Current Child Count

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Danish Invasion...

Last week we had our annual visit from the Alterna team from Denmark. This year, we gathered at Casa de Amor II, our home with the most space.
And boy, did we need it!

We were around EIGHTY people! That was one FULL HOUSE.

(And you should have seen us squeezing them into 3 cars to arrive. Cochabamba was having yet more blockade trouble this day, so their bus driver was not able to come with their big bus and Casa de Amor provided back-up transportation instead!)

We offered to prepare and serve lunch to everyone with their budgeted amount. We ate over 80 pounds (36 kilos) of potatoes, 9 chickens, and massive amounts of salad!

After helping prepare the mashed potatoes, I began serving up plate after plate to the line of hungry people, and it went on, and on, and on.....

...But it takes a while to get 45+ adults served up, not to mention 33 babies and children fed!
(And some had tackled mowing our huge yard that morning.)

As usual, their program was a big hit! It's always neat to watch how they get their message across with almost no vocabulary.

Full house!!

Baby A was a side-show - she has never been big on strangers, much less those who look very different from her dear tias, but this day she went from crying and trying to get away to bouncing along on her diapered bottom and clapping and smiling away during the program!

Good times!

Another side story is that this day, the Mitchells (house parents of Casa de Amor III) fell in love with baby boy A from the Baby Home...and took him home! And they haven't given him back yet. ;-)

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