Here is the latest installment of 5 photo friday! And it’s actually friday. Karibu! (welcome)
Okay so this is two photos but I wanted to give perspective. This is Aston’s the place where we had the Christmas party. I was able to stop by there on Saturday and have a look around. It looked like a brand new place! Hannah had fundraised for a new toilet/shower block and some other volunteers had helped to make a new dorm building and classroom. Also most of the kids are sponsored to go a good English medium school in town now, so unfortunately none of them were there at that moment I stopped by. I was so impressed by how many improvements had been made. It was awesome.
Barry (one of our recent volunteers) snapped this picture on one of our morning walks. The kids love to get out of the compound and go around a bit. Sometimes it can feel crazy and I get nervous about cars, but its worth it. It does get crazy sometimes though when more than two kids want to hold your hand because then they fight or I end up them holding (or pulling down) my skirt.
I’ve been spending more time in the crawling room since Tumaini moved up. There is 7 kiddos here, all in between the crawling and walking stage. This is the before nap time ritual of milk, with Tumaini right there in the front.
We went to the Tengeru market, just outside Arusha. It’s like a thrift store explosion. Tons of used clothes and shoes (and then plenty of food, and household items). I was really really set on getting a good pair of shoes since it’s been so cold recently (read about 55-60 degrees in the morning/night). I was able to score these almost new Puma’s for about $9. I also got a few shirts and things for practically nothing. It’s a sweet place to go for some newish clothes, but for some people is very overwhelming.
Today Little Zawadi is having a hard time with teething. She was feverish and very whiny. Of course as soon as I picked her up Tumaini got very jealous and wouldn’t stop crying until I picked him up as well. Tis life at Neema some days.