Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Clearly, I was willing to aid and abet the corruption. Who knows what will be next in my life of crime! It's a slippery, downhill slope...I need help!
Imagine this - three people to a team, all riding on horses turning on a dime and galloping at full speed - holding a lacrosse stick (slightly rounder shape from what we're used to) trying to throw a rubber bouncy ball in between the goal posts.
The guy on the left has the ball and he's looking to pass it to his #1 player. Only the #1 player can shoot the ball into the goal - the rest of the guys are trying to keep the #1 player from getting the ball.
The guy in the front is the #1 player so he's trying to get to the goal ahead of the others -- because he has to bounce the ball on a line about 20 feet from the goal, catch it, then throw it into goal.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sophie got some great middle school awards: Academic Achievement in Humanities, Best Sportsmanship and Most Valuable Player for her soccer team! Yeah Sophie!
Peter just finished a project in class where students came together as a team and made a game. He and his buddy, Tee, made a game asking questions about landmarks, oceans, land, and explorers. One question was "What state is the Space Needle in?"... it was impressive to see what the kids in the class created...
Now that school is over, most of our friends are heading back to their home countries - it feels like Lusaka clears out completely...we'll need to find new friends since all of ours are leaving!!! It's an odd lifestyle where every 2-4 years, a big group of people leaves to move to another country on yet another assignment...and every summer, people head home for summer break. It'll be an interesting time!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The test can only be read in a lab about 8 hours away and according to the clinic manager, she still hadn't recieved results from tests she had sent in five months earlier! Imagine being a parent waiting for 6 months or more to know if your child is HIV positive...
When we asked the mom how she would feel if the results showed that her son was HIV positive she said, "I know it will be ok and that he will be fine."
Mutale, the expert tier, puts the finishing touches to keep the ball intact.
Ta dah! The finished product!