Friday, March 25, 2016

Photo Friday [129]

A Good Friday to you all!

We decorated eggs yesterday. 

We have one hen that lays almost-white eggs, so we've been hoarding the pale ones the past two weeks for dying.  Eggs in PNG are almost always brown, and so it was fun this year to have some that could be dyed bright colors.  Greg insisted that we only have primary colored dye, so that he could practice his color theory in blending different shades.

 Playing in the flowers.

Ladies bringing produce to market at dawn.


The engineer takes a break.

And aren't these the cutest passengers?

 Laughing at a cartoon.

 Waking up happy from her nap:

A favorite book right now.

Until next week!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Photo Friday [128]

Well, here's another Photo Friday from the Freys:

I love it when the two younger ones play well together, although there is usually a fair bit of crying involved too.  (And not just big brother picking on little sister - she has definitely learned how to hold her own with two older brothers!)

 A sick day for Greg meant a morning game of Mexican Train.  Thankfully he was the only one in the family that got sick this week.

 Her favorite spot is to stand on a chair and look out of the dining room window.  In the mornings she can watch airplanes taking off, and she always says "bye-bye" and waves when she hears one.

A few random kid photos from this week:

 And some pretty, curly petals:

That's all for this week!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Photo Friday [127]

I'll start this week's post with the Book Festival, since we just now returned, hot and tired, from an afternoon of bookish festivities at the school.

 Each child gets to dress up as a book character for the the Book Parade, and Greg chose to be Jack from The Magic Tree House.  (He is meticulously writing notes in his notebook, as Jack does..)

 Here is Greg's diorama for the art contest.  He got second place among the kindergarten class, so he was very proud.  This is also from a Magic Tree House book, when Jack and Annie visit the Amazon rain forest.

A butterfly landed on Greg and he brought it inside to show us.

There was a solar eclipse this week, although it was only 60-70% where we live, and not a total eclipse like they saw in Indonesia.  I was at my women's Bible study group at the time, and we stopped to poke holes in pieces of paper and then to watch through a welding mask.

She is starting to think about tackling stairs, which is always a bit nerve-wracking.  Here she is standing at the top of the long flight that leads up to our front door.

 Emphasizing that she knows the meaning of the word "owie" by pulling her own hair while she says it!

I visited Greg's Kindergarten class this week.   It was fun to watch how the class interacts with each other and with their teacher.

 Working on a project at his table.

Kate enjoys the special treat of chocolate milk one day when we met Brian at the kai bar at the store for lunch.

That's all for this week!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Photo Friday [126]

Looking at a photo album.  A few years ago I started doing a yearly photo book, and the kids love going back to look at their younger years.

Speaking of reading, it's Book Festival time at Greg's school - a two-week extravaganza all about reading.  This is our first year participating, and this week I've been spending a lot of time with Greg working on his first ever diorama for the art contest.  He chose to do a scene from one of the Magic Tree House books.  It's not done yet, so you'll have to wait 'till next week for a photo of the final project.

When Brian takes a work trip out of the country, my shopping list is quite long, but when he travels within PNG my shopping list is mostly food items that we can't get at the moment at our store here.  So from Alotau he brought gifts of whole-wheat flour, chick peas, almond flavoring, and airline orange juice cups!

 She loves to be a "ghost" and chase her brothers around.  The giggles abound.

In our flower bed yesterday.

I needed to take a "shadows" photo this week for my 2016 photo project, and so I begged Brian to be my model.  I actually just hung a spare set of blinds from the ceiling the middle of our basement for this shot.  If you know Brian, you know he's not a dark and moody sort of guy at all, so I'm thankful he put up with me, though I knew he'd rather be doing something else. :)

That's all for this week.  Thanks for visiting!