24 September 2010

friday science

we had a pretty good week of school. knowing that our baby is coming soon helps me stay motivated to keep at it for now. for today's science experiment we pounded leaves to make prints. some leaves worked better than others but everyone liked pounding with the hammer!

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20 September 2010

on the farm

we've made some friends recently who live on a little farm just up the hill. the girls loved seeing the animals and they both even took turns holding the kitten! i was too shocked to take a photo. we didn't have the best weather but it was a fun time.
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14 September 2010

mudpies to magnets

we officially started back to school last week. we go to story time at the library most mondays so we have school tuesday, wednesday and thursday with both girls and fridays with the nicholsons. this year, we would like to work on some science experiments with the children instead of just crafts on fridays. this past friday we experimented with liquids and solids (cornstarch + water and flour + water) in other school news, maggie is learning to read and has her 2nd football (soccer) lesson today.

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08 September 2010

a new tradition

it seems that abbie and i have begun a new tradition for our church-baby showers! they are not as popular over here as in the states but our ladies bible study has really gotten in to them! and last night was my turn. i had a few suspicions but overall i was surprised. i didn't have my camera so i just have the photo below of the presents. if i get any more photos, i'll try to post them. it was fun to have the girls come for part of it and see firsthand how the Lord is providing for us.

having a baby in another country far from family, friends and familiar medical care has had its challenges. thanks to a new friend who encouraged me with this verse:
"He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young."
Isaiah 40.11
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