This weekend in Nairobi, we’ve spent a lot of time with the Homeboyz team. They’re the closest thing to family we’ve got in Kenya.
Yesterday, we attended a rugby cup tournament to support the Homeboyz Kibera team we met when we first arrived. After a lot of tackling and throwing each other in the mud, the Kibera team took home the cup…or so I’ve been told. I spent the majority of the time trying to win over Face’s boy Camron. I call him Camrino for short. (<-That might be why it took me so long to win him over.)
Today, Myke (Homeboyz founder) and his wife Rose invited us to their house for Sunday afternoon late lunch and family time with their two little ones. Tracie is 8 years old and she loves to dance, play the violin, sing, model, and quick to give hugs. Bobo, on the other hand - is a little fireball that was shy at first. Nothing a cup of ice cream couldn’t cure.
They served us homemade hamburgers, pizza, fries, and salad. (They know their audience.) After lunch we enjoyed tv, tea parties with Bobo, playing with the rugby ball, chasing Bobo, and ice cream.
This is only the second homemade meal we’ve had while in Kenya (5 weeks), and we had a lovely lovely lovely Sunday in their home. They’ve invited us back for homemade chapati (Kenyan flat bread that is very similar to tortillas) on Thursday. It’ll be a chaparty if Bobo, Tracie, and I have any say in it. Zing.
Ps Today really made me miss my little crew back home. So, when I got back to our hotel I called my brother and he put his little ones on the phone. The first thing they asked was, “Emmy, when are you coming to visit us?” Let the countdown begin.