Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pictures from the Kitchen Table

We don't get to see our Kansas grandchildren often enough!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Grandparents' Day 2010

While we waited for the time to go to school, Grandpa played outfield while Carson practiced batting. 
After arriving at school, we found Caden's class.  He showed us some of the story he was reading and gave us poems he'd written.  Grandma Roth was there, too.
Before we knew it, it was time for lunch.  Spaghetti, peaches, tossed salad, bread and margarine, and chocolate milk!
Recess was next.  Caden played tether ball and then ran down to the playground equipment.  When the bell rang, he and Grandpa walked ahead of the Grandmas to line up to go inside.
When we got back inside, the grandparents had to take a timed math test.  Grandma G did pretty well, huh, Caden?

Then he interviewed us using ten questions and writing down the answers.  We also saw some slide shows about the butterfly festival, gingerbread house making, and the visit to the apple orchard.
After all that, we went outside to watch gym class.  We were really proud at how fast Caden ran.  (The girls started out ahead of the boys.  Caden never stopped running the whole two laps!)
Then the kids got in groups of four and tossed a frisbee.
Before we knew it, gym was over and it was time for us to go back to Indiana! We had a great time.  Thanks, Caden, for inviting us.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good Advice

Don't get into a habit of giving your children expensive gifts and clothes.  Your children only want  to feel safe and secure.  They want to spend time with you and to feel loved - that is the most precious gift available, and it can be given every day.  

For more great advice about building financial security, read this post: Simple Living in Your 30's .  I couldn't have said it better myself!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter, Dear Grandchldren!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

I didn't get you any candy this year, but here's something fun to do!  Have your Mom or Dad  take you to this place.  Then see if you can arrange this play house JUST the way you'd like it!  Have fun!

I serve a risen Saviour,
He's in the world today;
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy,
I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him
He's always near.
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives
He walks with me and He talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He live, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives:
He lives within my heart.
These are two of Grandma's favorite Easter songs!  I hope you know them, too!