One of my favorite activities to do with the kids is go to the park. We found a really great one here in Macon. It has plenty of slides, ramps, stairs for Joshua to play on and its kindof in a "valley" of sorts, so I don't have to follow him around the whole time. On this particular day, Fred was able to come with us. We packed a pb&j lunch and played before and after. It was great. Anna Bell is mostly content to sit and watch her brother, but she also likes to swing next to him. Joshua likes this too: he says "I want Anna Bell to swing with me!"
Friday, November 16, 2007
As Anna Bell becomes more and more mobile, I'm realizing what a challenging stage of parenting we're entering into: sibling rivalry/conflict has begun. This is a whole new territory that we have so many questions about. Please pass along any wisdom that you more experienced parents have gained...we'd greatly appreciate it:) Other than Joshua adjusting to sharing and loving his little sister, this is a pretty fun stage. Anna is learning so much and becoming much more independent. She's able to eat pretty much anything now and seems to like just about everything. We shared a pomegranate at lunch today! (Joshua wasn't interested) Joshua is talking up a storm these days. His latest really cute phrase is "mmmm....that's good mac n' cheese, mom." ha ha!!! I am quite the gourmet cook! We're all really excited for Thanksgiving. My parents, Becca, Ashley, Pa Pa and Mi Mi are all coming! It'll be great to have everyone at our house.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
As ya'll can see, we decided to go with the lion...better stay on the safe side and save the elephant for Anna Bell:) She was some sort of bug for the festival...it's pretty silly-she was called a boy all evening. I suppose that's better in some way than people thinking that our son looks like a girl:)
Our dear friends Josh and Tasha Via came and led worship for an all-night event that we had with the middle schoolers a couple of weekends ago. We had such a blast! As far as the event goes, we ended up having to put kids on the waiting list because we had more sign up than we could take. Praise God...what an incredible "problem" to have! Josh and Tasha were such a blessing as they led our group in worship- it's so great to be able to be a part of worship through music when it's led by people who have an authentic and passionate desire to honor God with their whole lives! We had a wonderful time hanging out with them and their two precious children; Areyna (2 1/2 years) and Zeke (15 months). Thanks, guys...we love you!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
A couple of weekends ago we went to a place called the "Rock Ranch." It is a big farm that's owned by Truett Kathy (founder of Chick-fil-A) that he opens up several times during the year for families to come and visit. It was a great place for our family to hang out: there were tons of things for Joshua to do. He got to ride a pony, steer his first powerwheel, (which was a super-cool John Deer by the way) jump on those inflatable things, watch a pig race, get his face painted, and a bunch of other great stuff. One really fantastic attraction (Fred's personal favorite) was that several times throughout the day they shoot pumkins out of a cannon into a pond. Oh yeah...it was pretty stinkin amazing!!! Anyways, we had a great family day. It was a perfect fall activity. The season of fall really is so exciting: anticipating cool weather, fires, sweatshirts, beautiful leaves, pumkins, ... good job, God.