"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday and Saturday

 I hope you never get tired of my sunrise and sunset pictures.  I sure never do.  This was Friday's sunrise.

 And this was Friday's clown.  The five year old dressed up - complete with snow boots - and then played INside.

 He makes some pretty awesome Lego creations lately.

This looked similar to a hovercraft with a windshield and everything.

He told me it goes on the ice.

He's always so proud of these creations.

We have greatly enjoyed the week of Ambassador Baptist College's 25th Anniversary Bible Conference.  I watched every service (morning and evening) this week and was so blessed.  Friday night, the chorale did a special before the service and then they did the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah at the end.  It was amazing.

 The college puts on a performance of The Messiah every year on the Friday and Saturday night after Thanksgiving.  This time they had everyone - current students, and alumni members who were there - who had ever sang in that performance sing together to close out Bible Conference.  It was very powerful.  All the preaching for the week was done by alumni, and they were all very challenging and good.  When Saturday rolled around, I didn't know what to do with myself without the sermons to watch.  It was such a good week.

 Saturday - this morning, it was so nice.  We went out for breakfast - which we never do - and then a little later I ran back to town to the bank, library and grocery store.  When I got back home, I fed the birds because they seemed to be staring at me through the window and begging ;) - and then decided it was time to shovel off the deck.  I didn't take a before picture, but there was still a good foot of snow on the deck, with ice underneath.  I figured I'd let the sun and warm weather do some of the work.

The five year old loves to shovel.  That's really an understatement.  He *adores* shoveling.  I bought him a shovel his own size but he still just grabs the big one.  He was inspired by my shoveling.

It was really pretty cute.  He was inside when I started shoveling, and he put his own snow boots on and headed out the door opposite of where I was, grabbed a shovel, and hiked all the way around the house and down the hill so he could shovel where he could see me.

... in the middle of the yard.  No real purpose in shoveling there, but he was having a wonderful time.  It was so nice he didn't need a jacket.

Meanwhile, my husband spent most of the day studying away.  He is filling in for our pastor this weekend, so he had several messages to prepare.

 The boys spent a good portion of the day playing outside.

The little frog is a garden ornament, but the boys think he's supposed to play with them. :)

Oh, and this was a great game - Step 1. Grab a handful of dirt out of the planter.

Step 2. Dump it into the basket on the picnic table.

Step 3. Dump the basket on the deck :(

I think I finally got them convinced to leave the dirt in the planter box.  I promised them I would plant flowers for them when it gets warm enough.  I did have to dump dirt out of the box under the seat of one of their riding toys though - ha.

We also hooked up the computer to the tv and watched the online streaming of the Jackson Hole Snowmobile Hill Climb.  We usually go up and watch it in person, but we didn't realize it was this weekend, and it wouldn't have worked out anyway since my husband needed the studying time.  He did watch the modified snowmachines though.  Boy can they move.  If you want to watch, it's at sled2sled.com and will be on again tomorrow (Sunday).  We'll catch the end of it after church.

The view was better from home, but not as fun.  Usually we sit at the base of Snow King ski resort and watch with binoculars and spotting scopes.  There is a playground there where the boys can run and climb and swing while we watch. The online streaming is nice because you can easily see the action at the top of the hill.  The five year old decided he still needed a scope so he made his own by rolling up a piece of paper :)  It's been a fun day.

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