Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Market Day along with Fufu

Monday morning we woke up and headed to the orphanage. I spent some time playing with the toddlers who had not gone to school yet. I was also able to help a boy named Michael with some of his reading skills. A few hours later we headed to the market to do some shopping. We stopped at Obuasi's only super market and had a great time picking out ice cream and foods that were all in the same isle. After that we went to the market to get more supplies for Adullam. As always, the market was full of people and various smells (some good and bad). We had lots of help from the locals at finding all we needed. By the end of the day we left with lots of corn, eggs, oranges, rice, okra, matches, baby formula, kitchen knives, and peppers (just to name a few things that we got).

Today, Tuesday I have been hanging out at Adullam with the kids. I brought nail polish which all the girls loved! Micheal and I went across the street to help pound fufu. This consists of taking a huge wooden pole and dropping it on top of yams and plantains until they are mushed up. It is very hard work and I have to say I am pretty bad at it!

That's all for now. Tomorrow we are heading to the Cape Coast with the older kids which is going to be so much fun! We are really excited because we have never been but also because the kids have never been either! (It's about a 5 hour drive from Obuasi so we have to get up early!)

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