Saturday, April 11, 2015

week fifteen


Elise & Caleb: 5,000 students from 250 area schools. One mile, one act of kindness, and one book read - each week for 26 weeks. They've been going to school an hour early every Wednesday since November to run with the team from their school. Today they ran their final 1. 2 miles around Forest Park with all those kids from all those schools - it was awesome!!!

The Bigs -"Teamwork makes the dream work!" Especially when they're cutting limbs to put into the fire pit so that we can roast marshmallows after dinner!

Lucas: Lucas, Eden and I began attending a local church Bible Study earlier this spring and it has brought Lucas such joy. This week he and his classmates performed five songs that they've been working on for the past month. "I have my very first, very own concert" he told us over and over again!

Eden: This week has brought an explosion of words to her little (but growing!) vocabulary. It seems to finally have clicked that using words helps other people understand what you need and want!!! Here are a few of our favorites (quite a few context clues are still needed, but we don't mind!):  

De-jus (Jesus), ee-we (kiwi), blue, purple, help, stuck, self (sneaky little rascal likes to pretend to get stuck and ask for help "stuck, stuck, help" and then declare "self" with a big grin as she wiggles herself free!), Otay (Sote'), dook (book), roll roll (any kind of bread)

We are also loving her attempts at counting -"two-a, two-a, two-a" and  spelling "a, a, a, a,"

Can't help but remember back to when Elise's very early words included mom, dad, eyebrow, and banjo!

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