Hi everyone! We hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We are enjoying s two day weekend here due to a local strike. Rain finally swept through last night. We had some flooding but thank goodness it cooled things off a bit. Here are some photos from around Kopila this week :)
Kris and Nena made a brick/clay oven! We're hoping that birthday cakes, homemade bread, and pizza is just around the corner. My little easy bake oven just isn't cutting it.
Monica and Namraj helped out :)
The Dzanis's came for a visit. We had so much fun with them and their sweet niece Alli who is a neonatal nurse. They gave inspiring talks about life, their careers, and doing what you love.
The boys won their big cricket match and made it to the finals! They are soooo stoked for their match today. If they win they get to compete in regionals. Even after all these years, I still don't really understand the rules of cricket but watching them all rush the field yesterday and cheering from the sidelines was a lot of fun.
I was walking around school one day this week and was blown away by all the activity. Our after school program is going amazing. There were kids rehearsing skits, tutoring club, soccer practice, volleyball practice, and drum lessons. We are such a lucky bunch!
School is also buzzing for art month. Can't wait to show you the kids creations!
The corn in our garden is so tall, I think the kids could get lost in there.
We just said a really sad goodbye to our friend, teacher, and big brother Ben. Last night was filled with tears, Ben strumming the guitar, and a Kopila Fellows last dance.
It still hasn't fully hit us that he's gone. Ben is an incredibly gifted teacher, inspiring mentor, and one of the kindest souls I know. When I talked to Ben's references before he came here, everyone referred to him as their "favorite person in the entire world" and I thought to myself, "there is no way this guy is that perfect," but he really really is. We're just so thankful to have had him here for the year and to have grown to love each other so so much! Best of luck to him on his job search and settling back into life in Maryland.
It's only been a couple hours and the house doesn't feel the same.