An insane turnout of kids from the surrounding areas and orphanages proved to provide a very full day of activity.
There was apparently some street performance, cookies and hot dogs, singing and dancing, presents, presents and lots of laughter. I can’t actually give you my account of what was going on in general – I arrived and started painting faces, 4 hours later I was still painting faces.
I saw innocent little happy face after innocent little happy face and spent hours looking into the eyes of kids filled with hope. There is just something about the innocence and complete trust of a child that makes something shift inside of you. It almost makes you soften from the inside out.
Here is my photo account of the day. Don’t judge the artwork…I did my best!
I’m busy spending time with my sister and her family in Sydney, Australia and seeing that they have a gorgeous little one-year old boy (my godson Cian), life tends to revolve around him. Understandably. If I was that cute I’d also have life revolve around me 🙂 No seriously…with a little one like that crawling around, little is left for anything else – especially seeing that he is the busiest baby I have ever seen and doesn’t stop for a second.
We decided that we would get out to the Northern beaches of Sydney today and have a little bit of beach time. For my sister and I it was complete mayhem trying to get together a car boot full of necessities, feeding, arranging around sleep times, hanging the washing before we leave, remembering to get ourselves dressed etc. For him, it was just another day of attention. We never actually got to play on the beach because the weather turned just as we were ready to start the party, so we got back in the car and went home…gofigure. We will try this again soon.
So I thought that I would document this little trip as ‘A day in the life of Cian – the picture diary’.