" (brother).

Today during a language session, I got a "surprise" revisit to family relationships. Somehow the song "I'm My Own Grandpa" came up, and since I have it on my computer, we listened to it. My language helper is very good at English, so she was able to follow along for most of the song--much better than my first time hearing it! We drew a diagram of "Grandpa's" family which never forks:
The benefit of this? ... Well, I was able to practice describing how they were related to each other--using relationships I know, and we found a few new ones, like "tio abuelo" (great uncle).

If you want to here the song, you can click on the song title above and listen on YouTube with a graph. You can also click on the photo to make it bigger!

Not my own grandma,

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A Morning Visitor

This little fellow was outside this morning--sure am glad I didn't walk into him! He wasn't too interested in talking.