Here's a little wrap-up for the week, short and sweet, since I've got to start stuffing suitcases for our weekend adventure....
/1./ State Bound
Steve and I try to take a very balanced approach to sports, especially while the boys are so young, but I must admit, we've all been a little down this week, and have felt Andrew's disappointment in being sick right along side of him. We gave him the choice to stay home or fight it out....and he's chosen to fight it out (Really?? Can't we just stay home and eat soup and watch movies?). Please say an extra prayer for him this weekend, if you would!
/2./ Funny Bun-ies
Since the weather has been so nice lately, the boys have been running crazy over every square inch of the yard. Yesterday I caught a glimpse of Charlie and George sword fighting on the trampoline. I noticed Charlie had something orange stuck to his bottom, and when I went out to get a closer look, discovered that someone had stuck two sticky foam words to his sweats that said, "boo - boom." George was the man behind that plan, explaining to me that it was supposed to say "boom - boom" but one of the m's fell off during battle. I hope our boys never stop being ornery. I love it!!
/3./ Future Architects
Now that we've moved our school out into the little shed in our backyard, trips back and forth to the "library" have been a slight interruption to educational progress. The boys' solution: build an outhouse. No girls allowed (thank The Lord). I have been informed that this modern convenience comes complete with a cardboard box (recycled from the recycling) for #2 emergencies. Ahem.
/4./ Facebook Funnies
I'll admit I'm a sucker for quotes, especially funny ones. My Facebook page is a personal bulletin board of sarcasm, humor and a few endearing quotes as well. This was definitely my favorite post of the week:
Best description ever!
These past few weeks have flown by! I can't believe we're on the home stretch - just 10 weeks away from meeting this precious life that's been karate chopping my ribs like a boss for the past month!
/6./ Weekend Reading
This is the VERY BEST post I read this week. Encouragement for all of us striving to live faithfully and fruitfully during these early years of parenting.
/7./ Just one More
And, this is what you read after you've soaked in Jenny's post. This couple - wow, what a testimony of love, a tremendous affirmation of the openness to life and of faith in the fruits of sacrifice. Get out your tissues.