Only a handful of the girls have their ears pierced. Last week they all decided they wanted their ears pierced. So one of the staff members opened the girls ears. I told the girls they couldn't change their earrings til August 30th. Some of the girls have already switched earrings and/or lost an earring. Trying to teach them how to keep them clean. Will be lucky if a few of them still have their earrings by August 30th.
Olman decided he needed in the photo too. Although don't worry we didn't pierce his ears. :)
A group from WV/OH came last week and played with the kids for the afternoon. Although what they brought to share with the kids was something the kids are not use to having or seeing.
First of all they took Polaroids of the kids. The kids had never seen anything like that before. They all wanted their picture taken with everyone they knew so they could get as many polaroids as possible. The all anxiously waved their photo waiting for it to expose.
On top of the polaroids the kids also got their faces painted. They got to pick out their design that they wanted and then someone from the group painted it on their faces. Then to end the evening they brought homemade pizza. They had worked during the day to help make the kids homemade pizzas. The kids love pizza but even better homemade pizza for supper.
Even the big kids wanted to paint their faces. Brayan getting his face painted.
Nohemy getting her face painted as Any waits her turn.
The kids got a little taste of what snow is like. Lanetta brought a science experiment for the kids to do. It was making instant snow. The kids absolutely loved it. They felt it, played in it, threw it, made snow men, and squished it in their hands. Pamela absolutely loved playing in it, which sort of surprised me. They all really enjoyed their instant snow. I just wish they could all experience real snow. They would love it!!!
A few months ago Donna came here for a weekend to teach the girls sewing classes. She has got all of the girls their own sewing kits. This weekend they got to use their sewing kits.
Well she is going to try to come every few months. This last weekend she came for the second round of classes. She was wanting to buy an manual sewing machine to teach the girls. Although right across the street Mi Esperanza has their sewing classroom. So they let her use it with the girls through the weekend. Thanks Lori and Janet. Hopefully it will be a facility she can continue to use as she teaches the girls.
The girls got to make their own headbands/ hair clips. They have worn their stuff they made I think every day. They love them. The best part if they made them.
The older girls got to make a pattern and sew a simple shirt. Donna teaching Daniela to sew her shirt.
Thank you Donna for coming and teaching the girls. It looks like she will be back in October to teach the girls some more.
The kids are all SUPER excited as they have a new playground. After a few weeks of teams working on our Pinterest playground it is finished. Thanks to all of you who help with the funding, the building, and painting. A team was here today and put the final coat of stain on the playground. So it should be all dry and the kids can play on it tomorrow.