It was great to have the kids home for two weeks for the Easter Holidays. It's kind of hard to refer to it as spring break as it feels like anything but spring. Every day was over 110. One day it got down to 109 and that felt cool!
The saddest part of the vacation was that at the beginning of it we had to say goodbye to Jeremy. He returned to the US on April 3. We are really going to miss him. He was a good addition to our family. Suzanne would like you to note that she's taller than me. I don't know....you be the judge.
After John took Jeremy down to Niamey, he picked up Joseph Cail who spent the rest of the vacation with us. We loved having him with us.
Here are some of the things the kids did (along with some random pictures which don't necessarily match up with the item they're beside).
READ BOOKS -- LOTS OF THEM!
EVERYONE TRIED TO SQUEEZE INTO OUR ROOM TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE COOLNESS LEFT FROM RUNNING THE AC ALL NIGHT. BY NOON IT WAS AROUND 92 IN THERE, BUT IT WAS STILL COOLER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE!
DANIEL AND JOSEPH WENT HUNTING WITH THEIR B-B GUNS
DANIEL AND JOSEPH WENT CAMPING OVERNIGHT
SUZANNE HELPED ENORMOUSLY IN THE KITCHEN
HAD A RUNNING DUTCH BLITZ GAME GOING
PLAYED OTHER GAMES WHEN NOT PLAYING DUTCH BLITZ
WATCHED SOME MOVIES (MY FAVORITE WAS LES MISERABLES)
DANIEL AND JOSEPH PLAYED SOME FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
CARRIED BRICKS FOR THE CHURCH BUILDING IN DOUMBA
DUG ZAI HOLES. THE HOLES ARE FINISHED!
TOOK DOWN THE AVIARY SINCE ALL THE BIRDS HAD DIED
HELPED WITH KIDS' CLUB
SUZANNE HELPED WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL
DID HOMEWORK (NOT JOSEPH! HE'S ON STAFF AT SAHEL ACADEMY)
WENT TO PICNIC ROCK
HAD A BLAST!