So on Thursday, we got home from the 5k at 7pm. (Ben's comment was, "I'M STARRRRVING!!!!") The next morning, when the bell rang to start school at 8am, we loaded the same 11 kids up in the bus for a Math field trip! We have been learning about checking accounts, savings accounts, foreign currencies and exchange rates, and simple interest. We though that would make a perfect trip to the bank to see the inner workings! The kids had written questions on index cards, and I loved the things they asked! Francis was definitely most intrigued with the giant safe and the swipe card to get into certain doors. They also loved the machine that counted money! We were all tired, so we made it a quick trip - just to the bank, to get ice cream (and drinks/chips for the poor other 26 kids we left at home!), and we headed back. We did Spelling tests on the way, and when the kids heard we were going to miss Reading class, they begged me to take The Secret of the Indian and read them 2 chapters on the way back. And then...they all fell asleep for the rest of the bus ride home!
Hey there, Mr. Bus Driver!
Here we go (in our Macha 5K shirts!)
On the steps ready to go in!
Questions, questions, and more questions!
Seeing how the ATM machine works!
In other news, we received a new orphan this past week! (We waited to post as we were working out some details on his age!) Machu is a 6 year old sweetie whose mother died during childbirth. Another orphanage provided formula for him, so he grew well, but his father died a couple of years later. He was living with his grandmother, who died last Monday. The family (Stanley's uncle - he is Stanley's first cousin) brought him to us the next day, and we took him to Social Welfare. And now, 6 year old Machu is ours!
Unbelievable that we have 31 kids at New Day now! We have room for 3 more boys and 6 more girls!