Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Our life….over a year since the last post!

It has been a while since I sat down to post a little of our life.  Here are a few of our growing kids and what they like to do.  Trying to get back into doing this, as I like to look back over our blog and see the kids growing and changing.  Thanks for being interested in our family, we are doing well in Rwanda!

 Lily LOVES to color and is very particular about just how she wants things to look.  She has a very deliberate plan with every picture she works on and she takes her time.

 Pete also likes to color, especially since he was given a Spiderman coloring book.  These pictures all go up on his wall in his room.

 One of our best finds is this rhino beetle…he was crawling across our floor one morning and the kids were thrilled to pieces!

 We love our friend from LCU, Nikki, who came to spend Easter with us.  Dying eggs is always fun, even if they are brownish looking.  We only get brown eggs here.  :)

 Pete and I are homeschooling this year and we have a lot of fun.  He is learning so much and it has been a joy to be with him on this journey.

 Jude is a reader.  He will sit and "read" books for many minutes…along with his sister Lily.  I am so thankful they love to entertain themselves with books.

Pete turned 5 yrs. old in February.  He wanted his first Dr. Pepper for his birthday and we were able to get our hands on one.  He was so happy and kept talking about how it was burning his throat as he drank it.  I think he wondered why his Dad likes them so much.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Fun and Personality

We have had a fun spring and chasing these little ones around has taken a toll on my picture taking.  But here are few fun ones from the past few months.  Unfortunately I have not taken any really good pictures of our many visitors these past months, but we have been blessed with quite a few.   Pete, Jude and Lily are growing quickly, learning so much and blossoming such different and fun personalities.  

Easter was a beautiful day and all the kids used their new, hand-painted Easter baskets from my Mom.  They loved the day!

Pete got some play-doh like goo and he thinks it makes the best mustaches.  He is always coming up with some new one, walks in giggling and pretends to be someone different.

Lily still loves lipstick and found a visitor's stash.  She figured Donna wouldn't mind if she dug into her tubes of lipstick! 

Lily always has lots to say and silly faces for the camera.

Jude finally got his first hair cut, just 2 months before he turns two years old!  He looks so old and grown up.

Pete helped Mama make homemade donuts.  The sprinkles were his favorite part, I think. :)

Lily is a little cleaner and helper.  She loves to help out whenever she can and even when it is not needed.  I love having a little shadow with me all the time.  And not to mention, I have much cleaner cabinets.

All the kids LOVE to eat Rwandan food with Claire and Gilbert every day.  It is their 2nd lunch most days and everyone loves the tradition.