Friday, December 23, 2011

Kids will be kids!

Claire and Emma dress up for a 1980's birthday party.  I feel like I am looking at myself when I was their age!

Jeremiah going out to hunt stray dogs. He got one, and skinned it (don't ask me why) and now is getting a series of rabies vaccinations as a result.

Levi and all his MK friends enjoying the 4-5th grade Christmas presentations.

Claire presenting the narrative she wrote about the wise men taken from the Gospel of Matthew.  She is dressed up as a wise man.

Claire and her classmates gather after their production of the Christmas story!  I, as their teacher, was very proud of the narratives they wrote which retold the birth of Christ.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

GIving Thanks, Part 2

Claire holding a precious baby!  During Katie and Kristi's visit we were able to go a baby center.  This was my first experience here, and it turned out to be an incredible opportunity to share the love of Jesus with orphaned or abandoned babies and toddlers.

This is the 6-15 month-old group.  When it is mealtime all the babies are placed on the floor and they eat their rice and beans from a bowl.  They do very well feeding themselves in this way, and can even drink from an open two handled cup.


Claire loved feeding the 0-5 month old babies their bottles.  The babies are brought outside often and roll around on gym mats during their wake time.

Katie had many babies wanting her attention.  They needed so much love and touch from us.

  Here Katie is helping give the babies their snack of fruit.

Levi felt a little nervous at first, but warmed up quickly to the babies.

Carolyn, a short term missionary serving at Tenwek, came with us.  Here she is playing with the toddler group.

Kristie especially loved being with the infants!

Lydia, Claire's friend from Tenwek, came with us.  She and Claire were a great help with the 6-15 month olds!

The toddlers were enthralled with the bubbles!  Levi had a challenging time teaching them to take turns and share.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Giving Thanks, Part 1

Claire and Lydia play with the little girl who we took care of for a few days. 

 Kristi and Katie from Rochester, MN, visited us the week of Thanksgiving.  They were such a blessing, help, and encouragment!

We had many adventures during the week of their visit!  Here we all suited up in lead aprons to watch Dan do a surgery.

Refusing to grow old, Dan unwinds with a ride after work on his new/old (1987) pike (pronounced with short i and long e)!

One Saturday, Levi asked me if he could use a tablecloth. I didn't realize he would make it into a hamock in the giggle tree!  Surprisingly, it stayed put!