Saturday, September 20, 2008

Let the tour begin!

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. After a week of rehearsals, learning about American food, and getting new clothes and shoes, we loaded the bus today and headed to Chicago were our tour begins. The kids were excited to see the Sears Tower and the many buildings, but I think I was even more exited to roll into Chicago, my second home. I couldn't help but point out everything to the children. Tomorrow is our first concert at First Baptist Church in Oak Park at 10am...I look forward to seeing some of you there :)

Peace, Scovia, Sarah, and I are enjoying our first host family experience. The girls were overjoyed to have a very African meal of rice, beans, chicken, corn, and pineapple. They were introduced to popsycles (can't for the life of me figure out if that is spelled right :) for dessert and the shock of the cold led to some pretty hilarious facial expressions. Peace told me that the popsycle was biting her tongue and Sarah just giggled the whole time. The night only got better when they got to take a bubble bath for the first time (I had to stop them from blowing the bubbles all over the bathroom!) and do a little rubber stamping before bed. Life is so enjoyable and simple as a child. What a pleasure it is to enjoy life with them.

2 comments:

FayeJ said...

How did the first one go? How is the teaching going?

Chris said...

Hey so glad to hear from you! I have been excited to hear about the first concert. Let us know how it has been going teaching the kids and everything. It sounds like you are having a great time and learning a lot from the kids. they sound so cute. Have a great time and enjoy your time in Chicago!