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Babies' Homes, BeadforLife and Bad Hair

So we continue to take Erica on a whirlwind tour of the sites and sounds of Kampala.

Sunday night, I left the kids with Pat and Kara and she and I and one other couple headed out to the Ndere Centre to watch a dance troupe perform traditional dancing and drumming. While the entire evening, from the comical MC to the colourful costumes, was entertaining, I think the highlight was probably watching woman dance with as many as nine pots stacked on their heads. Crazy!

Monday, we visited two different babies' homes: one, our usual stomping grounds at Loving Hearts, and, the other, a home called Nsambya which I had not yet visited but which we hope to partner with when teams come to visit our resource centre. Here are a few photos of the time we spent with the children.

Erica and Freda (Mom, I know you're jealous! <img class='img' src='http://www.travellerspoint.com/Emoticons/icon_wink.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=';)' title='' />)

Erica and Freda (Mom, I know you're jealous! ;))


Little Moses who was so tiny for so long is finally growing

Little Moses who was so tiny for so long is finally growing


The new merry-go-round at Loving Hearts

The new merry-go-round at Loving Hearts


Erica plays with Debbie on the mats

Erica plays with Debbie on the mats


At Nsambya

At Nsambya

Today, we spent a long day at the BeadforLife office. Erica helped out by doing quality control and counting on the bead sale line and also helped in the soap production department. Normally, we get all 69 beaders through the sale by 2 pm at the latest but today, the line wasn't moving so fast and we were just finished (and able to go to lunch) by three. Erica was a trooper and kept smiling the whole time. Unfortunately, all the pictures from our day are on her camera and without a cable, I'm not able to upload them to my blog. Too bad, cause she looked really good surrounded by all those colourful beads. I even got some great video footage of her dancing up a storm in the bead circle, which is the informal meeting/celebration which starts every sale.

We had dinner with Pat and Kara and on the way home stopped for a long-overdue haircut for Graham at the One Love Saloon. Erica made some new friends!

Graham's unruly mop -- before

Graham's unruly mop -- before


In the barber's chair

In the barber's chair


Sisters from the shop next-door

Sisters from the shop next-door


Erica gets a hug -- this little girl was SO cute!

Erica gets a hug -- this little girl was SO cute!


Exchanging a handshake

Exchanging a handshake

Posted by BriteLite 12:07 Archived in Uganda

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I held precious Moses when he was just a few weeks old back in Sept. He completely stole my heart! I have wondered and wondered and prayed and prayed for him. Thank you so much for a picture of this sweet boy! I have a picture of him at 7ish weeks if you or anyone there should need it. I am so loving your blog!!! Blessings to you all!

by jetzmama

I love Graham's unruly mop!!

by Audrey

That's my seester! Oh man! Looks like you are giving her an awesome time. I wish I could come visit you and see all your projects and the cool things going on in your life. You are the bomb!

by Kat

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