We swim often, everywhere, and I am signing the kids up for swimming lessons today (to start Monday). Wendy took one-on-one lessons last summer but did not learn to swim because she was afraid. Now, she's enjoyed pools like a water baby since she was a baby---I took her to Firstenburg and other pools all the time. She loves the water but is now terrified of the deep end! We'll see if group lessons help as she watches other children, perhaps some of them younger and smaller, have the faith!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We entertained a bunch of middle and high school kids, and their teachers, from our church, at our hizz-ouse last night! We made fajitas, and it was a BLAST! Linc-man hung out with the boys, and Wendy, with the girls! Linc was MESMERIZED with a remote-controlled car, and some of these tall girls spent time INSIDE of Wendy's tiny play house! They must've been enjoying private girl-talk in there!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As Hattie Ruth was born on the 4th of July, Baby, we had to, HAD to ;), top her present with red, white and blue! She had lost her purse and wallet, so the kids and I had fun shopping for a new purse and wallet for her--and we love Model Magic, too, so we through that in as well.
Hattie chose Build-A-Bear and Rainforest Cafe for her actual birthday. Of course Wendy was all about that!!! Mimi kept the boyzzzz....
Bonding with Henry.
Cool story now. Ready? Okay. Below is the original art piece I did in high school, which I took to state competition, and more importantly, reflected my spiritual growth as the Lord wooed me to Himself. James, whose kind spirit never ceases to suprise me, had it framed for me for my birthday a few years ago. Unfortunately, our moving company (moving us from Washington state back to Texas), butchered our move and lost it. I was so sad! I felt violated only because it's personal, it's my art, you know, and it was the one thing he asked them to crate and to care for, as "it's special to my wife." More of the story---scroll down...
Monday, July 02, 2012
Before he became sick again, we visited Wendy's teacher from last year, along with two of her girlfriends from class! It was a fantastic time. Her school is so excellent and I am so glad that she will get to enjoy next year with the same classmates and continue with her Christian education.
Below, a comparison of a page from Wendy's coloring book, and a pic of her with her girly cousins!
James built the frame for the photo backdrop, below, and I covered it with the fabric I found and butterflies I made. The theme was Butterfly, and the scripture was "He who is in Christ is a new creation!"