Days 8 & 9
I have made a lot of friends here (ten, already). Their names are Sophia, Esther, Johnny, Abigail, Abigail, Rachel, Jedidah, Joey, Liam, and Riley
The plane ride was long and I liked that we didn’t have to just sit there and we could watch movies and tv shows on the back of the seat in front of me.
I walk a lot and it’s good exercise and it’s fun because we don’t have to sit around and wait.
We went outside to swing two days ago but we saw baboons and so we had to stay on the porch until they went away, but it was fun watching them. There were about 10 baboons. I also saw five monkeys in a tree.
Our road has a ton of chickens, so I call it Cock-a-doodle Road. Almost every time we walk past a road, sometimes we forget, but when that happens the roosters crow and then we know when to turn. (Except at night time and then we have to use flashlights).
I have tons of drawings in my journal. Here are some of my pictures names: A Pet Shop, Dinner Diner, Cousins, Happy Birthday, and Deep Blue Sea. These are some of the pictures that I drew – a guinea pig, a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, a cat, a lizard, bacon, eggs, soda, milk, sandwich, pie, ice cream, pizza, hamburger, hot dog, and Oliver.
I love you. It’s fun in Africa.
We have been putting googly eyes on lots of things to make them funny.
We have been making banana leaf creations to sell in our pretend store.
My dad showed us a picture of the Milky Way outside our house. The reason he had it was because he couldn’t sleep so he went outside to look at it.
Madeline made me a mud pie that was like a flower cake because it was all covered in flowers.
Our friends’ house has more toys than we do. Our new friends we made today have a ton of toys.
We don’t have just to make believe – sometimes we play on the iPad and the iPod touch.
Sunset over Longono
Waiting for pancakes
New friend Riley
eating tosti (the Kenyan pronunciation of toast) Annabelle says it was deliciosi
one of the myriad of footpaths through the mountains
ziplining at the playground
After the crazy call weekend, things are calming down now for Arianna (thanks for your prayers, it was nuts). Swahili lessons are going well. . .thankfully this language is much easier than English – I learned to conjugate verbs today and they all make sense. I’m heading to Nairobi and the Elephant Orphanage with the girls tomorrow – should be fun!
Prayer requests – for Ari as she starts in the ICU tomorrow and for good travels for me and the girls