Wow, yesterday was a big day. While I was gone working at a consignment sale, Joshua LOST his FIRST tooth! I don't know how well you can see it, since his new tooth is already coming in, but he lost the lower middle (left to you) tooth. He is super excited. However, since I was gone, Neil didn't know where the special "Tooth Exchange" pouch was. So, tonight Joshua should get that special visit to exchange his tooth! He's very excited! Thanks to Grammy for thinking ahead so many years ago to send us the very important tooth bag! :)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Yesterday was Joshua's official, if abbreviated, first day of school. We're excited, but starting off slowly, just trying to get into a new routine. We did some reading, memory work, and phonics. Micah isn't so sure about "going" to school, but he still got a backpack full of fun school stuff to use!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Joshua and I made these hand puppets the other day. The initial idea came from an older issue of Family Fun. The frog is straight out of that article. The stingray and the shark, though, were completely Joshua's idea. He made the shark and we collaborated on the stingray. The funny thing about the stingray is that it was initially supposed to be a black lab with droopy ears. When it wasn't quite working out like I had hoped, Joshua had the idea to tape the mouth shut, put gills and a mouth on the bottom side and put the stinger/tail on. :) Isn't he creative?? He then spent the rest of the afternoon putting on puppet shows for us!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Don't worry, I'm not going shark diving anytime soon, though Joshua talks almost daily of going shark diving when he turns 16. Yikes. And, I'm not trying to infringe on any one's book rights. These are two pictures that Joshua took with our small digital camera. He's been on a shark quest all summer, choosing books from the library each week and wanting to read every word of every book! I love the first picture because it looks like you are right there in front of the Great White! Of over 70 pics he's taken in the past couple of days, we narrowed them to about 50 and then these are the two he chose to post. Joshua likes the second picture because you can see the shark's teeth! Happy Swimming!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Once again, the week got away from me. To recap, the boys and I had a wonderful time at VBS. We all learned so much and met lots of new people. Here is Joshua in the Missions class. Each day, he and his class rotated through classes, worship rally, snack, craft, and missions. I'll talk more about the Missions room later, which is where I was helping out.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
We are two days into VBS at our church. It has been a wonderful experience. The boys are really enjoying their classes and activities. They are learning about unseen heros in the bible. Their memory verse is:
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
We're looking forward to the rest of the week! :)
Joshua and I cut into the first cantaloupe of the season from our garden today. I'm happy to report that it does taste good! We have another one that is much bigger but not quite ripe enough to eat, and three more currently growing in the garden. I hope that they will all be as tasty as this one!