|Good morning Valentine hug from Andrew|
|Abigail was pretty skeptical of the lovebugs|
|Girls are different!|
|She warmed up eventually|
|I love cheesecake!|
|Robot Turtles Return!|
|Prefect Valentine's activity|
|Inside our 6-passenger scooter-in-a-box vehicle|
|Aaron History: Defenestration Illustration|
AKA 2 guys get thrown in a poop pile and start a war
AKA 7 and 8 year-old boys favorite history lesson ever
|Aaron reading a chess book to Abigail|
|Alexander guy with sword drawing|
(one of many, many this week)
|Andrew earned a slap bracelet from piano lessons|
|Andrew made everyone Valentines.|
This is the one he made for Abigail.
She clearly enjoyed (trying to eat) it.
|Abigail loves books|
|So we had a canola field hiking (mis)adventure this week.|
Here we are starting out with the accountants friends.
|Lots of tents for honey making.|
|The accountants thought going on this walk thing would be good publicity|
for the business, because there were lots of people there.
|The canola fields are pretty.|
|And we did get lots of photo ops.|
|Lots and lots!|
It started to get old (especially for the kids) when we could walk more than a few feet
without getting our picture taken.
|Outdoor sports association flag|
|Never seen so many selfie sticks before in my life.|
Also even with the sticks, I'm still TOO TALL!
I had to keep half-squatting to get in the frame with the lovely ladies
|Boys had more fun playing around after the walk.|
|That's more like it.|
We are so thankful that we didn't get any more stings and that baby didn't get any.
|Another adventure we had this week was hunting for chairs for the business|
in used furniture stores.
|This made me remember needing so much help to buy furniture when we first moved to this side of the world.|
Even when things seem to be progressing slowly, we have come a long way from those early days.
|This shop was also these people's home.|
Makes us grateful for ours.
|We paid extra for delivery. Cool tractor truck delivery.|
Alexander and Andrew helped bring the chairs inside.
|Here is what we call Fabric Alley.|
AKA the only place you can buy new fabric in town.
As long as you are not in a hurry and don't need a big selection it is great.
|New grocery store still getting new things.|
|Quaker Oats spotting in town!|
Actually, the Australian oats we usually get are just fine.
It did make me remember when the first town we lived in got Snickers
and this town got sponges for the first time and we were so excited.
|Glad this is not my job|
|Only vending machine we've ever seen here.|
|Well it took him a few tries to persevere to the end, but he finished the Fellowship of the Ring!|
Also, Andrew's theory for why the book now needs tape:
"Well, this book is really old, we got it when I was like 4 1/2."
We hope you all had a lovely week!