Friday, December 25, 2009

A Fun Day

Early this month a good friend of mine sent some money down for a couple of kids she has known for many many years, and today I got the priviledge of spending the day with them and trying to help them pick out Christmas presents.
We started out the afternoon by seeing Avatar which I wouldn´t necessarily recommend for small kids but their mom was going to take them and they REALLY wanted to see it so we went.  At the beginning of the movie Mariela said ¨this is the best movie I´ve ever seen.¨ In the middle of the movie she said ¨I never want to watch this again¨ (I think she was a little scared at that point) and at the end of the movie she said I LOVED THAT MOVIE!!  So I guess it got mixed reviews.  Arnoldo was glued to it the entire time. 

Afterwards we went to pick out presents.  Arnoldo was very successful and quite the little bargain hunter.  Mariela wanted a skateboard with two wheels (I have no idea what that is) and ended up coming home empty handed.  Her mom later found the skateboard and I¨m going to head over there later today to take a picture of Mariela and her new skateboard and give her mom the money for it. 

Since Avatar was a whopping 3 hours long (I didn´t realize that going in) we were really late to feed the homeless and I decided to take the kids with me, then take them home afterwards.  I was so glad I did.  They were great helpers and I think they had their eyes opened a little bit to the fact that there is good in everyone.  At one point Mariela looked at me and said "I thought all street people were bad people".  Both of the kids had a great time and I think I will have them helping me again in the future.  It was a great day and fun was had by all.

(Merry Christmas Holly, this post was mostly for you!)

1 comment:

Holly said...

Thanks Amber! You are awesome. I CANNOT believe how old Mariela looks. When I first saw the picture I thought it was Jenny. She is just growing up so quickly. Thanks for giving them a special day.