Then, there is "Mama" who is this really nice lady in our apartments who says, "I am always the Mama here (for the missionaries)! You are my daughters!" She "bocces" us when we see her, and she is fantastic! (Note: We basically :"bocc." (boch) aka kiss people on each cheek, all the time! Only if they are female of course, because we are mission approps, but yah! It is pretty cool.)
Sooo, there is also the Family Blas who is a less active part-member family. Sister Blas is so great, she is studying to be a nurse and she fixed up my knee for me after Calcio (SOCCER!!! :D). Her kids are way funny too, and one of them is basically my new bff ;) He kept acting like my scraped knee scared him, lol, and I tried to keep him quiet during the lesson, so we had fun whilst I was distracting him :) PS the Blas family is Peruvian but they speak Italian.
Same with the Padilla family, who I also love! :D We went over to their place the other day to make Pizza, and had tons of fun! Then, we played Calcio with Brother Padilla and some of his sons friends so we could help them invite some friends to church. Seriously, it was soooo fun to play soccer with them! I loved it. I was scared at first, but I actually ended up being able to play pretty well! Not the best, lol, but I was really in the game! FUN!!! :D It was really great too because practically all the people we played Calc. with spoke Spanish and were talking in Span. a ton whilst we were playing. Lol, it was so great! There was also this really nice young man, Mike, who is Andrews’s age and would totally be good friends with Andrew if you guys lived here! Also, there is another young man who is Andy’s age who is tons of fun. His name is Emiliano. He is the son of Carmello who wrote a famous church song in Italy called "I Missionari del Mondo" (The Missionaries of the World). Their family is SO great and wayyy hilarious! We go over to their house once a week too for Family Home Evening. This last time, Carmello made us this STELLAR pasta with crab in it. But it was still in the shell, so we had to crack it. Lol, it was not an issue for me, but Sister Hibbert (one of my lovely Missionary companions) was sooooo funny about it, and was scared to touch the crab for a while. They were tiny crabs, so she kept saying "I am afraid they will crawl off my plate!!! Lol, she is very jumpy too, so she would freak out every time she heard a cracking noise near her. She is great :) Sister Lovell (my trainer and other comp) is really fantastic too! She gets us going and always has a Plan A, B, and C. She is pretty cool :)