Friday, March 27, 2009

Playing at the park

Last Saturday Dad, Ian, Seth and I went to the park. It was kind of... cold.. actually it was snowing for part of the time. I had fun taking pictures, though. :D
Ian's really good at the monkey bars! :D

Fireman Ian to the rescue

Seth and his pet dinosaur. Well you can't see it in this picture but it IS a dinosaur. :D


Sorry we haven't been keeping up with this very well... we're really behind on putting pictures on. We have had a pretty busy week. Andrea and I are in the pit orchestra for the Sound of Music play that a group of homeschoolers are putting on. So we have been in Charlotte every night this week practicing. The first show was last night.. it went really well I think.. although we can't see anything from in the pit. There are two more shows, tonight and tomorrow. Then I also have State S&E tomorrow. It's been a really fun week so far! :D But we'll be kind of glad when it's over.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Seth being funny

Haha I thought this was funny... :D Sorry it's sideways.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Elaina's Diorama

Elaina made this diorama of the story of Paul and Silas for AWANA.

Paul and Silas were in the jail cell praying and singing hymns when all of a sudden there was an earthquake so vilolent that the foundations of the prison were shaken. The prison doors flew open and the chains on the prisioners came loose. The jailer woke up and was about to kill himself because he was afraid the prisioners had escaped.

But Paul shouted, "Don't harm yourself, we're all here."
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.
He asked, "What must I do to be saved?"

Acts 16:31

"Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved --you and your household."

Then they spoke to him about the Word of the Lord and to all the others in his house. The jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and gave them a meal. He was filled with joy because he and his family had come to believe in God.

Taken from Acts 16:25-34

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
--Corrie ten Boom

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Andrea's birthday party (again)

Last Sunday we had our family over to celebrate Andrea's birthday. I didn't get many pictures (hardly any at all)... but here are a few.

I'm not sure what Ian was doing in this picture... It looks like he was trying to do the Pledge of Allegiance maybe... with the wrong hand. :D

Elaina! :D

The birthday girl

Ian pretending to read. :D He's learning to read and he is doing great! He loves it, too. But.... he's not actually reading this book. :)


I thought this picture was funny. Seth was pretending these pretzels were glasses.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that :D is a smiley face! so is this :) A lot of people have asked us about that and I just wanted to let you know what it is.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Andrea's birthday party

We tried to make a pyramid... it didn't work so well...

We almost made it!

Liesl provided the music for musical chairs. :D

We had a very intense game of fuseball going on.

I think they were... talking... about what game to play or something.
Say cheese!
Andrea turned 13 on a few days ago! Sorry this post actually should have been before the last one.... Her birthday was on March 4th, she got to go shopping and I think she had a lot of fun. :D Shopping is one of her favorite things to do.. personally I don't see how it is that much fun... but I usually have fun if Andi's with me because.... well I always have fun when she's with me!!! :D

A break from the cold...

We have had amazing weather the last few days!!! It's been over 60 degrees!!! Which I suppose isn't very much.. but for Michigan... it's hot!!

Go, Seth, go!!!

This takes serious concentration

Score!! Yay, me!

I really don't think it does get much cuter than this..

Well... actually I am still working on capturing his REALLY cute smile on camera.

Ian!! :D
He's very smily as well.

Elaina started digging through her summer clothes already.... I think all of us are ready for spring.

The end of a great day

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Ian and Seth were exercising the other day... it was so funny!

He could hardly lift the weights.

Seth had fun! :D It's funny the things that entertain them.... pretty much anything...