We started off week two of my parents visit with a bang! Tuesday was a busy one. Mother helped the kids with some school: grammar/English with Emily and math with Clancy. Clara at some point brought Clancy's bird in and put it on his head! I hope that helped him think twice as hard. However, you do hear things about "bird brains" that make you wonder if maybe they wouldn't help you think!
|Grams and Clancy studying|
|Mother sharing at the Ladies' Meeting!|
|L to R: E. Tio David, Daddy, Clancy, and Myles|
|Singing at Horita Feliz Chulla!|
|Mama and Daddy taking it all in...|
|Rudi with his volunteer reader for the evening!|
|Tea for Two in the Garden!|
|My Super Model Mother!|
The first two Wednesdays during my parents' stay, Emily was asked to babysit the cutest little girl! This little girl was adopted from Casa de Amor almost two years ago now. She has blossomed into a delightfully cute little girl! It was a privilege to have her in our home for the morning. She and Paula had a grand time together!
|Gabriela and Paulita!|
Wednesday night is our volunteer night. This particular evening we were saying farewell to two great volunteers, Hillary and Shana. I already did a blog about them, and if I were really cool and techy, I would have a link to the blog right here. Since I am not either of those things, you can figure out how to read about them in the blog before this one!
I wouldn't want to leave out Thursday the 23rd, because that day was the 49th wedding anniversary of my parents. Unfortunately, Daddy wasn't feeling too well, so it ended up being an easy going day. In the afternoon after running some errands, my mother, Emily and I went to my favorite hair salon. While, Emily and I got haircuts, Mother got a pedicure. The lady did a great job and Mother loved it! After all, you can't get a good pedicure for $4 in the U.S. anymore! Not even at a beauty college!! I think Mother took some pictures of the event on her phone. I will upload one later if I find a good one!
As I was going through photos to upload to the blog, I realized that many (too many) are taken at our dining room table...sorry for the un-originality! However, our jumbo sized wipey board behind changes its message. See if you can read the messages! Also, the people at the table change....usually!
Friday night we were super privileged to have Jennifer's parents over. They were down for a week visiting their new grand baby, Lydia Ruth that was born April 16! They came for dinner, along with Jake and Jennifer and family. This was the first outing for Jennifer with her new baby! The only bad thing was that the evening went by too fast. I was happy that my parents could meet Carl and Glenda. They are true "kindred spirits"!
|Dinner with the Boohers, Johnson, Beatys, and the Thompsons|
|And the kids eating outside...|
|Another shot with different kids looking this time!|
|L to R: Jake holding Lydia, Jennifer, Glenda holding Sophia, Carl,|
Mama, and Daddy!
|Mother and I sharing at Horita Feliz.|
|Singing, "Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus"|
|Our Saturday Horita Feliz Ladies Group...|
|Franco with S. and S.!!|
|Volunteers Shana, Hannah, Danyelle, and Emily with some of the|
Sunday we went to Km. 0 again. We stopped and picked up S. and A. at the baby house to come with us!
|A picture in our "Sunday Best" clothes!|
My parents enjoyed their Sundays at Km. 0. Rudi translated for Daddy and I translated for Mama, so they got something out of it! The people were very welcoming and kind to my parents. It has been great introducing them to our many friends here in Bolivia.
|Both "Paula's" with Paulita's Best Friend, Jeaneth!|
|Lunch at Hotel Aranjuez|
|My handsome parents, Burnell and Paula|
"49" years of wedded bliss!! Congratulations!