Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Playing in the churchyard

The church villa has an awesome backyard and we try to make it out there to play together every so often. Sometimes it’s awkward because we can see people watching us from their windows, whispering to each other.


Playing in backyards isn’t exactly normal here since there aren’t many backyards around. I always wonder what they’re whispering…

Today Andrew and I played some volleyball together while Rachel ran around screaming that the ball was hers (and it is, but it was our turn). We also kicked it back and forth between all three of us. We blew bubbles, we spun around, we turned somersaults, Rachel did a whole lot of jumping, we found a snail, and we took a whole bunch of pictures.

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We also learned that when we hit the ball into the plumeria tree it gets stuck rather tightly. The leaves are so big and thick that they just sucked the ball right in and held on for dear life. We had to use a broom to hit it out of the tree.

This was our first time bringing a big ball to play with and it was a lot of fun. If only we could find a volleyball net to rig up somehow…then the neighbours would really have something to watch!

Not that either of us are actually any good at volleyball…


  1. At least Andrew didn't try knocking the ball out of the tree with his shoe! :) I remember when he did that up at South Fork and it got stuck in the tree... were you there for that? It was pretty good.

  2. backyard play is good for you - they're just jealous.