August 2018 Photos

A friend invited our boys to go fishing with him one Saturday, so Gayle went with all the children to Greymouth. The friend had this kontiki, which takes a longline out a kilometer or two from shore, and has a section with a number of hooks on it. They ended up catching one kowai and a shark that got tangled in the line as they were reeling it in.

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When they opened up the shark, they found a number of babies inside! They put the babies in the water, and they swam away.

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One evening I noticed the most beautiful sunset over the mountains to the west! The colors were much more vivid than my camera was able to capture.

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We took another trip to Pancake Rocks with some more friends who came to visit. This time, it was cloudy and misty, but there was a lot of water coming up out of the blowholes!

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Simon had a week off work, so he spent some time on his canoe. Here are the first two strips in place!

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The boys spent one afternoon digging up weed plants from the paddocks across the road. I was amused to see Mr. Intellectual and Mr. Imagination coming home this way!

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Little Miss loves to listen to her grandma read to her. Grandma recorded herself reading a number of picture books, and Little Miss frequently wants to listen to the whole stack of books.36-IMG_4850

Mr. Imagination likes to listen, too! Once the others were finished with school, I let them listen without earphones.

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Mr. Imagination found an old pingpong paddle, and made it into a paddle for a canoe! I noticed the blade laying around the other day, though.

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I went out to our garden with my camera one evening a few weeks ago, and saw the clouds rolling in over the mountains to the west.

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Mr. Imagination and Little Miss dressed their toy monkey up with gloves and shoes, and then wanted a picture. I let Mr. Imagination take the picture—it took about a dozen tries.

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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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