|Marcito and Seth|
We were graced with a group of seventeen high-schoolers with a National Geographic Student volunteer group. They arrived on Saturday and we spent most of the day putting them to work! They helped garden, level out the back field, and taught the kids some photography skills. My good friend Aiden came by on Saturday as well to put on an english class for the kids and some of the staff. In the afternoon, Jorge and his dance group, the newly-dubbed "SkyWalkers" put on a performance for our guests that blew everyone away! That evening after dinner, we had a party in celebration of our guests, and a few of our kids' birthdays. It was my first official Casa birthday party - and it was a blast! I even got our shy little Illari to come out and blow out her candles ;-)
That night, Marie, Allen and their family welcomed their newest member - Asher Allen Patton into the world! Born on the Fourth of July like a true Gringo! ;-) Marie's amazing mid-wife, Leonie, and her fabulous assistant, Kata, were sleeping in the volunteer quarters with me, so I had a clue what was going on as they raced out of the room at 3:00 AM and came back buzzing with excitement an hour and a half later. Asher sure took his time, but he finally came and he is perfect. Best of all, Marie can take a break from being pregnant and soak in being a new baby's mommy! ;-)
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