Sunday, November 25, 2007

Noah and Aunt Stephanie

Beauty and the Beast, aka Katy and Uncle T-bone

VJ Cleaning Up His Act - Scrub a Dub Dub, VJ's in the Tub

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend

We have so much to thank the Lord for! We have had an awesome holiday weekend with family and new friends!

Thursday we drove to Nana's and Mr. Robert's house for the usual Thanksgiving feast. We also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Robert's daughter, son-in-law, and their two boys for the first time. Katy and Noah really had a fun time with their boys showing each other karate moves, turning out the basement lights to "hunt" for Cleo with flashlights, and just playing! We had a little extra time with Nana by spending the night and returning home the next day.

While we were gone, my brother and his wife arrived at our house. Friday night Katy and Noah spent the night with Mimi and Papa, while the rest of us picked up dinner, caught up, and watched The Ultimate Gift. It was one of the best movies we have seen in a long time...Please watch it if you can.

This afternoon Mimi and Papa brought K & N back. They have had a fun time with T-Bone and Stephanie this evening. They will be leaving for Africa in January to work on the African Mercy. We are trying to spend as much time as possible with them. They'll be gone for at least a year.

We are so blessed by our family!

Thanksgiving Psalm

Psalm 100
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name, for the Lord is good.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The "key" to a bath!

So, I am running Noah's bath water tonight and he says, "Do you know what the key is?" I say, "What key?" He says, "The key to a bath!" I say, "What is the key to a bath?" Noah: "The colder the water, the shorter the bath. The hotter the water, the longer the bath!" Ha, ha! How true! Sometimes he has such a way with words!

We are so proud of Noah! He passed his karate test for the orange striped belt last Monday! He has really been practicing hard.

Katy enjoyed her 9th birthday on Saturday! It's hard to believe she's 9! She is such a blessing to our family! She is so thoughtful, helpful, caring, and tender-hearted! Nana, Mimi & Papa, and 4 girlfriends were all able to come help her celebrate with cake and ice cream, games, and gifts! The Annie Oakley figurine we ordered to put on the cake wouldn't stand up, so I was forced to ram her legs down into the cake. Oh, well, she did have boots on!

VJ is finally over his cold and feeling frisky! Raf was off work today and able to see a little of how my day's are. VJ was into everything: climbing up on chairs and getting whatever is on the end table, standing in the kids rocker and rocking so hard that it bangs against the wall, opening the dishwasher and pulling dirty utensils out, walking around the kitchen table with one hand feeling for anything he can reach, trying to nibble on the computer cord, and playing with the screen in front of the fireplace. Yea, he's getting around real good these days. I think tomorrow may be our last physical therapy session. :-)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Katy dressed up as Annie Oakley for her 9th birthday party. Happy Birthday, Katy!

Noah just passed the test for Orange Stripe Belt in karate this past week!