The day started with breakfast in bed for one Miss Anni Joy who turned 5!!! (Party to come after the chaos cools)
many watoto coming to show off new clothes and shamelessly beg for candy and money (a totally acceptable thing on siku kuu) and I am a sucker for these faces…
first stop our Baba & Mama of the island…they had to see “their grandchildren”
A friend gave Evy this little get up and she loved sporting the bling. Anni’s new dress did not quite make the dala dala trip back to our house by the time we left but she decided to spiff up her outfit with the shungi. We never ask the girls the wear head coverings but they love the attention they get (not to mention the coins and candy….Anni is rich!) Oh, the fancy of it all….but it lasted about 15 minutes 🙂
all dressed up and still chasing chickens…
off to see more friends (with a quick stop off at home for reloading our mkoba with more sweets & gifts & because Anni’s dress made it!)
but no matter how fancy the dress the girls cannot bear to stay clean for too long….
friends are eveywhere and digging in the dirt is too hard to resist…
and the grown folk sit and talk and eat (again) for a long while….
time to head back..but we run into another friend who invites us to his home…it is siku kuu how can we refuse?
plus, they have ducks & chickens…that keeps 2 tired girls busy while we visit…getting dark and everyone is heading out to party in town so we say our goodbyes and thank yous and blessings…
Wow, I get tired and hot just reading about it! Looks like you're having fun, though!
Eid Mubarak! and HaPpY BiRtHdAy Anni!!
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