Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Family Visit Part 2 - Visiting Kenyan Homes

While my family was here, we received many dinner invitations to various homes.  Kenyans are very hospitable and everyone wanted to meet my family.  We only had time for 2, but they were fun.
My house helper and friend, Ednah, was our first visit.  She had been promising for a long time to teach me how to milk a cow, so we decided this would be a good time for that and make a great surprise for April (who thinks she should have grown up on a farm).  We had a great time visiting with her many family members and eating the burritos she made for us (not quite the Kenyan fare I had told my family about) - I guess she's spent a little too much time with Americans :)  The view from her house is quite beautiful as well.  It was a memorable visit!
Some of Ednah's young relatives

April loved this little baby and playing with all the kids

Everyone wanted to hold Carson

The view from Ednah's house

April learning how to milk the cow

Not as hard as I thought it would be

Ednah, Carson, Mom and April with the newly-milked cow

Mom and April with PART of Ednah's family
Our second dinner was at Michal's house.  If you read my blog regularly, you've seen many pictures from various dinners here, as she is our station wazungu hostess.  She is also my Kenyan mom.  It was fun introducing my two moms to each other!

April and Carson with Michal's boys

My two moms :)