Don't worry, they have also been toning their minds. Our two fellas stood up and recited about 2/3 of Luke chapter 2 (we're working on that last 1/3 this week). They also acted in a play called "The Fourth Wiseman" which their teacher wrote and directed. Good stuff! Of course now they are on Christmas break and all they want to do is sit around and play the gameboy...
Friday, December 18, 2009
Usually that is true, but she also knows how to push our buttons sometimes! I've never known a slower eater... or toothbrusher... or dresser... or bedmaker... or toy picker-upper. Her favorite song lately at bedtime is "Lord, You Are." Singing it night after night after night we have begun to play with it a bit, like "Lord, You are more beautiful than pink pajamas" etc. But my favorite part is the chorus, where instead of "exalt" she sings "I exhaust You" over and over. I have to admit that sometimes I am exhausted, but she sure is little and cute too!
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I am so pleased the way God continues to prepare me for homeschool my three next year once we have moved. Starting with kinders and 1st grade is a great way to feel out teaching and get familular with the curriculum since next year I will have Zeke in 5th grade, Saiah in 2nd and Edie in kinder!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
We didn't even spend much time looking at construction and building materials... although I did hear that you can build a decent sized one-story house with about 2,000 clay bricks ($500). We didn't see a single bale of straw...
Most of our time was spent on the northern end of town visiting Kazakh homes and going to meet with local officials. We had lots of great contacts with leaders and teachers, met a few farmers and herders and business folks, and discussed all kinds of living issues with all kinds of Kazakh folks in Hovd.
Monday, October 19, 2009
It was kind of like driving across Alaska and back, but without any of the trees, rivers or wildlife to look at along the way. There were lots of camels though, and plenty of shades of tan...
We camped out one night - set up in the dark, fried up a couple burgers, and our director (Phil) even slept out under the stars! He was really cold, and had to chase away a few horses so as not to get trampled, but he did it!
We did see a couple nice perennial snow-caps (about 4,000 meters), but Larry didn't bring any of his ropes... maybe next time.
Coming soon - a few pictures of the town.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
We also had the chance to spend time with some new and old friends at Reedsport Church of God - great desserts and even better fellowship!
We made some new friends at Kapahulu Bible Church, which was walking distance from Waikiki - where the boys spent every day in the water. But Eden stayed elbow-deep in sand most of the time (aquaphobia?).
Top it all off with a fire-dancing Luau and we were a very happy, long-john free family!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Every once in awhile she gets a bit tired from her busy schedule... the other day she even fell asleep at the snack table!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Static-Girl: small of stature but sporting a powerful shock and scorching scold. Watch out for her glare AND her kisses...
Favorite song: "Mamo Nash Ir" (Mongolian lullaby)
Favorite song: "Jedi" by Weird Al
Monday, February 09, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Now that the first of the year has come and gone the Hepatitis that was a worry in Saiah's class is gone and he is back at Mongolian preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This gives me much needed time to do other jobs without kids. Yesterday was his first day back and he came out telling me how it was his "best day at preschool ever". Then he continued to tell me how he pested his teacher during the entire time he was to be sleeping. Not a surprise but, I have true sympathy since he does that to me the other three days of the week.
They are both doing well with preschool and Edie even taught me a new word in Mongolian this week, I just wish I could remember what it was!!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Here is us after the presents had been opened, as always too much good stuff to count. Thanks to all who prayed for us during the holidays. We trust yours were as blessed as ours.