We also hung out with Minnie and Papaw and had fun picking blackberries, blowing bubbles and playing in the water.
Katie and I envision life-long fishing buddies with these two.
Thanks guys for the action-packed afternoon!
A perfect example of what I am up against in the home decor department. And the funny thing is this concoction probably never crossed his mind for being a little um, off.
We've made it through one week of swim lessons. Half way there. Hayes improves everyday. He is still loving it and his teacher says he is "rockin' it!"
I came across this excerpt from Francis Chan of Cornerstone Church. Too powerful to not pass along...
You passionately love Jesus, but you don't really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don't want to be THAT humble. You think it's beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that's not exactly the direction your life is headed. You're thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffer during His whole time on earth, but you're going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here.
In short: You think He's a great Savior, but not a great role model.
The American church has abandoned the most simple and obvious truth of what it means to follow Jesus: You actually follow His pattern of life. I pray for those who read this article- that we don't become cynical or negative toward the church. Instead, let's make a personal decision to stop talking so much and begin living like Jesus. Then we can say as the apostle Paul, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). My guess is that you've never had someone say that to you, and you've never said it to anyone else. Why Not?
Today was the first day of swim lessons. Embry and Ellie are sitting this summer out because I am still trying to recover from last summer when all three were enrolled at the same time. It was a brutal two weeks.
Kyle and I were in the parent/baby class with Embry and Ellie and they were petrified. And why wouldn't they be? The water was freezing and they hadn't exactly hung out in the pool all that much. And while we were trying to get them to enjoy the water (or at least stop crying), we could hear Hayes screaming and throwing a fit across the pool in his class. He finally came around the last day of class.
After that first day, I made Kyle go straight to Walmart and buy one of those above ground pools. My kids were not going to be 'that kid'... you know the one. I mean, as a kid, I went through all of the Red Cross classes, was an instructor and lifeguarded for way too many summers. No way are my kids going to be afraid of the water. :)
So, I have been a little apprehensive about today. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. Hayes was awesome. He did a great job and was actually excited to go back.
One down. Two to go.