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Sledding in New Hampshire

Last year, when our family was planning for our 2017 home assignment in the U.S., one of our kids' top requests was snow.  They wanted to see snow and play in it.  So we planned accordingly and now we are here in New Hampshire enjoying the snow.  God providentially sent a big snowstorm the day after we arrived and we have taken the kids sledding a couple of times.  In fact, I took them to the very same hill that I loved to sled on when I was growing up.  

Below is a video of the kids (and occasionally Mom and Dad) sledding at Mack's Hill in Londonderry, NH.  As you can see, the kids have realized that there is a bit of learning curve when it comes to sledding.  If you scroll down, there are also some regular photos of our kids and family in the snow.

 

Click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ6pv1e3AcU

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Top 20 Reasons Why My Toddler Gets Out of Bed

Our youngest is cute as a button at 2.5 years old, but can also be completely frustrating when he refuses to stay put after we have tucked him into bed for the evening.  Last night was particularly wearisome and I assembled a list of all his excuses for getting out of bed.  They are rather comical if you aren't the one having to deal with his fussing at the end of a long day.

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Caitlin Earns a Kindle

At 6 years old, Caitlin is growing as a reader, striving to catch up with her older brother.   As an incentive to keep pushing forward in reading, we told Caitlin she would get a special reward when she finished a series of graduated readers and a big book of Bible stories.  She pressed on and got the prize at last - her very own Kindle, with a snazzy pink case, at that.  Now she won't have to battle with her older brother for reading time on the Kindle :-)

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Latin and Legos

As a reward for finishing all the lessons in his Latin book, Joshua got a (long-awaited) Lego prize.  I say learning Latin is a reward in itself but for Joshua, the hope of Legos sweetened the deal and kept up the motivational level.

 

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Homeschool 2015

Here are just a few pics I took of Sun helping Joshua and Caitlin with their homeschool work, to give you a flavor for what Monday to Friday looks like for them.