Watoto means children...just in case you were wondering. I didn't have anything creative to title this post, so I simply decided to call it what it is: children! It's just an update of some more pictures of the babes and every day life here.
unsure about the bath...
lovin' the bath!
Eric playing in the bucket
For the first few months I was here, Lucy never smiled...and now look at her! She's a doll! And she loves being upside-down :)
My dear Dotto...always gotta have that fingerthough the outfit may be deceiving, Abdi is a boy
We go on lots of walks! Yesterday we walked to ADRA, which is simply across the compound, but with toddlers, it never get's old. You can always find something new...like a new bug or a leaf, or a fallen fruit or a new rock...life here is truly an adventure! This is Sarah in front of one of the ADRA huts with Emmanuel tied to her back. Behind that is Mt. Meru...which we shall begin climbing tomorrow!!!
This is my new favorite picture. Amity is one of the funniest characters here. She reminds me of a squirrel...not only in her looks, but her actions. She's a darling girl, but can throw the biggest temper-tantrums. Whenever I see her face, I can't help but smile because her expressions are so original and fantastic. In this picture, she's squished between 2 year-old Kurwa and one of the nannies. No one seemed to notice that she was being squished and she just had this priceless face on while wondering if she should start complaining or just tough it out.
Selemani and Nancy
Hidaya with her not yet ripe avocado found on the ground.
Nanny Gracie with Tom
Upendo and I! We took a self-portrait like this when she was a newborn and just brought to the nursery. So now we have a matching picture almost 6 months later. It's so much fun to watch babies grow!
This is the usual view from our little deck off the back of our apartment
Sarah and the babies waiting for juice
"Wema! Clara! Look at Bethany and smile!" I exclaimed. They both looked at me like I was the most boring person in the world and then purposely looked away...they do like me most of the time, though :)
rocks provide endless fun!
If we never had to take these kids out of the swings to let others have a turn, I'm pretty sure they would happily sit there and rock back and forth all day. They love the swings!