Thursday, October 31, 2013


Those Reading Day Costumes sure came in handy today when we realized it was Trick or Treat Time:)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

So Little

We had the privilege of meeting the newest, cutest and littlest Floreen baby girl today. Welcomed  in Nkhoma, Malawi! Naomi Joy- you will love Africa!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Veggie Creatures

We entered the Lilongwe Flower and Garden Show's Veggie Creature Section for kids.  Allison made her elephant all by herself.
Kevin, Ben and Alli
Ami made a bird
Ami's friend, Kara, with her creation.
Benjamin with his Halloween Orange.
Stevo with his creation.
 Love the trees in the background here.
Bradley making a killer whale out of a cucumber.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night

Homemade pizza and movie night with our friends.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prickly Friends

We had a whole prickly hedgehog family snuggle together under our "bee tree".

Benjamin with one of the babies.

So cute. the kids and the hedgehogs!

We also had a huge chop chop spider visit us during evening Bible Study! Brian caught the chop chop and Dennis, who was attending Bible Study, agreed to hold the jar for the picture.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Team Work

Because we have a house helper during the week, the children don't have to wash the dishes. They do have to do them over the weekend though:)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bradley's Party

 This is what the back porch looked liked before twenty young lads arrived:)

The golden birthday boy at the head of the table.

The wonderful Dad idea! Another box city like one of the parties a couple of years ago, but this time with tunnels and windows.

Brian is so brilliant at doing the party games. The boys loved it.
Sweet Bradley!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Golden Boy

Bradley celebrated his golden birthday today. He turns eight on the eighth! Love their faces.
Traditional happy birthday song and candle in bed
Lego from Opa and Nanny
Found these great used soccer cleats at the local market.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reading Day

Reading Day at our children's school was started by the first headmaster. This year is the twelfth year that it is being run and the children love it. The day is spent doing only reading activities. The teachers put on a reader's theatre or skit of some sort during the school wide assembly.

Ami decided to dress up as Mrs.Twit from Roald Dahl's book, The Twits. She is not a becoming woman at all, with her hideous nose and glass eye! Ami won an award for the most original costume.

Bradley decided to dress up as Billy Bones from Treasure Island. He won an award for the best costume.

Benjamin was Humpty Dumpty and also won and award for best costume in his class.

All four kids with their friend, Gwen dressed up as Tigger.

This costume, in my opinion , was the best one in the entire school. She dressed up as the fish from Cat in the Hat. I wish we had a side view, it was awesome. 

An excellent Thomas the Tank Engine.

Terrible Mrs. Twit

The Mad Hatter, Alice and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

Allison was Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Allison kind of floated as she walked in the parade. It was so cute!
The upper school students did a great job this year. Great effort went into their costumes. The teachers also had fantastic costumes.

Allison and her friend, Luntha

The Spencer family going all out. Love it!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


This week, after Bible Study, we had a farewell tea for our dear friend Shelley! She is not leaving Malawi, but she is moving to another town which is four hours away. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. We trust the Lord with His plans and we know that He will continue to guide her and her family as they transition out of Lilongwe. We love you Shel!