Monday, October 5, 2009


I have to brag on my boy, Joshua! He is extremely creative. He is always cracking us up with the random things that he comes up with, both in his play and in his school work. It's not as if we are making fun of him, not at all. It's almost as if we are in a constant state of amazement!
On the day that this picture was taken, the boys were playing with modeling clay. Joshua had some marbles and pieces of another toy that he decided to add to his clay creation. Their work looked like modern art masterpieces. You can't see Joshua's creation very well in this picture, but it was quite impressive.
Joshua thrives on learning new things. Last week, he was exhausted and slept two afternoons in a row. This weekend, he was begging to do "work book", which is what he sometimes calls school, because he hadn't been able to do it in two days. He is finally starting to "get" phonics and goes around all day long telling me what words start with. This is a big step. Not so long ago, I could ask him what letter a word started with and he wouldn't even get close with his guessing. Now, he knows! I don't know how long it will be until he is reading. But, at least I know that we are headed in the right direction.
Some mornings, while Neil is getting ready for work, Joshua changes into what he calls his "work" clothes. Then, all day he talks about going to 'kid work'. One of these days, Neil will take him to work with him for a bit. :) As of right now, he is playing in a nice button up shirt and spiffy pants that he put on this morning
I had a mom moment this morning while helping Joshua get his button up shirt on. :) All of a sudden, I was overwhelmed with the love that I have for my boys. I also experienced that gut wrenching feeling that life is fleeting and that my boys are growing up so fast! Oh, Lord, please give us the wisdom and love to raise our boys to know YOU! There is nothing more important!


Anonymous said...

I know that feeling. Thanks for reminding me of it. Teaching your kids makes life busy, but seeing the concepts click and watching them explore their natural desire ti learn is so incredibly rewarding!

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to be anonymous-- Love, Andrea