Friday, July 31, 2009

We Want To Be Like Dad...

Day at the Beach

The boys love to splash and play in the water.
Here, Micah is putting rocks in a boat and pretending that they are Jesus's disciples that are in the boat during a storm.
When I asked Isaiah what he liked about the beach, he said, "The Rocks."

Josiah seemed to enjoy throwing the balls into the water the most.

Soaking In The Rays

The boys have been enjoying our warm weather as they get to play in the pool and splash their mommy and daddy with water. We are having fun in the sun!

Our Blooming Artist

After a trip to the zoo and taking a good look at this friendly porcupine.....
Isaiah drew this interpretation of his encounter.

His commentary was that it was a porcupine and the drawing off to the right is his food.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nice Neighbors

We have a neighbor that is queen of toys...when we first met her the boys admired all of the porceline animals that decorated her flowerbed...particularly the many frogs. Gradually we found the boys interest in frogs begin to grow as she would surprise them with some sort of frog character. She has given us a total of 12 stuffed frogs, frog costumes, frog hats, frog pajamas, frog buckets....little to say we began to endearingly call her the "frog lady".
Over the years she has collected many toys for various reasons. She thought, "What a shame to have them all stored away when there are all these kids who would love to play with them." Gradually toys began to appear on her patio for the children in the neighborhood to play with.

Water toys, a pool, buckets, plastic bugs, animal figurines, dinosaurs, cars, trucks, food for pretending to cook, barns, and ofcourse....more frogs!

The boys have spent many mornings and afternoons playing on her patio. We have been so blessed by her kindness, giving spirit, and enthusiam.

Thank you Sandra!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Caring Quote

The other day, I was sitting on the couch reading a book with Isaiah and he accidentally hit my head with his. Those little two year old heads can be very hard and I think it hurt me more than it did him. He knew that I was affected by the collision and very lovingly told me, "Someday I will grow bigger and take you to the doctor mommy." Oh how I felt so loved and I am certain that I will be thankful to have a son or three that will take me to the doctor when I no longer can take myself.