Left: Jackie and me
Right: Jonas and me
Derricki screaming "bye!" at the bubbles
Jackie and me playing and doing cartwheels!
Top left: Abdalla, Amani, Baracka, and Me
Bottom left: Baracka and me
Right: Freddie and me
Left: Shedrack "touching the sky" as part of the jump rope game-- song goes "teddy bear teddy bear turn around, teddy bear teddy bear touch the ground, teddy bear teddy bear look up high, teddy bear teddy bear touch the sky!" and the jumper is supposed to do each action as it is said
Right: Rachelle, Jordan and me twirling the rope for the kids
left: Pendo and me walking down our bumpy African road
Top right: Me pretending to be Rafiki from Lion King and holding Pendo up like Simba
Bottom right: me being goofy with little peanut
THE BOYS!!! Here are some pictures of my beautiful, wild and crazy children on our adventure last Sunday-- Shedrack, Jonas, Lucky, Dominique, Baracka, Abdalla, Amani, James, and Tumaini!
Top left: me, thigh deep and in my clothes, in the freezing cold river holding the fishing net...
Bottom left: one of the Tuleeni dogs, Chapati, laying in the grass watching all of us in case anyone fell in-- being a loyal dog as all dogs should be :)
Right: MY FAVORITE PICTURE I HAVE TAKEN THIS WHOLE TRIP... ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED WITH THIS SHOT. THE BOYS LOOK GREAT AND IT REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF ONE OF THESE "LITTLE RASCAL" TYPE MOVIES... THE BOYS AND THE DOG ON AN ADVENTURE
Every couple of days, a cow is slaughtered at the little stake behind the orphanage-- after dinner one night, I walked behind the house and the cow was already there to be slaughtered in the morning-- which breaks my heart but the kids and families around here HAVE to eat... anyways, here is me petting the cow and loving him before his not so lovely fate in the morning...
This picture was taken at Mama Jacobo's little restaurant which I eat at daily. starting on the left is Baba Juma, then Mama Jacobo, then me, then Mama mdogo, and then Robati-- his name is Robert but everyone calls him Robati. They have been teaching me to cook Tanzanian food and here, I am rolling out dough to make chapati.
Here we all are again together. They are like another family to me here besides Tuleeni-- and they look out for me and Pendo all the time. I love them.