Sunday, October 19, 2008

Faces

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Neo Park & Pineapple Park

We entered Neo Park and were welcomed by many, many smelly birds...
Don't I look happy?
This is us feeding the monkeys Bananas. It was so cool, this was the best part of the park. We brought the bananas and they came right up to us and ate them.
This monkey took the banana right out of Jonah's hand. It was so cute, the monkey moved Jonah's hand closer to him, then took the banana from his palm.
We ended the day at the Pineapple Park. Where we took a golf cart tour that told us all about Pineapples plants. Then we snacked on lots of Pineapple flavored treats.

Park time play

Three little monkeys playing in a Tree...
One so serious...
One up high...
And one sweet as pie..
Look at that handsome guy.

Mimi is in Okinawa


These three monkeys met Grandma Mimi at the Airport. Caleb picked out these flowers for his Mimi's room. It was so sweet.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Stitches....Again!!

It's official, Ethan has taken a major lead!!! We joke around here about our kids being in a competition to see how many stitches they can get. Ethan and Caleb had been close, but with the four new stitches Ethan got last Wednesday it puts him way out in front.
Ethan was playing at church and a wooden platform fell on him when he tried climbing up it. It landed right on his finger tip popping the nail up and bursting out the side of his finger. He barely cried!
At the ER, where they now recognize us, Ethan actually slept while the doctor stitched him up. Please pray for a quick recovery and please pray for Farah and me, we need it; keeping up with these three monkeys!

Ethan is 3!!!

Well, I know it's been a long time since we last posted. Ethan's birthday was August 25th and we had cake at the house. He got a new Radio Flyer tricycle, if you couldn't tell from the pictures, he liked it! It's hard to believe that our littlest is all ready three. We love him and all of our wonderful boys soooo much! We thank God daily for his wonderful and awesome gifts.
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Forrest Adventure Park

Last month Farah and I were invited to help chaperone a youth outing to the Forrest Adventure Park. The park is filled with zip lines and all sorts of skyward obstacles. Farah and I were in charge of watching two boys; Kanata and Noah. We had a tough time keeping up with them but had a blast. Farah had the camera all day and we didn't get any pics of her; sorry! We'll just have to go again some day and get some pics of Farah flying through the air. The view from the zip lines was breathtaking.

This is a picture of one of the boys we were in charge of; Kanata. He's enjoying his time zipping across a valley that's over 100 feet below. No sweat!!!


This is Noah, the other boy Farah and I were in charge of. Both Noah and Kanata had a blast along with the over 40 others of us.


Me coming in for a nice smooth landing. There was only one time I can remember falling during the day. Farah on the other hand may have landed it once....come to think of it....no, she never did land one. Her bum was a bit sore aftering soaring through the air and hitting the landings a bit hard!

This is me at the obstacle course. Not pictured was the scariest part of the obstacle course. It was a platform that you had to free fall from before the zip line caught you. Farah chickened out so I had to do it with the boys. It hurt....alot....really, really, bad!


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Green Day

Farah got this crazy idea to have a family "Green Day". No, Farah didn't all of a sudden turn into an environmentalist, rather, we wore and ate as much green as we could. For breakfast she made scrambled eggs and dyed them green. We had a lot of fun spraypainting the boys' hair green and pulling out all of our green clothes. We capped the evening off with a trip to Basking Robbins where the kids had to choose a green ice cream flavor. We thought they'd be limited to mint n' chip, put their flavor of the month just so happened to be sour apple. Jonah and Ethan were adventerous and tried the sour apple (they enjoyed it) while Caleb stuck with mint n' chip. Farah and I split a mint n' chip shake. The ladies working at Basking Robbins noticed we were all in green and thought it was sooo cute.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Matt French's Fini Flight!

This is a great brother of ours who we will deeply miss; Matt French. Matt is a F-15 pilot for the 67th Fighter Squadron, the Fighting Cocks. Matt and his family have been in fellowship with us for the last three years and will be moving back to the states this week. Matt was my right hand man on Sunday mornings with the Ushering crew. Although he's one of the best F-15 pilots around, you'd never here that come from him. He serves with humility and desires to honor the Lord. He faithfully served in a lot of the behind-the-scene dirty jobs and I desire for the Lord to bring him back soon to Okinawa. With the limited number of Air Force bases that fly F-15's, there's a good chance he might be back some day.
Matt invited us out to the flight line to be a part of what they call a "fini" flight. A "fini" flight is the last flight a pilot does before he PCS's (moves). The tradition is to meet him at the hangar and hose him down with water as well as spray him down with some champagne. This is the boys with Matt pulling in right behind them. They're trying their best to bottle up their excitment, ha ha ha. Actually it was really loud and Jonah didn't like the noise level.
Here's the whole family with Matt. Matt is holding the empty bottle he was sprayed down with. Normally the pilots family comes down to the flight line, but Matt's wife and three kids are all ready in the states, so Matt asked if we could attend instead. We were honored.
Here's Matt, Jonah, and myself. We will miss Matt and look forward to hearing of the goodness of the Lord in his life. Please pray for his whole family as they transition to life in the states.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jonah last summer

This is for Grandma. Here is Jonah last summer being silly at our old church building. He is growing so fast. He really loves to be a cornball but don't tell him I said that, he only likes to be called by his real name. Jonah Nathan Phipps. No nick names please:)

Happy Birthday song for Caleb

This is for our family, it is so goofy. But this is us singing to Caleb on his birthday.

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Happy Birthday Caleb

He was really happy, can you tell?
Here is the cake the boys and I made.
Caleb with his spiderman gift and money.
He had an awesome day and was blessed. We can not believe he is 7. He has grown so much since we arrived in Okinawa. We pray he will continue to grow and know how much he is loved by the Lord and his family.

New super hero in the family

We have a new super hero in the Phipps family. The newest addition to the Power Rangers, red ranger Ethan.
He looked so cute!
See it's me, "Ethan!"

Mothers Day Chapel


Caleb's first grade class did a special Mother's day Chapel. All the kids painted a picture of their mothers and read a poem they wrote their Moms. Caleb is reading his poem. He is standing next to his Teacher Miss. Benson. Here is Calebs:

Mom you are kind
Obeys God
Mommy you are funny
Makes me fell special
You are loving to me

They all did a great job and I was blessed. (Yes, it does appear I have a unibrow but Caleb told me he messed up on my eyebrows. They were not suppost to look like. I still love it, because I know how hard he worked on it.)

ZOO trip



We had a wonderful time at the Okinawa Zoo with our friends the Morales' .


Here are my three Monkeys holding little chicks.This is Ellie, Jay, Caleb, Jonah and Ethan in front of this elephent cut out. Then next to a full size elephant. We had a wonderful day.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Super heroes Spiderman and Batman save the day again





One of Jonah's birthday gifts was a Spiderman costume. Today Jonah was Spiderman and Caleb was Batman and they fought the bad guys (me Catwoman and Ethan Zor, we made that up). We had fun running around. Thought you would enjoy this photo's.