Ethan told me to watch him one day as he came racing down the driveway, slammed on his brakes and skid across the driveway... and then it all became very clear - the bald spots on his tires, the skid marks in the driveway, his tires needing to be filled quite often, etc.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday - was our only down day and we were just basically lazy.
Tuesday - Jason had hernia surgery so our day was spent picking him up from the hospital, going to get some pain meds, being quiet so he could rest, etc.
Wednesday - We had a field trip to the Aquarium to attend the "Ocean's Alive" class with some of our friends. There were crafts, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses through the "reef", and looking at all of the underwater animals and all of their habitats.
Ethan watching the sea lion feedings.
Jude watching the fish in the outdoor aquarium.
The boys had a chance to hold a live hermit crab in their hands in the outdoor "hands-on" aquarium.
Tropical fish are so colorful and unique...the boys were mesmerized by them.
Jude's favorite part was watching the "shawks". He had at least 20 questions that he asked the aquarium guide
The outdoor obstacle course......where Ansley was glad to finally get out of that stroller and use her legs a bit.
Thursday - Our next field trip was another aquatic experience (surprise, surprise). We went with the homeschool group to Sea Life park where we got to see the dolphin show (we got totally wet even though we were in the no-splash zone), the sea lion show, the stingray exhibit, and the touch-pool where the boys were able to touch a sea cucumber and a baby sea turtle. I forgot to take my camera to capture the memories but I must say that there is nothing like seeing your children light up over a new experience.
Friday - we had a friend over for lunch while the kids played and that night had some new friends over for dessert.
Saturday - Jude learned to ride a two-wheeler bike...WITH pedals and enjoyed feeding a wandering duck our green St. Patrick's Day bread. We live near a canal but rarely get a visit from these interesting creatures...they're a cross between a turkey, duck and peacock. Not sure what breed they are but as you can see are very friendly...especially when you have bread.That night we had a babysitter for the kids and went to a friends house for dinner to celebrate a birthday.
Sunday - Jason preached a great sermon on Revelations (our pastor is out of town and Jason is filling in) and had our small group over tonight. Sweet fellowship, challenging discussions, encouraging words, joy in the gospel...what a great way to end our spring break and refresh us for the coming week.
Monday, March 15, 2010
- Theme: Trains
The party started off with a ride on a historic train on the south side of the island. The dads and boys enjoyed the ride and met the moms and babies back at the house for dinner and cake.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This is the pre-party to the main party which will take place on Sunday afternoon. More to come...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ethan was singing Jesus Loves the Little Children to Ansley and this is what I overheard:
"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red, GREEN, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight..."
I think he is following in his daddy's footsteps because I see a future sci-fi fan forming in our house.
Jude has developed a love for puzzles lately and he has outgrown the wooden puzzles where you can easily predict the shape that is needed for the space. So I think he is quite surprised by himself when he can put together a cardboard puzzle where you have to match up the picture to figure out what piece goes next. So earlier this week he went through all of our "harder" puzzles and came to me with much excitement proclaiming "Mommy, I did these puzzles all by myself!!!" To which I replied "Wow, Jude! You're such a good puzzle maker." (not the smartest sounding comment but I was a bit distracted by cooking dinner and that was all I could think of at the moment). To which Jude replied "Yeah, I want to be a puzzle maker when I grow up!" Do colleges have a B.A. degree in Puzzlemaking?
And not to leave Ansley out...this week she has learned that if she says very loudly with her mouth open very wide "Ta-taaaaaaa" (translation "ta-da") with her arms way out to the side, she can get everyone within hearing distance to look at her, smile and laugh. Not sure who taught her that one.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
- To keep ourselves occupied this week...being somewhat home bound so we didn't spread our germs...we made some playdough. I love fresh playdough and the fact that it keeps my kiddo's happy and busy.
- I did a bit of sewing to make a bear, bib, burpie set for Jason's school auction. It was fun to do and hopefully it will raise a little bit of money for them....if no one bids on it, I don't want to know. :o)-We rediscovered the water table...Ansley's first experience. This girl loves water (you can't tell that by her very serious expression) which is why we have learned to keep the bathroom doors shut. One time splashing her little hands in the toilet water was one time too many.
-The full moon was back and we hung out at the beach until the sun set so we could see the beautiful moonscape again. I love the beauty of God's creation! Because of Ethan's Astronomy study this year I am more in awe of the amazing detail of our universe created by God...I don't get how others can believe that it was all an accident and that it all fell into place with such great detail by chance.
- Lately we have had some winter/windy/rainy weather. You know a high of 78 degrees and a low tonight of 69 degrees. That calls for socks during the day and an extra blanket at night. I'm such a wimp.
Okay that's enough. I could keep going on about nothing but laundry is calling...taking the week off doesn't mean the laundry stopped piling up.