Friday, August 12, 2011

'Round here

What have we been doing?? Who knows! We had a steady stream of lovely visitors for a while. Rhett climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (which deserves it's own post) and other than that our days have been very normal. This is a busy time of the year in Kijabe because many people leave during the long school break so Rhett has been up to his eye-balls with work, being on call (a lot) and teaching responsibilities for various things. So what does "normal" look like? Here are some photos from the last few months . . .

I celebrated yet another birthday! I pray this year is the best one yet!



Gus woke up for the last time in his crib . . .




And took his first nap in a big boy bed . . .



We play with sticks in the dirt . . .



And we climb trees - oh, boy do we climb trees . . .











I wonder where they learn how to climb . . . oh yeah - they have good teachers!



Ford eats as much passion fruit as he can handle . . .



We play "muddy river" and get a little dirty . . .



So we build a little bridge . . .



We turn roller skates into pets and take them everywhere . . .



We turn rakes into horses and race around the yard . . .



We bite on sticks for some unknown reason . . .



We bite on sticks because our big brother did . . .



We love our dog, Kuli . . .



We drink chai with our outside worker, Jesse . . .



We spot the most amazing birds in our yard . . .



Gus has this reaction to his first day of potty training . . .



But is getting the hang of it!



Claire read Green Eggs and Ham so she got to eat some green eggs of her own . . .



The boys drink more chai and eat more passion . . .



Claire prefers hers black (with sugar) like her Mama . . .



And when you are learning how to use the potty and you don't have a dryer it can get a little complicated . . .




So that is us - every day. Some big stuff and a lot of little stuff that makes up our life. It's wonderful.

6 comments:

Cooper Family said...

Loved this post. Y'all have such a beautiful family!!

Brooke said...

Hey Shirleys! So good to see what you've been up to. LOVE the new header picture (or maybe it isn't new ... I just never noticed it before!).

Brooke (from Brook Hills)

Debra said...

Hey Megan...love the pics! Proud of Rhett, too! did he take pics on his hike? will he do a guest post?

Shanan said...

Fun post...I'm gonna do one like that...eventually. So, i'm a little confused about the temperature outside - is it pants and long sleeves or diaper and tee-shirts weather while the boys sip their tea outside??? :) kisses!

afreakforjc said...

Congrats to Rhett on the Kili trip!

Christina said...

They're getting so big! Miss you bunches!