It has been CRAZY around here, but I'll get to that later..first, here's what our kids have been up to for the last week in Temple, Texas!! :)
Cambree & Amelia have become fast friends!
Cason has enjoyed pestering Austin at Ocker Church!
Shopping for items for next week's GA/RA Camp!
But first, every day starts with homework! Caedmon & Cambree are finishing up Grade 4 US History, and Cason is finishing his Grade 1 Language Arts!
Another trip to the water park, where they ran into sweet friend Kayla from Bartlett!
Cason got to go down the big slide!
Of course, they have to go to Whistlestop Park!
Cason enjoying a ride under the basket (check out all those Capri Suns!)
Mama Dee and the kids had a "Cookie Dough Party!" They made a giant bowl of cookie dough, put it on the table, and dug in with spoons!! #grandparentprerogative
They also got to go see the new movie, Minions
They've made many trips to the local library!
And to Target to spend the money they are earning from Grandpa! (I need a pic of Grandpa!)
Meanwhile, our team of 10 left on Saturday, and our visitors from Lusaka arrived that same day. Auntie Michelle came to visit with her husband Ray, and her baby, Josh. Michelle is attending Cavendish University in Lusaka and has 2 years left in her Social Work degree. It was great to see her, play Hedbanz, and watch Superman together! It was also a crazy weekend with 244 kids in attendance at Saturday's Kids Club! Aside from that, about 1/3 of the New Day staff and kids are down with the flu - yuck!! Kids are missing school, staying in bed, and it's not fun! Please pray specifically today for healing for Misheck, Phillip, and Teacher Hildah, who seem to have the worst of it!
The Daka Family - Ray, Michelle, and Josh
In my Guided Reading Class, we read a book about growing and harvesting pumpkins, and how fruit is sometimes put into cans. This was a new concept for the kids, so I brought in some canned pumpkin for them to taste! They were not impressed!
However, they did appreciate the pumpkin pie the next day, although Axer threw away the crust and rolled the pie up into a ball like nshima! :)
And if you're wondering what my sister and her family have been up to in the USA on their furlough, they have been on a massive family vacation to Nebraska, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon!! Can't wait to see them!!
Tomorrow a team of 15 arrives at New Day, school is out next week, then a quick trip to Lusaka for the dentist (again..), a couple more volunteers, and we will be on a plane back to the USA! :)