Armed and ready to go out!!
What exciting games we played.........
(And Noah's awesome blueberry pie.......mmmmmmm!!)
The teams were boys against girls!!
Armed and ready to go out!!
When Noah was 3 years old, he was bitten by a large german shepherd. She caught a lot of his face, just narrowly missing his right eye. His cheek, lips and eyebrow all required stitches-- around 50 total. When he was 11 or 12, he was bitten on both knees by our neighbors dog and had 12 stitches. And last year he has surgery on his elbow, resulting in 8 more. So his approximate total is somewhere around 70 stitches.
Andrew, Moses and Micah are also good guesses-- Moses has had stitches on his knee and eyebrow, Micah cut his finger on a machine and had stitches and Andrew has had around 50 stitches from various different scrapes.
And now to this week's trivia..........
Some time ago, there was a little girl playing with her friend, who we'll call John. John's Mom was watching all the children while our Mom was away at a prenatal. The children were having a wonderful time reading books and playing games while John's Mom made lunch. Now John had a little pair of handcuffs. Those were quite fun for the two little pals, and they would chain each-other up, then liberate themselves with a simple turn of the key. They then chained the little girl and the little boy together-- his ankle and her wrist (or possibly the other way around.......that detail is a bit fuzzy). They climbed and traipsed over everything in sight, until they suddenly found themselves in quite a fix; they were stuck up on top of a very high shelf, 5 or 6 feet off the ground. And they couldn't get down without one or both of them falling. To make matters worse, the key was no where to be found!! Frantically they tried to maneuver their way down, but to no avail. They triple checked their pockets while their siblings searched the room, but still no key!! Finally they called John's Mom to come in, but after trying, she couldn't get them down without one of them falling. (It was becoming rather urgent for them to get down and freed, because both of them needed to use the restroom.) In desperation, John's Father was called home from work to rescue the two culprits. Once the two were safely down from the shelf, the most urgent needs were attended to, but how do you seperate the two?? The key was still no where to be found!! As they contemplated their options, the little girl stuck her hand in the back pocket of her jeans. "Oh......." A stunned hush fell over the room as she pulled a small black key out of her pocket. Ooops!!
The Lord blessed our family so richly in 2008. May we be His vessels of love and truth to all those around us in 2009!!