Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Day at the Zoo

The three of us met some friends and spent the day at the zoo today. Aaron had a blast. He kept running ahead saying, "Go see something else?" We had a hard time keeping up with him!

Here is Aaron with Caleb. They were both doing a wonderful job of sharing their raisins. They each had a pile, but would hand raisins to each other!

Aaron loved the butterflies.

Though he wasn't too sure about this one that landed on him!

This is from a few days ago. Aaron took a break from playing with his new car track to help Daddy sort his change.

Love you all, and God bless!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Excitement

Sorry that we didn't update you all last week.

We have been enjoying our last month of vacation.  We went to the science center last week and have spent many mornings or afternoons on our bikes.  Three different times we have ridden our bikes to visit new staff families that have just moved into Singapore.  It has been fun getting to know them.  While we are dreading the end of our time as a family, we look forward to meeting lots of new people!

Please pray for the new staff as they are adjusting to life in Singapore as well as to new jobs.  Pray for the administration as we still are missing a couple of positions (High School Science, Music, & at least one secretary position).

Thanks for loving and praying for us!

(Sorry we don't have any pictures, we've been too busy playing and keep forgetting to bring the camera along!)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Independence Day

Wow, already July!

We had the opportunity to go to an Independence Day celebration put on by the American Association this past Saturday (yes, the 5th of July. We don't get the 4th off, so the celebration was postponed until Saturday.)

It was a lot of fun. It felt almost like being at a county fair with food booths, activities for kids, and exhibits. The best part, of course, was the fireworks. Here are a few pictures from the event.

On the court directly beside this were a bunch of kids playing basketball with some of the players from the Singapore Slingers (the local professional team). Aaron was too little to play with them, but had a blast playing on his own!Here is a little collage of some of the fireworks. They put on about a 10 minute show.
Aaron really enjoyed it!
A week earlier (the 27th-29th of June) we took a trip with some friends to Bintan. Most of the group are Indian.

To get to Bintan we take about a one hour ferry ride. Aaron loved being on the boat and still talks about it. Today in his bath as he played with his little boat he commented that we rode on a boat on Friday!

Hey, I found a train track Mommy! Aaron spent about 15 minutes driving his train back and forth with Sam in the seat in front of him.I don't care if the ball is in a bag, I still want to play with it!
In the morning we went for a walk. Aaron enjoyed running around and touching all the lights!

All in all, this has been a great summer. Danny is helping out at the school with getting computers up and ready for the new year, but we've also had a lot of time to ride bikes around and to simply relax. God is good!

Later this week we are looking forward to welcoming some of the new families into the country as they make the move that we made 4 years ago.

Thanks for all your prayers for us.
Danny, Betsy, & Aaron