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A New Town In The Old West

Don’t look now…

Cowboy architects have commandeered my dining room table.

On the East side of this particular Old West town Cowboy Collin is in charge.

He has framed an area with 12 inch long flat green logs.

On the West side, you will find his counterpart Cowboy Noah constructing buildings.

Things are coming along nicely.

No fighting has weaseled it’s way in.

It is about as perfect as it could be.

Good times are being had by all.

Occasionally Noah discusses his plan and Collin agrees.

All of this imagination spawned from the $10 find of (about $60 worth) Lincoln Logs.

Woot!

Gotta go, this village needs a woman’s touch!

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A new town in the old West

Don’t look now…

Cowboy architects have commandeered my dining room table.

On the East side of this particular Old West town Cowboy Collin is in charge.

He has framed an area with 12 inch long flat green logs.

On the West side, you will find his counterpart Cowboy Noah constructing buildings.

Things are coming along nicely.

No fighting has weaseled it’s way in.

It is about as perfect as it could be.

Good times are being had by all.

Occasionally Noah discussing his plan and Collin agrees.

All of this imagination spawned from the $10 find of (about $60 worth) Lincoln Logs.

Woot!

Gotta go, this village needs a woman’s touch!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Childlike Faith

Childlike faith.

Simple.

True.

Beautiful.

Blessed.

Confident.

One of the beautiful gifts of childhood is simple faith.

After breakfast, prepared by  my wonderful hubby, yesterday

I left the table and my 3 guys to ice my sore back and recline while they finished eating.

Aaron asked the boys to say their memory verses,

the ones they are learning for church.

John 3:16-17

“16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son

That whoever believes in Him

Shall not perish, but have eternal life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,

But to save the world through Him.”

They finished verse 16 and Aaron began asking questions.

Great questions.

They discussed the verse for a while.

When they were done,

Collin looked up from his nearly licked clean plate of french toast

And said, “Dod is MY Dod”

*Note: Collin can’t say hard G or hard C sounds yet.*

I chimed in and asked him why God was his God??

He simply said,

“Betause I love Him.”

Guess what, he is right.

It is that simple.

At four years old, he is able to understand  the basic foundation of a walk with Christ.

Faith.

Loving God.

Amen.

Sometimes it is so hard to remember it is really that simple.

Loving God because He first loved us.

Trusting what He says is truth.

Childlike faith.

Pure and simple.

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Painting the sidewalk

Yesterday we needed a little bit of outside fun and I had promised the boys that they could paint. My friend Lisa, about a week ago, suggested painting on the sidewalk and washing it off. So….that is what we did. I decided to leave it instead of washing it off because I think the boys would have been heartbroken if Daddy didn’t get to see what they did. They thought it was so silly to paint the sidewalk. Collin is yelling “PAINTING” for the camera. ( It sounded more appropriate a command than “cheese”.) He just looks angry.LOL!
I think it is interesting how they claimed their paint plate immediately. I was encouraging them to mix colors and use all three colors too, but they were pretty loyal to the initial color they had chosen.
Noah did go for some purple, blue and yellow. Collin eventually added yellow to his red. They were so proud of their work and couldn’t wait to show Daddy. FYI Tempra paint came off the Crocs with hot soapy water and a tiny bit of elbow grease!:)

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Warning : you are about to see extreme sweetness… View at your own risk!

Collin showing off the hat Aunti Megan gave him for his birthday! He loves to wear it a he is Soo cute in it, don’t ya think?

Here is a video of Noah singing one of his many songs. He loves to write songs while we are driving around and we had the camera and caught this one. Enjoy!

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Goodbye cabin fever… hello summer love!

This evening after a eating a delicious dinner, we headed out to the backyard for some fun in the sandbox. Please note Collin’s amazing style. He is wearing the shirt he wore to church this morning and a pair of Noah’s pajama shorts that he decided to wear at nap time today. Oh, of course he finished the outfit with the ever present froggy boots.

Then, we got out the bigwheel and Noah’s “big bike with the big horn” and headed for the sidewalk in front of our house.


Collin can’t reach the pedal’s, but he sure likes to pretend.

Noah can really make the bike go fast now. He even does a great job steering.

One more thing, we have new neighbor’s and they have a little girl, Reagan, and a baby on the way. Noah was talking to her tonight and gave her a flower from our yard. When he came inside, he said “Mom I want to play with that girl over there. She is really pretty and I want to kiss her”. OH BOY!

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