. They loved it! After doing that for a while, we played Red Light, Green Light and finally Heads-Up, 7-Up on the floor. We played all this from about 4:30 to 6:00pm. At 6 we headed out to their playground, where Jamie, Gerardo and I along with a lot of kids, played a couple games of full-court basketball. Jamie and I's team ended up winning with me getting the winning shot, bless the kids but they can't hit the broad side of a barn. I hadn't been that sweaty in a while, wearing jeans that were much baggier than when we arrived.
We left after and some of the kids were sad to see us go. We had a good time with them though. The bus ride back was very hot as well. As we drove back through Temixco we asked Gerardo what these families used to keep the BROKEN GLASS on their concrete walls. He told us that when the cement is still wet they put it on top for extra security. A lot of homes here are made out of concrete, buildings as well, it's all very unsightly and adds to the look of poverty. Many have sets of small homes, surrounded by a concrete wall.
We got back and just as Katy and Amelia were getting back via Taxi with a new volunteer Beiby (pronounced Bee bee). We helped ring groceries in and made ourselves some more PB&J. There were also two others here, Pete or Pedro and Janet. Janet is an intern with Casa HOY and staying for a month. The two just got back from the coast in Pedro's van. We had a good conversation with them and Katy about schools and games, sports, etc, for example, how in the US kickball is no longer allowed or played. We then showered and went to bed after Jamie did some soduko and I finished this journal entry. Oh, Jamie's poor nose blistered from the sunburn she got yesterday on her face and forehead in Teotihuacan. Pobrecita.
7/3/07 - Tuesday - Today we slept a lot. We got out of bed at 11:00am. Our bodies needed to recover from the last couple days. We made some scrambled eggs and toast on the little toasting pan. We got some laundry going for 10pesos, and left for an "Internet cafe". By Internet cafe, I mean 3 computers on the side wall of someone's garage shop. We sent parents an email to let them know we were safe and sound and experienced serious culture shock the first couple days. We hit OXXO for more bread and at 3:30 left with Gerardo to go back to CAM. We originally had mixed feelings about returning but this trip turned out to be a lot of fun. Jamie's games she made with food and the food pyramid were a hit with the teens. I think they enjoyed saying their English names She made a drawing of a fruit and vegetable bowls, we placed one at each end of the cafeteria, gave each one a different cut out picture of fruit or vegetable that we colored last night and we had them line up in the middle of the room and run to put their fut or vegetable in the correct blow and run back