Science Class

There is a sure advantage to living in PNG when it comes to science class. I decided our topic of study for the week should be grasshoppers since we see them all the time and we recently read about a swarm of them in a Little House book. I asked Daddy to grab a few…

Banana Pancakes

We get a lot of questions about what we eat over here, so at the request of Ashley Boodram, I am going to periodically blog about some recipes that we like. Today I am going to share with you a new favorite: banana syrup.  I have Ashley’s recipe for pancakes, so it seemed fitting that…

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!  We had a fun time celebrating here today!  I hope all of you have a fun time celebrating tomorrow! We had a parade around our base. The kids all dressed up patriotically and had flags and things to wave. I pulled the little ones in the wagon. After the parade we…

Packing

We have spent the last two days packing which is not my favorite thing to do. You would think we would be great at it since we have done it so many times over our 10 years of marriage, but it still isn’t much fun. (Truth be told, Joseph is great at it–I am not.) While…

Sylvie’s Perspective

“Oh good, they are distracted taking a picture…I think I can snag some cheerios” “Why does that crazy lady have her hand in my mouth? But check out my new tooth!” “Ah, that’s better…keep your hands out mama!” “My big sister is so fun!” “You can’t keep me pinned up for long!” “I wonder how…

Food Container

  This weekend a container full of food arrived from the U.S.! Yay! It is so exciting to get a new load of American food. Since there isn’t a lot available in town, the store on our base orders stuff from America to give us more options. The shelves have been pretty skimpy since we…

Skate Night

Here at Lapilo, the Junior class at the school is always raising money to go on a big trip when they are seniors. They do a lot of different things like selling fresh squeezed lemon juice or tortillas and hosting events throughout the year. One of the big events they do is called skate night.…

Homeschool

We officially began homeschooling in December in the US after pulling Belle out of school in order to get ready to head back to PNG. There are so many curriculum options out there, that it really is daunting! Thankfully, I had done some homeschool preschool with the girls before, so I had a bit of…