(my Mom (Bibi means Grandma) and sister Katy are here)!! They made it safe with all their crazy luggage in tow (mostly goodies for us:). Despite having a tortuously difficult time getting our family to Dar to meet my family….too may details to divulge here and I am tired but it involved Jason taking Anni on the ferry to save money, then taking the dala-dala to pick up the car, Anni having meltdown after meltdown due to having no naps and being sick, my flight being postponed twice and then rescheduled for 9:30pm (after sitting and puking in a bowl at the airport here for 3 hours:), Jason’s cell phone choosing that hour to completely break thus not allowing me to communicate to him to NOT drive all the way to the airport 3 hours early with crabby Annikah to pick my up, Jason waiting until my sister and Mom got in and then I FINALLY made it after everyone else. Alas, we survived! And they are here and I am feeling a bit better, at least able to keep a little bit more down the last two days. I am even peeing (I know exciting!) Here are some pics of the first day….
Bibi & Anni played all morning at the doctor’s office our first day in Dar. Although I did lose another 2 1/2 pounds this week my blood and urine tests looked a bit better. We were told we could wait and monitor this week and see how I feel and if I can eat enough to stop the weight loss. Again, thanks to everyone for emails, calls, thoughts, & prayers!!
lunch out at our favorite “Western” restaurant in Dar…I ate more that day that I have in 3 weeks…seeing family does one good! Anni is ridiculously happy to have Katy & Bibi here!
Busy day in Dar before heading to the island
Us & all our stuff FINALLY made it to the island, we came in a 12-seater plane that we were afraid might end up in the ocean with all this luggage! We prayed…a lot!
Anni=one ridiculously happy little girl now that Bibi & Auntie Katy
are here to play, read, and spoil
my new running shoes (although working out is a distant memory at this point
I have hopes that one day I will be able to run again 🙂
Jason and I took turns smelling everything (clothes, shoes, anything packaged) because it smelled like America!!
just some of the mounds of goodies we unpacked!! My mom might be running around the island naked but we got three suitcases full of fun stuff!! Did I mention my Mom & sister are rock stars!
one of Anni’s fav Bibi gifts
(Can you believe she got this in a resale shop and it folded down to fit into a suitcase?),
a doll bed complete with “wadudu (bug)” nets to keep Anni’s baby safe from malaria