We started out the weekend by hosting a movie night in our house. Now that we have new slipcovers on the couch cushions that were here in our house, we are ready to have the kids over on a frequent basis for movie parties. We watched Kung Fu Panda in Spanish- which I didn't understand very well due to the oriental Spanish accents the characters were using. The movie was a hit with the kids, however, as were the mid-movie snacks (a variety of wafer cookies).
On Saturday, we had the kids over again to inaugurate our new grill and to celebrate our newly painted house. We had an asado (grill-out). Shaun and I went on Friday afternoon to buy the meat. We learned quickly that Friday is not the best time to purchase beef here in Paraguay. When we got to the meat counter in the supermarket, there was a giant swarm of people. We had to take a number and wait to be served when our number was called. We got number 62 and the current number up was 28. Actually, we only waited 10 or 15 minutes. They have a pretty good system going. We purchased about 17 pounds of meat (ribs and some thick roast) for $25.00. The price of beef and dairy products here is astounding. To go along with the meat, I made a whole lot of mashed potatoes and the house "tia" brought mandioca (Paraguayan word for yuca- a more fibrous potato) and rice salad. We had a great time and loved having everyone over to our house. Below are pictures of the grill and the kids enjoying their lunch.
We ended the weekend by taking the kids to church. On the way back from church we had 14 people in our van. Folding down the back seats creates a whole lot more space!