Friday, November 23, 2012

Pottery Finale

Lee finished his pottery class and had the CUTEST things to bring home. He was so, so proud of his collection. Mrs. Janice really worked hard and helped the kids make quality items, and they learned to paint and glaze this time, too. I am amazed at how far he has come since the Spring class. I suggested that he select some of his work to give as Christmas gifts, but he wouldn't hear of it. So we have pottery pieces all over the house! He was already looking forward to moving up to the next level in the Spring, but our sweet teacher/friend/neighbor, Mrs. Janice was just diagnosed with breast cancer, so she will have the much bigger job of getting healthy in the Spring. I would love it if you would join our family in praying for her complete and speedy recovery. We love her so!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

 Our church has partnered with Samaritan's Purse to provide "Christmas Boxes" to children all over the world.
 I decided a few years ago that our family would provide 6 boxes in honor
of our 6 nieces and nephews.
 The kids and I shop together and select items that are age appropriate for each kid, which this year ranged in ages from 4 to 17! We have a ton of fun shopping together for the boxes, and it is a great way for our kids to see a small way how to give back to others less fortunate and share the love of Jesus with them.
 Since we have no idea where in the world our boxes will land, we decided to send drawings and colored pages in our boxes, instead of the letters we've written in the past. We pray that our boxes make it to the destination of greatest need and that they will provide the same joy to the child as we had packing it.
Since we paid for our shipping online, we registered our boxes and received a confirmation a few weeks later that our boxes were sent to Madagascar. The boys thought that was SO cool. I told them it would be easy to remember that when they prayed for the kids who received our boxes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey Pokey

Wade's new favorite song at Story Hour is "Turkey Pokey." He especially loves getting to be the one to lead it with Mrs. Pam. My favorite part is when you "put your tail feathers in, you put your tail feathers out, you put your tail feathers in and you shake them all about!" Cutest.thing.ever.
The Mayflower in one hand and a dino book in the other is a typical day for Wade.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Space Derby

My brother did not participate in Cub Scouts, so every event is foreign to me. The Space Derby was certainly a new experience for me. The boys made a rocket that was attached to a clothes line looking apparatus and launched down the line in a race with other rockets. It is a very exciting event when you're 7!
If you look very closely, you will see Lee's blue rocket that just came in first in this heat.
A certain 2 year old was a very good spectator.
Lee came in 1st again!
It's over, and Wade celebrated with a sucker.
BFF Paul celebrated with a trophy for 2nd Place! Woo-Hoo! What a fun day!