Ricardo is a smart boy, he is so curios about everything around him. He is constantly touching things and always asking questions. He is also very clever when it comes to fixing things. Lat year my shoe broke and he fixed it for me with a stapler! At the end of last year his shoe had a really big hole in it, and he cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the hole perfectly. Ricardo has no parents, he lives with his aunt and her family. I think over the years he has learned to depend on himself only, and to look after himself. Ricardo has some kind of eye disease, he is slowly losing sight in his left eye, it is so bad that he will be undergoing a cornea transplant later this year. Anyways I tell you all of this to show you his poncho. It has been raining here for about 5 weeks now, and needless to say things are getting wet!
In this picture Ricardo is with Mario and they are hamming it up for the camera.