Saturday, February 23, 2008
David has been playing Upwards Basketball for 8 weeks now. And he loves it. Today was their last game. And it was like all of sudden David had turned into this super-star. He was all over the court playing the best defense ever. He stole the ball from the other team, and passed the ball to his team mate who scored a point. Since this is Upwards and everyone encourages each other, other people were cheering for David. I do declare this was the best game. All the kids have really grown as players, and David has made some great new friends. We will miss not playing on Saturday. It will be fun to see how much David develops in this sport.
"There is a bug, a bug." Abigail squealing rather high pitched
"Caleb, Come here. There's a bug." Julia says very matter of fact
Caleb quickly makes his way to the kitchen. Leans in real close to the bug, and says, "I will a need a shoe, I will return it when I am finished."
Since he is on his knees, he looks back and forth to each girl, who has the bug surrounded. Julia holds her foot up. Caleb , now looking like the footman from Cinderella, gingerly lifts her shoe off of her foot. He leans down, smashes the bug, and returns the shoe to her foot. Abigail claps and grabs a paper towel. Caleb scoops up the bug stuff and puts it in the garbage. Now for those of you who don't have girls, you don't realize that Caleb has just given my daughters a gift. One day, in the far away future, they will be looking for a husband. And maybe, they will find a man who will come and rescue them from all the scary things in life. So today, Caleb was more than his usual bug-man, he was a PROTECTOR!
Friday, February 22, 2008
I did this so David could play
Indiana Jones "The greatest adventurer in the world, MOM".
You will notice the fedora in the pictures. This was the hat my Dad gave to my Grandfather. After my Grandfather passed away Dad gave the hat to David. David has taken really good care of this hat. And I think it will be really cool that in 10 years he will have had a million adventures in this hat. I thank God for such a wonderful Father, he is very intentional in his gifts and teachings.
I am so thrilled to have an almost 8 year old whose imagination is still wide open. He encourages everyone to play along with him. So much so that Julia was the bad girl in the backyard Tuesday, and was using little sticks
to "bomb" Indiana Jones.
Then she needed a break and came in and used the restroom. Where she decided to be like the guy on the commercial and see if she could flush her sticks. Fortunately, the sticks could be broken and flushed right down.
Dreaming of tomorrow!
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Caleb is not ready to post his on the Lego website until they are finished, and then he will name them.
Monday, February 18, 2008
and a chain to adorn your neck." Proverbs 1:10-11
"Bind them upon your heart forever;
fasten them around your neck." Proverbs 6:21
I pray that Chris and I will be able to share wisdom with our children that will lead them upon the path that God has for them. And to do that, we too must remember these verses.