Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's 8:30pm and the kids are in bed ... for the first time this week!

Ok, to clarify, they're in bed at a decent hour for the first time this week. The rest of the week has been 9:30pm or later. Yesterday I did a lot of reminiscing. I forgot to mention that we did go to the Wednesday evening service and heard a good message by the pastor. Of course we didn't get home until late, so bedtime last night wasn't until close to 11pm for them. Yikes! We also put up some Valentine's Day decorations when the kids got home from school.

Yea! I have a flag!

Here's Vincent putting up a conversation heart

Karah putting up a conversation heart. She had some issues with the first one.

The house from the front after the decorating

Now if only they would be this happy all the time! :-)

Today we had a bit of a late start so I ended up taking the kids to school. I came home and did a little on here (made a new blog to keep track of my sermon notes) then went to watch a performance by Karah during her gym class. I guess they have been working on gymnastics lately, and the parents were invited to come and watch. Of course I came! They were warming up / practicing when I got there, so I was able to get some pictures before recording her. It was pretty cute as they planned their own routine.

Here is the video of her performance.

The rest of the afternoon was pretty uneventful until the kids came home from school. A box from my mother-in-law came with Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras stuff for them. They got a sweatshirt, some beads, a box of chocolate, a box of conversation hearts, and a card. (I also think that some silliness was packed in there with it ... thanks, Mom!)

I had planned on grilling for dinner, but it was a little too cold to do so. We ended up having leftovers, then I get the question. "Can we still roast marshmallows?" <:- Sure! Did you know that marshmallows don't have to be in fire to catch on fire? We found out, and how to put it our really quick, too! LOL Enjoy the pics!

We also found that cooking marshmallows over the stove works just about as well as over a grill / open flame. (And yes, mom partook in some, too! :-D )

We finished with a story, Proverbs 31, prayers, then tucks into bed. I love it when they're happy!

*Editor's note: I just realized I wrote Psalm 31 when I meant Proverbs 31. Ooops! I have now corrected it.*


Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

What a fun post!

Here at the end I'm thinking, "No way! That works?" Please don't tell my girls...I'll never here the end of it. lol.

Rebekah said...

It'll be our little secret .. promise! ;-)