Friday, June 29, 2007
Some of my dear friends had a brunch to see me off this morning. They came bearing gifts of snacks, coloring books, and wet wipes. I'd just like to say how great it is to have such wonderful people in my life. You guys know who you are, so "thanks, from the bottom of my heart". It is a wonderful feeling to have friends who when they tell you they will be praying for you, you know you can count on it.
Well, it's almost 1:00am, the last of laundry and dishes are washing, so I will try to get some sleep. I'll be back soon.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Collin turned six on Saturday. We had a small family party for him. For those of you who knew Harold when he was a kid, he now has a little replica. He never meets a stranger, and he sings all the time. He usually makes up his own songs, which are very interesting to listen to, especially if he is in the bathroom. Collin had a lot of hearing problems the first few years of his life, this greatly affected his speech. We are proud to announce that after three years of therapy he is ready to start school next year. Go Collin!
Harold took the boys swimming on Friday and took some cool pictures. Since I can't figure out how to put them here I will post them at the bottom. Ethan actually asked me if I would please put these pictures on my blog. I hope he doesn't go on an ego trip.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I want to take advantage of the opportunity to say thanks to the "Dads" in my life. I don't think I really appreciated the blessing of having strong Christian men in my life until I had sons. We live in society where good male leadership is becoming extinct. I am so thankful that I have three wonderful men to be examples to my boys.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
We are so proud of his accomplishments this year. He started last year and we ended up pulling him out because he just wasn't ready. I am now a firm believer in Dobson's recommendation in "Bringing Up Boys" to always hold them back a year. He has been like a different child. We have watched his self-confidence grow leaps and bounds this year.
He got the award for being one of the most imaginative in his class. I think you would agree if you heard some of his descriptions. Awhile back I was putting maple syrup on his waffles, he looked at the syrup and said "Mom, this syrup sure is dark, it's as dark as the day Jesus died on the cross". He never ceases to amaze us with the stories he can tell. I've heard enough knock, knock jokes to last me for years.
They interviewed the kids and put together a book of some of their responses. I'll share a few of them with you if you promise not to laugh too hard.
My favorite subject in school is: Eating lunch
My favorite thing we did in school this year is : Lunch
I love my Mom because: She lets me watch videos. She is 60 yrs old.
I love my Dad because: He takes me places. He is 18 yrs old.
He also said that he likes to watch John Wayne. I have no idea where that came from since he has never seen a John Wayne video. My Dad must be rubbing off on him.
Here's a little update on the product reviews. The day I posted that I got an email from a friend. She said "I have chill bumps on my arms. Just last night I told my husband that we need to see if they have a DVD player for this summer. We decided that if you didn't we would like to get one for you. I even put a sticky note on the fridge, then I got up this morning and read your blog. I'm so glad that God still cares for kids on long trips and for their parents sanity." We are so thankful for good friends who believe in what we are doing.
As for the haircuts, I waited until after graduation so that poor Ethan would look normal. I found a coupon for the Conair haircutting system. It was half the price of the one I originally looked at. I actually just cut the boys hair before they went to bed. They didn't look half bad if I say so myself. Harold even let me cut his. I think he'll wait until I have a little more practice before he lets me near his head again. Oh well, we saved about $30
Everyone have a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow.