23.4.06

Blaise and his Pepere



Pépère has arrived in Tactic and is now almost fully rested from his 6 weeks of hard work, building a school in Belize. Blaise is about 8 months older than he was when he first met his Pépère. The spend some good quality time together - walking, reading, eating. Pépère offered to slaughter a goat with him, but Blaise politely declined.

I'm enjoying having Papa here - lots of good discussions. He's checking his email right now at my office, as I blog. We plan on climbing one of the mountains behind my house just to look upon the other side of the valley where they speak Keqchí, on this side, they speak Poqomchí. We'll also hit the gorgeous park at Rey Marcos, about 45 minutes away and enjoy the little waterfalls and the world renown caves too.

In a perfect world, a place I spend a lot of time in (in my head), family would live together, at least on the same farm or land. Blaise would go fishing and canoeing with his Pépère, get kissed all the time by his grandmas, and spoiled by his many aunties. Oh for that day.

3 comments:

saison said...

Oh that would be in my perfect world too! That is such a cute picture of My Papa as a Pepere! I am glad that he could visit you guys!

Kevininspace said...

I'm with Saison on this too; that would be a perfect world. I love this: "In a perfect world, a place I spend a lot of time in (in my head)..."; I'm going to use that.

littledeb_04@yahoo.ca said...

I thought i had posted a comment last night! What a great photo! Zaak learned to walk on a train from N.B. to Calgary....while we held him by the hands like that.
I liked your comment about a perfect world too. Very nice my Zaak.