In January 2015, Karl took Joshua up Khao Lom Muak (เขาล้อมหมวก), a peak of about 900 feet in Prachuab province during a family vacation. Joshua did surprisingly well on the hike and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Here is some footage of Joshua telling about the hike while siting on the peak, as well as some clips from the hike down. It is a bit hard to hear Joshua sometimes, so turn your computer / phone volume all the way up.
My son had been waiting for a particular gift for quite some time and I I decided to have a bit of fun with him by wrapping it in about 7 layers of paper. It was rather fun to watch his reactions. Don't worry. He did get to the actual present eventually.
Every six months, our mission organization holds a "Homeschool Week" for those families who are homeschooling to come together for some group activities and learning. This past October, the theme for homeschool week and all the children had to present something that they had invented, or talk about an invention. Our kids decided to put their thinking caps on and invent some things. Mommy videoed the results, and Daddy edited it together into the video you see below. The volume on some parts of the video is low, but you'll get the idea. Enjoy.
John celebrated his first birthday recently. He was not aware that it was his birthday so he just did what he normally does: enjoy some sticky rice. In the following brief video "interview," John demonstrates how to eat one of his favorite foods.
Their mother teaches them reading, writing, and arithmetic. I teach them how to use aluminum foil to freeze their Lego figures in carbonite. That's an important life skill too, right?
Joshua says, "I like my Lego scene. In the scene, there is a a bookie holding a sparkle gun. He is shooting sparkles into the pool. There is also a bookie shooting water at the droid. A bookie and a droid are waving flags at their champions. Even the super battle droid is waving his arms up and down. I like to have Daddy post my Lego scenes. Enjoy!"