Today is a holiday (Todos Santos/All Saints Day) here in Cochabamba. While most have the day off, working at an hogar doesn't really allow that... After all, our kids need to be cared for 24/7!
A group of tías came in and then we had a steady stream of volunteers all day. It was great because we wanted to take our annual Nativity picture (sneak peak below!) so we had a lot of help to get kids changed into their costumes and to look at the camera!
This afternoon, we let the kids play dress-up with some other costumes we had, and thanks to a generous candy donation (if you're reading this, you know who you are!), we had a candy hunt for everyone outside this afternoon... Our kids loved it!
I normally don't go to the hogar during the week, but I had to make a special exception yesterday ;) I didn't have school today (Wednesday) and it's also Tía Silvia's birthday! She wasn't working today so I took over a cake and we celebrated last night. Her (Our) favorite birthday tradition is to put eggs and flour in the birthday person's hair, but I didn't plan on doing it to her as I always end up covered in it too. Nine year old B. did it for us and by some miracle, she didn't crack eggs on our heads later!
9:30pm and she's out!
Time for some sneak peaks of our Nativity picture! Surely there was a llama at the inn...
Chicken, angel and llama...
When baby Jesus was crying, Joseph turned to Mary and said, "That's your baby. Make him stop crying!" It was too funny!
Always clothes to be washed and hung out to dry! S. was taking a break from pictures to help with laundry.
It's hard to see, but the yard is full of candy!
After the toddlers woke up from their naps, they got to hunt candy too!
I. was excited about his stash!
One of the babies left some candy on the ground and as soon as O. saw it, he went over and put it in his bowl!
B. had a hard time waking up from his nap, but when he heard there was candy to be eaten, he was a little more willing to get out of bed!