Monday, October 15, 2007

Just another week.

I finally got a few pictures from Trey's Tae Kwon Do class and some from our latest beach trip. Just another week in Samoa. Nate has turned into a chatterbox this past week. It's like having a parrot around all the time. You really have to watch what you say around him.

This (Failolo) is not one of our regular beach spots. We opted for a little change in scenery and what scenery it was. It was a beautiful sunny day, meanwhile pouring on the other side of the island. It's amazing how different the weather can be just 5 miles apart here in the tropics. The water was crystal clear and the bottom was sandy, something you don't see here too often. The only thing lacking was shade and that is something I never thought I'd look for in a beach but, well, when you spend so much time so close to the sun, it gets old.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Columbus Day at 2 Dollar Beach

Here's what a normal weekend day looks like for us here in the South Pacific. Not too bad eh? We make do with what we have, as little as it might be. It most often makes up for the fact that we don't have playgrounds or waterslides or indoor plumbing.

Just kidding about the plumbing.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lazy Sunday

It's so rare that we ever stay home to find entertainment. The beach is much more appealing. However, we hung out in the yard today, which turned out to be a wise choice considering the torrential downpours that were to come. Jay and the boys opened some coconuts for a mid-morning snack. Stripe, our boony dog, gnawed on the husk (a fine alternative to shoes).

Trey was explaining photosynthesis and the purpose of the root system in plants to me in this one. What exactly are they teaching him in kindergarten?

Nate poses with a new banana tree.

Trey and Nate let me interupt play briefly to take a picture, a habit of mine they are quickly growing to despise.

For all of you out there who are dying to know just how big I am now, here it is. And yes, I have 10 weeks left!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Where are they now?

Okay now that I got the vacation out of the way, I can keep this more up to date. So you may wonder what we are doing now? Well, I'll tell you. We fill the days with nothing too exciting but they are full nonetheless. Nate is the busiest of the clan. Playgroup, Toddler Tales, and swimming and Dora keep him going. Trey has started kindergarten this year and is doing very well. We're told he's the one of the top readers in his class. He has started Tae Kwon Do which he is actually enjoying more than expected. (we tried baseball and soccer this summer and they didn't do much for him). Still, his favorite thing to do is spend his weekend days at the beach snorkeling and digging. As for us, we're boring so I won't go there. We are defined by our children.


Toddler Tales

First Day of Kindergarten