Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Banjiharp

This is what I brought Lucas from Ghana: a Banjiharp.

 This is him "playing" the Banjiharp.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Learning Can Be Yummy

All you need are some mini M&Ms (from Valentine's Day stash) & scrapbook paper.
 Match the color of the M&M to the circles on the paper.
 Once you count the M&Ms of each color you get to eat them.
 The best part.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ghana Post More Pictures

That had to be done.

 Moving on.

Learning games
One of the school cooks and two of her 5 boys
The kids there love Jusin Bieber as much as they do here - singing some of his songs.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Heart Day/Lung-sick day

How' that for a title, eh? I'm lacking in brain power at the present time. My boys have been sick since I got off the plane last Monday, and Lucas even went down hard last Friday through Tuesday. 
Poor little S had seemed to be improving until Monday, so I took him back in on Tuesday to find out his respatory infection had turned into walking pneumonia. He was far from his usual happy, easy-going self. It has been so pitiful. I'm very thankful that they were healthy while I was gone, though, and that I could be home to take care of them.
 Henson has been well, though, and got to enjoy Valentine's Day. Here are the boys opening their presents at breakfast. Henson's excited face looks a liiiiittle disturbing...

Pitiful little sicky face. :(

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Ghana

Leaving OKC
Arriving in Ghana
The guest house
Walking to a baptism after worship
Hope Christian Academy
View of campus from the school
Two boarding houses
Nursery school: 2-6 years
Bakery - lots of very yummy bread

School kitchen

Worship building
Medial and Dental clinic (they are still in need of a dentist)

Inside of a residential house
Bedroom side of the house
 More to come... 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Baby Dedication 2012

So...I was in Africa when my church dedicated my baby to the Lord. But, I felt a little better about not being there by decorating the baby Bibles table again. That counts for something, right?

You may remember these from the 'sneek peek' that got you so excited, I know. Yarn balls: blow up balloons to preferred size - cut long strands of yarn - dip individual strands in equal mixture of water and glue - wrap strand around balloon - repeat as many times as you like - hang to dry for 24 hours - slowly/carefully let air out of balloon to release it from the yarn.

 I attempted to wrap these letters solid in yarn, but it looked much less than pleasing to the eye. So here is the modified version. I like how it coordinated with the random placement of the yarn balls, though.

I forgot to take additional pics of the fabric strip backdrop, but this was super easy. Few yards of fabric, lots of ribbon, tulle, and yarn tied to a pvc pipe.


Then, of course, my sweet boy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

10 Months

3 more teeth (7 total)
2 new 'words' this month ("ca" - car; "ba" - ball;)

He is already following in his brother's line of interest and only wants to play with cars. He also shows a preference to dogs as his favorite animal. Anytime he finds a picture of one or his stuffed dog he gives it a kiss.
He is close to standing alone and wants to walk as often as we will help him. He has also starting giving hugs, which is just leaning his head in to yours and is pretty much the sweetest thing on the planet.