Bri, a special education teacher from Illinois who has volunteered at the Hogar several times, arrived last week and the kids have loved getting to see her again! Unfortunately, she is only able to be here 3 weeks, but she sure has done a lot for us and the residents in the short time she has been here! She brought Theraputty, and it needed to be stored in smaller containers, so some of the residents helped us with that task while having one of our game nights in the Comedor, but we had a little fun with it in the process :)
If there's anyone who loves dancing, it's this girl, Blanca. If there is the smallest trace of music in the area, she will stop what she's doing and throw her arms up and dance...lunch, dinner, anytime! She was definitely in her element at this fiesta. :)
This is Bri, the other volunteer with us for a few weeks.
This was such a fun moment when Anita was sitting on the bench, and she turned around and noticed us behind her. Her smile tripled in size and she quickly got up to dance with us. She was beaming the whole time!
We also have accomplished quite a bit of painting, so hopefully pictures of that will be up soon. The residents and workers love how much life it brings, so we are excited to show you when it's done!
We'll be posting again soon! :)
Sara and Melissa