Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sampung Mga Daliri


The Birmingham's at Home and Flame Tree Festival '08


Another Day at Suicide Cliffs

The Suicide Cliffs are probably my most favorite place on Saipan. The unfortunate name and history are contrasted by what a beautiful place it is. It's cool, windy, and quite. The kids have great place to play in the field. Eventhough we live on a island, going here for the afternoon makes it seem like a little vacation. I took Friday off from work and school was out for Clark, so we brought a pizza and played kickball and baseball with the kids
The weather has been spectacular the last few months, although we could use some rain. After we got back from the cliffs we all had an afternoon nap.
Saipan has it problems to be sure, but days like today are the reason we stay out here. All in all another perfect day on Saipan

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Update: When picking up the tables from the fiesta in Kagman shown in some of these pictures, Jeffrey Nakatsukasa Maratita, an employee of the Saipan Mayor's office, was electrocuted when his boom truck hit a primary electrical line carrying over 7K volts. The fiesta we attended was on Sunday and he was killed on Tuesday.

More Pictures and Video!

Clark's 6th Birthday

Clark turned six on March 17th, which is St. Patricks Day. Don't get me wrong, I love my children, but his Birth Date is what I call "God's Cruel Joke". Nothing against the Irish, I am part Irish, but the weekend we will celebrate his birthday will always be on the first week of the NCAA Basketball tourney, the greatest sports spectacle on the planet. This year the tourney started a week late so I was able to have my cake and eat it too (pun intended).
The funny thing is that Clark likes basketball on TV also. He likes to watch the score change. He always asks me who to root for. He really gets into it, living and dying with each bucket while I just watch. Of course, I have to get up at 2am on Friday morning to catch the early games live. I usually end up taping the following days.
Anyway, he had a great birthday and got a tennis racket and a automatic baseball pitching machine. More video on that later.
I am also attaching some pictures of a fiesta we attended at he local church and pictures at the soccer party the same day. Also there is video while he was lining up for his part in the Spring production at Grace Christian Academy.