Thursday, July 28, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Last week we got a new baby! His name is Kennedy Maina and he is 11 months old. His mother is sick and is no longer able to care for him. He has had some difficulty adjusting but is now eating and sleeping well.

Last week we also had a great visit from a mission team from Houston's First Baptist Church. They had the opportunity to spend time with the boys, play with the babies and meet the ladies from Cherished Handworks. It was great having them here! They were such a blessing!

Other things:

  • Maina got two boils in his finger... he has been to the doctor several times but is now doing well :)
  • We purchased a new washing machine yesterday. The other one had been broken for close to two months. The aunties were so grateful that they no longer have to do all of the wash by hand! It was interesting explaining to them how to use the new machine... and then realizing today that they hadn't understood at all and having to do the whole process again... but that's just how things are here... repetition repetition repetition... (FYI: the circle is now my least favorite shape... refer down to the fence story for an additional illustration and, trust me, there are other stories too haha).
  • This is the last week of school for the boys until September - it's going to be neat having them around for a month!
Oh and look how much Winnie and Annabelle have grown!


Finished Painting

The fence is finished! There was a bit of confusion (i.e. someone deciding Not to paint the way they were Repeatedly Told and Shown) concerning what the inside was supposed to look like... but we got it all squared away. Oh joy.

The fence experience served as a great reminder as to why I changed my major from management to accounting...

The way is Wasn't supposed to be done
For real...

The Correct way :)
What will soon go inside the play area

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Painting with the Boys

We painted the fence around the new play area for the baby house :) Sadly, we ran out of green and blue so we weren't able to finish it all in one day. But it's all good - the fence isn't going anywhere!

We're waiting for the grass to grow in better before we move the little play set in...

Collins and I decided to paint the green side

Freddy and Toby chose the red (obviously)

And that's Humphrey down there - he used the blue (which is going to need a 2nd coat...)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today Is the Day

Well - Trena and Julia are headed for the States. It has been a really busy week getting ready for their departure... but we're all about as ready as we can be! I know they are going to have an amazing time in America for the next several months. It is going to be a bit of a transition for me to get used to handling things here in Nakuru. But I'm up for the challenge! Here it goes.

Galatians 6:14
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Snapshots of My Monday

Deli: 7 days old

David and Deli

...flat tire...

Kennedy, Emmanuel, John and Joshua

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Making Chapati with Tracy

I spent part of my Saturday helping Tracy make chapati.

Ingredients: flour, salt, vegetable fat and water
My contribution... "measuring" out the portion of dough for Tracy to roll out

The chapati rolled and twisted....

Rolling it out again


Lots of yummy chapati staying warm nestled in a grocery bag

Tracy's chapati is the best!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Drive To and From Nairobi

Yesterday Trena, Elizabeth and I headed to Nairobi for the day. Trena had some errands she needed to do before leaving for the States on the 14th. We left early Friday morning and on the drive there we passed some baboons... didn't have my camera ready so I missed them! We got to Nairobi about 10:30am and spent the next several hours running errands. Good times were had by all. And then it was time to head back to Nakuru before dark. On the way home we saw zebra, encountered some traffic and got caught in rain but we made it back safely :)

Here are some pictures from our drive: