Saturday, August 31, 2013

Not Much News to Report, But...

There isn't much news to report here at the High Point Terrace branch location of the Bolton Family. We have been to look at many wonderful schools and daycares for Shekina and Benjamin Godson, and Shekina even tried out a school day today at one (as they also tried her out). She came home saying she didn't like school--"No, no, no," she corrected me, "I love school!" While she truly enjoyed the school she visited today, I'm confident she'll like school in general no matter where she ends up. She's a smart girl, and school will be much-needed stimulation for that sharp little brain she has! 

In other news:

*We have watched Madagascar 3 approximately 100 times. A Congolese movie channel got us hooked by showing it daily while we were in Kinshasa, and now watching at least part of it happens every other day. Hey, Shekina could have picked a much worse movie or show. We could be watching creepy Yo Gabba Gabba. 

•Thanks to recipes from a few Congolese adoption friends I made through Facebook, I have now attempted (and I think succeeded, though Kina would argue) two Congolese dishes. One was easy--plantains sliced and fried in oil in the same way you'd make French fries. Kina was in HOG HEAVEN the first night I made them, so they made a repeat appearance less than 24 hours later. Benjamin Godson also loved him, but it doesn't take much to get him to eat. Kina's picky (understandably so, with all these brand-new foods) and BG's open to trying all sorts of things. Looks like fried plantains will become a staple at this house. They were pretty delicious! The other recipe I made was a chicken tagine that consisted of sautéed chicken, a variety of spices, diced onion, and rice. Kina wasn't too much of a fan, but I thought it was absolutely delicious. Again, Benjamin Godson is the Mikey of the new millennium. He'll eat anything. 

There's really not much else to report, so here are a few new photos. Hope everyone is well! 


I couldn't cook the plantains fast enough. This girl was so happy with a comfort food. 

Asleep at the table, and not for the first time either!

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