We woke up to a little bit of snow Thursday morning. The children were very excited. I even let them go out and play in it before they completed all their school work and chores for the day because the sun was starting to melt the snow from our back deck! You've got to have fun while it (the snow) lasts! T thought maybe we were going to get that 6 inches the weatherman forecasted this past weekend. No such luck though. It is just cold here, very, very cold. The weatherman got that right.
A few months ago, the children had to share a recollection with me for their creative expression assignment. Yesterday I spent some time looking through our notebook, and this entry made me smile. It reminded me of all the good times we had in our "vacation" home from February-September 2008.
Hope you enjoy T's Recollection
Riding my Bike
Blane taught me to ride my bicylce. I can ride in the grass now. When I had training wheels I could only ride on concrete. Riding my bicycle is a lot more fun than running, because it's a lot faster. I can ride it on concrete and grass with those big wheels. Concrete gives me a lot more speed, and hills give me the most speed of all times!
Blane, thanks for teaching T how to ride his bicycle!
The children enjoy riding Miss Kitty while we're at Grandma's house.
This is our cat Lolly. Grandma kind of adopted her when we moved to PA. Mom wasn't too thrilled about the idea of driving in a mini-van with three children, and a cat nearly 1, 000 miles. So, Grandma took Lolly home with her. The children couldn't believe how much Lolly had grown in 4 months! Grandma has a really cute dog named Cody. He is great with the kids! The children keep reminding Mom and Dad that we promised them a dog once we moved to PA (since we had to get rid of our other pets). Maybe this spring...if our landlord gives us permission.
We made a last minute decision to travel to Southern MO to visit Heath's sister and her family before they move to Southern CA. According to mapquest, once they move we will be 2, 634.17 miles apart!
My sister-in-law has always been like a sister to me, and I am also thankful to call her my best-friend. Her children are sweet-natured, well-mannered, well-behaved, and truly a delight to be around. We love them! Jess and Don (the mom and dad) are wonderful parents who strive to point their children to Christ in all they do. I am certain they will have a wonderful, happy, and healthy life in sunny Southern CA!
So, Uncle Don, Aunt Jessica, Allison, and Carter, we love you and we will miss you greatly! Let's promise to meet up at Grandma's house in MO from time to time. We promise to come to CA and visit so we can go to Disneyland, and build sandcastles at the beach!