More Digging, More Playing, More Love

I have a thing about the doors

I have a thing about the doors

and I had a root canal just before I came to Guatemala! Think of the money I could have saved, eh?

and I had a root canal just before I came to Guatemala! Think of the money I could have saved, eh?

Simply yummy breads and cookies

Simply yummy breads and cookies

Owned by a lovely family

Owned by a lovely family

Too Pretty Not to Shoot

We stopped for Cervezas

We stopped for Cervezas

Parramos

Guatemala is full of dogs...hungry puppies. They are not aggressive, they don't fight and they seem to have an uncanny awareness of vehicles

Guatemala is full of dogs…hungry puppies. They are not aggressive, they don’t fight and they seem to have an uncanny awareness of vehicles

Walking to Parramos

 Jose, Julio & Marvin made the days fun

Jose, Julio & Marvin made the days fun

This was a tedious job. There is no easy way to shovel small pieces of tile.

This was a tedious job. There is no easy way to shovel small pieces of tile.

Tamped

Yes...this is the tool used to tamp the sand down to level and harden the floor to get it ready for cement.  - Heavy and painstaking

Yes…this is the tool used to tamp the sand down to level and harden the floor to get it ready for cement.
– Heavy and painstaking

Gratifying work

Gratifying work

I brought with me, two Chinese lanterns. The kids had never seen anything like it. What a thrill to see their faces light up.  The altitude did cause a bit of a delay in lift-off and I didn't expect that...was touch & go for a moment.  On our last evening, visiting Antigua, we spotted hundreds of these lanterns in the sky being released for the celebrations of St. James’ Day

I brought with me, two Chinese lanterns. The kids had never seen anything like it. What a thrill to see their faces light up.
The altitude did cause a bit of a delay in lift-off and I didn’t expect that…was touch & go for a moment.
On our last evening, visiting Antigua, we spotted hundreds of these lanterns in the sky being released for the celebrations of St. James’ Day

Play time at Casa de Babies

filling, then Levelling floors to prepare for cement

filling, then Levelling floors to prepare for cement

After my piñata

After my piñata

Soccer Beauty Bead time with Judy Tia Smiles

I could have taken photos for hours of all the beautiful faces

I could have taken photos for hours of all the beautiful faces

Love the hugs

Diane Finoro brought a fantastic craft for the kids. The girls made beautiful mini autograph/scrap books from coloured napkins

Diane Finoro brought a fantastic craft for the kids. The girls made beautiful mini autograph/scrap books from coloured napkins

Students from Our Lady of Hope Catholic School in Richmond Hill made beaded bracelets for NPH students. In return, the NPH kids made bracelets for the OLH kids. *A fun trade

Students from Our Lady of Hope Catholic School in Richmond Hill made beaded bracelets for NPH students. In return, the NPH kids made bracelets for the OLH kids. *A fun trade

Craft Time With Diane Craft time with Diane

I was surprised with my very first ever Pinata

I was surprised with my very first ever Pinata

Play time

Just a sample of what is made at NPH

Just a sample of what is made at NPH

Is it refa time?

Is it refa time?

The garden approximately the size of a football field

The garden approximately the size of a football field

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