June 20, 2011. Today was a nation holiday – Flag Day. We took a Subte ride down to Puerto Madero and walked around by the water. Also tried Choripan again at another place, again Liam said not even close to Choripan Man.
June 21, 2011. First day of school as “visiting students”. Emmanuelle was having too much fun to even come down and say hi to us during lunch. They get an hour and a half for lunch here and can go home or go eat out with their buddies. Liam had many of the giggle girls stuffing their numbers and Facebook names straight into his pocket. They are bold here! They took lots of notes in Spanish. A great success for the first day.
June 22, 2011. Today while the kids were in school we ventured out to Jumbo, the sort of higher end Walmart in search of maple syrup. No luck, but the store was gigantic, there were over 50 check out aisles.
June 24, 2011. First week of school is over and it went better than we could have ever expected. Emmanuelle stayed at school all week with her new friends and today they all went out to lunch together to eat empanadas. Tonight there was a school fundraiser – a fashion show, lights, runway and all. Liam was sure to make the most of it and modeled the Argentine national soccer jersey. We also won a cake in the raffle! Then we finished off the night with a choripan from Liam’s fav, Choripan Man.
June 25, 2011. We went to the farmer’s market behind the house today. It was amazing, bought all the chicken, eggs and fruit and veggies for the week for about $25. Then we went shopping for a field hockey stick and ping pong paddles, those are the school sports along with futbol (soccer). Had a super pancho, very long hot dog with any topping you can think of and tiny french fries on top, for lunch and coffee in the late afternoon to top it off.