We celebrated Christopher's birthday recently with a party. He invited the children from the local orphanage, neighborhood kids, and a few friends from school, in all about 30 children. We had a great time with lunch, a treasure hunt, piñata, and cake. Elmo (the piñata) was the only one who had a rough day!
At the end of the day when asked what the best part of the day was for each one, Christopher said, “Playing with all my friends,” Elizabeth and Julianne both said, “The food,” and Nicholas said, “The piñata.”
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
At Hospitalito we see many patients who, at a relatively young age (40 years old), have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
In the US it is mostly due to smoking, but here in Santiago Atitlán it is caused by years of cooking over an open fire in an enclosed space.
You never know how anyone will react to changing the way they have done something for their whole life. In this case, the transition seems to be fine. The tortillas look and taste the same (Brent thinks better) and it is much better for their health and the environment.