Archive for December, 2013

Elmer’s Back

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


Our elf, Elmer, is back with all his crazy antics. From taking down our stockings (socks as Alex calls them) and replacing them with our underwear…to rolling the boys rooms with toilet paper! I captured him in action swinging from the chandelier.

Forgotten Prayers 4/29/2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

We all have those stories that we mean to write down and forget. I have been bad about not keeping up with my blog, so I am trying to go through some of my stories about devotions/prayers with the boys. I love our morning devotion and prayer time.

The devotion of the morning was…”If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. If you have to, go in your room and don’t come out till you can say something nice.”

Drew: “I’m sorry mom.”

Mom: “Ooooo-kay, why are you sorry?”

Drew: “It is hard to put in words.”

Mom: “Did you say something not nice?”

Drew: “No…not really…but sometimes when I get mad at you…”

Mom: “You think bad things in your head?”

Drew: “No…I whisper them.” :-)

Daily Prayer 12/4/2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Every morning on our way to school, Drew reads our daily devotion and we pray. Today, Drew ended his prayer that his sprained foot would feel better. I go next and also prayed that Drew’s foot would feel better. Alex goes last and his prayers are usually filled with repetition and mumbles. Once done, Drew looks at Alex in astonishment and pride and said, “Did I hear you pray for my foot to?!?” Alex says matter of fact, “Nooooo…I prayed for my foot.” Drew looks at him puzzled and says, “I don’t think your foot is hurt.” Alex says, “Yes, I hurt it in the parking lot.” When going into his breakfast classroom, Alex notices Drew limping and also begins to limp.