Monday, April 14, 2014

Hannah Bannana Matooke Grace Hoyt

Hannah is now 5 and is so amazingly intelligent and very interested in her own independence.  If her 11 year old sisters can do it she sees no reason why she should not be able to and is completely surprised that anyone would disagree with this theory.  She is reading starter books now and loves to "do" school.  She works through workbooks faster than I can keep up.  I need to up my homeschooling game to stay ahead of this one.  She loves having tea and watching Tom and Jerry.  Her most recent accomplishment is riding a bike and finally getting one of her front teeth to come in (took almost a year) - we had started calling her "toothless" like on How to Train Your Dragon.  She is as destructive as a night fury too.  But also just as loyal and loving a friend.  Great kid, can't wait to see what happens next.

Sophia Danielle Hoyt

Baby Sophia - so cute right
bird was a gift from a friend in Uganda.
Sophia Danielle Hoyt, my first born, how I do enjoy this young lady.  She may only be 11 but she has a way about her that is more mature than most teenagers.  She is very intellectual but has such a compassionate heart and a real gift with young children especially babies.  She loves the Lord and endevors to serve him through caring for others physical and emotional needs.  She is a great help around the house and helping with Hannah's homeschooling.  She loves Nancy Drew and Box Car Children mysteries which she reads over and over.  She is a voracious reader having read all of our books many times and loves to borrow books from all her friends.  She enjoys working with the Children's Ministry at our church and hopes to be a Nurse in a Christian Mission Organization someday.

Janet aka "T-Bird"

My Favorite Baby Janet Picture :)
Big girl makeup?? Fun Girl Party!!
 My Janet is now eleven and is such an amazing young lady.  I love this kid so much and so would you...  She is the friendliest girl ever and makes it a point to speak with everyone she meets.  She loves to read along with her sisters in Literature class and is enjoying CS Lewis's Chronicals of Narnia.  Big news is that she, like her dad, loves basketball.  She played for Heritage Lions.  We are now in Entebbe and not able to be near Heritage International School so no more basketball but she has adapted so well. She enjoys accompaning Helena and Hope to the market and also riding bikes in the Botanical Gardens down the street.  Big fun!  Janet enjoys cooking and is a big help with the kids in the Sunday School at our church.

About the Hoyts

Steve is a Construction Manager and Architect with eMi EA serving the Lord Jesus Christ in Uganda Africa.

Melinda and the girls are dedicated to learning and growing in love and grace through home school activities and community bible study with the ladies and children of Uganda.

About eMi EA

engineering Ministries international East Africa

The vision of eMi is to glorify God by offering hope to the spiritually and physically poor.

eMi EA's mission is to glorify God by exemplifying Christ's love to the spiritually and physically impoverished of East Africa by developing suitable facilities. We partner with Christian organizations in the planning, design and implementation of building projects which directly and effectively meet the tangible and spiritual needs of the people they serve. We use our God-given technical and spiritual gifts to enrich the lives of the people with whom we serve.