A Day in the life

3 02 2011

So… many of you probably wonder- “If I were to hang out for a day at an orphanage in Colombia… what would I see” And thus I present for you the following pictorial journey: A Day in the Life.

You might get to meet the hen that enters the adolescent girl’s dorm at Oscar Scarpetta almost every day.

Chicken in the dorm while the girls are doing their homework

 … for the sole purpose of laying an egg on one of the girl’s bed. Yes, the same girl. Yes, almost everyday.

Freshly laid egg on bed

 You might see a whole bunch of adorable little toddlers playing in the baby pool.

Our first swim!!!

 Or the huge group of 5-year-olds who jealously stand by watching and wishing they did not have to go back to school.

Man that looks fun!

 You will definitely see laundry… lots and lots of laundry!

More clothes than lines!

 And possibly a bunch of school aged boys who found a VERY fun toy (aka.. a wheel barrel, shovel and rocks).

Hard at work

 You might even get a dance lesson or two.

Kristi's first dance lesson in Colombia

 But only a select few… the most lucky of the lucky. Those who dare to dream. Will end their day at the orphanage by picking lice out of their hair.

The lucky ones.... de-licing

So folks. I hope that begins to give you an idea… mostly that one can NEVER know what to expect when stepping foot in an orphanage.  But you can be sure you will be amazed.





3 responses

3 02 2011

Oh so fun! Are y’all going to shave your heads? Natalie Portman style? Ummm…love the laundry and the boys playing with shovels and the 5-year-olds jealously watching the toddlers. Still need/want to hear THE email story. You’ll be happy to know that my dad shared it with the guys in the weight room at the gym. One guy almost dropped the barbell he was holding. Holla!

4 02 2011
Mama Juan

This is a great funny one. Eggs and lice….what unique and fun experiences for you and Kristi to share together. You will definitely never forget this.
Wish Tudy and I were there…washing our hair with you two.
Love and kisses,


5 02 2011

What a great experience! The chicken seems like she has a sense of humor or just wants to give the child a gift every day!! The children are priceless!! I enjoy your updates!
You 2 are amazing woman!

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