Sunday, December 25, 2011

December at a Glance

With Jonathon's work being primarily outside, he has been blessed with average weather this December.  Hoping that the weather doesn't get too extreme before spring arrives.  And yes, we are looking forward to spring already.  But in the meantime, we have to occupy ourselves with fun to help it go by faster.  : )

Our good friends, the Brothers, planned an amazing date night for a handful of couples at our church.  The theme for the night was Sushi, so the party area was decked out in japanese decor and filled with learning of how to use chopsticks and how to make a sushi roll.  The food was amazing along with the fellowship of friends.

We also had the honor of dinner with some old friends, Aaron and Sadie, and new friends, their 4 children.  I used to babysit for her when she was a girl and used to attend church with her family.  What a pleasure to meet her 4 children and see how our children played together.  The fellowship was sweet with much discussion of the Scriptures and even some singing before they left.  I think our children were very happy to meet and make more friends!

The happenings as of this weekend are the boys have hand foot and mouth disease.  Not sure where it came from, but they've got it.  We are doing our best at helping them through it and looking forward to it running its course and leaving.  Tonight papa and the girls left to return a Redbox, so the boys and I stayed home and read books.  Well, Josiah read books.  He sure is a good reader!  Then when Benaiah saw that I had the camera out, he wanted to "cheese" for me.  Poor boys, with their nasty looking faces.  Will be glad when it's out of the house!

 And as if having a horrible rash around his face wasn't enough, Benaiah tripped and cracked his head on our bed today.  Puffed it out and looked pretty nasty.  We are something around her as you can clearly see. 

A great way to end our evening tonight, with music and song.  He is our everything, the beautiful One, the one we adore, worthy of all of our praise!  Today at supper when we prayed, Benaiah, during the prayer was telling Jonathon to pray for his ouchy.  Jonathon did, but apparently it wasn't enough, so Benaiah closed his eyes super tight and said his own prayer for his ouchy, with a hearty "amen" at the end.  The prayers of our children are such a blessing to us and hopefully to our Lord! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Science Central Field Trip

We took a fun filled day with Christi's parents to Science Central.  It's always wonderful when you can count fun outtings for school!  They learned a lot and had such a good time doing it too.  We were there for a jam packed couple hours, and we all experienced some new things.  

We started out with a competition between Grandpa Dan and Alegra with the magnet race.  Can you tell who won?  Grandma was pretty excited her side won.  : ) 

 This was our first demonstration we went to about weather.  There weren't very many children there, so our's got to participate and help the scientist out....even Benaiah. 

 Benaiah loved this area of course! With water and boats, what little boy wouldn't like it?  The adults got into it too, playing with the children's toys.  : )

 This was one of everybodies favorite spots, the tidal pool.  What amazing creatures God has created for us to enjoy and learn about!

 We damed up the water so the boats would actually float down the river for Benaiah.  He was so excited when we let the dam loose. 

 It's so fun seeing the children experience new things for the first time.  Even the simplest of things can be fun!

 The shadow room proved to be one of the highlights too.  The things we do!

 Good thing we had somebody tall with us!  And somebody short to hand us blocks! 

 Yay!  We did it!

 The weather channel had some pretty cute meteorologists that day!  : )

 The last demonstration we went to was amazing!  He was working with different elements and the last one was putting hydrogen in a balloon and blowing it up.  What an explosion that made!  Incredible!

And we ended with doing some of the eye puzzle exhibits and crawling through the sewer.  The above picture is in the room called the confusion room.  The children loved it, but for us older ones, it made me feel like the world was spinning.  Crazy!  

We had such a good day!  Then we topped off our day with a supper stop at Logans Roadhouse.  Yummo!  Good memories were made and everybody was so glad Grandpa Dan was there since we don't get to see him very much.  Was a specia treat for sure!