Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camp Foster here they come...

The kids are off at 8 am tomorrow to head to Camp Foster. Gran and Pop Pop take any potty trained grandchild that's available for one week each summer. They have loads of fun swimming in the pool, doing crafts and just being grandchildren with limited rules. The kids are super excited this year because there is an overnight camping trip planned. Grandparents rock!

Matt and I are looking forward to a week of getting together with friends, painting the kids rooms and just enjoying a week of not worrying about where the kids are or who's gonna keep them.

I'm sure there will be lots to share after they get back. If not before.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

VBS favorites

I'm going to let the kids share their favorite VBS moment so far this week. Here goes...

Ethan: I like craft, music, recreaton and snack.

Snack: The cookies

Music: Singing

Craft: The Flower, The Cup Holder And Sand Dollers

Recreaton: Playing in The Sand

Serah: i like the song from last night. wiki wiki
i like playing in the sand.

I'll try to get pictures soon.

Hope your week is loads of fun too. Shelly

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday night ballgame

I took Ethan and Serah to the ballgame tonight... what a blast. I don't know if it was just luck or because Matt wasn't with us but the Express hit 3 homers and ended up winning the game... this is the first time we stayed for a game they won. We had popcorn and cracker jacks, drinks and a Chick-Fil-A chicken tender (it was Chick-Fil-A night and they were passing out a free one at the gate). Ethan made lots of new "friends" and Serah sat near me with her hands over her ears. Since Friday night is fireworks night, at the top of the 9th I took the kids out to the van so Serah didn't have to hear the fireworks and Ethan and I sat on the top of the van to enjoy them... and enjoy them we did... it ended up being a sweet time for just the two of us. We talked about fireworks and how much we enjoy them and... how do they work? (" I don't know Ethan, lets learn about them later at home"), can there be more than 2 colors? (" I don't know Ethan, watch and see if there are any with more than 2 colors"), and how long can they do them? ("I don't know Ethan, why don't you just sit back and watch and find out")... I think your starting to catch on... the boy loves to talk... we got home close to 11 and I think the kids will sleep good tonight... mommy too!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Just a normal day in our house

So the other day I cut Ethan's hair... just to have fun with him I gave him a Mohawk first. Needless to say he wasn't too into it... but I did get a few pictures to post.
Not to leave Serah out of this post... here is the best Serahism yet... I'm sitting at the computer working on VBS stuff and I hear behind me... "Serah you are a genius"... yup you guessed it, Serah was the speaker. Gotta love that girl.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Backyard splash day

The kids had a great time playing in the sprinklers

yesterday, the yard even got some water.

I baptize you...

Before the plunge

What a special moment between Matt and Ethan

He was moving but this is the only after picture I have

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Today was awesome, from the peaceful time we spent this morning getting ready for church to the crazy and chaotic time we spent with family and friends this afternoon celebrating Ethan's obedience in following Christ in baptism. What a blessing it was to hear Matt express his love and joy in taking such a special part of Ethan's life. As I sit here I can only repeat Matt's desire to direct Ethan in his learning to hear Gods voice even better than he hears ours. I heard Big Dad tell Allen how easy his job was going to be when all these kids who are being discipled at home make it up to the youth group. I pray that we are able to teach our kids to be Christian leaders in their church and the world around them. Lord give us the words and actions that will direct them down the path you desire them to take. Help us keep the straight and narrow path before them so they can fulfill your good and perfect will for them.