Monday, September 30, 2013

Jennifer's Baby Shower

Jennifer has had a weekend of baby showers! On Saturday night, all of the volunteers got together at the Boohers' house for what Jennifer believed would be a volunteer night. Instead, we surprised her with a baby shower! It was a fun night spent with all of the volunteers, something we don't get to do too often. Elena planned some really fun games, and everyone brought food and we enjoyed a really yummy dinner! Jennifer received some really cute gifts, and we couldn't be more excited for her and Jake!

Then, on Monday night, everyone from Casa de Amor got together for a second surprise baby shower! It was a lot of fun spending time with the tías outside of work, and the baby shower was unlike any other I've experienced... In true Bolivian party fashion, we had a clown! It was a first for all of us. Interesting for sure! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chau, F.!

Tonight, Casa de Amor had another adoption completed! Two year old F. went home with her forever family! Her parents are an older, Christian couple who live here in Cochabamba. They've been working on the paperwork to adopt F. for over a year, so we were all excited when everything was finally complete and they were allowed to come pick her up! F. is completely doted upon by her parents and older sister and is going to be spoiled rotten! It's a mutual feeling though because she adores them, as well. We miss her a lot already but are so excited for her and her new life with her family!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of our spunky F., taken over the past few months!

We found out F. would be leaving us about 45 minutes before her parents came over. Tía Rosi helped her get changed, we took a few more pictures with our resident drama queen, and then her parents arrived!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Royal Family

I bet you didn't know I was living among royalty!

...and what's the royal family without the queen and her princess?!