|Me and my girl with a HUGE heart. We have been discussing the meaning of life lately - no kidding. It was HER idea. Something about being "almost 10" and wanting to know "what God wants me to do in my life."|
|By the way...if mom and Chelsea get a picture together, MJ needs one too. Anyone surprised by that? |
|Jared tried teaching Jacob what a snowboard was. He tried, tried and
tried some more to figure it out, |
but in the end decided that sledding was MUCH easier.
|So there wasn't a lot of snow. Do you really need all that much to get a snow day around here? Apparently not! Four-day weekend it was...and a hurried trip to a hill was a must - before it all melted!|
|Silly boys...don't ya know snow is cold?|
|"Let's see how long I can stand it before my feet get frost bite!"|
|"I wanna go outside, too...can I?"|
Found an indoor soccer league for the boys this winter. Jacob loves it so long as his dad doesn't make him play goalie (nobody wants to be goalie, so they all have to take turns). How do we know he doesn't like goalie? 1) He tells us. 2) He pouts, not making eye-contact with anyone. 3) He tells his teacher about it in his journal the next week...and the week after that.
|The boys were on the same team this week.|
|Yoswers...that's an interesting pose!|
Meanwhile, the girls are both in gymnastics. Chelsea has "real" gymnastics during the week, but wanted more gymnastics time, too. The YMCA has a great class (I was amazed, really!) for her to work out one extra time a week, so she and MJ both signed up.
|She can officially do a pull-over now - all by herself.|
|The girl can jump (and dive roll) better than I expected!|
|She's figuring it out...and working on her muscles.|
|This one LOVES the springboard!|
In other news...today in China (yesterday in the US) is Miranda's 5th Gotcha Day. The girl couldn't stand it, she was so excited. She wanted a cake, wanted to put in her own candle, go out to dinner, wear a pretty dress to church, watch her "China movie" and get a piggy back ride to bed.
Some great friends of ours are winding down from their Gotcha Day in Ethiopia right now...SO cool that MJ gets to share her special Gotcha Day with two more kiddo's. Welcome to your forever family, Dawit and Meron Hammond!!!!!