David used to take the bigger boys to look at toys at Meijer or Target when they were littler. Occasionally, after a lesson in patience, he would buy them something, whether it was a Ninja Turtle, Star Wars dolly, or Lego set. He had a revelation the other day that he hasn't really done that with Levi and that just isn't fair. He can't ride on his big brothers' coattails. Yes, their hand-me-down toys are swell but this is his own, picked fresh from the Target shelves "Cars" Mega Blocks set (we so totally don't collect Mega Blocks, we are a Lego family for heaven's sake but who can resist his pleading face??)...he was so excited!
some riff raff from around the house...my Jehovah's Witness pals visited me yesterday morning...while I am not a JW, I appreciate their dedication to going door to door and they are some seriously sweet women...The red fish mosaic is David's latest project. Is that not the COOLEST thing? it's not finished yet but when it is, y'all are gonna want one!!
Beck and her girls came down for a fun-filled Saturday by the pool. All went well, except for the moment that Pipes thought she could maneuver her way into the giant tube (without her lifejacket on) and she slipped. Beck and I were comparing stretch marks or something like it but we heard Mel yell "Piper"...it seemed to take an eternity but when it registered, B. and I jumped up when we noticed that P. was floating, with no safety, taking a bunch of water into her mouth. Every mother's absolute WORST nightmare, right there folks. It's happened to me before a couple of times (usually Ethan as a youngster)...so I know the fear that B. was experiencing. Thankfully, and praise the LORD, Beck got her quickly...they were both freaked out..heck, we were all freaked out. Mel couldn't get her because she was feeding Nora a bottle in the other tube....so needless to say...all was well.
After a lovely day spent with all of my girls and Levi, good pal and fellow blogger, Nicky Stickers and her brood of 4 children came down to hang and visit with us! She brought her yum delish salsa....o............my...........gosh, beer bread, cheese sauce, s'mores....and a good time was had by all...swimming, throwing up, walking up scary stairs, praying, encouraging!
This morn, we attended LifePoint, where Pastor Tom had an amazing and rather pertinent message on "Standing in the Gap"...man, blew us away! Home to a lazy, rainy day around here...catching up, scrapbooking, beatin' the kids (J/K)...enjoying some much needed down time! Amen and amen.
Ok, done rambling...think it's done raining so I can maybe vacuum out my green machine now...(all this while scrapping, bloggin' and stuff like that)...Here's hoping that you were able to spend some time relaxing, fellowshipping, praising, being thankful for things, feeling support and love from those around you! I'm outta here!