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from there to here

Mama is trying to move our stuff over from blogger to wordpress

 so far, no luck

 Aha…a few hours later, the verdict is SUCCESSFUL!
We have moved.
We’re not quite settled, but we will be….once we get up this steep learning curve!
And when Dadda fixes the computer hiccup and we can get pictures off the camera, we’ll have a new header photo – taken up Auckland’s Sky Tower of Babel!

DISASTER!

Well, almost.
We are two weeks away from The Science Competition.
Yesterday the printer JUST STOPPED in the middle of printing out our cards.
Then K9 took his papier mache cave out of its mould and it fell apart in his hands – literally.

We are very thankful Mama suggested we try to finish a week early so that we would have time up our sleeves if anything went wrong.

We should be done by the end of the week – YAY!

catch up

There’s so much to write about.
We had four days without Mama and L6 who went to hospital. It was really nice to have Dadda round more and to spend time with our friends and with Grandpa.
We’ve been doing things like visiting open homes (Dadda looks like he wants to build another house!), gardening, working on our science competitions, shooting baskets, making glasses and weather recording equipment, tidying the house for when Mama came home, riding bikes, playing cricket and lots of board games….
Last week we learnt the whole National Anthem. AllFiveVerses.

are you really busting?

By Mama

If you’re not, you’re requested to not use the bathroom.
A reasonable request by J11 as he’s in charge of bathrooms this week.

But I do wish he’d learn to spell correctly!

it’s the kids’ mother…

….writing today.

Popping in to say there will be no posts this week. I’m not turning the computer on…and so the kids won’t be able to use it either!

I’m sure the children will have lots of adventures that they’ll be able to write about next week.

we have the tools


Our church is taking part in “Self-Denial” at the moment to raise funds for the poor around the world. Each family has a little toolbox to put the money in.
They didn’t all come with wax seals;-)


This week we had vegetarian dinners so we will be able to donate our *meat money* and today we are eating rice. Rice for breakfast, rice with soy sauce for lunch and rice with veges for dinner. We will be able to give today’s food money too.

While we waited for the rice to cook for breakfast, we talked about and prayed for the people who have to collect their firewood from the forest and water from a well or river before they can even start to cook.


We are doing our dishes in a bowl outside to help us remember them more.

We have done other things too – but Mama said we have written enough – when you give, you should not let your right hand know what your left hand is doing! We didn’t know that.

they fit in a small box

We’ve been keeping our clothes in one box each in preparation for travelling.
This week we’re preparing by playing with only the toys we expect to take with us…..they fit in a small box.
So tidy-up is easy!!!!
We have two tennis balls, a pack of cards, half a dozen travel games, pens-n-paper-n-watercolours (and we want to make a mini flower press and get a compass too).
Yesterday L6 and M4 played with the balls for hours on end…they commandeered a broom to be a bat for a while!
Usually the neighbourhood kids play cricket with us afer they’ve been to school, but today we didn’t have cricket gear so we all rediscovered the joys of “Go Home Stay Home”. We’re planning on climbing trees, spying in the bush and making obstacle courses another day.