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School Days

We spend a lot of time at the kitchen table in the mornings, doing lessons. The day Mr. Sweetie learned about borrowing when subtracting, we got out the Base 10 blocks to illustrate what was happening. As soon as I … Continue reading

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New Look at the Kaikoura Peninsula—Low Tide

During the earthquake, the seafloor rose from one to two meters above the former level. This has dramatically changed some parts of the coastline; in Kaikoura, high tide now is approximately where low tide was before the quake! There are … Continue reading

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Dead Boring Concert 2016

The last Saturday of September was the annual Dead Boring Concert. As usual, a lot of talent was displayed as children from the various families played instruments, recited poetry they had written, or performed skits. Our family always sings, and … Continue reading

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Pretty!

Are you ready for a cheerful post on this blog? I am! Little Miss has been such a bright spot in our lives, especially the past few weeks when we needed someone cheerful and funny around. She loves pretty things—pretty … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three!

Little Miss is starting to talk quite a lot. She obviously hears a lot of counting, because she frequently says, “One, two, three!” Or, “Two, three, four, ten!” I went to the freezer at lunch time today to get something, … Continue reading

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Acrobatic Baby

I spent some time sewing today. The sewing machine is on a table in the little boys’ room. I was sitting at it this afternoon, sewing, when Little Miss came in. She started climbing up to the top bunk, saying … Continue reading

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Ten Months Already!

This little girl is already ten months old. She is more fun all the time. All her brothers love to cuddle her and encourage her to walk, although she isn’t taking steps on her own yet. She stands up from … Continue reading

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Leaf Jumpers…and a Cannibal!

A couple of weeks ago, I took the children to the Domain here in our village. It’s a piece of public land, and it’s fairly heavily wooded, with trails through the trees. There is a large open area, which is … Continue reading

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Baby Bookworm

Little Miss loves books already. Her very favorite story is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She loves the colorful pictures, as you can see in this video. This is put together from a number of different readings. … Continue reading

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Dead Boring Concert 2015

Two weeks ago was the annual Dead Boring concert. Each family has the opportunity to perform for the entire group. Some families perform a skit, or recite poetry, or play instruments. Our children always sing, and this year Mr. Intellectual … Continue reading

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