Today is a holiday today in Mexico to celebrate Benito Juarez' birthday, which gave Roger the chance to leave the office for a couple of hours so he could join me at Ciudad de los Ninos. I was so glad he did as the kids weren't in school so we had over 30+ kids in our group. We gathered everyone at the gazebo at the center of the compound and kept them busy with a variety of activities playing frisbee, painting, coloring, bingo and checkers.
Below: I hope we're allowed to come back as the kids started face painting each other when we ran out of paintbrushes. Roger said they tried to paint him, but he got away unscathed.
The kids love playing "Loteria" which is Bingo but with pictures. Some of the pictures and accompanying words are odd for a children's game -- such as Borocho which means drunk!
Below: Last week I hosted the monthly get together with 6 wonderful women I've met through ESIA (English Speakers in Action). They've come from different countries and backgrounds and now call Mexico their home. The ladies are a tremendous source of information and friendship to me and we had a great time.
It was wonderful sharing the Ciudad de los Ninos experience with Roger, and it's been great meeting new friends. One of these days we may even try and order a pizza over the phone!
"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things." Author Unknown