Sunday, February 27, 2011

Special Needs Kids

I really enjoy playing with the special needs kids now. When we first came I didn't really but now I do. Some of the pictures that I have taken, especially of Lily and Matthew, are really great because they are playing with each other. Here are a few of my favorites. When I went over to where the toddlers were playing in front of their house one day I found Lily holding Matthew on her lap. When I started taking pictures of them Matthew started trying to hide his face and Lily started saying 'Aiana, you see thiseone Machew laying.'. Translation: 'Caralina, you see this one Matthew playing.' I got a lot of pictures of them but here are my three favorites.
On another day when I went over to take pictures of the toddlers I started taking pictures of Matthew and then Tom. When I started taking pictures of Tom, Matthew started hugging him. Here is my favorite picture of them.
Tom is four and has some kind of special needs. The only thing he can say is 'maaaamamama'.

Monday, February 21, 2011

For all the wrong uses...

When you live at an orphanage in Africa there is always something to take a picture of; so, yesterday I went outside with my camera just to see what I could find to take pictures of. Now, I am glad I did. First, I found some girls playing jump rope with a wire but it is kind of hard to take a good picture of someone jump roping and/or their jump rope. So this is the best I could do:
Next, I walked into the babies house and found ...... one of the little girls, Angel walking around with her pants on her head. Within about five minutes two of the little boys, Frank and Daniel, also had their pants on their heads. I felt like I had walked into the book 'The Hat' but it brought some good laughs, and I was able to get some good pictures.

I love this picture of Daniel not only because his pants are on his head but because you can kind of see his shirt which says 'Princess Today, Godess Tomorrow.'! :)


Gloria is an eight year old little girl with CP who cannot talk or walk and can hardly hold herself up. Gloria is sick most of the time and doesn't smile much. So, when she does smile everyone around her smiles as well. Last week she was in the hospital for four or five days and then was able to come home. Two nights ago she choked on some food (even though it was soft and small) and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital. They only treated her for malaria and sent her home yesterday. She went to a hospital in Jinja today and they looked at her but she was not admitted. We hope that Gloria will get better soon.