A Few More Pictures

Who would have thought that I would ever say this, but I sure will miss Kenyan internet. :)  We leave for Burundi tomorrow AM and have been frantically using the faster (or even present) bandwidth before we enter the next three months of unknown but possibly absent internet.  Our last chances to skype, download files, post pictures...you get the idea.  So, the last of our Kenya photos for your viewing enjoyment (we realize Toby got the short end of the stick in the Tenwek photo blog since he was napping most of the time that Mags and Ben were out playing).

My "team" on OB: Moses, Vincent, Mary, and Sinkeet were my interns, and Dr. Joy Draper is the OB consultant at Tenwek for 2 yrs.  We had a great time!

 On my last day, the theatre and OB staff prepared a little goodbye sendoff.  Also holding the cake is Valentine, one of the PAACS residents rotating on GYN

 A new swing for Tenwek, still loved by the kiddos (and easier to ride that the circular one)

 Family photo with our beloved house helper, Rose

 The kids loved the wildlife viewing on the way to Nairobi...a truck in front of us threw maize to the waiting baboons, who were QUITE close as you can see.  Just another baboon adventure with the McLaughlins...

 Toby has been such a happy guy this month!

 Starting to sit up a little on his own, although he still needs a hand in the back.

And his loving sister...


Anonymous said...

These are beautiful!
With all you have on your plate, you still took time to post photos. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you got to reconnect with Rose! It sounds like you had a wonderful time back in Kenya, just the rejuvination you needed before heading on to the next chapter. Had I not seen Toby on your blog, I would not have pegged him as a "Blanski" or "McLaughlin" baby, so he must favor Rachel's family...what a handsome cutie! We pray for the McCropders every day and love hearing your adventures when you are able to share them. Lots of love from Nana and family

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Love, love, love seeing some of Toby, too!

Mark Finley said...

So very happy for you and your family. Our family will be praying for you as you take the next step in your ministry.