Monday, May 30, 2011

Protea + Mulenga

Some pictures from our recent trip to Protea Safari lodge with Mulenga

Thursday, May 12, 2011


If you've been wondering what we've been up to, there's been a bit of hibernation. The Ottawa winter, since our last post, was loooooonnnnnngggg....

With frozen waterfalls...

...0ur friend Sylvain, demonstrating what happens if you leave a can of coke in your car when it's -20 overnight

The longest skating rink in the world - the canal at the bottom of our street

But although there were still snow banks in some shadows last month we've had a blink-and-you've-missed-it spring, and suddenly summer is here. The farmers market is open and everyone's out on their decks firing up the BBQ. Hibernation's over.

PS I'll have to report our hibernation-breaks to New York, Sudan and the Emirates in another post.

Update from Kaela

Well let's start from the top

I'm cool- excited to be starting school June 1st. I'm getting a French AuPair called Amandine Delpeuche. She arrives soon. Can u believe that is the cheapest childcare I can find? A live in AuPair.
We are all eagerly waiting to meet Yosi's family at the end of May. Lesa has sent a schedule, name tags and script and we are ready, set....

Her recent disastrous foray into the game of basketball was followed by some shocking success at Volleyball! So we best stop there. She continues to get good grades (although Eva sat her down after her last report to sternly enquire why she got only 96% in English). She still has issues with 'mean' girls but has recently been chosen as a champion for 'project good role model'

Is the star football striker with 7 goals in 2 games this season! He recently remarked that Asamoah Gyan was the greatest football player ever. 4 DVDs later ( Pele & Maradona's greatest hits) and he was crushed into submission. He is finding that being elected to the student government involves too many meetings at recess. This experience might have soured any political ambition.

We are still trying to work out exactly what sport Zanga likes. He continues to be the most popular child in the family, with lots of requests for playdates. We recently decided to have a daily dinner tradition where each person round the table states what 'random act of kindness' they performed during the day. Zanga always tops the list closely followed by Sunjo. I'm afraid Tashe and I struggle and are constantly disqualified.

Is on cloud nine after watching ManU beat Chelsea( 2-1) live at Old Trafford last weekend. He walks around singing: 'Who are ya, Who are ya!' & 'Can you here us Merseyside' & 'You're not singing anymore'