Sunday, April 24, 2016

2 Week Catch-Up!

It's been a busy past couple of weeks at school and at the hogar and feels like forever since I last blogged! I've got quite a few pictures that haven't been posted yet!

*Unfortunately this may be the creepiest blog post to date! ;) As you can see, I've blurred out the eyes of our kids... It's really just for their protection... Any tips on how to add an image over their face (instead of blurring them out which as I said just looks creepy!) would be greatly appreciated!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meet the Parents!

Look who finally got to meet his adoptive parents today!!! We knew the first meeting should be happening soon but weren't sure when, and when Sarah went to the hogar after school, the tías told her all about it! 

He's been Tía Silvia's baby since he arrived at just a week old so understandably, as much as she wants him to have a family, she wasn't happy about the big meeting. His parents are also adopting another child, a little girl about a year older than he is (he just turned 2 in March) from another hogar in Cochabamba. There are some big changes coming for all of them!

I'm hoping I'll be able to meet his new parents at some point before they get to take him home, but we'll see!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Día del Niño at church!

This Tuesday, April 12th is Día del Niño (Children's Day). Our church celebrated with the kids today. All of the big kids are now going to church with one of the tías and we're just taking the younger big kids and the toddlers/babies. The volunteers came and picked up babies and Sarah and I took 7 kids with us so the tías at home were left with very few kids for the morning. We all had a great time!

These two are 6 months old and quite the chunky babies! 

In an attempt to cover up her bald head (I swear her hair hasn't grown even a little since last week!), she got to wear a giant bow... She wasn't a fan though and took it off as soon as we arrived at church!

Had to get an updated picture of these crazy siblings!

Is it just our church that has a superhero themed skit for Children's Day?! Yeah, I thought so. The idea of the skit was cute- A little girl was scared of the dark and the super heroes came to try and protect her from the dark. At the end she realized that having Jesus in her heart is the only real thing that will protect her. However, the actual skit scared our toddlers and there were lots of tears!

She covered her ears and closed her eyes for most of the skit. When we were walking home, she said "You know that skit? I laughed and laughed!" At least she remembers it being a positive experience!

 Little brother on the other hand didn't "laugh and laugh!"

Crazy kids!

She's not been on her best behavior lately and was given the big ultimatum of no outings with me last week if she doesn't start following the rules... It worked. She was SO well behaved this morning!

V. started crying while we were getting lunch ready for everyone and E. took it upon himself to give him a giant stick to play with. I saw it and took it away just in time as he nearly poked himself in the eye!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Where's the girl?!

In the past couple weeks, most of our babies have been victims of having their heads shaved... girls included! It's so bad. Let's play a little game- where is the girl? See if you can find R. in the bunch... Answer down below!

Answer: If you guessed R. is the 3rd picture, you're right! Poor thing is totally bald!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pedestrian Day!

Today is one of my favorite days in Cochabamba- Pedestrian Day! The kids enjoy it too and we had a busy day!

 A. was scalped earlier this week... I knew it had happened and had seen pictures so it wasn't a total shock when I showed up this morning... It's so bad though!!!

 Our church had a service and lunch today but it was too far to walk from the hogar. Instead we went to a church down the street that some of our missionary friends attend. 

One of our friends bought the kids salchipapas to eat after church... Of course they acted like they'd been starved and couldn't even look up for a picture!

 Quick stop back home to pick up the big kids for a trip to the park!

 We took 14 of them to the park with us!