Highlights from Africa

On August 10th, 2010 Team Africa…a.k.a. Jill, Kate, Todd & Meghan flew to South Africa to hang out with the amazing kids at the House of Hope. We had a fabulous time and wanted to share some highlights with you šŸ™‚

Playing cards prior to boarding the 15 hour flight. Plus, Kate bought a new camera in the airport and was testing it out.

In the airport after landing, Todd met….drum roll….MISS INDIA GLOBE 2010!!! Who’s excited?

Play time on the lawn out in front of the Houses.

Todd giving a little photo lesson.

Craft time with fun foam letters.

We did a painting craft out on the lawn…it was fun…some of the kids even used the paint to paint their faces. Haha.

Noted: Don’t turn your back on kids with paint šŸ™‚

Before we left, people donated clothes, shoes, etc. We divided them into plastic bags & gave one to each kid.

Team Africa!

Laundry drying.

More craft fun–we printed out pics and they decorated their own frames!

We made one to leave with them!

Coloring time.

One of the kids taking Todd’s camera around taking some sweet shots.

Project OFB continues. We taught them how to make them and read them some of your letters.

More coloring.

Special delivery on some hand made hats!

The kids were so happy!

On our way to the airport we stopped and visited a kiddo that we met last time that is now at a different home. We got him some little shoes that light up! Woohoo!

We spent the last day of the trip in Kruger Park and saw some animals…but we’ll share those pics in the near future. Thanks for all of your love and support for the kids.

Much love from super jet lagged jillandkate šŸ™‚

Ps…our SOT17th is still coming…but Jill lost her voice on the trip so we are on hold until she has it back!

17 Responses to “Highlights from Africa”

  1. Myra Says:

    That’s really amazing to me. I’ve always wanted to go to Africa and do that. God bless y’all. šŸ™‚

  2. Marleen Says:

    What a wonderful project.. love the photos! =D

  3. directorSandy Says:

    awwwwwwww!! I’m so happy the hats arrived in time!! They look adorable in them!

  4. directorSandy Says:

    Amazing pictures! You can tell that everyone, you and the kids, and a wonderful time. It warms my heart to see them.

  5. Selena Says:

    Way to go, Team Africa! šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing those nice pictures too.
    I hope y’all get some rest and Jill’s voice recovers soon!

  6. Erin Says:

    So awesome! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  7. erin Says:

    get better soon jill! thanks for sharing the pictures. it looks like an awesome time.

  8. hohFan Says:

    That last pic is my fav. I hope that what you mean by him being in a different home is that he was taken in by a family. You just get the feeling from the picture that later, when he’s a lot older, he’s still kind of going to remember that day with that crazy girl and the shoes. LOL Remember it fondly, I mean, in case that wasn’t clear. šŸ™‚

  9. Amanda R. Says:

    Awwww šŸ™‚ these pics are so adorbale!!! Glad that you guys and the kids had a blast while you were there!! Such a cool thing you girls did for them!!!!

  10. Lauren 'Elle' Says:

    Beautfiul pictures, thank you for sharing.

  11. Mary B. Says:

    Awesome!! Love yalls hearts!!

    And Jill you should prolly go back and find your voice… I mean you need it to finish yalls new album!! I am super excited about it lol!! All my fave artists are coming out with CDs this year woop woop!!

    Y’all are amazing!!!

  12. Boston_Holly Says:

    Awesome job Team Africa 2010! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

  13. Lauren Says:

    I’m glad ya’ll had a wonderful time in Africa! Those kids are adorable. Thanks for sharing the pics of the kiddos:) Ya’ll get some rest and I hope Jill gets her voice back soon.

  14. Pam Says:

    it looks like you guys and all the kiddies had a blast! it must be a lifechanging experience to see how grateful they are for the things you and the fans gave them. i wasn’t able to make bracelets but if you plan on sending anymore in the near future, please let us know!!!

  15. gypsygies Says:

    It is so damned BEAUTIFUL that you guys did not forget that other little boy, who was no longer at the house – that you sought him out and included him in your love & continued thoughts as well. There really is no price to such kindness as is in your hearts. I sincerely hope I get to meet the both of you one day just to give you both a great big hug. I thank you for all the kindness you spill into the world, it all seeds and grows. :’)

    I’m going to go help look for Jill’s voice, surely it’s around *someplace*, you really shouldn’t misplace things like this. She lost it, we’ll find it, don’t worry. ;’P

  16. Michelle Says:

    Awesome pics of your trip! Its scary how so many things we take for granted on a daily basis like a pair of shoes can change a kids life.

    Next time you sneak into South Africa, why not do a JillandKate show?

  17. NEW: Houses of Hope Africa Website Launch Week! « JillandKate's Blog Says:

    […] & abandoned children. If this is the first time hearing us talk about that, click here or here to read about some of our trips over the past year. Or click here to read about the awesome […]

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