Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More Ants...Again...

This afternoon Anna and I came into the house through the back kitchen door and immediately noticed ants on the dishes. Initially I though…oh man, I guess we shouldn’t have left any dirty dishes out. Then we noticed ants covering the sink, and the clean dishes, and the entire counter, and the walls, and the floors…lines of ants were pouring through the windows. We ran screaming out of the room realizing they were Safari Ants…the biting kind! We started brushing off our legs and feet to ensure they weren’t crawling on us. Then we went to work. We got out the Doom and started spraying it all over them. The Doom brought out the roaches…Anna, who is braver than me, stomped all the roaches to death while I squealed like a little girl. Josh and Anna then proceeded to pour kerosene on the lines of ants outside to deter them away from the house.  Oh how I hate Safari Ants…
Safari Ants on the rocks outside our kitchen door. This is just a teeny tiny pile from the colony :(

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas By Photos

RMS Christmas Party

Eating cookies and watching The Grinch
Caramel apples at the RMS Christmas Performance
Our neighbors who we sang Christmas Carols for
The team on Christmas Eve :)

The team on Christmas Day

The Night Before Christmas In Bundibugyo

Anna and I wrote this as a Christmas gift to the kiddos on our team :) 
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

The Night Before Christmas In Bundibugyo
“Twas the night before Christmas when all through house,
 Every creature was stirring, especially a mouse.

The kitangi stockings were hung in the windows with care,
In the hopes that the rats would not chew a new tear.

Lilli, Patton, Aidan, Kym, and Lydia said good night,
They were tucked into bed and turned out the light.

Soon they were sleeping all snug in their beds,
While Mosquitos were buzzing right near their heads.

When out in the yard there occurred such a bark,
That Patton sat up and strained to see in the dark.

Lilli and Patton flew down their ladders in a flash,
Tore open the shutters and let out a gasp.

When what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But 4 dogs, 3 cows, and one lost little reindeer.

The little one Aidan joined in the fun,
And before they knew it they were all on the run.

More rapid than cheetahs the children they came,
And they whistled and shouted and called them by name.
“Now Bhotu, Now Bella, Now Rudolph and Chloe,
Here DMC, and Truffle, and Oreo and Jesse!"

So over to the Bougainvillea they ran in a race,
To get Kym and Lydia to join in the chase.

And all of a sudden they jerked to a halt,
Santa Claus appeared right on the spot.
Why he was in Bundi they all wanted to know,
He came for Rudolph to guide him through the snow.

He was dressed in kitangi from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with dirt and soot.
Matoke, beans, and maize he had in his sack,
He picked it up and threw it onto his back.

When he spotted the kids he asked for their help,
He knew Rudolph was with the dog he heard yelp.

So the kids ran down the moonlit path,
Guiding Santa to find Rudolph at last.

Then, Santa hitched Rudolph up to his sleigh,
And away he flew as the kids jumped out of the way.

And they heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight;
“Merry Christmas to all, And to all a good night!"