Friday, March 18, 2016

Artists Who Color the Days

  • The past two weekends and weeks have been completely normal with only one exception and that was Ricky had to work out-of-county all last week.
  • Two weeks ago -- I taught Aolani how to take independent showers, which she does three times a week. She lost a front tooth. The kids got the new zipper bedding (we discover them sharing a bed and sleeping together once or twice a week still). We celebrated Aolani's 100th math lesson by having century day; she made biscuits and ate them with jelly and cheese for a snack. With her own money, Aolani purchased a Nerf bow and arrow, which they love.
  • Aolani antics: has begun crawling on my big bed to make it for me :); helps me with some of the reading aloud parts for school; enjoys teaching and advocating for Micaiah; loves fashion, dress-up, beauty, color, flowers, all things feminine and dainty, being big, cooking, drawing princesses...
  • Micaiah's mishaps: now learning the alphabet (just did 'C'); loves to draw people and invent animals and dinosaurs and monsters, and cut with scissors, and use tape, and copy letters; he begs to leave his "work" out every night; prayed for Chiberia (China + Nigeria?); frequently congratulates Aolani on her good memory or doing a good job; enjoys "making school for Daddy"; when we were watching the classic Disney movie intro, he commented, "Wow! Tinkerbell made all these movies!"; when Ricky tells him something, I often overhear him reply, "You don't know that; that's not your school"; he is constantly lining up his toys or papers...
  • One of their most favorite activities every week is going to art class, though! And then going grocery shopping with Daddy :) See the next four pictures:
The Princess and the Paper Robot (Micaiah's the dragon): a short, hilarious film

Our adorably cute nephew, Isaac, who is about to turn one
Aolani is the top, and Micaiah really is the bottom

A bride with a dried flower bouquet
Sticky murals (random craft supplies on contact paper)

  • School verse is the same as last week: Romans 12:19-21 V -- “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing so, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • Verses to memorize this week: 2 Corinthians 3:11-12 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.