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little girl, big bed

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

One of our necessary preparations for The Trip is to get ER (now 20 months) sleeping in a big bed instead of a cot with sides that keep her in. She’s having her First Ever Daytime Nap in Big Sis’s Bed today:


trip journals

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008


children's journals

We are ready to start writing in these journals. Really ready!

tourists for a day

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Earlier this month we went camping "up north". It seemed a good time to try doing-the-tourist-thing, especially as we had never taken the children to this part of our country before. Some of them have sighted the Treaty of Waitangi ... [Continue reading this entry]

attraction, beckoning, China

Friday, January 25th, 2008
At first we thought the Chinese officials who were saying accomodation was a problem were perhaps looking for a way to back out of having our *large* politically incorrect family turn up on their campus (without losing face). But we ... [Continue reading this entry]

rhymes with ack

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Christmas presents Backpacks. Our old green Macpac wedding present ones that will be eighteen years old this year. New blue Macpac ones for the kids who are big enough to carry them. And some other non-sponsor, but smaller than sponsored-by-Macpac ... [Continue reading this entry]