I looked out my window while Harold was mowing, and this was the view. It was so cute I just had to take a picture and share.
Carla turned 40, thought she was getting old and feeble, underestimated the amount of force behind her "hot air" and blew wax all over her cake.
Here are my babies. I love this picture because it shows the contrast in their looks. I may have to put on sign on them when we go out in public that says "Yes, they have the same Mother and Father".
If anyone has an extra boat lying around, we'll be happy to take it off your hands. Poor Dylan may never get to sleep in his bed for fear of being dumped out by the extra passengers every night.
The other morning I heard a horrible clunking coming down the hallway. This is what came around the corner. Okay, so I added the scrunchy, but he did the "kissy lips" on his own.
This is my neighbors car. My boys have fallen in love with it and keep asking if we can get one like it. I'm considering it. It has to get better gas mileage than a truck and I would have peace and quiet in the front for a change.
BAPTISM VS. FORGIVENESS
BAPTISM VS. FORGIVENESS
A couple of days ago the boys were swimming when I looked up to see Ethan repeatedly dunking Landon under water. Landon did not seem the least distraught, and Collin was observing the whole proceeding very somberly. I rushed over saying "What in the world are you doing?". "I'm baptizing him" was the reply. I admonished him very severely saying "You shouldn't be baptizing anyone, and you definitely don't need to do it more than once. You're going to drown him". "But Mom" says the little preacher, "He threw a rock at me and I just wanted to forgive him". Oh my, the explanations to follow. Yes, baptism does signify that your sins are forgiven, but you don't get to baptize everyone who wrongs you to express your forgiveness, especially not if you plan on baptizing them 70 x 7. I guess it's good that we have a pool since it looks like we'll be having lots of Baptism Services. Every one's welcome, come on over. Just make sure you have healthy lungs.
Yesterday I had the privilege of going with Collin on his first field trip of the year. We went to the Environmental Center. If you ever attended HS Christian Academy, you've probably been there. It was a very fun day learning about Manatees and other sea creatures. I won't subject you to every picture, but here are a few of my favorites.
With his best buddy, Scott.
Things got very intense. As you can see, they kept us on the edge of our seats.
Tamara's toes looked so tasty that she almost lost them. Thank goodness for fences!
All the talk about Endangered Species reminded me of an incident that happened a couple of years ago. We were in line at a fast food restaurant when two "older" ladies in front of us started complimenting us on Ethan's hair. One of them said, "I read in the paper that red heads are becoming extinct". A little voice said "Mom,what does extinct mean?". Still trying to be polite and listen to the ladies I, without thinking, said, "It means that their all going away, and soon there won't be anymore". I quickly realized what I had said and looked down to see a very stricken little boy trying to figure out why he was an Endangered Species. Oh the messes I get myself into.
Harold is still very busy doing hurricane relief. There is now another storm forming over Haiti so continue to keep everyone involved in your prayers.
Thanks for reading this strange post, the next will be normal. Maybe!