Today was our first day of class! We woke up around 7:20 (central time), and ate breakfast at 8:15. We had french toast (yumm), fresh fruit, strawberry yogurt, mango juice, and strong Mexican coffee. The coffee here could be put in an IV for us all day long... We wouldn't mind. Then our Mama drove us to school, and we started class at 9. Our first class was a 3 hour grammar class. We get 10 minute breaks every hour. We used our break time to soak our feet in the ice-cold pool. Then we got a twenty minute break before our conversation class. Durring that break, we went to a tienda and bought these little cracker-type thinks called "Doraditas." It is a type of pan dulce, but in cracker form with a little honey or something like that on top. It was SO GOOD, especially with our "coca-cola light."The entire purchase of Doraditas and Coke light cost only 15 pesos, which is a little over a dollar. We went back to school, and started our conversation class. Every hour, like before, we had a 10 minute break. Then we came home for comida. We had a type of noodle-y soup that was kind of like home-made spaghetti-os. We had Toquitos with it, and they were filled with potato. We had the option of putting the really spicy salsa on top, and/or cream, and/or cheese. Of course, Jillian had all three with a ton of salsa, and Sarah had sour cream and cheese :). Like always, it was delicious. Then Mama served us icecream from the shop that her sister works in, and we don't know what it is about this place, but every dairy product is one million billion times better than at home.
We have two different teachers, one for grammar, and the other for conversation and culture studies. We met the grammar teacher first. Based on first impressions, we thought she was super-strict, rigid, and a little on the mean side. Turns out, she is very kind, but she taught at and was educated in a Catholic school, so her teaching methods are very stoic, strict, straight-forward, and a little curt (Like Mrs. Spigner). We like her anyways. Our conversation teacher is much warmer, and is quite like our Mama at home.
The reason that this post is titled "Giggling School Girls" is because we are just that. We were not going to bring this up via blog, but it is a recurring theme at meal time and day-to-day life here in Cuernavaca. Our Mama has two, count-em, two really adorably cute sons. We've yet to meet one of them, but the other seems to appear and disappear frequently, just in time for comida. haha. Also, he continues this disappearing act throughout the day, only to make us giggle like dummies and blush long enough before he disappears again. His name is Paco, and he is tall and verrry guapo (handsome). Word gets around quick in this town, we guess, because today, when our grammar teacher found out that we are living with Rosita, she said "Rosita's sons are very cute, no?" To which we replied "hehehe." She then explained that all of the students that have stayed with Rosita tell her that they are muy guapo. Don't worry, Mommas and Daddy's, Paco is the youngest, and he is 25. Also, he has a girlfriend. His older brother, Manuel, is like 28 or 29, and lives far away. We well meet him this Saturday, and try to keep our tongues from falling out on the floor. From the pictures that we've seen, Paco and Manuel look quite alike. Therefore, Manuel must be giggle-inducing too.
Today is Mexican Mother's Day. To celebrate, yesterday we went for a walk in order to buy flowers as a gift for our Mama. We tried to sneak them up to our room so that we could put them on the kitchen table before Mama started cooking breakfast. She caught Jillian as she was walking up the stairs with them. That being said, she was still SO excited and happy this morning when she found them on the kitchen table. The are now sitting in the den for all to see.
Happy Mother's Day to our mommies back the US.