Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Olé, Olé, Oléeeeee!

Today, Claire and I traveled with the boys to a big football game (that’s soccer if you’re American) against SOS Children’s Village International. It was definitely an exciting occasion as the boys were able to break out their team uniforms and cleats. Once they were all packed into a mini-bus, we were on our way.

The EDD Team and I 

Les Enfants de Dieu were the champions, winning the match 3-0. Both sides put forth a great effort, but our boys dominated for most of the game. Not even a sudden downpour of rain could dampen their spirits. Soaking wet and tired, we all piled back in the van and headed back to the center.

A boy playing a vuvuzela made it feel like it was the World Cup!

My favorite part of the day was definitely the ride back. We had more than 22 people in a mini-bus (normal capacity 15) and we were stuck in the middle of rush-hour traffic in Kigali. No problem! We passed the time cheering and singing. I will never forget singing the Olé, cheer as my boys waved their jerseys out the window and clapped their hands. It felt as if they had won the World Cup. 


Liz said...

Sounds like it was a lot of fun. I like their uniforms.

Kay said...

Hi Elena, Patrick and I are enjoying your blog so much, it is just amazing what you are doing, I am so proud of you! Lucky Kids!
Love Kay and Patrick