A Family-Filled Weekend

Oh hi again 🙂

I have decided to write another post about my weekend at home in Granada! Carmen and Fabi’s grandkids stayed with us and I spent a lot of time with them. Their names are Cásper, Laurenzo, and Paulita. It was a special weekend because it was Laurenzo’s 8th birthday :). Now, I have had the chance to get to know them more, especially Cásper. Yesterday, I helped him with his multiplication facts, which I was more than happy to do. We had a lot of fun, despite that it was math homework! I succeeded in making him laugh when I asked what 4*100 was. Later, however, he didn’t make me seem like a good tutor when he didn’t know the answers to the facts Carmen asked. I think he was just messing with her though hahahah (a typical boy). Afterwards, I joined Carmen and Fabi when they took the boys to the García Lorca park, where we tried to pose like the people on the random exercise signs. I was sad that I didn’t bring my phone to take any pictures of this! It would have been a great supplement to this post :(. But, not to worry! I have included a lot of photos from Laurenzo’s birthday party, which was earlier this afternoon. Allie and I were lucky enough to receive invitations ;).

Lol apparently, he couldn't contain his excitement to take a picture with us.
Lol apparently, he couldn’t contain his excitement to take a picture with us.

It’s my host family’s tradition to celebrate birthdays on the mountain, San Miguel, in Granada.

As you can see, Allie and I had fun taking pictures.
As you can see, Allie and I had fun taking pictures.

The first thing we did was set up the decorations!

I thought these were SO cute!
I thought these were SO cute!
I figured out that "Cumple" is a colloquial expression for birthday
I figured out that “Cumple” is a colloquial expression for birthday

After sipping sangria and eating paella, it was time to put the snacks for Laurenzo’s friends on the table. Meriendas
Unfortunately, Allie and I left early, so we didn’t get to try the cake (I know, what a bummer!), but it was definitely a neat experience to be part of the birthday festivities with my host family.

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