Thursday, November 26, 2009

new milestones


























We've been at the pool and beach a lot and in the water every day.
Matti swam his first lap 2 days ago, and did 3 of them, with a break. He can also dive down and get everything off the ground.
He has been practicing freestyle and backstroke as well and is advancing every day. With so many people from the community at the pool whom he knows, he watches how they all swim and learns from it.

Lucille is "talking" more and more, and playing more and more. Another tooth is just breaking through, so she has 4 at the top and the third just coming out at the bottom.

We were at the beach this morning from 8-10, and I'm quite burned, Lucille a little bit and Matti not at all. He is most of the time
without a top, so his skin has a nice natural protection.
It was beautiful this morning, with a nice pool at the beach (see photos). We met another Mum who homeschools, with 2 girls. It's interesting to see how different most girls play - the mum was sitting with them, quietly building a sandcastle, while Matti was running around, digging, playing crocodile with me, chasing seagulls etc...
Then I met another interesting woman, they had bought land here in the village, when it first started, but then went to New Zealand. She is also a Yoga Instructor and originally from Hawaii and California. We had lots in common...that's why I got burned, as I chatted too much :-). Have been covered in Silicea since then, so it should be fine again soon. Better no swimming pool today.

It has been a week of meeting lots of new people. There is a couple from France here in the village at the moment, housesitting. The Mum is originally from Canada and the husband works for an American company from 'home'...home can then be anywhere, as he can work from his laptop...great! They have 3 children, and they also came to the park with us on Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. I am new to your blog ... I am not sure where you live but it is beautiful. My family and I are seeking a village to live!

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