My Sweeties in February

As always, this has been a busy summer-you can probably tell how busy I am by the frequency (or lack thereof) of posting! Today, we are on our way home from a weekend in Timaru, so while the battery holds out I’ll try to get a few posts ready to upload when we get home. Esther installed a program for me (Windows Live Writer) that is wonderful. You write your blog post and get the pictures the way you want them, offline, and then publish whenever you can! As I write, we’re driving through very flat farming country just south of Ashburton. There are large flat paddocks stretching away from the highway in both directions, and a railroad parallels the highway to my left. I’m seeing nicely manicured shelterbelts (hedges), and now a plantation of pine trees. There is a lot of dairy in this area, and some sheep. We see a lot of enormous stacks of giant square bales of hay, and irrigation rigs are everywhere. We passed one center-pivot irrigation rig with 18 sections a little while ago! I should have had Gayle push the odometer to measure its length, but didn’t think of it in time.

Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures of my younger children, from February. Little Miss loves to eat. She discovered the room, behind the garage, where we keep fruit (it’s cooler than anywhere else), and if someone leaves the door open she helps herself—usually to three items at once. She holds one in her right hand to eat, and clutches the other two to her chest with her left hand for later. Here, she had an apricot—what a yummy mess! It looks like Mr. Imagination had one, too.01-IMG_292102-IMG_2926

Mr. Intellectual and Mr. Diligence on their bikes.

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I found this whiteboard at a secondhand shop, and we hung it in the kitchen beside where we do school. Mr. Imagination loves to draw on it. This is a picture of him; the top circle is his forehead.

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Mr. Diligence eating a picnic lunch.

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The hose was leaking, and Mr. Imagination and Little Miss had great fun playing in the puddle!

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Mr. Sweetie considering how to do the cleaning!

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Little Miss was worried that she might have to have a haircut, too!

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The wheel turns! For several days, she spent a lot of time turning it!

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Flyswatter in one hand and a peach in the other—she’s all set!

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Mr. Imagination made hollyhock dolls for awhile.

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Little Miss loves to draw, too. Thankfully, she sticks with the whiteboard, although she uses pencils as well as whiteboard markers.

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One day, the two littlest boys made suits of armor and weapons by stapling together scrap paper.

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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3 Responses to My Sweeties in February

  1. pat says:

    What wonderful pictures! Its certainly the simple things in this world that we must cherish! 🙂

  2. chickenscratching says:

    Hollyhock dolls!!! I haven’t thought about those for years. I used to make them by the dozen. Maybe I should plant some hollyhocks this year.

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