Considering it's now the end of January, it's finally time to hear about our pre-Christmas adventures!
Just before we hopped back to California for Christmas the twins each participated in our school's new 5th grade Model United Nations. They got to dress the part!
We also had a very special visitor at school.
Yeah, that's a fence on top of a wall separating our friend from the running track.
We watched him for for a while (keeping an eye on the little kids on the other side of the wall) before he waddled into the canal, biding his time...
Thanks for the pics Megan!
Lastly, just before we skipped the country, the Panama Schnacks ventured into new culinary, uh, ventures.
First and foremost, Sarah had a score to settle from last year's cookie baking party.
And upon finishing his first semester of eighth grade, The Eldest was given an assignment by his teacher father to make recipe for the family. He of course chose all he needs in life: a philly cheese steak.
And then, after singing goodbye to our students as they rode the school buses away to start Winter Break, we were finally going back to Cali for the first time since we moved to Central America. Extended family, here we come. (Or, came, since it's the end of January. But "Extended family here we came" just doesn't have the same ring...)