Monday, 13 January 2014

Our Dinner Table is Deadly

Superheroes are big around here. 
So it didn't surprise me when Samuel turned his mundane, setting the table chore, into a chance to be.....
And for those of you who are germ-a-phobes, no, I didn't rewash the knives before we used them. Judge me....I'm lazy.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Walking on Thin Ice

Yes, it was 1 degree out today. Yes, our pool is still open.
But today isn't Fools in the Pool. 
It's Shoes on the Pool.

How many people have the privilege of checking out ice in their swimming pool in January.

Really James, this in no way is me asking you,                                     "Just when exactly do you plan on closing the pool?".


Friday, 3 January 2014

Hip Hip Hooray for Literacy

  I walked through the living room yesterday and stopped short. My 10 year old, Jeremiah, was sitting in a chair reading. He wasn't reading for school. He was reading because HE WANTED TO. 

What!  Are you kidding me?!

 I've had many girl readers. They read all the series...Baby-sitters Club, Judy B. Jones, Hunger Games and the latest being the Divergent books.  They read when they should be doing chores and when they should be sleeping.  I get too.  

But a boy that reads for pleasure??? My heart is racing.  Can it really be?  Okay, it is a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book - but nobody told him he had to.

There is hope for the male Aclys.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Pick a Card - Any Card

I've stolen  borrowed this great idea from my friend Leslie. Instead of throwing away all those Christmas cards we received this year, we're keeping them for prayer reminders. Each week we'll choose a card and pray for that family. Sometimes as we talk about the family and their needs, we're prompted to do something. Maybe an encouraging call or visit. Maybe they could use some help. So thanks for all the cards and we're praying for you!