Monday, March 26, 2012

still here

Well, things have been pretty hard around here lately.  I know that some people can blog/write/reach out during the hard, but I'm just not one of those people.  What little energy I have has been going towards the family.  We're trying to take advantage of these last few weeks of sun by being outside in between school, tutoring, and homework.  These pictures say to me that we are trying, we are not curling up into a ball and giving up, we're having fun in spite of it all.

For our one year anniversary in Peru, we took the kids to Divercity.  It is an amazing place that simulates a little city for the kids.  They have to work real jobs to earn money that they can then use to go to school or do fun activities.  I've seen places like this in the States, but on a much smaller scale.  I was really impressed and the kids loved every minute of it.

The bank where each kid has to open an account.

Riley and Tyler working as models.IMG_1436

Riley working as a news reporter.IMG_1444

Tyler working as a childcare worker.  She took her jobs very seriously.IMG_1453

Sunday mornings some of the districts in Lima shut down streets and offer free sports.IMG_1499

Day at the beach.  Peru is a beautiful country and we just forget that sometimes because we let ourselves get stuck in Lima.IMG_1543IMG_1547

All day pool party.  Boys only in the morning and girls only in the afternoon.IMG_2907

And finally, going to school has worn this girl out.Image 1IMG_2900IMG_2914

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