Saturday, February 6, 2016

More Hoops Adventures

They split the teams up this week differently so that the younger kids could have a shorter basket and get more time on the court. Wesley and Davis are now on two different teams. They both had great games last Thursday night! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Three Amigos Weekend

We had a great weekend with friends! The Wrights came down from Jacksonville to spend time with us. Princess Isadora turns 1 in a couple of weeks and we won't be able to be there for the party. So the boys wanted to make sure she received her present and got to open it in front of them - a turtle with stacking blocks. She and Davis had a wonderful time playing with that and all of her other toys. 

In the afternoon, the Sheppards made a trip up from Tampa to visit with everyone as well. So all Three Amigos  - Mike, Daryl and Jonathan - were back together again. 

Dinner was a special treat as Jonathan and Daryl made tacos for our two families. 

The boys had a sleepover in the manacle with Nicholas and the cat decided to join them too. They even set up the laser light from Parker's room! 

There was lots of snuggle time with the baby. How could you not snuggle with this little one? 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Random Church Stuff

Last week we had a delivery of 450 chairs and a whole bunch of tables for the educational wing at the church and also for our Family Life Center. We're so thankful for all the work campers and staff from the Warren Willis Camp and the LEC who came to help us unload in between the rainstorms. 

All the boys had fun playing basketball last week again at church. Davis likes to help clean up and try to put the "small" hoops away in between the games. 

Parker was hanging out with a little person and making friends in the church nursery over the weekend. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kindergarten Letter People

Last Wednesday the kindergarten classes at Fruitland Park Elementary had a Letter People Parade all around the school. Davis had the letter "D" so he wore his "Dr Who" costume from last Halloween. All the other classes had signs encouraging kids for reading and lined the hallways to cheer on the kindergarteners. 

This is Davis and his friend Myleigh the Mermaid who is also a clergy kid. We met up with her and her parents and sister for dinner at Moe's on Friday this week as well! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Decorating for the New Year

This house lends itself SO well towards decorations. After the Christmas decorations came down, we put up some of our Valentine's Day decorations but primarily decorated the house for Chinese or Lunar New Year for Davis. That holiday comes officially on February 8th and begins the Year of the Monkey. But Lunar New Year is the kind of holiday that gets celebrated for a couple of weeks in most Asian countries - in terms of cleaning one's house, traveling to be with family and observing special traditions. 

Traditional couplets proclaiming Good Luck, Good Fortune and Blessing for the New Year. 

The Twelve Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle 

The Dining Room with our table silks from China and our Lunar New Year tree 

Traditional Chinese knot 

Traditional lanterns and fireworks strands 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun with Friends

This past weekend we had some fun with friends. The Baugher family came down from Ocala to visit us during the 11am worship service at Community and we got to go out to lunch at Square One afterwards. The kids had fun hanging out and catching up and so did the grownups!