Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Birthday Party

Don's birthday fell on a tutoring day, so I decided it would be fun to have a little birthday party for him with the kids. I proposed the idea to Susan who was quick to agree and immediately said she would make the English lesson all about birthdays. Fun!

Here are some photos from our party.

                                                               Karla giving Don a hug

                                                                     Julisa and Don

 Susan teaching the birthday lesson. She asked Carlos "will we sing happy birthday to Mr. Don?" He said yes, and so we did! Then the kids sang him a silly birthday song in Spanish which he loved.

                                                  Karla and Nelson, Leidy and Don

         The sugar-pumped kids and Don after cake and soda!! Sorry, Oscar, I cut off your head!

Everyone had a very good time. Leidy surprised Don with a gift: a turtle that had been hand carved and finished by her uncle.

We ended the day with a nice sunset on the beach and dinner at Blue Bahia - a gift arranged by Rachel and Lance.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Semana Santa

It is Semana Santa - Holy Week. Here on the island, that means it is vacation week for many Hondurans. The wealthier families on the mainland come here for a week on the beach. There's lots of partying, lots of people everywhere and crazy traffic. Most of the residents, including us, stock up and stay home.

We avoided the crowds in West Bay last Sunday and instead went to the Vicks' home in Blue Harbor for lunch with several families from church and then swam and snorkeled off their dock.

                                                       Don and the Vicks' sailboat

Our sponsored kids have been off school all week. They had exams all last week, and we promised them a swim this week. We stayed in Sandy Bay, swimming off the dock that belongs to our church. They had a great time, as usual.


                                           Leidy, Jessie, Oscar blowing up the mats

                                                               Julisa and Tania

                                                  Jessie, Leidy, Jesse and Nelson

                                     Nelson, Leidy, Jessie, Mr. Don, Oscar, Jaylee
                                                           Miss Susan, Tania, Julisa