Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scholarly Ally
Ally has been working hard in school this year. She's an amazing 3rd grader! She tries her hardest, writes neatly and has even designed her own experiment!






Her experiment? "Is yeast the only agent that causes bread to rise?" She tried baking bread 4 different ways and discovered that although baking powder works, yeast is still the best.



The final product

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Halloween! (a little late)



Josh swingin' his toolbelt in the 'knock the cups off the table' game



Neo 'fishing'



Daisy baking some heavenly cookies

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little Things

Who doesn't love little things?! Well, here are a few little things that have made me smile recently.
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Being able to help with our beautiful friend and neighbor's birth. Here is little Clint getting his first bath by his adoring Aunts.
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Another little life. This one and his mommy barely survived childbirth, but here he is the next day, alive and well and so, so precious!

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Who doesn't love a kitten! Here is 'Conan' bonding with Josh.
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A cute, little boy on a cute, little chair!





Monday, November 08, 2010

Playing Outside


Daddy and the girls hanging their new birdhouse that they made together. No birds ever actually lived in it (I think due to the fact that the wind kept it constantly spinning and the bird may have thought it was a carnival ride), but it's made a beautiful home for our new little kitty (yes, we took it out of the tree first!).
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Neo 'helping' his Apu mow the lawn.



Daisy planting and weeding.




Three little Moffit birds in their little Moffit nest.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Random Tasks

My life is surprisingly ordinary. Although I live on the top of a mountain somewhere in Asia, and I spend about 60% if my time functioning in a foreign language, I still do everyday tasks. I wash dishes, potty train kids, work on the computer, watch sitcoms. But, my life does give me some strange opportunities to do some random tasks.
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Like the other day when Manang Diding came over to ask if I could remove some stitches left over from her goiter-removal surgery.



Or last week when I spent the entire evening pushing corn kernels off of the cob, to use as chicken feed.


Those are just a few examples, but there are more. Like picking lice, buying fish off a motorcycle-riding-fishseller, running downstairs to turn off the hot-water heater every time there's a black-out (which is a few times a week), etc, etc.

Ah, all in a day's work!