Saturday, 28 April 2012


Remy playing with her jewellery.

My family came to visit at the beginning of April. It was so much fun having all of them here. Remy had so much fun with her grandparents and her aunts.

Hiking the Quill

Party at the Erickson's

At Crook's Castle

She has figured out that the camera take pictures of her, so she now gives the cheesiest grins and then she likes to look at the pictures. 

April 27, 2012 - 16 Months 

Tippy Toes

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Quill

We hiked the Quill (the volcano on Statia) for the first time yesterday. It was awesome! 

Partway up... a few different trails. We went to the crater rim first.

One of the trails. Not too far up yet

Here we are at the panorama viewpoint on one of the highest points on the crater rim. This is most of Statia with Saba in the distance. Pretty breathtaking :)

We put a zoom lens on Devonie's (Kayleigh's sister) camera and got a good shot of our house and the school classroom building. The picture is labelled :)

While we were at the top, we phoned Kenzie (who had to stay home because she cut her foot). She took a picture of the top of the Quill from our house. You can see us standing there! (labelled)

And zoomed in...

Some of us climbed down into the crater (it's more of a rainforest inside than anywhere else on the island)... There are some huge trees, vines, hermit crabs, lots of birds, butterflies, etc. It was amazing too :) The next 4 pictures are all during the climb down into the crater.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Guavas and Jamaican Plums from trees in our yard

Joel's been growing some clippings of basil and oregano to plant in a big pot on our patio