Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why I Couldn't Homeschool!

Because this would be their classroom!  At least I have them reading on their break... ;)

Teddy is 15!!

It's hard to believe, and yes, everyone says it, but I truly can't believe Teddy is 15!!  I still can remember the days when he was a little belligerent bugger and now he is a very kind caring respectful 15 year old!  I guess true discipline does work! :)

But that's not what this is about... We were fortunate enough to be able to be in Penang for Teddy's birthday!  To start off the birthday weekend, Gav, Gab and I flew in to Penang early Friday morning. Once school was out for Marz and Ted we watched Marz practice volleyball and then Aunt Becky had Teddy's yummy birthday treat ready for Teddy. One thinking you don't have to worry about with growing boys and girls is if they have dessert before dinner, will they eat all of their dinner?  I am pretty sure that is never a problem, so that's what we did!

We then took the whole dorm out to Chili's for a dinner celebration. Ted's choice. :). Sorry, the photo is really bad!

That was Friday night. Now the kids are on their October break...

Saturday, Ted's official birthday, was filled with more eating and (Ted wants you to know) presents wrapped in a hotel towel!  I guess you just have to do what you have to do with the things you have to do it with! ;)

Then we went and wasted money at an arcade and the kids took a ride in this 5D machine. 

Not bad... It's just one of those things that you do when you are home away from home away from home. :)

Happy Birthday Teddy!! xoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pit Stop - Batik

We are once again on our way to Malaysia to see Marz and Ted for their school break. But before we get to see them, I had some business to take are of in Bali. One was getting my hair done, and the second was buying Bali Silver to take to the ladies back on site to raise money for the local Papuan children. Unfortunately for Gav and Gab, they had to join me for my all day excursion and couldn't go to the pool. Lucky for them, all this next week, they will have plenty of pool time. 

I must say though, that the most exciting part of the day was when we took this little pit stop, on the way back from the silver store, where the Bali ladies were making batik. Batik is a process of using oil to outline the design on the material and then go through a dyeing process to color the material. It's not as simple as that, but if you want to know more about the process, I am sure you can ask "Uncle Google".  ;)

Here are a few pictures of the ladies and Gabby, who on her shorts, got a handmade Batik design by one of the ladies. 

Pretty neat. I love watching all the talented people in Bali!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Our 11 year old!

Happy 11th Birthday Yummy G!!

Well, we learned with this birthday that ice cream cone cupcakes ARE NOT the best idea when you live in a tropical jungle!!  We slowly watched them fall over...  So the best plans were kicked out the windown and the cake moved up to the first item of business!

So we ate and then opened presents so the tummies could be settled before the big match up. 

Next up!  A good old fashion game of Dodge Ball!  Just in case you were wondering... No one was injured or WHINNED during the main entertainment!!

An hour and a half of dodge ball and the kids didn't want to quit!  But it was time for a few more snacks and a fight over the last pathetic cake cones! Humidity had killed the cones! ;)

Time to go get ready for Hot Stone at the Lupe!

Happy 11th birthday Gabby Goo!!