Monday, August 29, 2011


The weeks are flying by here so here is the latest happenings... 
We were able to go out and visit a church dedication out in the country. Here are some pictures of what we saw on our trip.
On the way back we stopped to eat and after eating we were told there was a small zoo outback, here is what we saw...and I should mention, these pictures are not zoomed. I could have reached in and touched all of these animals.
A toucan
A monkey
and what looks like a cross between a raccoon and an anteater, its called a South American Coati.
Even though we've been busy I decided one day to drop all I was doing and have a picnic with the kids and  they loved it!
I was actually convicted I needed to spend a little more quality time with my kids, it hurts to hear our three year old say to his little sister, "not now Jade, I've got work to do". 
These last few weeks have been rather stressful at times. Both kids have had colds, no big deal until Jade started gagging and throwing up. She did this just about every other day (sometimes it was everyday) for the last three weeks. I've found it to be emotionally draining. She is better now and I've learned to clean up throw-up with great speed:-)
We were excited this last week to receive some packages from friends, it really brighten our week! Jamen couldn't get enough of the box...
neither could Brewster!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Spaghetti Letters

There is always so much I could write about so I never know where to start. So, I thought I share a little more about the kids this week.
Jade has been enjoying Spaghetti night! Noodles are easy to come by and so is tomato sauce. I do have to make my own spaghetti sauce, which I have finally mastered.
Jamen has been learning to spell, he made an "E" all by him self the other day.
Jamen also spelled out his name with playdough 
Jade likes playdough time too
I've also tried to have a day were we have pancakes. Right now it doesn't always fall on the same day but at least we have fun breakfast day.
Jamen really looks forward to it!
And last but not least, here is nice picture of our room/office. 

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Weekly Trivia

For those of you who were wondering about the trivia from two weeks ago, the "C" and the "F" on the sink faucets stood for caliente (hot) and frío (cold). It took me a good two days to figure that out, I kept thinking it was a mistake and then I remembered where I was:-)

For this weeks trivia I chose the picture below. Can you tell me what they are and what they are used for?