Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This post is a little late, but I wouldn't want to leave it out just cause of that.
Last week we were visited by my dad and nephew. He is 6 (not my dad, my nephew) and he and the boys had such a great time together!!
First, the boys enjoyed wrestling, dancing, driving cars etc etc. We got to go to the pool, to the candy store (Ty's fav by far), to the movies, and to numerous parks.
Having my dad around was wonderful. Maybe I should give some background info on my dad. He is the oldest of 11 kids and grew up on a farm; so he knows how to work. When I was growing up, he was always really kind when it came to chores. Maybe a little too kind. I would always ask my dad to "show" me how to do the chore, faking the inability to recall how to do it. In the end he would end up doing the chore for me.
Fast forward to now, it was great to have my dad asking me what he can do while I am feeding the baby, or bathing the kids, or brushing their teeth, or whatever. I got him to make his famous broccoli soup, fold laundry, do dishes, camp in the backyard with the boys.... the list goes on. He also read to his grandsons every night and we enjoyed piggy-backing kites in the park. Greater than that, however, was just watching my dad's example. You know how normally when someone is asked to pray they mumble a bit and either get nervous or pretend like they got the short end of the stick? Instead, my dad says, "Thank you," and then goes on with the prayer. I had never noticed that before and thought it was great.
There is also a story regarding this "fish." I came home from an appointment with the baby, and Jack was BAWLING his eyes out. He was so mad/sad that Grandpa Brucey had killed the dinosaur in order to make the fish. What's funny is Jack had come up with the idea to use the dino in the first place.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last week for FHE Josh taught about Adam and Eve. He told about how they were in the garden and then were kicked out etc etc. (The fall). Then we talked about how Jesus is here to help us etc etc. (Saves us).
Jack gave us a great summary of what was going on. He told us that Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden. Then they were tricked by a man in dark clothes who got them to leave. When they left they tripped into the desert because of all the little rocks everywhere in the dessert. Because of Jesus, we don't have to trip because he moves away all the little rocks.
I thought that was pretty great for a 4-yr. old!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Yesterday I got caught doing the most foolish thing. I went to a friend's baby shower, and one of the first things someone said when I got there was, "Sachie, you are sure enjoying playing dress up with your girl, aren't you?"
Yes, yes I am. I admit that I love to pick out her outfit Saturday night for church. That way I am not rushed. I admit to taking pictures of her shoes cause they look SO cute with her jeans. I confess that even though I hated dolls when I was a girl, that I love dressing up the little doll I have now. (Sidenote: I once threw a doll at my Grandma at the family Christmas party cause I was so disappointed that I got a doll instead of a real toy.) I am guilty of taking pride in the way she looks and at how cute she is. I am so biased it isn't even funny or normal. Pretty in pink (don't I hate pink?) is the new way of life.
I love my little girl. Maybe I am trying to make up for the lost years when I should have been playing with dolls instead of Lego.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This was the first time that we went out and did something Canada-Dayish. We went to Diefenbaker Park and enjoyed the city's festivities.
It was Jack's first time on bumper boats and in an army tank. Can you see his look of excitement??
It was the kids first time being exposed to beer. The first thing one of them said when we got there was, "Mom!! Look at that enormous pop can!!!!" It was a huge balloon of a Molson Canadian.