Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stock Show and Rodeo

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a big deal around here. Phillip and I got to see the rodeo with some friends, and then the kids and I got to see the stock show/fair with that same friend and her kids. My kids would hold their noses when we walked into a barn full of animals. (shaking my head) I need to get them around animals more. How can you not appreciate that earthy smell?

We did not do much 'fairing.' Jonathan paid to ride a pony, and we all rode on the merry-go-round which was squeaky and jerky and a little scary. And the ride didn't last more than a minute. If we'd ridden it in the evening, it would have cost us $20. It was not worth $20. I'm glad we only paid $5.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Down Memory Lane

I was looking through old photos this week......

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Class Full of Wonder

I have a very sweet class of kids at church. They love their free time where they get to choose an activity. We have constant paper airplane construction, chalk board shenanigans, crazy crafting, and boys who just have to experiment with how much space their bodies can occupy at once.

They also give me a run for my money during lesson time. We use narration for helping to cement the information in their minds and to help them connect with the Bible. This means they have a chance to talk. And can they talk!  They don't just talk about nonsense stuff either. They can actually tell me the story and are shocked or sad or happy at all the appropriate parts. And the questions! I love the questions. Here we can get a lot of non-related questions, but they are always Bible-related at least. Today we had a good discussion about the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. We study deep stuff here.  :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Random Recent Pictures

The kids tore apart the old lap top that quit working. Each of them found something different to turn into something else. Kind of neat how their minds are unique.