Sunday, January 27, 2008

Roller Skating!

Katy had her guitar recital/rollerskating party last Monday night. Katy played The First Noel beautifully, and Raf video taped it, but he thinks it's to long to post... Anyways, this was to be the Christmas recital(obviously) but a little late due to scheduling problems. I think it was an awesome idea to have it at a skating rink! Katy and Noah had a blast skating while I chased VJ around on the sidelines. The photo of VJ in the stroller was only so I could feed him some pizza. The rest of the time he was running around. You might be able to tell where he bumped his head last week, and on the day of the skate he bumped his lip at home. He didn't get any bumps at the skating rink but he does have pizza and chocolate chip cookie crumbs on his face!
All the kids slept well that night! And, don't tell VJ, but next year he won't be going to the recital/skate. I'm leaving him with a sitter so I can skate.

Katy and Mr. Dan (Guitar Teacher)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Recent Cute One Liners from Katy and Noah

Here are some recent precious sayings from our dear Katy and Noah:

"Time flies when you're in your own imagination!" - Katy

"What is sin? Sin is a lack of confederacy to or transgression of the law of God." - Katy
(This is one of the questions in the Westminster Catechism, which is a summary of what the Bible teaches. The correct answer to the above question is, "Sin is a lack of conformity to or transgression of the law of God.")

"I am brown for the promised land." - Noah
(This is his understanding of a song entitled, "I am bound for the promised land.")

"I understand what he's saying but I can't get the hang of it." - Noah
(Noah here is talking about one of our church pastor's sermons!)

Aren't kids precious?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Christmas and New Year

Here are the kids with a few of their gifties. Katy is wearing the "Laura Ingalls" style nightgown and nightcap with a matching outfit for her doll. Noah is wearing his new "Daniel Boone/Davey Crockett" outfit and I believe that is his new cap gun he is holding in his hand. VJ is riding his new pony that Nana bought him. Nana is behind him and Chris is sitting in the green chair. VJ really loves this pony. He pets it, pats it, loves on it, and rides it all through out the day.
We had a very busy holiday season. Early in December Nana visited and took us all to see The Nutcracker Ballet. Christmas day she spent with us and also took us to see the Galaxy of Lights at the Botanical Garden that night. Mimi and Papa joined us for Christmas and Tyrone and Stephanie came for Christmas and stayed with us until today. They are headed to join the African Mercy for an outreach in Liberia, West Africa. We had a wonderful time with Tyrone and Stephanie! We drank lots of coffee, ate lots of good food(cooked by Tyrone), played lots of games, watched lots of movies, and talked and laughed into the wee hours of the morning. They also watched the kids so Raf and I could go on a date. We ate at Macoroni Grill with a gift card we had received, watched a movie(National Treasure 2), and went to Barnes and Noble to browse. When we got home, the kids were all sleeping soundly in their beds. Ahhh...sweet.
Our main thoughts, at Christmas, though, are towards Christ! We are so thankful that He was obedient in God's plan, to be born of a virgin, live a sinless life, and die on the cross to pay for our sins. He rose again and provided peace between us and God. We celebrated Advent throughout December and on Christmas the kids decorated a "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake that Mimi made. We are thankful for the greatest gift that we have in our relationship with Jesus Christ!