Angel Alert

The elementary grades at our children's school performed "Angel Alert"
today for Friday Chapel. They will perform it again tonight for the parents. I took pictures this morning as, with our camara, they turn out better in the light.

What a blessing the music teachers are here. They do a great job with the kids!!!!

Ben is one tired angel!

Kirsten sang a solo and played the part of Mary.
She had been very nervous but did a great job!!!

Pirates of the Philippines

Recently, I sent the kids to school dressed as pirates!!
It was the school's carnival day. This year's theme was "Pirates of the Philippines."
The kids had a lot of fun playing the various games the different grades had set up....sword fighting, sunken treasure, sink the boat, etc.,
All proceeds will be going to a local orphanage.

Needle Point

Our good friend, Beth S., is teaching Kirsten how to cross stitch.
She's also been helping Mikayla with some needle point, doing crafts with the kids, and being a BIG BLESSING to our kids and us.

We thank God for good friends like Beth.


The kids had Friday off so we decided to start baking Christmas cookies. We turned on Christmas carol CD music and made roll out and chocolate chip.

We need to make lots as we've been told many carolers come to the door during the holiday season. We plan to pass out cookies!

Ben really enjoyed helping crack eggs and mix the flour in by hand. We made a friend's recipe that makes like 10 - 12 dozen cookies!!

Kirsten really enjoyed rolling out sugar cookies. She was glad we had a Michigan cookie cutter to make some Michigan cookies. She misses her cousins and friends,.....more so now with the holidays coming.

Kirsten and Ben rolling out cookies.

Our good friend, Beth, helping the kids frost cookies!

Some of the finished product.

Here We Go 'Round.......

Ben came home from Kindergarten yesterday and was singing a song for me....I had to chuckle when I heard it!

In the United States a familiar song kindergarteners sing is "Here we go 'round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush"

...........but here..........................................

Ben is learning

"Here we go round the Mango tree, the mango tree, the mango tree......"