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Caitlin's Second Birthday Party

Here are some photos from Caitlin's second birthday party.  She has really begun to get interested in dolls, so "baby dolls" (as she called them) featured prominently among the gifts.  But she is also a big fan of fish (for some inexplicable reason), and thus Mommy got her a fish cake, which she continues to mention regularly, long after the event has passed.  Must have been a good cake!

 

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Cold Kids & Mommy

Here are some photos of Joshua and Caitlin exploring with Mommy the area around the place we are living at the beginning of our home assignment in the U.S. in October 2010. Joshua has never been so cold in his life.

 

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Caitlin's First Birthday Party

Here are some photos from Caitlin's first birthday party.  We got a princess cake from a local Dairy Queen, and with some help from big brother and Daddy, blew out the candle.  Afterwards, we opened a box of gifts from Grandpa.

 

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Caitlin Photos - 7 Months Old

Here is a collection of photos of Caitlin from around the time she is 7 months old.  She is now sitting up on here own and has cut her first teeth (front two teeth on the bottom)

 

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October 2012 Prayer Letter

October 2012 Prayer Letter

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Dear Friends & Family,

 

Some of you may wonder what Sun and the children do while Karl is away teaching at the seminary or helping to translate Christian material. Here is a small glimpse into our lives at home.Raising ChickensAnother missionary family was raising chickens and we thought we would also do that as part of our homeschooling experience. They were going to give us a hen and a Thai pastor was going to give us a couple of chicks. We were happily surprised when we received the hen AND a mother hen with her five 3-day old chickens. We had been building a hen house and preparing the place for months, so the children were ecstatic to finally get the chickens. The chicks have since grown quite big and are shedding their fuzzy feathers. They are starting to spar with each other. Caitlin really enjoys mothering the chickens. She wants to catch and hold the chicks whenever she has an opportunity. The kids also enjoy looking for eggs (we’ve got 4 so far!). Recently, it’s been unusually wet with the monsoon rains which flood our front yard, so the children haven’t been able to be with the chickens very much. We tried putting down some sand, and that helps some. 

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Caitlin Earns a Kindle

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 :-)

Latin and Legos

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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October 2009 Prayer Letter

October 2009 Prayer Letter

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Dear Friends & Family,Praise be to God for the addition of a new little one to our family.  Caitlin Mei Dahlfred was born on Sept 21, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.  7.9 pounds, 20 inches long, pulsing with life & energy, and sporting a full head of hair (see pictures here).  Thank you to all of you who have sent your congratulations on the birth of our daughter.  God has been very gracious to us.

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Penguin Wedding

Inspired by a wedding we went to the other day, our kids decided to put on their own wedding for their stuffed toy penguins

 

 

 

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Our Kids Love Dressing Up

Our Kids Love Dressing Up

With Joshua at 6 years old, and Caitlin at 3 years old, the creative juices are running high.  Both of them love to imagine they are flying, jumping, shooting, or whatever and costumes are great for that.  Recently a missionary friend sent along some costumes for the kids in luggage that was coming this direction and the kids had a blast.  Here's a pic:

 

  

Raising Chickens for Homeschool

Another missionary family was raising chickens and we thought we would also do that as part of our homeschooling experience. They were going to give us a hen and a Thai pastor was going to give us a couple of chicks. We were happily surprised when we received the hen AND a mother hen with her five 3-day old chickens. We had been building a hen house and preparing the place for months, so the children were ecstatic to finally get the chickens. The chicks have since grown quite big and are shedding their fuzzy feathers. They are starting to spar with each other. Caitlin really enjoys mothering the chickens. She wants to catch and hold the chicks whenever she has an opportunity. The kids also enjoy looking for eggs (we’ve got 4 so far!).

 

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Caitlin's Third Birthday Party

Here are some photos from Caitlin's third birthday party.  We had some other missionary families over to join in.  Lots of little girls for Caitlin to play with, and it was good to get the kids together (not to mention for the moms and dads to hang out)

 

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A Christmas Thank You Message

We are really thankful for all the people who love our kids and think of them on birthdays and Christmas.  Here's a short video of Joshua and Caitlin thanking their Uncle James for the gifts he sent for Christmas this year.  We're not sure if they were more impressed with the gifts or the packaging!

 

 

 

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Joshua & Caitlin's First Snowfall

This past December in New Hampshire, Joshua and Caitlin got the chance to experience snow for the first time. It was a big event in our house, as you'll see from the following video.

 

 

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Joshua & Caitlin in Rocking Chairs

Joshua & Caitlin in Rocking Chairs

God has been very gracious in providing all sorts of things for us as we arrived in the U.S. a couple weeks ago, including a couple little rocking chairs.  Here are a few pictures.  Scroll to the bottom of the post to see a video.

 

 

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Caitlin's First Birthday Party

Here are some photos from Caitlin's first birthday party.  We got a princess cake from a local Dairy Queen, and with some help from big brother and Daddy, blew out the candle.  Afterwards, we opened a box of gifts from Grandpa.

 

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Caitlin Starts to Walk

Caitlin has recently started walking.  Not perfectly, and not for long but it is definitely walking.  Joshua didn't walk until after a year old so at only 10.5 months, we are pretty impressed with her accomplishment.  Here is a short video of her efforts so far:

 

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Caitlin Crawls

Caitlin has finally learned to crawl and there is no stopping her now.  She can get anywhere she wants to go and get into just about anything.  Here's the video:

 

 

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