Thursday, June 1, 2017

Birthday at the Mahindu House

Tristan turning 18 years old

Over the weekend, Ava went to summer camp and the rest of our family traveled to the friendly hills of Naivasha to celebrate Tristan's birthday. We had a wonderful restful weekend of playing games, cooking, and enjoying the beautiful forest with its chorus of birds and chattering monkeys.

We have celebrated many birthdays in Kenya over the years. It was very special to be back to Naivasha, one of our favourite parts of Kenya, for Tristan's 18th. As he goes off to University this August, we are cherishing these moments.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend and from Tristan's graduation.

Mahindu Farmhouse, Malu

Built in 1941 by the Cole family, the farmhouse is nestled in a secluded grove along the babbling Mahindu stream in the hills above Lake Naivasha. During our two-night stay, we had great fun around the old dining room table and hanging out together under the massive yellow acacia and giant podo trees in the yard.

Ready for a game of Koobs

Erica leading the girls towards a Koobs victory
Emma and Karissa
Tristan and Michael
Lunch on the lawn
Hiking along the stream
The resident peacock
Tristan and Daddy
Mommy and TK
Carrot cake, of course!
Smores by the campfire

Tristan graduating last week from Rosslyn Academy

Our beautiful boy!

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