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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Friday, May 28, 2010

22 weeks and counting

Visit our new Peru Mission website!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Surfing Alpaca named "Pisco"

The Boston Globe had a great picture I just had to share.

"Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima March 16, 2010. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride the nose of his board when he catches waves, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca." (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Friday, May 21, 2010

What's air conditioning?

We are proud of Adeline for learning so much in her kindergarten class. In three months she has learned how to read in English (which will be helpful as we go back to our Peruvian school where she only reads in Spanish) and has made many new friends.

When we arrived in the U.S. in February and went to the school to register, this is what happened as we entered the kindergarten class to meet her new teacher.

Teacher: "Hello, Adeline, this is our classroom and your new classmates. And this is our pet guinea pig." (pictured above)

Adeline: "Guinea pig, we eat those in Peru!"

Mom: "Shhhhh, they don't eat them in the U.S."

Although, we have eaten guinea pig (otherwise known as cuy) on special Peruvian occasions, we are not huge fans, but it is a major delicacy especially in the mountains of Peru.

Another conversation with Adeline that our missionary friends will appreciate:

Adeline: "Daddy, it's getting hot in the house, can we bring out the fans?"

Dad: "We don't need fans, we have air conditioning in this house."

Adeline: "What's air-conditioning??"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Abigail's New Look

She lost one tooth last night and when I picked her up from school today, she had lost the other!

Monday, May 10, 2010


It's going to be another GIRL!!

To have fun with the surprise, after the girls got home from school, I baked cupcakes and told them that they would know if they are going to have a brother or sister by the color of the inside of their cupcake. . .

So they bit in . . .

Some were excited!. . .

Others not so excited (but later warmed up to the idea of ANOTHER sister). . .

And some have no clue what's coming their way. . .

We are so thankful that God has blessed our family with another little girl and can't wait for her arrival!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The newest ballerina in the family

Some serious 3 yr. old ballerinas. . .

Mary Allen with her patient teacher, Deborah Meis. . .

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