Christmas 2015

  
This year, I decided to take the girls here at the orphanage to the beach for Christmas.  Chances to go to the beach are very rare for these girls, in fact this was the first time for a few of them.  Here are some pictures from our Christmas Day at the beach…
 
We started the trip to the beach in two vehicles, but one of the vans broke down on the way there…So we piled 21 people in my Mitsubishi Montero along with the food and a large cooler and were on our way! I’ve never driven a car that packed! 

 We made it to the beach!  

 Sand everywhere. πŸ˜‚

  
And more sand…

  
Bathing in sand. πŸ˜‚

  
I think all of the girls each had their mouthful of saltwater.

  They thought it was so cool that they were allowed to pee in the ocean. πŸ˜‚

  
They kept yelling, “Caroline! I just peed in the ocean!” and “Caroline! I just farted in the ocean!”. πŸ˜‚

  Cartwheels on the beach.πŸ™ƒ

  
Mags in fifth.πŸ’œ

  
Arabesques on the beach. πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

  It was awesome having Amanda spend Christmas with us. Amanda is a Mission E4 intern spending 3 months with us in Haiti.

  Joanne, Yvelouse, and Loudiana learned how to float by themselves.

  Yvelouse floated the entire time.πŸ’œ

  Most of the girls have grown up scared of the water. It was fun watching them face their fears and have so much fun.

  Rose-MaΓ«lle learning to float.❀️

  This was literally her face the entire time.😍

  Isdarli kept asking me if we could come back before we even left.
    
Sephora and Mags πŸ’œ

  

Maudlene πŸ˜„

 

The girls love to look for shells on the beach.
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It soon became a contest for who could find the biggest piece of coral. Despite protests from the older girls- we had quite the collection of shells and coral in my car on the way back.πŸ˜‰
  

😯😏
  

Chelda 😊
 

Yvelouse πŸ˜ƒ

  

 Sephora πŸ˜†πŸ’¦
   

 Rose-MaΓ«lle, Sephora, Isdarli πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

  
We spent the entire day at the beach 10:00am-4:00pm. β˜€οΈ

 The girls are ready to go back again!

  
 
Merry Christmas! πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸŒ΄πŸŒ²

Pointe, Flex. Corn, Flakes.

We start every dance classes the same – we stretch. Then we work our feet…flexing and pointing them. I call out “flex” and “pointe”. Recently the girls have decided to spice up their “pointe, flex” routine… With their Creole accents “flex” sounds like “flakes”, so they now are quick to call out “Corn! Flakes!” They certainly know how to keep things interesting and exciting!