Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Noah has really developed a very sophisticated sense of humor, and he often catches me off guard with the little thoughts that come out of his mouth. (He sometimes leans toward sarcasm, which we are trying to put an end to.) Today as the kids and I were coming out of Wal-Mart, we heard sirens and saw a huge black cloud in the distance. We all started speculating about what the commotion could be; Lily thought a building was on fire, I thought maybe an accident. Noah piped up and said, "Maybe someone is baking a BIG pie." A little strange... but, that's my boy! It made me giggle, anyway...
I have been working my way through a really good book by Stephen R. Lawhead, and just finished it this afternoon. I can heartily recommend it; lots of adventure, some humor, very clean. It's the story of an Irish Monk's journey to Constantinople to present the emperor with a gift. I know that description doesn't do the book justice, but I don't want to give too much away. I will say that there is an amazing part where the monk clearly presents the gospel to his captors. It was an exciting surprise to find in a novel that I didn't expect to have any favorable thoughts toward Christianity. There is some disappointing ecumenism painted between Muslims and Christians ("we all pray to the same God" business), but overall it is an entertaining and redeeming read. Oh- and don't be put off by the cheesy drugstore novel cover. :)
Sunday, July 01, 2007
We had a pretty quiet weekend...Friday night was fun, though. Kevin and I took the 4 older kids (Joseph stayed with some dear friends kind enough to babysit on very short notice--thanks, Becky!) to see 'Ratatouille'. It was really cute. We made a night of it and went to eat at Chili's first; then dropped Joesph off at our friends'. I think the last time we went to see a movie at the theater all together was to see 'Nemo'. Wish we could go more often, but, a) there aren't too many movies that we'd want see, and b), It reaally is a big deal to go to the movies when you only go once a year or so! It's fun to see the kids get excited about something that is small.... who needs Disneyworld? :)