The past few days we have had clear skies and lots of sun. When the clouds are low and full of rain it is easy to forget that Shell is a town in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Both today and yesterday we had beautiful views of the two closest volcanoes.
El Altar (the altar) is spectacular with its jagged spikes. The photo does not do it justice.
When I saw Sangay (San-guy) for the first time, I was so surprised to see a storybook volcanoes covered in snow.
With the weather getting warmer and more predictable (Sunny in the morning and early afternoon, then a short rainstorm to cool everything off) we decided to switch our schedule around. Every morning we will be taking the kids outside to do PE, ride bikes, and swim. Then in the afternoon we are going to do tutoring and classes. Hopefully this will let us and the kids enjoy the beauty of the mountains and sunny days outside.
Here are some photos from the pre-k swim time this morning.
Alejo liked walking with his stick on the rocky creek bed
Nayelli knew it was deep enough to swim
Sheyla needed a little help with her swimsuit
Rosa played like a fish
With a little help….
…Nila swung through the water
Jonathan was probably the least afraid of the water. I took his photo in one of the rare moments when he was not laying in the water.
Little Angel even got to come out with us
Junior had the best time just siting in the water
Whenever Tanner splashed him, Junior would splash really hadr
David was not sure if he liked the splashing water
Jhonny had a blast with Tanner