I know I missed last week. :(
I was busy every evening with this:
Every year at this time, a big chunk of our community is busy getting ready for Banquet - a special evening for the 11th and 12th grade class. Part of the fun is a play put on by parents and friends of the graduating class, in which parents often play the part of their child and poke fun at their unique habits and attributes. This year I was asked to direct the play. As you might be able to guess, the theme of Banquet this year was "Vikings" and so the play was about the crew of a viking ship.
Really my part in it all was minimal. The play was written by one of the high school teachers and was chock full of inside jokes, and the parents/teachers/siblings did a wonderful job of hamming up their parts. Banquet is a lot of work, but it's also very special for the graduating class, most of whom will be leaving their PNG home for their passport countries soon after graduation.
In the small things:
Sugar cane has been a favorite snack lately.
Climbing trees with friends.
A funky-looking bug in our back yard.
We have a few small black raspberry bushes in our yard, but are never able to collect enough to make anything. Checking the bushes for ripe berries is a daily ritual for the kids, and they go directly into mouths.