Saturday, January 29, 2011

{Kiddos}

Hey All!!

I'm really sorry it's taken me so long to post an update...again!!! Hopefully I'll be posting a couple times this week...we'll see how things go. In the first post I said that I wasn't going to be able to post many pictures...well it was true. I tried to post a picture, and it wouldn't work, but I have a pretty awesome friend who's going to post for me so I can put up as many pictures as I want!!!!!! :D That way you can get a better feel of where I am and what I'm doing! (and like I always say, blogs are a lot more interesting with pictures!!

So, to start off, I'll show you some pictures of the cutie patooties that I'm taking care of. (the third one is coming soon!)

This is David!! He just turned 3 last Saturday!







He is such a big helper and a very sweet little guy. He likes climbing trees,

riding his boda (I'll have to show you a picture of that) it's a little bike/motorcycle, swinging on a hammock and the swing on the front porch, and playing with the boys next door.




This is Naomi. She is an adorable 17 month old that is constantly on the go!!





She loves playing with her big brother with his trucks and going on the tire swing next door. She is learning new words every day and her favorite word is "owie". She also loves cows! I'll have to get pictures of those too!



Well, that's all for now...I'll be posting in a few days hopefully, with more info.


Blessings!!
~Danielle

Friday, January 14, 2011

{Update!!!}

Hello Everybody!! I know you've been waiting to hear from me, but I just haven't had the time to update yet, and the electricity here is not what it is back home. ;)
Well, I suppose you'd like to hear what i've been up to. ;) I'm sorry to say that there won't be any pictures in this post, and in the future pictures will be limited because of the internet here, but I'll try to post as many as I can! Since there won't be any pictures, I'll try to keep it brief, as long blog posts without pictures can get quite boring.
So...I arrived in Entebbe last Friday night (January 7th), and the next day we traveled back to the Vogt's home at New Hope. We stopped went through Kampala towards Luweero, and stopped a few places on the way. It really is beautiful here (Uganda is known as the "pearl of Africa if you didn't know that :), and the weather lately has been amazing!! Usually in December-February it is very hot because it's the dry season. Usually it's in the 90s and very...you guessed it- dry!! :) There are many, many fruit trees here that don't grow where I live like, mango, banana (there are banana trees everywhere you look here at New Hope), jack fruit, and there are lots and lots of pineapple plants too! The Vogts have a garden with banana trees, lots of pineapple, tree tomatoes (which are quite delicious!), and much more!!
While I've been here, I've tasted many things I haven't before, things like jack fruit, sugar cane, tree tomatoes, passion fruit, matooke (steamed plantain (a type of banana)), papaya, milk tea, and a few more things which I can't remember at the moment.
The past week, has been great...I've been able to adjust pretty well! This past week Chris and Rebecca had a conference every day, so I was very busy taking care of the kids. David is almost 3, Naomi is 17 months, and a new one coming any day!! :) It's been really fun taking care of them! Next door, there is another missionary family that has three boys, so we've been playing with them as well. (They have a really cool tree house that David loves to go in!:)
Here, all the adults are "aunts" and "uncles", so I'm auntie Danielle. :D
Well, this post is getting rather long, and I'm very sorry there are not pictures yet!
Thanks for all your prayers!! They are much appreciated!!
Blessings!!
~Danielle