Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Racing Tracks

Ok, you know how when little kids are playing with something they feel obligated to dump the whole box out? Well that's what Jack did with all our cars and tracks the other day. Because of that some of the tracks ended up on the bean bags near by...that lead to this. I have to tell you that not one of these tracks are actually connected.

Look who's Nine!!!!

Mak and Todd shared a birthday party the night before Thanksgiving. It was a Lego night if I have ever seen one, both of them LOVE Lego's! A few days later Todd even came over and got to help Mak finish one of his big kits.
Mak was truly Thankful for everything he got, but we all were a little nervous to see how he would respond to his new Indian's Sweatshirt. You see Mak is not the sports fanatic that T.J. is and a few years ago Uncle Wesley bought him an Indian's sweatshirt to which Mak angrilky replied "Uncle Wesley, I don't like Baseball". Last week made his parents proud by being genuinely thankful for his sweatshirt, and stating he has learned to like baseball.
He was very excited about everything!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Service at Church

This year as part of our Church's annual Thanksgiving service the children recited some verses. If you have the time to listen you will be impressed. Philippians 4:4-9 - the beginning is: "Rejoice in the Lord, always." Appropriate for Thanksgiving since without Thankful hearts there is no rejoicing.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Can you tell she had brothers?

Here's a short clip showing two things. First, it might be time to start buying Kayte some girly toys. Second, how well she is walking. She is walking most of the time now, except when she is playing with cars.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

TJ Mak and Chatham's piano recital

TJ was the "star"of the show, because he was asked to play the offeratory also.

Mak actually had a touch of the nerves...not like him. At home he is flawless.

Chatham played a duet with his teacher...I'm not sure what it was supposed to sound like.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Grandpas and Wood

On our new property we have quite a few trees, so David felt justified in getting a chain saw and an axe. We have one large tree that had fallen before we purchased the land, and David has been trying to convince the boys that it would be fun to try and chop up. They are now hooked!

And of course you've gotta love the protective eye gear.
As I was watching him teach the boys how to chop I had many memories come back to me. I never actually went wood cutting but I have tons of memories of my Grandfather convincing my dad to go. Dad lovingly went, but it was Grandpa who loved it. I shared this story with David and then asked where he learned how to split wood. He said "My grandpa". Now there is something special we can share with the kids!

Ice it really time for that already????

For a school activity the boys went ice skating...something they LOVE to do. Thankfully it was an indoor rink. They even had an upper lounge where Jack, Kayte and I got to go and watch.

For me it was one of my least favorite days of the year, when we have to pull out all the winter gear and hope it all fits. I think it took us an hour just to find gloves, coats and all that other stuff for everyone. Even though last year I was SO organized and bought each person in the family a plastic bin to keep their things in. How is it that only one glove gets put away?

My fun kids

My fun kids
In their favorite tree