Monday, April 25, 2011

Liliana's New Play Space

One of the first things I did when we got back from Indy a few weeks ago was make a special little space for Liliana to play.  It was one of the things that I have wanted for her since we first got to El Salvador.  I just didn't know how to make it happen.  Well now that she's a little older and seems to be acquiring more toys/books/puzzles, it seemed like a separate space to keep all these things was necessary.  I knew at once where I would make room for a space like this.  It would be our "dining room" area.  It's a small little area that is completely taken up by the large table that we hardly ever ate at.  We gave the table to my MIL for her separate living quarters across the courtyard and she was pleased with that.  I then moved a small table perfect for two chairs and Liliana's chair that attaches to the table, into the living room area.  And it's all perfect!  The table fits nicely and now we all sit down for each meal and eat together, which I am super pleased with.  Liliana even likes to eat at the table now as opposed to the running around and eating that she did before.  And  now there is a space that Liliana can play and make a mess and I don't have to feel bad about the mess,which is a plus as well. Daniela also loves this area and the girls are having fun playing there together.  Also when Liliana's cousins come over she likes to show them her area and it's pretty exciting for everyone.  Most kids here hardly even have toys, let alone a space all for them.  Our little house seems to be coming together a little at a time :)  


Anonymous said...

Very cute! Have you tried teaching English to the other kids to earn money? When on the Galapagos Islands, a family hired me to teach their daughters.


Kelsey said...

A friend of mine that lives in the city does tutoring, but I haven't found anyone here that is interested. Thanks for the reminder though, because I think I will look into it again :) I'm also not very proud of my Spanish skills quite yet and I need to be more bold about practicing with everyone.