Hey Folks - Sorry it has been so long since our last
post. In all honesty, we have been
partying too much; two weeks ago we had our Adult English midterm party and
this past weekend we had our Casa de Espantos! We have been having way much fun that we almost forgot to tell you
all about it!
It is tradition to invite our Adult English students over
for lunch and some much needed relaxation after the midterm. Several types of humus with vegetables
to dip complimented with a yummy pasta dish polished off with some delicious
home-baked snicker doodles; the students left with empty plates and full
stomachs. What beautiful weather
we had as well and we made use of our patio soaking up the sun while listening
to music, conversation and laughter filling the air.
As for our latest fiesta, the team figured it would be a
great opportunity to put on a haunted house for the community in celebration of
Halloween. With Jell-O bowls filled with gummy worms as an appetizer, we then
moved to our craft station where the kids made spiders from egg cartons, pipe
cleaners, beads, and of course paint.
And finally we had our main event, the haunted tour. Turning the Teen
Center into a haunted house took a lot of creativity and resourcefulness from
all the group members. Our efforts
were not in vain as the library was filled with genuine frights and screams all
Jenni started the horror tour by first guiding the students
through the tunnels to the witches lair.
Lucy did a phenomenal job at setting the tone as our house witch,
telling a story of children who once visited the library in years past who had
gone missing; “to this very day, the neighbors can still hear the children
screaming!”. This was my cue playing the token zombie role to thrash the
curtains and enter the window in pursuit of fresh meat. Jenni would then lead the students to a
table where the eyeballs and brains of children past were displayed for
touching. Nothing more than peeled
grapes and spaghetti to do the trick, the kids then got another jolt of terror
when our boss Heather would grab their ankles from under the table. Next Jenni would lead them the tomb
where our library mummy, portrayed perfectly by Polly, who would then slide the
tomb top off and rise from the grave.
If the kids were not scared by this point, which they were trust me,
Joey would come rushing in as a masked lunatic from behind the group and all
monsters would gather to usher the students through the exit tunnel back to
safety. Even the weather had
its very own role as rain, thunder and lightning played into the ambience of the
Exhausted with hoarse voices we returned home for dinner.
Shortly thereafter some of the girls finished packing for a weekend in Cuenca,
another principle city to the south that would be celebrating its Day of
Independence all weekend long. As
you can tell, we have been busy working and having fun simultaneously. Check back with us later on in the week
to read about our adventures down here.
Que te vaya bien!