Thursday, July 16, 2009's been awhile

I just LOVE summer! We have been having a fun time which leaves little time for blogging. The kids got in trouble can't even remember what for but they got television taken away from them for a week. The first 2 days were rough but now it isn't so bad they are actually playing pretty well with each other. But since no tv I don't have much time for the computer. Things we've been up to this past week; Monday: soft ball game with church league and ice cream social afterward. Tuesday: seems like a blur to me. I know we went to the visitation for GG and Monkey's *teacher that passed away. Wednesday: piano lessons, play date with church friends, and memorial service at school, didn't get home until after 10pm. Thursday (today): our plans are to meet friends that moved away and are back for a week at DQ and park play time.

*GG and Monkey had Mr. S during their Kindergarten year. He was their Bible teacher and he was 90 years old when Monkey had him, which was his last year teaching at the school. He was just shy of being 92 years old when he passed away. He taught at our school for 40 years and there were many of his pupils at the service. His son had all of his students stand up and gave them a quiz! He said, "What's the Good word?" and all the kids/adult students said, "PRAISE THE LORD!" That question is how he started every class. What a huge testimony this man had such a servant of God. He will be missed but it's hard to be sad when you know that he is no longer in pain and he is with Jesus. Just to let you know that every year Monkey comes home and talks about one of his teachers everyday. The year he had Mr. S, that was the teacher he talked about, every day. He really loved him and looked up to him. GG also loved him and she really took him dying hard.

Some silliness around our parts!
* The other day I got woke up from a Red screaming at the top of his lungs, "MOM MOM THERE'S A SPIDER IN THE TOILET AND IT'S STILL ALIVE. MOM HELP IT'S MOVING!" He went on like this until I got to the bathroom and flushed the toilet.
* Peanut when she goes to sleep she gatherings as many stuffed animals as she can. Last night when she went to bed she had in her arms 2 teddy bears, a stuffed alligator, a baby doll and a sippy cup. How she kept them all in her arms is beyond me. This is how she goes to sleep every night. I really should take a picture of it sometime soon before she stops doing it!

I know there has been others but those two stick out in my head!


Cheffie-Mom said...

Sounds like you are having a fun and exciting summer - spiders and all! LOL!

Kristin said...

You've been a busy!!

Adina said...

whew, i tired out just reading all your endeavors.

Kat said...

The no TV punishment sometimes feels like more of a punishment for the parents. ;)
Glad you are having such a good summer!

WML said...

I LOVE no t.v. We are pretty strict about it during the school year, but are much more lenient during the summer (one of the reasons is so I can take it away as a penalty - I don't like taking away bikes and things. When school starts, we have no t.v. month,and it helps me realize how many fights that stupid thing creates, and it makes the kids appreciate weekends only.

Sorry about the loss of the teacher, but what a great opportunity to talk about God's plan. Working with little guys at 90 years old is a testimony in and of itself.

Wow, this has gotten long. Maybe I should have called instead! Enjoy Today!

sarahgrace said...

Good teachers are such a great blessing! Sorry to hear a great one is gone, but glad that he is in a better place!

And LOL at the spider in the toilet... sometimes kids get so overwhelmed they don't see that THEY can fix the problem themselves, very easily... haha. That being said, it's still good to be needed. ;-)

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I am really sorry to read sbout Mr. S. Very sad indeed.