Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Casa de Amor Mother's Day

With a house full of substitute mothers, "mothers of the heart" as we call them, Mother's Day is a special day around the Casas de Amor! Here in Bolivia it's always May 27, in commemoration of a battle fought in the 19th century by all women while the men were at war. (With the result being a massacre.)

A little picture tour of this year's celebration at the Baby Home!

Gifts! (And music playing on the laptop)

Skit by Casa de Amor II + volunteers, stories of Jesus healing

Those Baby Home tias - never disappoint with a side-splittingly hysterical skit!! :)

Dra. Corazon...Elena???

Tia/Pastora Maria also gave an uplifting sermonette on Hannah and son Samuel. (no picture)

And we mighttt have gone a little long so Tia Savannah had to go ahead and leave with her little charge - newborn F's first doctor's appointment! But first a little pose with boyfriend M. :)

And speaking of Savannah, baker & designer of the world's cutest cakes in case you weren't aware....

Specially designed Casa de Amor I & II cakes!!!

Don't know if you can tell here, but each little (unique) face has it's initial. I think everyone's fav was baby G, complete with his little burn mask!

Casa de Amor II

And...the potatoes! No Bolivian meal is complete without 'em.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

For a blog post about another side of Mother's Day (mothering our children without mothers in a season where EVERYTHING here is about mothers), see this post on Savannah's blog.