Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
2) When it says "non-toxic" that is great, but for kids I think this is interpreted as "edible". So even though you don't have to worry that your child may attempt to taste it, you still have to convince them it isn't food!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
So Matt decided each Christmas we would focus as a family on the excitement of giving. We decided each year Matt and I and our children would give something of our own. It could be something we already own, our time or energy, or give up one of our own gifts to someone who wouldn't get any.
This year we took Harrison out shopping for Operation Christmas Child. We let him pick toys he liked and told him how we would send them to a little boy who wasn't going to get presents because his family couldn't afford them. But how neat it was to give of our resources to bless him with these neat toys Harrison picked out.
Let's just say Harrison didn't quite understand the concept. There were tears when he had to relinquish toys, and he seemed pretty confused to hand over his box at church on Sunday, but I'm hoping this year planted seeds in his little heart. He was pretty proud of his finished box, (he especially enjoyed popping the rubber bands! ha!)
I pray that as each year passes and Harrison grows up he will become more and more excited about giving and sharing the joy and blessings we have because of Jesus.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Harrison felt pretty proud of his "I voted" sticker and walked around saying, "I vote!" It's our desire that Harrison knows how blessed he is to live in this country, the privileges we have, and the lives given to defend them, including our right to vote.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Kids are learning how to work gadgets and electronics younger and younger these days. It amazes me how well Harrison knows how to operate digital cameras, remote controls, laptops, and as follows...cell phones!
This is the resulting self-portrait. As far as I know no one has sat down with Harrison to instruct him on which buttons to push, how to hold it to get the right shot, etc. He just knew, scary! I wasn't allowed to touch a computer until I was 12 and the word "cell phone", well we weren't allowed to use such language. I guess he'll be texting his ABC's and needing his own laptop for kindergarten, but for now, we'll just let him think taking pictures is all you can do with a cell phone.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
This year he is much more mobile, tons more independent, and way more opinionated.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
But I guess I should have told him more about what to avoid around the mountainous setting, such as the steep down grades, the urge to run down vertical paved walkways, and the stone stairway.
Sure enough, with me standing three feet away, he tripped and went face first over the top stair. His eye socket caught his full weight as he went head first onto the hard stone steps.
I think we were all in shock as we watched him in slow motion go over and then simultaneously went scrambling to grab him. Of course he was scared spitless himself.
After cleaning him up, clearing him for any serious injuries, giving plenty of hugs, and pacifying him with M&M's, our little man was proudly sporting his first shiner, or "shine-oar" as Harrison says.
He thinks he's something and likes to talk about it a lot. He is loving showing off his battle scars and war wounds. He is one brave little man!
Monday, November 1, 2010
If you hadn't noticed, I'm pretty proud of my little guy and his accomplishments. Here is Harrison's new Bible verse reminding me that in good times and bad, win or lose, plenty or want, we will always praise the Lord!