Ariel has no maple syrup & other extraneous notes

IMG_0499Tristen was so excited tonight about Ariel’s bath. Lucia put her (not Tristen) in the washing machine and gave her a good going over. Tristen announced tonight that she was so clean, no maple syrup and other accumulated things that Ariel had acquired over the past year.

Ariel was not quite whiter than snow, but good enough for Tristen.

Haydn announced Thursday night that he threw a mud ball at himself. This was his answer as to why he as so dirty. They were playing in the mud while Lucia and I were running our Thursday night exercise group.

Haydn showed no embarrassment about his blunder. In fact, it seemed quite normal to him. He was just letting us know. I hope I can grow in such a way where I can come to my Father and let him know when I have “hit myself with a mud ball.” I still am tempted to hide my immaturity.

God used my son in that moment to let me know that it is okay to let him know about my immaturity.

Ansa learned how to swing herself today. She has been trying for months to get the “push and pull” thing right on the swing, with no help. She got’er done tonight. The next hour was spent on the swing with a grin that was clear across her face.

My little girl is no longer a little girl in some ways.

Today we were up early and out to the “coffee track” with our friends running. By 9AM we were off to Home Depot for their monthly kid’s workshop. This month it was a miniature cork and white erase board.

Then off to Academy Sports for their Grand Opening. We got free hats and T-shirts and hot dogs. That was fun.

IMG_0495By noon we were whooped. We came home, put the kids down and were back up for our next door neighbors 6th birthday party at 2PM. That was fun. Haydn said, “That was a great party.”

We then watched This Old House on TV, our kid’s favorite and then to the backyard for a fire and a couple of our own version of Wipe Out the TV Show games. Haydn picked up a man-scar as he was getting wiped out. He cried and then jumped back in the fray.

We finished the day with a fireworks show in the cul-de-sac. Our neighbor finished his son’s party with fireworks. That was pretty cool. We took the remnants and all the paper leftovers and threw them in the fire to make sure all were exploded.

And, as we surmised, there were remnants. That made for an exciting post firework event.

Off to bed. A very good day in God’s world.

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