Days go by

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m developing the bad habit of doing once-a-month posts.  I will have to remedy that.

But for now here are some of the highlights from the month of April-

Baseball season started!  Justin is coaching both of the boys and it’s been a great experience for all of them.   G is playing for the first time this year.  I had to stifle a laugh when Justin announced at the beginning of their first game, “All right boys, we have too many players so someone is going to have to sit on the bench this inning.  Any volunteers?”  Over half the boys hands shot up and waved frantically to which Justin responded, “You guys!  Sitting on the bench is a bad thing!”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe winter wheat on the back of the property was chopped and left to dry in the sun.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMiss E lost a tooth!  When she was 2 she fell and damaged her front teeth.  One just got chipped but the other tooth turned grey.  At her last dentist appointment our dentist decided it was time to pull it out.  She was very brave and the Tooth Fairy rewarded her handsomely.

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The boys had their annual Speech Meet at school.  They get all dressed up and preform poems for all their families.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey work hard memorizing their poems and learning good public speaking skills.  Of course we all get a kick out of seeing each child stand up and preform.  Their little personalities have a way of shinning through!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMr. G is always a little nervous

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This guy right here is getting pretty handy in the kitchen!  He wanted to make lemon cookies for his Grandpa and Grammy and he did it all with very little help from me.

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The first day of Spring break we headed to the library and maxed out all of our library cards.  Smartest thing I’ve ever done!  Those books kept them quietly occupied many afternoons during their vacation.  We also have a habit of stopping at Sonic afterward for tater tots and half price slushies.  Really, life doesn’t get much better than that!

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I also ordered 3 Ed Emberley drawing books which helped keep away the “boredom blues”.  They’ve gotten so good at following the step-by-step instructions and they’ve made the most darling pictures lately.

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We spent Easter weekend at the beach.  It was lovely…

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My thought for the month:  I wish we Christians would spend less time being outraged, offended and argumentative, and more time being His hands and feet.  Defending our faith to the faithless is a waste of time, and it tricks us into thinking we are doing His work.  He doesn’t need my outrage.  He needs my obedience.

 

4 thoughts on “Days go by

  1. Jenny K.

    Wise words. So true. obedience and surrendering our pride.

    We are having strawberries too. Our plants are producing a basket every day or two, a whole month early!
    Love the baseball story and the bright red uniforms, sweet girls, smart, thoughtful boys, good books. You are doing splendidly at setting them up for life.

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  2. Shannon

    Your last thoughts…. so good. so true. so needed. I need to forget about me myself and I and focus on OTHERS.

    Lovely photos of such cute kids! Time at the beach right now sounds marvelous! :)

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  3. Clarita

    I am so happy you’re back! And I look forward to more lovely postings!
    The thoughts at the end are very good… I think you are an invaluable person to have in the world. You are constantly thinking of others, and can give to them because of the deep security within you. I love that about you!
    I love all your pictures of your children… This age is suddenly starting to grow up so fast, I nearly panic sometimes! I just want to keep them little!!

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