Joaquin’s Dream

Joaquin has always called ‘The Orphan Farm’ his home.  Abandoned as a baby and different from other kids, Joaquin like Clara and some of the older children, don't know their real parents.  Father was Papa Arnold and Mother was Mommy Bernadette.  Nana Josie and the others are their teachers and nanny.  Joaquin loved them all. …

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Lando’s Travels (in space)

Honk, honk! went the cars and buses. Vroom, vroom, vroom! went the motorcycles. Lando dropped from Jupiter to Earth. He was reading the new book on space that his uncle gave him. Lando loves everything about space. He knows the name of all the planets, the constellations and their distances from earth. He tried to…

My Assignment

August 15, 2012 Dear *Ate Ali, HALU!!! Love, Chesca *Ate means older sister.  Also used as a form of respect to an older lady who is not a relation. August 20, 2012 Dear Ate Ali, This is my assignment.  I must write letters to you for the 1st and 2nd  Quarters.  Everyone in my 4th…

Muddy Puddles

My 4 year old niece, Chesca, loves playing in the park and so when we brought her to the park after a rainy morning, we all thought she would not mind a little mud and the water puddles. But after a few slippery steps and getting her sneakers and pants splattered with mud, she wanted…

Cinnamon Memories

The timer rang.  Natalia opened the oven door and a waft of freshly baked muffins heavy with cinnamon filled the kitchen.  She savored the aroma:  sweet, spicy and nutty.  Cinnamon always made her feel warm and fuzzy, maybe because she always associated it with Christmas.  And Aunty. It was the last batch of muffins to…

Clara Learns to Love – Love the Little Children Farm Series

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.  --- 1 Corinthians 13:13 The sun was blazing and the trees rustled noisily in the wind.  In Love the Little Children Farm, the garden and fields were empty.  Not a child, teacher or any of the staff could be seen.  Faith cottage, as well as Love, Joy and Truth…

Ali Learns a Secret

I. There once was a girl who loved to play dress-up She would search the entire house for pretty clothes and make-up. She had her shiny crown, and her royal, magic scepter That she pointed around to set things a-flutter. She would eat, run, skip, read, paint and play In her dainty little dress and crown…

Chesca All Moody

Chesca woke with a frown.  She wanted her Daddy to carry her.  But her Daddy said “You’re almost 2 and could walk, Honey.”   But Chesca whined and frowned all the more. “How about your favorite rice and eggs for breakfast?”  Daddy asked. “No!”  Chesca said. “How about some bread and cheese then?”  offered Daddy. “No!” …