Welcome to our adventures. I try as best as I can to document the happenings here in our family - everything from the shenanigans to the spiritual, from the kid to the kitchen, from the cat to the catastrophes. We believe that adventure can be found in everything we do...even in the mundane tasks of the day. When we set our minds on things above in gratitude to God, we find the strength to approach life with a sense of purpose & adventure. The adventure may not always be what we have planned...but isn't that what adventure is all about?

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Abby came home from school today with a glitter-covered star. She informed me that she is a sherrif now, because she has her star. And, she learned about cowboys today as well. I took the star and put it on her shirt and she immediately transformed into sheriff mode. Very cute.

This reminded me of the transformation that takes place when Abby puts on her veil when she is playing dress up. As soon as I place that veil on her, her entire demeanor changes....she has this look on her face and she begins to walk slowly, gently grasping the veil and bringing it before her eyes to gaze upon it. It's quite a sight to see. She knows that veil is very special (actually, it's a ratty torn hand-me-down but she sees it differently) and she acts differently when it's first place on her head.

I love the verse in Isaiah that says, "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness" (Is 61:10 - NKJV) To me, Abby is doing a "dress rehearsal" if you will of what I should be doing every day. Our God has clothed me with salvation - knowing that "garment" is on me should change how I act. I am the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21). Once again - a child teaches me...funny how that happens!

mama k
Friday, May 25, 2007
Somebody stole my glasses...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

You'll have to click the picture above to get a full size version...Abby drew this picture today and proceeded to tell the story down to the last detail. It seemed like one day she was drawing stick figures and the next day she's doing pictorials....
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery...if that's the case then Mrs. Hopkins & Mrs. Robison should consider themselves FLATTERED! Lately, every time I bring Abby home from school she runs straight away to her room, grabs all her "students" (baby dolls and stuffed animals) then brings them to the living room and sets them up for class (circle time). She has her chair setup in front as the teacher. She then proceeds to go through EVERY phase of HER school day - down to the detail! The greatest part is that because I have seen the routine done at her school, I can tell you with great confidence that she is imitating every little nuance of her teachers! It's a hoot to see. Today, she came to me and said, "Mom, I need a keychain". For the life of me, I couldn't understand why she was asking me for a keychain. After going back and forth about it, she finally said, "Mom....come on, Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs. Robison have keychains - I need a keychain!". Then, I remembered that Abby's teachers will sometimes wear one of those cords on their wrist that have a key on it - that's what she was referring to. I told her I didn't have one of those....so, she improvised. So - if you look closely at the picture (click on it to see a bigger one), you'll see her "keychain" (a pony tail holder).
If I looked really hard, I could find the picture of ME
playing "school" to all my stuffed animals (circa 1977)....
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The secret is out.
Abby is actually running the show.