Friday, February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010 - These Days....

Grace likes Sunday swim lessons...
...and still sneaks off to get in some quiet reading time...

...and can't seem to get enough of Luis' "Ba Ba Bamba" from her Sesame Street DVD. She actually hands me the DVD remote and says "Ba Ba" until I turn it on!

The best news of all is that Farmor and Hans arrive on Tuesday morning. I think if she knew that she'd be sitting in the driveway waiting for them!
LMW

p.s. Happy Birthday, Auntie Meghan!

2 comments:

Matambo-Neilson.com said...

Hi, I have enjoyed reading some of your blog posts!my husband also works for the WFP , on an SOA in Bujumbura. I wish to join him , but we (my kids and I ) would be alone most of the time in Nairobi. What is your advice on that regarding the security situation there? We are currently in Bethesda Maryland. coincidentally, I also worked for the World Bank until September last year in DC!

The Welsien Family said...

Matambo-Neilson.com: sorry to post back so late! it's been a busy couple of weeks.

Nairobi is a very family-friendly, easy city to live in. Most UN-staff consider it to be one of the top family-posts you can get in the developing world. Good international schools (ISK and Rosslyn, for example) and regular lifestyle conveniences (shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters, etc.). Yes it is important to be careful in terms of security, using common sense, not taking risks, listening to UN Security advice, but we have not found it to be too difficult to handle this situation. There are certain freedoms that we definitely miss from home, but if you are going to live in Africa this is a pretty good place to be and there are a lot of perks. The UN compensates you well to take security measures for your family in insecure duty stations.

Hope that helps with your decision. Good luck!