Monday, September 25, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Ben made this cart w/a battering ram that has a really neat mechanism to make it go out and in and another form of weaponry on top.
JT decided to combine his electronics kit with his legos to make this little lamp in the shape of a house so that the light shines through the front window:
Thursday, September 21, 2006
For her date night she chose to take her good buddy Emma to Chuck E. Cheese with her Dad. Apparently, they had a great time and the best part was, I didn't have to go! We had dinner before they went (Macaroni and Cheese) and cake when they got back. Betsy's latest horse craze is a passion for pintos so I fashioned her one out of chocolate cake and, at her request, iced it with lemon icing. She loved it until after she blew out the candles and tasted it. This here is her "That tastes disgusting, Mom" face. Hey, she picked it out!
After cake and icecream Ben had a special activity planned. He spent a lot of time fashioning this pin the rider on the horse game. He had a jockey and a princess and a few other specialized riders as well. The birthday girl pinned her rider closest to the saddle and won the big prize (I'm not sure what that was - candy, I think, from Ben's personal stash).
She brought in her idea of a good haul on the presents - a princess nightgown, a notebook and fun pen, some candy on the diet and a really cute hamster playset from Emma. She woke up to her new bike sitting in the dining room and spent a good part of the day trying that out.
She stopped opening presents long enough to have a birthday chat with Grammy and Tata. Nathan enjoyed the whole party from this angle...
WELCOME TO 5, BETSY BOO!
Friday, September 08, 2006
Here's the kids on one of the boats. I don't remember the name of them (there are 3 in Jamestown). That's more of a guy thing in our household - anything of a seafaring nature which may be reminiscent of piratey things...
This picture is actually misplaced but I'm too tired to delete it and rearrange the rest..lol..This boat was at the museum in Roanoke Island.
The rest of these pictures are from the Jamestown settlement. It was pretty neat - much smaller scale than historic Williamsburg but still had folks dressed up in costume who talked about their homes and their lives.
Davey was born to be a sailor! He fit right nicely into those little berths.
And here's David in Saul's armor...
The kids decided to make armor a family affair. Fr. Joel looks rather dashing in a breastplate and pointy hat, I think!
This was the odd-ball moment of the whole trip. Miriam went from one skinned animal to the next petting the furs and lamenting the poor dead animals. The day we were there they had just stretched a freshly killed deer's skin and left this hoof laying on the ground. Miriam was more than happy to pick it up and play with it (and yes, she did know exactly what it was !)
Ben Bear with the Bear...
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Parents and godparents affirm our commitment to raise Nathan up in the love and admonition of the Lord. Parents, godparents and congregation affirm our beliefs as stated in the creed. Jenifer and John were chosen as godparents after we spent the day in the LDR listening to John's CD, Wind of God. We knew they would blow the wind of God upon our Nathan throughout his spiritual walk.
Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Somehow we misplaced the official towel and had to improvise w/the blanket...
Anointed with chrism and sealed as Christ's own forever.
We welcome the newly baptized!
Baptisms in our family don't seem complete until the baby has fallen asleep on Fr. Jeffrey...