Current Child Count

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Casa de Amor Family Night

Bolivia celebrates "Noche de San Juan" a couple days after the winter solstice, saying it's the coldest and longest night of the year! Every year we either do something just for our older kids or for all the staff and their families, too.

This year, back in the huge house with large spaces for entertaining, it was Casa de Amor Family Night!
Tia Maria leading us in some favorite Spanish praise songs!

Watching the 30 minute film detailing Casa de Amor's work that volunteer/visitor Morgan created for us last year. So fun to watch the kids (and tias) see themselves!

It's tradition to grill on this night, and grill we did!! I won't even mention how many some of our kids ate..... They were HAPPY!!
Tia Sarin serving her son

There was a wild relay game, that involved peeling potatoes, water, diapers, and throwing around a baby doll...don't ask!!

Then outside, a friendly fire was roaring for warmth! (Bonfires are now prohibited on the night of San Juan, but this was actually the day before.)

Then there was some s'mores action!!

Bobbi-jo, Johanna and I were fearing for our eyeballs here - it was a lot of sticks manuevered by a lot of kids at close the dark!

Fun times!


Gallo Pinto2 said...

awwww so fun! I wish I could have been there. I don't know which part I would have enjoyed the most: the Spanish music, grilling, smores, the kids.... and Tia Sarin's son is getting so big!

Heather said...

S'more .. Is that a Bolivian tradition too?! ;-)

Jennifer T. said...

Hm, s'mores... Nope, not so Bolivian, but they sure catch onto it fast! :)