Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beans and Corn

The kids have been out of school this week a few days due to Independence Day. So we have been taking advantage of the kids days off and put them to work on cleaning corn and beans. The kids wanted corn tamales so most of them were busy picking, scraping, and cutting the corn off of the cob. And boy did we have a mess. 
Then we have beans that need cleaned. The kids have been picking out all of the rocks and dirt. And they had beans flying every which direction. 
I don't think the kids realized how much work it was to clean the corn off the cob or clean the beans. I think it will help make them be a little more grateful for what they are eating the hard work that was put into cleaning and preparing them.

 Any and Cindy cleaning the beans 
 Jose 
 Maryuri and Reina
 Cleaning the corn
Rosy, Any, Maryuri, and Ana
Christina leading up the kitchen crew

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Independence parade

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Every year it is a huge task to get all of our kids ready for the BIG parade. I am not just talking about the day of the parade but the whole month leading up to it. We have a handful of kids who participate. Making sure each kids have each and every detail of their uniform/costume. 
Katy's outfit this year was the most time consuming. She was to go in a recycled costume. Katy worked collecting water bags and Elvia worked at sewing them together. Then the teacher, Elvia, and me working on decorating her outfit. The rest of the kids were cheerleaders, soldiers, animals, flowers, and ribbons twirlers. It can quite costly to get all of the kids outfits. Although over the years we have bought and saved them and have been able to reuse most of them.
 Daniela and Sisi both wanted to be cheerleaders this year and I told them that we did not have that kind of money to send on each child for the parade. So they both had their own money and they paid for their outfits. It made it all the more special for them as they knew they had to buy them themselves and all of the hard work put in to it.

Katy in her recycled water bag dress
Josue, Nohemy, Maryuri, Katy, Sisi, Fernando, and Ana
Ana leading the soldiers


Sisi 

Jose
Daniela and Sisi after the parade. It was a hot morning and the kids were tired, thirsty,sore, and hungry by the time the parade ended. I couldn't even get Daniela to smile.

Katy and Fernando
Josue, Lupe, Any, and Cris

twirlers
Maryuri, Cindy, and Nohemy

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy happy birthday

Daniela turned 12 yesterday. Happy Happy Birthday Daniela!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Birthday


What are the chances that two of our kids have the same birthday. Well Nohemy and Rosy share the same birthday, August 8th. Although there is a 5 year age difference between them. 
 Rosy turned the big 15. Here in Central America being a girl and turning 15 is a big deal. Rosy's school wanted to put on a special celebration for her. And boy oh boy did they make her feel like a princess. It is going to be a special day she remembers forever.
Nohemy turned 10. Since Rosy came home from her big party at school she had lots of gifts and she wanted to share them with Nohemy. Rosy took me by the hand and lead me inside and one by one pulled all of her gifts out and several things she put aside to give to Nohemy.


Happy Birthday girls!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brayan

Most of you by now I am sure have heard about Brayan and the miracle we have before us. He is blessed to be alive. He had a near fatal drowning. Although with all he went through from being under water without oxygen and to being unresponsive. God has worked a miracle. He has had no side effects that we have seen. He is back to himself. It was just two weeks ago on Friday since it had happened. It all was such an nightmare. 
The terror that raced through my heart and mind when I came to find out he had drown and they were not sure he was going to make it. It was horrible. 


 After a few days of being in the hospital we got him up and walking.
His mother was also with us the whole time we were in the hospital. I called her when we were in the ambulance on the way to hospital. I wasn't sure if he was going to make it or what lied ahead. She showed up at the hospital and stayed until he was discharged. 

His smile that all melts out hearts. He is back to himself.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Offically a teenager

Happy Birthday Cindy!!! She turned the big 13 on Tuesday.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Garden

  Ana has been doing a good job of daily watering the plants and pulling weeds. Jose is usually the one in the garden checking to see how big things have grown and how many vegetables are ready to pick. He picked our first batch of squash the other day. The ladies were all excited about the squash and the next day both houses had squash for lunch.
Brayan and Jose picking squash