Of all the places we visit I'm always most interested to see how my time at Voluntari will go. The orphanage is full of younger kids so they are less likely to remember me from visit to visit. This time I ended up being with one little boy, Alberto, quite a bit, especially during our second week.
I actually knew Alberto from the time he first arrived at the orphanage. I distinctly remember him because he was one of the only kids there who was still in diapers. He was such a little cutie with his big eyes and chubby little cheeks!
|Making crafts (Summer 2012)|
|At the pool party (Summer 2012)|
|Swinging (Summer 2012)|
|Getting Christmas presents (Winter 2012/2013)|
|Sitting with Ms. Cherri (Winter 2013/2014)|
|Front and center (in the blue stripes) to show off his snowflake craft (Winter 2013/2014)|
I spent one day playing a little on the playground with him (I think I took an interest in his trucks or something like that) and from then on he would find me. He'd stick out his little hand and I'd take it and we'd be on our way.
|At outdoor worship time the day we decided to be best buds.|
|The Day of 100 Selfies (literally...he took over 120 pictures sitting on my lap one afternoon).|