This summer we won't be sending the kids to camp and hitting the beach. Instead, on June 26th, Scott, Melanie, Lucas and Sydney depart for a 2 month adventure in Peru where we'll immerse ourselves in peruvian culture, volunteer to help those less privileged, hike the Inca Trail and live in the jungle. Follow our blog for regular updates, pictures and videos from all 4 of us.

Friday, July 12, 2013


So Luke and I brought our baseball gloves and a ball to the orphanage yesterday, and it was a big hit.  Baseball isn't exactly a common sport here in Peru so, not surprisingly, most the boys had never held a baseball glove before.  Luke showed them the what hand the glove went on...and then he and I played a game of catch so they could watch.  Afterwards, we let the kids have a go.  Most of them caught on fairly quickly and there was a select few that actually showed some real talent at it!

On a unrelated note, Sydney had an interesting day yesterday too.  One of the boys was playing with Sydney and got a little rough with her to the point that she started crying.  It wasn't a big deal and she wasn't really hurt, but what was cool is that all the other kids came to Sydney's defense.  They pushed the boy away and really got on him for being too the point that one of them told Melanie they made him cry.  Maybe it's her blond hair, but good to know that the Peruvians have Sydney's back!

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