What an enjoyable time we have had as a family these last two months! I finally found some time to get all the pictures loaded so I thought I'd post some of the fun!
A few days before Thanksgiving, we went to pick out our turkey. That's right - we get to buy our's live!
Here's the poor guy (not John) in his last few moments of life!
We had a great time with our "family" here. It's always fun to watch our Ghanaian friends try out American food!
We were able to make a trip to Accra, the capital city near the beginning of December. It is a bit more modern than Kumasi! They even have a mall (the very first in our country)! On the second day we were there, Papa Bronya (Santa Claus) came to the mall to see the children! They had some fun activities for the kids, and then each child got to go visit Santa and get a gift!
It was hilarious to see a new version of something we were quite familiar with...Papa Bronya, as we call Santa here, had the beard covering his entire face. The elves were quite a laugh, too. Let's just say it's a good thing they weren't at the North Pole - they would have died of exposure!
We've had lots of fun building "snowmen", baking, and decorating!
Ella turned two on December 15th.
We also added a new tradition to the fun this year. On December 24th, most of the children here will build a palm frond hut. Usually they sleep in it on Christmas Eve. It is great fun, and a good reminder of making room for the Christ child. So, this year, we attempted it! We had lots of fun doing it, and the girls played in it the whole day!
We had such fun on Christmas morning...both the girls are old enough now to really enjoy opening presents!
And now, we wish you a wonderful new year! Afenhyia Pa!