Monday, December 29, 2008

White Christmas in Malawi?

We had a Northern Hemisphere Christmas celebration with our homeschooling friends here in Lilongwe and had a ball. We had to dress up in winter woollies and take a treat that we usually enjoy over Christmas. I made shortbread. I grew up in South Africa and so our Christmases were always in the middle of our summer holidays. I am used to it being sunny, with braais (barbeques) and swimming being much of what happens on the day. It was fun though to 'experience' what many of the other missionary families and Brian are so accustomed to.
Ami cut out a snowflake too.

All the snowflakes hanging from an unfinished ceiling. Perfect for getting them to stay up there:)

Bradley decorating a Snowman sugar cookie.

One of the mom's organised some pretend snow which the kids, in shorts and t-shirts, thoroughly enjoyed.


Laura said...

Looks like fun! We sure enjoyed Christmas with our Malawian Kwacha, but could only provide snow in the distant hills. I didn't think to hang any from the ceiling! Hope you all had a blessed holiday and fun with your family. Please give them all an extra hug for us.

Michael(33) en Lishe(30) Jona(3) en Ezra(0) said...

waauw you had a white christmas? We didn't even have that! :)
But it's very cold these days, during the day 0° and night -7°!

Darcy said...

What fun! We are missing you all!