Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Life is Learning

It is those spontaneous moments that means so much. This morning, I was moving my scrapbooks downstairs to our new bookshelf. (I won't tell you about how Ari already has 7 and I am only to her 2nd birthday. That is a whole different story! I felt bad because I have only done Ryan's newborn book and haven't made it any further in his scrapbooks yet.)As I was sitting there putting them on the shelf, the kids came and sat around me. We looked through their baby books. We talked about how God had made them exact the way they are. I shared Psalm 139:13 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." We talked about each of their special traits. They were so intrigued with their baby pictures and left glowing about how special God made them. Interesting how in school today we were going to talk about what makes us special. This was one of those teachable moments that happen that proves once again that the best "school" is life and making the most of the moments.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dalton parade of dryness

Ryan stayed dry all day,
Ryan stayed dry all day,
Ryan stayed dry all day,
(song by the Dalton Family Chorus)
Our parade celebrating Ryan's victory!
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Great Discoveries

The kids have discovered one of my favorite past times....climbing trees. This has been my well kept secret until recently. Well it is out and Ryan is on his way up, up, up. He has no fear. Ari enjoys climbing too but she doesn't go quite as high as Ryan. I have feared and looked forward to these days. Climbing trees is so much fun but oh just one slip and they could fall. Somehow I managed not to ever fall out of a tree even if I was high enough to touch the clouds. I just hope and pray that my kids are as lucky as I was and that the angels grab them if they totter!
Who can resist this adorable face?
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A new week in School

This week in school, we are talking about cooperation, friends and family. The kids are working on being better friends to each other. Today we are discussing what a friend is and making a family tree together. At naptime, I finish our plans for the next two weeks.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Night Bowling

We went bowling tonight with some of our friends. Chris kicked our butts! He scored 168. He had a ton of strikes! I scored the lowest (less than both Ari and Ryan)! Ari scored 72. We had a fun time!
We started out without the ramp for the kids. They would roll the boll and it was going so slow that at one point there were 3 balls sitting still on the lane. So the kind gentlemen brought us this ramp. Ryan and Ari were funny, they would back way up and run toward the ramp then push the ball.
Ryan claps after his turn.
Daddy and Ryan play a shooting game. What a team!

Levi and Ari pretend to play a game.
Ari and Levi play air hockey.
Yes that is my daughter on the bottom of that pile. I realize this looks like abuse on the boys part but she was grinning the whole time. We have a very rough and tough girl! She loves to rough house and wrestle. I know that boys are supposed to be "gentle" with girls and that is a great lesson, but what do you do when you have a girl that loves to be rough? How do you teach you boy to be "gentle" with all girls except his sister?

Another Fun Family Day

Ari and Ryan finding a cache at Triangle Towne Centre.
So cute...Daddy and Ari
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Bubble Man

Ryan and Ari took a bubble bath last night. We turned on the jets and it got a ton of bubbles. Ryan buried himself in the bubbles and became Bubble Man.
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