Category Archives: Activities at Home

Arthur’s Pass

About a month ago, the children and I had to go to Christchurch to renew our American passports. We left the city in good time and headed back across the mountains to our side of the island. The plan was … Continue reading

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Kittens

We have a problem. This problem takes the shape of seven very cute little kittens—but there are seven of them! We came home from Christchurch on the 13th of November, and when I was walking into the house Grizzly called … Continue reading

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Orwell Creek

We are able to walk to a creek in about 5 minutes, and reach the spot where it empties into the river in 10 minutes. The boys found a spot that is deep and calm enough for swimming, so twice … Continue reading

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More Pictures From October 2018!

Well, I should have looked at my memory card again before publishing last week’s post of pictures. There were several more good ones. Mr. Diligence made the lions for the skit they performed at the concert. I found him a … Continue reading

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October 2018 Photos

Little Miss taught herself to write her name the way it is on this picture. For a week or so, she spelled it MPI (or IPM or PMI). Then she added the A. Later that evening, Esther showed her how … Continue reading

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Young Bicyclists

Mr. Imagination wanted to build a car for himself. He ended up with a wooden contraption that his brothers helped him mount on a bicycle. It looks pretty funny, but he had a lot of fun with it for awhile! … Continue reading

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Product Review—Brinkman Adventures Season 6

We have been listening to the Brinkman Adventures audio dramas ever since the first season was released. We’ve enjoyed some episodes more than others, of course; some have been absolutely great, and others were not quite so interesting but still … Continue reading

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September 2018 Photos

We watched a video one day of a man collecting dead leaves, twigs, flowers, and other things and building insects out of them, so Mr. Imagination decided to try his hand at it. This was his creation. He sure has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Caving

One of the things my boys most love to do in this area is exploring caves. Back when there was a lot of gold mining happening, a lot of tunnels were dug through hills. Many of these tunnels were dug … Continue reading

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