Friday, April 23, 2010


So, Ben is traveling (he left Thursday morning) and I told the kids that on Friday we would have a party to celebrate the end of school. We are mostly finished...Kate has 2 weeks of spelling lessons, but that is like 10 minutes a day. I got all messed up because they start spelling about 6 or 7 weeks into their 1st grade lessons. Well...I kinda messed up and started her late, so now she is paying for it. She doesn't mind too much. And Drew had just a few more lessons in Heritage studies, but again, those are like 15-20 minutes a day. But other than that, we are done. So, I thought we'd celebrate. Drew and I made a special snack from one of his math lessons. He was given the ingredients for 1 serving and we had to change it to 6 servings. He did pretty good, with my help of course. Then for supper we all made our own pizza pockets and I set up a tent for the kids with mattresses on the floor. I draped a bedspread over the furniture and I also put the tv on a coffee table and they all snuggled under there and watched a movie. Then, for the big challenge...they are "camping out" there all night! We will see how that goes. It is 11 p.m. and I just heard Faith Ann let out a big noisy yawn...probably to inform me that she is still awake. (I'm just in the next room.) I'm sure they will be up early, but it will be fun for them, and it is definitely not something we do often, so it is special.

Ben is out surveying two of Cameroon's 10 provinces. He flew in Tom Needam's 4 seater airplane (I think it has 4 seats...I have managed to avoid flying in it thus far) and they went to Bertoua and Ngounderie. He has called me each night and we also track his flights using a "spot" gps thing that Tom turns on while flying. So, tomorrow morning he leaves pretty early to head home and fill us all in about his trip. The kids miss him and look forward to him coming home!
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  1. Awww, looks fun!!! Good for the kids hanging on through the last few lessons!

  2. Sounds like fun!! I know they are glad to be done with school! :) Zach is counting down the weeks. Yay for you too! :)