Thursday, December 31, 2009

We are near the end of the first week of my parents visit all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina to South Africa. It's been a great visit and we have so enjoyed just spending time together and hanging with Kieren. She always entertains us! We have done a bit of sightseeing here in Cape Town and beyond, as there is incredible natural beauty and some fun places to see. We celebrated Christmas together complete with presents and our three traditional Christmas day meals. We had to improvise with some parts - but it worked out in the end! The best part has been them seeing our 'world' here and beginning to meet the friends we already consider our family in South Africa. We spent some time with many of our friends in the community here of Ocean View, visited my Congolese refugee friends Antoine and Mathy and their kids, and met with some new friends who run an NGO called 'Sisters 4 Sisters' and work with women who suffer from domestic violence. Very eye-opening and we are all learning from the conversations that follow.
Lots of love!

Grandpa hanging out with a very happy Kieren

Kieren with her presents... although she really wasn't that interested and it took two days to get through them all!

Abuelita reading a book to Kieren

Visit with my parents to Stellenbosh to the Fairview winery - beautiful and fun!

Kieren playing with her new magnet letters

Casey reading to Kieren

Mom and Dad at the overlook of Simon's Town

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