Updates from the children, in their own words, as transcribed by their parents:
I lost a tooth. The tooth fairy came and gave me 100 francs. She came at church time. I buyed my own soya stick! I'm going to lose another tooth.
I am having fun in our little tree house. Our friends come here and we play together in the tree house. They bring special things, like one swing and two tires. My favorite friends are the two Percys. That's all.
My favorite friends are all of the girls.
I was climbing the tree yesterday.
Helena again, later:
I climbed a papaya tree and got a papaya for James whose tummy hurt.
(parental note: it's that tall skinny tree in our courtyard. she's a good climber!)