It's been a week for fun little things. I like weeks like that! Come with me and take a peek...
Princesses in school - check! We've had a lot of cloudy, rainy school days which kept us from being able to enjoy the great outdoors. So, sometimes being able to dress a little differently is just what we need to add a little diversion.
We started learning about the rain forest in science this week. We are making a display of sorts to show off some of the things we learn during this section. We'll have a backdrop of trees, make some plants out of construction paper, and make a few animals out of clay. Not exactly proportionate, I can tell you that now! But, our goal is more to reinforce what we're learning than to make a perfect display. These are just a few sneak peeks - stay tuned for the finished product, which will probably come sometime next week.
Meanwhile, there's Steven. He's such a hoot! Here are some of his antics for the week...
- Skipping through the house saying, "It looks like I'm skateboarding!" (I had no idea he even knew what skateboarding was! Apparently some of the boys at church skateboard. And, he adores those big boys at church!)
- Informing us all that he's a "Pooka Person!" During our morning devotional the other day, we were talking about different races and people groups, including our own. After a bit of discussion, Steven said, "I'm not a white person - I'm a Pooka person!" (Pooka is Steven's nickname, by the way.)
Meanwhile, there are the helmets. Steven has been wearing his big sisters' helmets for a while. I always assumed that it was because he'd seen them wear them when they rode their bikes, so he wanted to do the same thing. We weren't too sure about our little boy wearing pink and purple princess helmets, but he didn't seem to care. So, we figured we'd let him do it until we found him one of his own.
Then the other day he walked in and asked me to put a helmet and his knee pads on. He said, "I need my helmet so I can go throw my football!" So, now I know!
Meanwhile, while we were in Wal-Mart today we came across a Hot Wheels helmet set on close-out for $5! Yep, that's just what we needed. Steven, of course, thought it was wonderful and couldn't wait to get home and get it out of the package and onto his head (and elbows and knees). Ain't he cute?
Doug's parents came up today and we headed up the road to a quaint little community called The Village. It is a collection of shops and restaurants run by a group of people who live, work, and go to church all together in their little community. It was quite the fun experience.
We started with a delicious lunch at the barbeque restaurant and then went and browsed the shops. It was a nice outing and an enjoyable visit with Grandma and PopPop.
Looking into the upcoming week, we do have a couple of prayer requests...
Doug leaves in the wee hours of Monday morning (2:00ish, actually) to head to Kansas City for a couple of days. He will be joining a few others from our association to explore missions opportunities with the Kansas-Nebraska State Convention. He'll be returning midday on Wednesday. Please pray for the team's safety as they travel and for a very productive trip. Pray for the rest of us, too, as we're not at all used to Daddy being gone!
Meanwhile, Angie goes for her frenectomy, filling, and dental impression on Wednesday morning. Pray that it all goes well. We will find out on Wednesday when we'll have to go back in to get her appliance. Thanks for praying!
Well, the expected thunderstorm has rolled in, so it's time to shut down the computer. Hope you all had a great week! Have a blessed Sunday as you begin your new week!