Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A summer night’s fun

On Monday night we were invited out to eat at the home of some of our National friends. They live just on the outside of town where they have a job providing “security” for the high power lines that run through there. Their house is just out of town enough to be away from noise and as plants and fields spring up around them-- it is beautiful out there! Sorry there are no pictures of Paul but he was late coming due to meetings in town. He was there though!

When we first got there Bennett took the paddle ball and bats out of the truck and him and Mohammed (aged 4) got going a great ball of ping pong style paddle ball using the donkey cart as their table!

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Then the donkey cart was used for its real purpose- carting children around! Well usually it is water bidons, or millet or whatever else people need hauled, but kids work too! Our kids love heading out on the donkey to go run an “errand”.

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While the kids were off riding the donkey (and Paul hadn’t arrived yet) I worked with the women to prepare the meal. Here we are cutting the veggies, and then their home, where in the back you can see where they have their outdoor fire for cooking all their meals.

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Fatima doing the cooking and posing :)

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Then the fun and games continued with the swing tied to a tree and other child interactions. SO much fun seeing all the kids play together and have a blast in spite of not sharing a strong common language!

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20100802-IMG_1270And when supper was finally ready at 8pm, the kids were all ready to dig in!

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Did I mention it is beautiful out there? Here are a few shots as the sun sunk below the horizon. It was a peaceful, beautiful night with family and good friends!

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20100802-_MG_1303And is it just me, or does this broken part of the wall really look like the continent of Africa!

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4 comments :

Rebecca said...

awww, I miss both my families in Niger!! love you all!

Anonymous said...

Sure looks like Africa to me!~:) Love and hugs, heather

Kristi Hopf: said...

totally looks like Africa . . . I'll have to head out with Rebecca one day and get a picture of it myself in a sunset! :)

Kristi Hopf: said...

totally looks like Africa . . . I'll have to head out with Rebecca one day and get a picture of it myself in a sunset! :)