5.12.08 - 5.15.08
i just got back from the Home of Affection! they were so good today, we had a ton of fun. but honestly, i have been having fun every second of this trip. the kids only get cuter and cuter. there's been a lot of rain this week, which is very unusual for this time of year. i've been enjoying it because it's given my pores a little break. my hundreds of mosquito bites below my knees are finally fading away... though i do have the most zits i've ever had in my life. none of that stuff phases me because i am so happy every single day here.
i still have been spending more time w/ the babies at the baby orphanage, however tuesday we stayed longer than usual beause mrs. hanh cooked a feast for the children and we kept them all busy till she arrived. it gave me a chance to meet some of the older kids. i had fun trying to teach a couple of the girls some ballet and then the macarena (sp?). now that we have received some more funds for the nutrition program, we're able to do this once each week. it was amazing. even the smallest kids finished their entire bowl of soup along w/ a couple big rolls of bread. they were so excited, especially when we had ice cream for them for desert!
i'd probably say my favorite kids are the ones at social support. to me they seemed to be a little more focused and gentile. and some of their faces just make me melt. there's a little girl named ny who just bites her lower lip and looks up at you with these big eyes.. i can't let her go! the boys there are adorable as well... sometimes they just all pile up on top of me. we've been doing a LOT of piggy back rides.
today i get to go to the education center near the beach to teach a younger kid's english class! i'm so excited. more to come later. i'm keeping the victoms of china's earthquake, margie and megan, and crosby's grandpa in my prayers. love you so much.