Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kid Writing - this will blow you away!

Oh my word.  My kiddos have amazing teachers.  We feel so blessed with the ladies who get to pour into our littles.  Frequently, they text me sweet or funny things the boys do during the day.  I love the updates! They make me feel so connected! Last week, Mrs. Haggard, Jonathan's AMAZING kindergarten teacher, texted me these pictures... 

This was Jonathan's "kid writing" for the day - kid writing is a time of unstructured writing time during which the kiddos get to write about anything.  They have to work independently and then read it back to the teacher (that's where the corrected spelling comes!)  The only instructions are to draw a picture then tell a story about it.  Three sentences is the goal.  (here's what it case you can't read it) "God died on the cross for us. Three days later he came back alive.  The people were very scared.  The people cried.  God was bleeding on the cross."   WOWZERS!!!!

Y'all - I was floored.  And crying. And amazed.  And proud. And grateful. What a sweet sweet boy with an amazing heart for the Lord.  I can't believe that THIS was what was on his mind that day.  It was totally unprompted too - it wasn't even our Bible story from family worship the night before or what the kiddos had studied at church the night before.  It's two-sided (hence the two pictures).  I may just have to frame this one... it's a keeper.  I'm so glad that he's starting to keep the word of God hidden in his heart.  My prayer has always been that they would choose to love the Lord with all their hearts and minds and souls... and that they would shine in a dark world. 

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sky Zone (run... go now!)

Oh my word... my hubby and I have been super spoiled lately.  Three weekends in a row with a date night.  Seriously, we haven't had three date nights total since baby Joshua was born and now 3 weeks in a row?  How blessed we feel!  Usually, when we actually do get a "date night," it's a date with a purpose.  We go eat and then go birthday shopping or Christmas shopping or birthday party shopping or running to a few places to return some stuff... anyway, you get the drift.  But, for Valentine's day this year, I was determined to have an intentional date - with no purpose other than having fun and being together.  I thought about movies - you know, I think there are movies out there that aren't animated.  :-)  But movies are great, but there's no communication allowed.  SOOOOOO, I planned our date this time and we went to Sky Zone - the indoor trampoline park.  Oh my goodness, it was so much fun.  We were the only "old" folks there not attached to little kids.  It was hilarious but it was really a lot of fun.  And a bonus??? After three babies y'all know how AWESOME THIS IS... I didn't even pee myself.  Now, if we'd jumped more than 30 minutes, I would've been in trouble.  :-)  Now, go.... take your hubs on a date there.  (oh - but do reserve your spot ahead of time online! - I did this and was so glad because when we got there they didn't have any open jump times until several hours later that evening!)  It was super fun.  We will definitely go back - next time probably with our kiddos, but it was a blast.  I smiled the whole time.  :-)  And that cute little blur??? That's my hubs slam dunking the basketball on the basketball trampoline.  Terrible picture but he was just too darn fast.