Friday, December 13, 2013

Wagon trails...

My crew makes me smile so many times... Lately they've been having a lot of fun making wagon trails in the courtyard and careening around in the wagon - someone pushing as fast as they can go, and the wagon driver just trying to keep it on the trails!
The others will run around trying to keep ahead of the wagon - Janelle and Elaine are carrying their dolls along with them. :-) Lainer's face here somehow reminds me of the "gingerbread man story" :P
"Aerial view"...
It was dusk and too dark to be taking hi-speed pictures, but that was the only way to catch the action. I almost didn't post them, but I guess you photographers out there will just have to hide your eyes.  :-)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My little men...

I don't know why, but every time I see this picture I can't help but smile. :-)

Monday, December 9, 2013


It was beautiful day - sunny and breezy with comfortable temperatures. So it was a surprise the children hollered for me to come see the rainbow. We felt just a couple drops of rain, and enjoyed the rainbow for a long time before it faded away... Those little gifts of love from God are so special!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Children at play... {Market Day}

Lately the children been having so much fun setting up and playing market. Cherlise would sit there to sell (she would even keep her babies with her! :-) and the other children come to buy. Sometimes Cherlise would be cooking "food" to sell as well. It's quite entertaining to watch them. :-)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Evening activities...

Since the time change (don't ask me why Haiti observes daylight savings) it gets light at 5:30 in the morning and dark about the same time in the evening. Which means instead of playing outside till nearly bedtime, we have long evenings. The fun part about it is that we get lots of reading done. I enjoy reading aloud to the children and we have been reading lots of books about nature.
Cherlise has discovered the joy of reading... :-) I love it when my children are book worms!
Weston is an expert fisherman. One day my maid tried her hand at "fishing" and was amazed at the coordination that game takes!

Monday, December 2, 2013

"Mommy, take a picture of me"

Weston saw me with my camera and begged me to take a picture of him with his guavas. Our guavas grow wild here, and the children can hardly wait for them to get halfway ripe before they eat them!