Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Saturday at the orphanage...

On Saturday 4 of us took a trip out to an orphanage in Wellington where Stefani has been helping out on Thursdays/Fridays for the past 6 months. It took us 2 hours to get there- but no worries- there's always window shopping on Mountain Cut Street - literally people walking by your car window selling anything from popcorn, to cellphone top-up cards, to christmas lights, soft drinks, monopoly board games, tea towels, etc. Always amusing. And I had brought along some Christmas cds. So music wise we were set as well. And there were two "Frog and Toad" books in the car- so I was the designated story teller...and enjoyed every minute of it.

Stef leaves on Friday, so this was kind of her farewell. It was also an opportunity for us to bring the children Christmas gifts that Stef's family and friends had put together. The children loved it, the gifts that is. They had a hard time saying bye to Stef and it was heart-breaking to watch the tears stream down their faces as they sang her a goodbye song. Fortunately they broke into excitement again when they got the chance to play soccer with their new soccer ball.

I spent some time with this little girl whose mom works at the orphanage. She's a cutie. I decided to take some video footage with Stef's video camera- that way she didn't have to worry about it. Anyway, the kids of course love the camera. And this little girl enjoyed looking at her friends on the screen! And of course, we recorded a little of ourselves, and made sure we filmed a goodbye wave for Stefani! She'll be missed- both at the orphanage and at our house. Bye Stef.

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