School is painted, next week we party!
Go us. Go The Friends Project!
Joselito is in the preschool and despite being super shy he said yes, he wanted to put his hands on the school.
So we painted his little palms blue and his handprints now greet everyone at the door … a reminder of the little minds that reside there. Who knows what they will do or dream of!
Someone from the community is making 2 doors – by hand- and I’m arranging an opening party with some frosted cake (believe me, that’s a treat and uncommon sweetness) next Friday.
We will see how the cake fares. In 2011, when we opened the elementary school with Enlace Project, my job was to balance the 2 frosted and decorated cakes in my lap, whilst having pneumonia and bronchitis, on the 1.5-hour-long, four-wheel-drive trek up there.
At one point, i think I nearly launched one of them out the window. Frankling was driving and we cracked up pretty hard.
I’m guessing the same fate awaits me next week.
(photos by Frankling Lopez)