Kate learned how to do raspberries this week, which is pretty cute - except for when she does it with a mouthful of applesauce.
I tried to get an updated photos of the three kids for our next newsletter, but this is the best we could manage. (I'd better stick to candid.)
Greg remembered getting his photo taken on this rock a year or more ago, and he wanted to do it again.
Remember how we were choking on smoke last week? This week there hasn't been nearly as much burning, and we have clouds!!
The clouds are pretty, but we'd really like some rain. People are starting to run out of drinking water as their rain tanks dry up. We still have about a quarter of a tank at our house, but we're getting worried. Even the creek that supplies the non-potable water for things like laundry, showers and toilets is getting low, so we're all trying to conserve water. I don't remember ever seeing the grass this brown and crunchy!
Caleb was wondering this morning when the clouds were going to go to God so He could give them some rain for us. Maybe on Tuesday, he decided.
Kindergarten has gotten Greg really excited about reading and writing. Every day he asks for pencil and paper so that he can write something. This morning he volunteered to write out a list for our market shopping (notice that donuts are top on the list?). He has been writing Christmas wish lists too. Here in PNG we actually have to start thinking now about what we want for Christmas so that grandparents back in the States have time to shop and ship packages here!
I saw the sweetest little baby boy this week, and asked if I could take his photo. I've got it printed out and just need to go track down the parents so I can give it to them.
Caleb likes to play with my kitchen utensils.
Kate is 9 months old!
She's a pretty easy baby most of the time, but she's got some spunk to her too. I can't imagine our family without her!
We're on the home stretch now waiting for Brian to come home (in four days!!). We have had our ups and downs, but have been blessed by kind friends who have fed us and arranged play dates (like this one with a classmate from school) to help me get some down time. The boys have started talking a lot about "when Daddy gets home..." so they are missing him.
'Till next week!