Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Kids

I thought I'd give you a glimpse of my kids. The Bible says that kids are a blessing or reward from the Lord. Honestly? Sometimes their behavior makes me say to myself, "Boy, if that's true, I'd hate to see His curse." But really, they are good kids. Smart, funny, generous. My wife and I are blessed, though I have had to have some tough conversations lately about obedience and truthfulness. But that's what a dad does, right?

This is Eric's posed picture. He saw a picture like this in a catalog we have and decided he wanted one of himself. Up the Redbud tree he shimmied and asked my wife to take the shot. What's he reading? Oh, don't you know what the top book on the summer reading program for six-year-olds is this year? Huckleberry Finn, of course!!
Grant. Male. 4 1/2 years old. Whiner extraordinaire. But he can give you the most genuine, loving smile in a heartbeat. This little penguin is just one of his many stuffed animals that find their way into his daily play. He loves toads (to death, literally), can ride a two wheel bike without training wheels, and loves to help.
And Anna. As I type this, she's spending the week at her Grandparents'. At nine-years-old, she's doing very well with her reading. This book, "Stone Fox", was her last reader for the year in our core 3 curriculum from Sonlight. Not to let the summer go unused, I went to the library and got her three books to read while she's at Grandma's; "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" (one of my favorites), "Caleb's Story", a follow-up to "Sarah Plain and Tall" which we read this year, and "How to Eat Fried Worms". She finished "Tales ... " before the weekend was out. And finally, showing their creativity, the kids built a space ship in the backyard out of crates, cardboard, a basketball goal, and some other miscellaneous stuff. What a riot.


Keetha Broyles said...

Awwwww, they're GREAT!!!

I won't even try to tell you how many questions you will ask yourself about God's promise that children are a BLESSING and your own skills as a parent when these three hit the teens and then begin to fledge. I just won't even warn you - - -

I'm so frustrated that I can't get updates in my "follow" list when post.

Thanks for the heads up in my cBox - - - I came right over when I saw that.

Kelle said...

The Lord has truly Blessed you and your wife.

Your children are beautiful( and handsome) Love seeing pictures of them reading and being creative. It seems that so many have lost their way to TV and those computer/ video games that they have forgotten how to use their imagination.

We home schooled both our children, 20 yrs and 18 yrs and both of them are avid readers and have great imaginations. Our son, when he was in his early teens build anything he set his mind to. He built replicas of military planes, and ships from scratch not a model. Yes, as Mom I have them packed away to bring out when he someday has children of his own.

I like looking in on your blog and would invite you to ours, The Never Done Farm.

Have a very blessed Independence Day and weekend.