* In our yard

We noticed this in the tree above our driveway a few weeks ago.  Yikes!

Honey anyone?!  You'll have to climb pretty high
and deal with a lot of bees to get it!

And for all you spider lovers out there!


We have also seen this beauty several times.  A little nicer than bees and spiders!

A friend helped me identify it as a Scarlet Mormon butterfly.


* Young People's Outing (2)

After lunch various games went on in the yard and house.

Chess on the front porch


This dodgeball had a little different twist than we are used to.  They had two people throwing the ball and the rest had to run back and forth between the two, away from the person throwing the ball, all the while trying not to get hit.  What fun!


The spectators

Some played Uno for a while....

and whatever else could be found to do!

After a while, a large group took a walk to the "second floor."  The "second floor" is a hill in the subdivision that you can climb and get a nice overview of the city.

The walk

The climb - just a short one!

Some fun at the top.

The group with the city in the background.

The youngest attendee sleeping through all the action.

Time for a group photo before everyone leaves

First Reformed of Bulacan rented a jeepney to make the 2 hour trip to our place and back.  The jeepney parked outside our gate and the driver waited out the day.  

Time to say good-bye and to pile in the jeepney for the ride home

All set to go.  Ingat! (Take care!)

* Young People's Outing (1)

We had an enjoyable day this past Monday.  We, with the First Reformed Church in Bulacan, planned an outing for their youth and invited the other youth as well.  All who were able, came to the Kleyns for a day of games, food and fellowship.  We had about 48 people here.

Getting warmed up with a few games of schoolbus (The idea is to line up in order of the days of the week. The day that is called out has to go the the front seat and the rest have to get in order following.  Last ones to their seat are off the bus!)

The young people and men headed off to the basketball court in the subdivision for more games.  Most of the ladies stayed behind at the house.  We visited and looked at family pictures, old and new. 

Devotions before lunch included singing some English and Tagalog Psalter numbers, and a short meditation about Daniel, as a young man, taking a faithful stand against the king's decree by continuing to pray to God three times a day.

We had tacos (with rice, veggies, and salsa), chips, and then canned fruit and bars for dessert.

 Lining up for lunch

The time after lunch presented it's own fun, but that will have to wait for installment number two!