Saturday, March 29, 2008

Something nicer

Seeing that friends have been grossed out by all the termite pictures (did they not see the jigger pictures from before? They were far worse!), I thought I'd post a few random pictures I took this week.

These are crested cranes. Yesterday morning, they were chasing away the hadeda ibises from "their" field by the children's home.

I had dinner at friends' home earlier this week. This is their 1st grader, Faith, doing homework by the light of the lantern. Most homes in our area do not yet have electricity.

Flannel. She's at least 5 lbs heavier than about a year ago this time. And in great shape all round. She's mostly out of her kitten phase now, which means I get to sleep with fewer interruptions. But from time to time (like last night), she still decides to get up at 4 am and start playing with anything she can lay her paws on, until I get up and throw her out the door...

Toy. She's the kid with the big smile in the middle of the photo. She's not an orphan. Her parents work for ELI, though, and she's permanently with all her friends at the home. To her right is Faith*, another little one with twice as much spunk as she's tall.

* NOT the same Faith as in the second picture.


  1. Awwww These are awesome pictures! What will happen to Flannel while you're away for 3 months?

    The pictures of the kids tug at my heart.I want to reach out and hug all of them!

  2. Hi, Adele! I haven't made it to your blog in a very long time, and it was really nice to read some Kenya stories here today. So sorry it didn't work out for us to meet up after all while I was in Kenya. Maybe someday!

  3. I love the crane's they look beautiful!
    I'm with Anna Maria, I enjoy seeing the kids. I try to picture the little one we sponsored in the same setting. I know its not the same but it's closer than Georgia, LOL.

    We just got home and I need to do laundry but catching up is more fun!