Granted the title insinuates that all that we did while the kids were away is eat, which is not true, but it was one of the enjoyable things we partook of while they were absent. While the kids were away spending time with their families we decided to dine on a few more traditional dishes such as, for the 4th of July we had green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet tea, and apple pie. oh and we sang the national anthem as we brought it out to the table, and abby recited the pledge of alligence in Spanish. Needless to say, Pastor and hermano Andres found it very amusing. Apparently the appetizing nature of it all encouraged us to eat plenty. I say this only because while climbing into bed the other day it decided to give way… and im on the top bunk. Abby was not below don’t worry, but the whole mattress decided to give way me included and i ended up in a heap below. No damage done though, merely checking to see if gravity is still in effect, it is. We quickly ascertained the problem, merely a loose sideboard, and Brian had it fixed in a jiffy the next day. So I headed to the hammock next door for a wonderful nights rest. Meanwhile I discovered that there is indeed a bat that lives in Brian’s wall, when it did laps around the common room at around 4 in the morning. One mystery solved. But all beds are now very secure (we checked them all) and everyone is safe and sound.

The group from South Carolina arrived yesterday and we are glad to have them. They have already begun construction. The chicos are now all back and full of energy, yesterday several of the group members and kids played a rousing game of football, (soccer) girls vs. boys. Unfortunaetly the boys won, but only in the final seconds. The girls definitly held their own, I think our best player is Ruth, who is about 4 feet tall and 9 years old, she definitely showed the rest of us up. Life goes on here at the internado, and we are excited about the work that this group will bestow upon us and the group to come.

Ciao, Katie