Thursday, February 27, 2014

JANUARY things

Music practice.  Julia loves to sing.  She makes up the sweetest songs.

 Chillin’ in the pool is a daily event.  It has been so hot here without the relief of rain.

 Our friends Leti and Josh Berry came to visit.  Each year they come to Paraguay to visit Leti’s family and each year they make the journey from the capital out to our place.  We are always so blessed to have them for a few nights.
 We took a longish homeschooling break over the Christmas season and how, mid-January) we are back in full swing.  It’s nice to take a break and reflect on the past semester (what went well and what didn’t) and plan for the next.  I love planning (it’s the implementing part that gets me). 

Tyler is doing sit-ups.  Micah is holding Tyler’s feet down while working on his math.   Multi-tasking.  I like it.
Its corn season and we’ve been getting tons of corn from friends and patients.  We’ve also been getting a lot of watermelon.  In a 5 day span, I counted 7 watermelon that we received.

Monday, February 24, 2014

JOSIAH at 10 months (wow, time flies!)

He is crawling all over the place which means he is getting into everything on his level and pulling things down things that aren’t.  Pretty much daily he finds the terere horn and dumps it out.  The resulting mess is damp green yerba smeared all over his body and the floor.  The bathroom is his favorite place to crawl to and the biggest “no no”.  We put a lock on the outside of our bathroom door because it won’t stay closed without one but with so many of us going in and out often the door isn’t latched.  You can see the wheels turning in Josiah’s mind when he spies a partially opened door.  He begins crawling…slow at first and then faster and faster.  Then just as he reaches the threshold he stops, sits, and waits for someone to notice his bravery.  He smiles at those who are watching and enters the bathroom hoping to reach the toilet paper prize before being ushered out.  

Josiah loves to clap and oh, how he loves to clap at himself and his accomplishments

He’s pulling up to a stand on anything – stable or unstable.  This has resulted in many falls and a few forehead goose eggs.

His first tooth popped through and is slowly making its way down.  I haven’t noticed any extra fussiness sometimes accompanying teething.

And, the biggest milestone Josiah has reached this month is……sleeping!  At 10 months Josiah finally decided to sleep a few hours at a time during the night.  I don’t know what finally clicked in his brain, but I am so thankful he is only waking twice now to nurse in middle of the night.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Check out an article we got published in SIM Global magazine this month!
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