Today is the day! Last Friday the Utah school year officially ended, and so yesterday Joseph and Ethan boarded a plane for their long "unaccompanied minors" flight down here and they arrived today!
|~ My little minors on the plane|
Hooray, we're all together again! Corey left early to go to Sao Paulo to pick them up. It's less than 60 miles away, but takes 2 hours to drive cause of traffic. Their plane arrived at 10:15. Around 11:15 they were finally through customs where Corey was waiting for them. It was a 2 hour trip back. I told Corey to text me when he was 15 minutes away, then the countdown began. The kids were waiting patiently on the porch.we came in March (pic 16) to say "Wride Brothers Welcome to Brazil!" We all cheered when they pulled in around 1:15 - there are your long lost brothers! Go get 'em!
American Pancake Night) We figured that one was a success cause of the American part of it, so we tried to emphasize that tonight there will be candy prized from the US, which we had the boys load up on. They also brought lots of cake mixes and frosting for the "American Cake Night" activity which has been planned for the 24th, which will be our last hurrah before we leave on July 1st. Tonight it's a game night with some Minute to Win it activities, should be fun! Glad Corey's taken the controls on this one. I think I could do it if I knew where to go for resources, but it's a little harder here, thus increases my stress levels to an uncomfortable level. Glad we've got the supplies covered now for the rest of the time.
Anyway, great to have Joseph and Ethan here, will be fun to catch up with them this next week before Joseph leaves. He's going to Santiago Chile on the 15th. That was something Joseph and Corey thought would be a good experience for him and help him learn Spanish so he can be in the IB program in high school. He was too busy with extracurricular classes this past year to take Spanish, so he was behind, and instead of paying a lot of money for a summer course, Corey thought he'd learn more Spanish and have a better experience and it would be cheaper to just send him to Chile for a few weeks. We have good friends that we know from when we lived down there, it's a great area, he is going to be able to hang out at Maria Luisa Bombal again - which is where he went to school 4 years ago, should be fun for him. Their only rule was that he not wear a uniform, just so everyone knows he's not really an official student, since it's a hard school to get into and people might be ticked. He was okay with no uniform :) I'm a little bummed that we only have 5 days together before he leaves, but we'll take what we can get. :)