Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tirzah's first week of school

Tirzah is full of praise for her kindergarten class. Every day she comes home with drawings, songs, and information that she has learned at school. It is so precious to hear her little voice reciting new Bible verses. She especially loves her teacher, Mrs Davis, and a fellow student whom she simply refers to as "Hello Kitty Girl". 

Here are some photos from her first week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Come on in...the water's fine!

Our friends Tom and Marieke had an appointment last night, so their children came over to our house for a sleepover. Craig took the six kids to the pool here at Forest Hill.

Sophie, Jemilla and Natasha

Jakob and Keegan


The girls had a "crazy-positions-for-jumping-in" competition.

Soaking up the sun

Wrinkly feet

Six tired kids watching "Yogi Bear" before bed.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Story-Tellin' Man

I have participated in and attended many different Christian musicals in my life, from "The Music Machine" to "The Witness", but Ken Medena's "The Story-Tellin' Man" was new to me. Children from Hong Kong International Baptist Church performed the songs and stories about Jesus' parables for us at KIBC this afternoon.

The Good Samaritan

The Lost Coin (Interestingly enough, the girl in front and on the right is wearing a robe made from what looks like our old bedspread. Manou, can you verify?)

The Lost Sheep

The Prodigal Son

It was great to see an African Jesus on stage again.

We liked the song "Let's have a party" best.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


With this many shoes outside our door, it must mean it's time for a party! This afternoon Jemilla celebrated her ninth birthday with a few friends.

After a bit of a play, the kids all did a craft together. We brought some sticky mosaic kits back from Australia, and they each chose a design to decorate which took about an hour to do. The children concentrated really hard on their projects, and the finished pictures looked fantastic.













After the craft we sang "Happy birthday" and Jemilla blew out her candles. For this party we ordered cupcakes from a local bakery.

Contrary to Asian culture, Jemilla opened her birthday presents in front of her guests. 

My friend Sarah also blogged about the party. Click here to see more photos.