Friday, August 3, 2012

Mama Rika Family Update

July 27, 2012
We were memorizing Luke 24:36-39 for our “Memory Moment”.  It reads:
                36 ¶And as they thus spake, Jesus himself astood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, bPeace be unto you.
 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why doathoughts arise in your hearts?
 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: ahandle me, and see; for a bspirit hath not cflesh and bones, as ye dsee me have.

We had gotten into memorizing verse 37 and the 4 y/o needed an explanation of the verse.  I explained to him that the disciples were scared because they thought they had seen a spirit.  Winwin was truly surprised that they would think this.  “But Jesus has bones!” he said.  

Indeed, as the scripture goes on to say, He does have bones.  Sometimes little ones are much more certain of truths than adults. 

This week Winwin wanted to play “shoehorns” and Love Bug wanted to play “billboards”.  Those games might be more interesting than horseshoes and pool (someone referred to it recently as billiards and Love Bug picked up on that).

Peanut celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday!  Sticky came off as favored present giver with the gift of a Donkey Kong game (or some such title as the boys will probably correct me).  Princess and I had gone shopping and she found a game by the makers of Apples to Apples to give him.  We haven’t tried that out yet, but it should be fun. 

A few weeks ago, I found a fun thing on Amazon for Peanut.  It is a mini disc golf game.  I thought, correctly, that it would be loads of fun for the kids since they already had been fond of a game they made up using yogurt lids as Frisbees.  In the mini disc golf game, the discs are slightly larger than yogurt lids.  You can put the goal (similar to ones at a disc golf park, just smaller and less durable) anywhere you want—inside or out.  Then, you pick a spot to begin throwing from and play.  Hole number 2 starts when you determine a second location to place the goal. And so on.  And so on.

Peanut chose his “second favorite” thing for dinner—fried rice.  We also had a yummy malt shake.  Key lime pie was his bday “cake”.

We spent a pleasant morning at the beach on Tuesday.  We got down there by 9:30, which meant that there were parking spaces a plenty and only a couple other beach goers.  The weather was perfect, although a little cooler than we liked for about the first half hour.  We enhanced our tans, made a huge drip castle, played in the water, chatted with friends, played horseshoes and just generally enjoyed ourselves.

Wednesday was kind of an “ugh” day with having to go to the dentist to see about fixing a chipped tooth.  But it ended on a high as Princess and I went to several stores, two of which were for the express purpose of loading up on fresh produce.  Lots of good stuff on sale this week…slurp!  Plums, grapes, cherries, pears, kiwis, cantaloupe, apples, bananas, etc!  So, we have stuffed fridges.  Well, at least for a couple of days.

On Saturday I had purchased a large, sturdy kiddie pool, so on Monday Princess, her friend and the little boys had fun in the water for much of Monday.  Princess also did a short FHE lesson for us about Enos, using a puppet that could kneel.

Winwin to Sticky:  “What if a dolphin beat up a shark while they were boxing!”

July 29, 2012

I got a week off teaching at church this week…not.  I got snagged for teaching a Primary class.  It was pretty easy.  I had 4 little seven year old girls who were all quite well behaved.  We talked about sharing. 

We have been watching the Olympics.  The Olympics are awesome.  Winwin is really enjoying them, cheering on his fellow Americans.  When there isn’t an American to watch, he favors the Chinese for some reason.  We just watched Allison Schmitt take the silver.  When they interviewed her afterwards, we realized how much Winwin really has been getting what is going on.  He asked his Dad, “Why did they talk to her?  She only got second.”

This week’s yard sale-ing with Princess was productive as I was able to find what else I was hoping to find for Love Bug’s bday and I found needed upgrades to Winwin’s wardrobe.  I think Princess has caught the vision of the value of garage sales.  She came out of the deal with a cute little parasol and Oriental fan.  She was a little saddened that she couldn’t add a Chinese dress to complete her ensemble. 

Dad took Sticky and Peanut golfing yesterday.  Princess had a “movie afternoon” with her buddy.  If anyone is looking for a movie to watch, all the Connoles  in our household 10 & older enjoyed “Mirror, Mirror”.  It is a remake of Snow White.  It had some fun twists to the story,  we had quite a few giggles.  It had one scary part so we didn’t okay it for the little boys. 

Okay, ya’ll, have a super de duper week.

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