Posted by Jeri on February 20, 2011
It’s been so incredibly hot over the past few weeks. We sweat, sweat, and sweat some more. The great thing about this time of year is always the variety of fresh fruit at the market. The fruit totally makes all the sweating worth it! Mangoes, papaya, pineapples, watermelon, mmmmmm … so refreshing.
I can’t believe I haven’t posted for so long. I do have at least 3 good excuses though: Hannah, Caleb, and Elizabeth. They keep me so busy that I often forget I’m supposed to be taking pictures and writing about them, too.
For basically all of January, Elizabeth demanded most of my time. She got an infection (maybe staph) that caused her to get multiple boils (abscesses) on her little bottom. Those things are incredibly painful, so I’ve heard. She had one a couple of months ago, but we managed to get rid of it within a couple of weeks without any antibiotics. This round of infection just wouldn’t go away! She ended up having to be put under so the surgeons could lance and drain those huge boils. The poor girl couldn’t even sit down for at least 3 weeks before she had her little procedure. So, I spent many, many hours at the hospital seeking treatment for her. It was a tiring month, needless to say. She seems to be on the mend now. Her incision is healing nicely, she’s sitting down again, and she is happy. (So is her mother.)
My two little princesses are such a blessing.
So is my little prince!
With the hot weather, we’ve taken advantage of some outdoor time. There is a manmade beach at the International Hotel here in town. We like to go play in the sand and then swim in the pool there. The view is amazing! Since we are right on the bay, we can see the ocean with the beautiful mountains in the distance.
There’s plenty for us to do on rainy days, too. Yesterday we had a HUGE rain. Maybe it was a little aftermath from Cyclone Yasi. It looked like we had a river for a backyard!
We had a hard time being responsible with all those huge puddles outside. They were just calling our names to come and jump in them. We delayed school and took advantage of playing in the rain (until we got too cold). Craig even slipped out of his office and into his swim trunks for a little rainy day fun.
Our gargantuan water tank was overflowing like crazy because of all the rain.
Once we were back inside, we savored some hot tea and warm baths. Then we had more rainy day projects. Hannah and Caleb made some newspaper hats.
Elizabeth enjoyed a good Dora book.
School is going really well, and we enjoy the flexibility that home schooling offers. All of the kids especially like the science projects we do. While I was writing this, Hannah just walked in and said, “If you find a container with mud and water, it’s my experiment.” Seems like we have a lot of things like that sitting around lately …
Rain or shine, we’re usually having a good time.