Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Monday, October 27, 2014

First Fitting

Ben is being fitted for his first magical robes. I've been busy sewing him the Hogwarts robe for his Harry Potter Halloween costume. He has read the entire series of seven huge books once and is two books short of finishing it all again. Even our driver commented the other day, "Ben is reading Harry Potter every day. Always a book in his hand but always it is Harry Potter." Yep. You got it, he's addicted.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Equality Momsters

I admit that I have a problem with equality. I think if you work for something you should get an equal part. If we have M&Ms to eat at the house, everyone gets the same amount counted out so there is no reason to fight, etc. I saw this yesterday at the kitchen table and think I may have created little Angies. Here are my Equality Momsters dividing the rest of the Orange juice with exacting precision. They poured from the jug into the cups then from cup to cup until everyone was satisfied that the quantifies were perfectly even.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Belgium Waffles

I'm making some waffles to sell at a Bazzar to raise money for the workers in the compound. I planned a dry run test night yesterday for dinner. 



Then there were some hiccups and we had to have leftovers. I finished cooking them about 9:30 last night and we are having them for breakfast this morning but in all my mess yesterday I was told that this recipe is a dessert waffle not so much a breakfast or dinner waffle. 

We told the kids they were special waffles and didn't need syrup or sweets on top because it was baked into them. Jacob pondered only a few seconds before declaring, "That's okay. I want it to be a super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super sweet waffle so I'll still put syrup and nuttella on it."


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Undecided

I am undecided about the reason for the grocery store to have tons of brand new beach toys out on display today for purchase. Is it because the weather had finally cooled down enough to be pleasant to go hang out at the beach or is it because everything is slow here and the shipment was incredibly late? We may never know but ut made me smile as I loaded 4 big, bright shovels and four buckets into my cart with Ashlyn.

Monday, October 20, 2014

We Are Under 30 degrees Centigrade!

This morning for the first time since we arrived at the first of August I saw a temperature display under 30 C (86 F). It was 29 C first thing in the morning on the drive to school and during the fifteen minute drive it went up to 30 but I'm still pleasantly optimistic about the coming months. Last night Madison asked when she can wear all the cute winter clothes we bought her. I wanted to say soon but didn't dare. This girl was built for Anchorage, Alaska.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

No Screaming?

ISG Jubail is the first school in the history of the world that the children don't scream like banchees when the end of recess whistle is blown. I wonder why. It was a bit strange to me. And very, very nice!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halawa Food Experiment of the Day

I've seen this on occasion around but never in force like here. Halawa seems to come in all varieties so of course I decided halawa with chocolate was a good way to test it out.


Not having a clue what it was puts one at a disadvantage for sure. (I once served mango sticky rice as a dinner rice dish to guests in Singapore. Later I learned it only shows up on menus at a restaurant in the dessert section. Oops. My kids should have been saying, "THANK YOU MOM!") the halawa packages show it spread on bread and also cut into slices and served like a cake with tea. The whole thing was under $5 USD and about the size of a hockey puck in cake form. Mine was the size of a 8 oz cream cheese block. 

I expected to spread it on bread so took a knife and a loaf of bread to the table. Nope. It is a big chunk and way too dry to spread. The taste is very nutty and consistency of those orange fluffy marshmallow like peanut candy.