The kids did great flying and we were so thankful for that blessing. Even with them sleeping, coloring and being great travelers both of us were exhausted by the time we arrived. Brian and I both really don't remember our last flight from Chicago to Des Moines, but we must have taken it since we did arrive.
At the Joburg airport getting checked-in
Laurie flew out the same day and helped us get through security.
That is no small task with 3 kids, stroller and bags
Enjoying the first of three flights
We have been able to see so many wonderful friends already and have been blessed with two great church meetings. We have already traveled to South Dakota, Ohio and now we are in New Jersey.
A few great lines from our kids that let us know they are more African than American.
From Liam~ In August we had a team from New Jersey at The Village. Eddy is Liam and Lindie's best buddy. He plays with them every spare minute he has and they spend all their time together. Liam wanted to know when we were going to see Eddy when we went back to America. I was trying to explain to Liam that when we go back to America we will go see grandpa and grandma first in Iowa and then later we will go see Eddy in New Jersey. Liam very seriously looked at me and said " I don't need a new jersey, I just want to see Eddy". For our non-South African friends, we call sweatshirts Jerseys in South Africa.
From Lindie ~ She saw a deer outside and asked me if it was a giraffe. She thought peaches were mangos until she tasted it.
From Liam~ Liam thought a squirrel was a meerkat.
I am sure they will provide us with more great laughs and memories.
Enjoying the Fall, picking pumpkins at Grandma and Grandpa's Farm
A little bit of fun with the family at the zoo
Fall fun picking up BIG leaves with Aunt Mary in Ohio