Wednesday, June 21, 2006

S is for Sun

Junior's school lessons this week center around the letter S, and the topic is "The Sun." Today he was supposed to draw a picture of the sun. He didn't exactly follow directions, but if you see the picture in the encyclopedia that the kids have, it really is similar.
Junior's artwork

Picture like the one in the encyclopedia

Friday, June 9, 2006

Latest drawings

Here are a couple of the kids' latest drawings. I got Peanut a new drawing book from a garage sale last weekend, she loves books like that. This was her most colorful out of a few she drew Saturday.

Here is one that Junior brought to me today. I am glad that he is actually drawing, and this is a big improvement over his last one. That may not be saying much, the last time he really drew anything was probably 3 or 4 months ago. He is more of a writer, I think. He only wants to practice making letters.

He looks kind of wild, huh? He was just in that kind of mood today. He started real "school" this week, since Peanut is busy with camp. He is doing very well. I am very proud of him, he really likes it. I read to him and he pretends to not be listening, but he can repeat everything back to me. He is making a "Creation Book" this week, and we'll try to put some of it on here when he is done. It is more of a "crafty" project that I thought he would not do, but he is doing very well. It involves coloring and cutting out with scissors, two activities that he would rather not do, but he acts like he is having fun. Who knew?

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Sports Camp

Peanut is going to VBS this week. Our church has been doing a sports camp with Uncharted Waters for the past five years. It is a pretty neat thing. Covenant (our church) is the kind of their summer training camp. It is a group of mostly college athletes who spend their summer traveling to different churches putting on sports-oriented programs that are similar to VBS. They work with kids on their sports skills and also incorporate character building, Bible teaching, and evangelism into the program. Peanut is really enjoying it. She picked cheerleading as her sport this year. She likes all the coaches that work with them. All of them that I have seen, seem to be really good with kids. One little girl at church on Sunday pointed to one of the coaches and told me that she met her that morning, and said, "I can't believe I already made a friend and camp hasn't even started yet!"

When they first started doing this I was a little disappointed, but it is not really that different than a normal VBS nowadays. They end up spending 3 hours there, instead of 2 hours, and that extra hour is mostly sports. They still have music and Bible stories, a Scripture to memorize, and even some homework. I can see why they are doing it. VBS around this area is getting to be just a fun thing for kids that already go to church. The idea of a sports camp really appeals to a lot of kids that would normally not come to a regular VBS. And they do bring them in. I think there are three churches in this area (counting ours) that are having sports camp this week.

I will try to get a few pictures this week. Junior is just hanging out with me, he will be old enough to go next year. He got to meet a couple of friends at the park today while Sissy was busy with camp. I'm not sure what we'll do tomorrow.

Friday, June 2, 2006


Yesterday was our big ultrasound. We have a little face picture, but it is not the best quality, so I won't put it here. It looks a little like a spook, and I'm not having a ghost-baby. We went to a specialist, he was very nice, and he assured us that this is a very healthy baby, right on target for everything, and weighing 8 oz. which is the perfect weight for 18 weeks. Praise God! He is so good to us! I'm glad that it is not already too big, but don't worry, it'll get there.

So you might be wondering if we were able to find out if we are going to have a girl baby or a boy baby. Alright, I'll tell you....




Woohoo! A new brother!!!! And Peanut is very happy. She decided at the last minute that she didn't really care, after hoping for a girl for so long. I told her that makes her the one and only Princess, so that's a good thing.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

We had a party for Junior on Saturday. He had a great time. Here is a picture of his cake. He had a "Cash Cab" cake in honor of his favorite show

Afterwards, Dad and the two grandpas worked on the backyard playhouse. It looks great.