Anyway, that was pretty much our day at home. Meanwhile, the boys had a GREAT DAY at Bible Bowl! Benaiah played on Division 1's team, the team that is going to another bigger regional tournament next weekend at Kentucky Christian University (yes, it was Kentucky Christian College and it's where Audio Adrenaline got started as a band). The team consisted of 3 Henry kids, Jamie, Ben, and Daniel. The Henry's are the most devoted Bible Bowl family I know, probably putting in time and effort over the last 20 years or so. It's their family's main "thing" so they study hard, do well, and win full ride scholarships to college! But, they hadn't won anything yet this year, so to have one 1st place in their division this month was HUGE. So proud of all their hard work over the last couple of months! And then Justin had another Henry on his team (there's 9 kids in their family), Jordan, and a few other girls, and they WON first place also! They were in Division 3 (there's 3 divisions total) and will move to Division 2 next month. So, both of our boys got to bring home the trophies until the next practice on Wednesday! Bible Bowl buys 1 trophy per division (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), and then whichever team wins it that month, they keep it for the month and bring it back to the next competition. And then whoever has done the best overall for the year gets to keep it. There's a cabinet full of trophies still at Indian Creek that has not been moved in years. It's in the upper part of the old gym that's being converted into offices. I'm actually very glad it's still there because so many other things have been moved around over the years. Anyway, Indian Creek is known for having a great Bible Bowl program! And the boys' teams won! Way cool!
What else? Abishai woke up to find the boys were gone, so he said his first 3 word sentence, "Baba all gone? Baba all gone." Awww, he loves his brothers! He even asked for them and Daddy on the way to church. Speaking of church, a nursery volunteer told me that Abishai had his hands clasped behind his back and went around the room checking on the other kids. He's a leader, that's for sure, and a ham! He ran all over and under the church pews tonight like he owned the place. Oh wait, according to the older boys, Grandpa owns the place, so his grandkids can do whatever they want at church, or NOT. Just the opposite. Unless you're 2 and you're cute. Then you can run around. Lol.
Oh, and I have to include this. So, Benaiah's English and Literature teacher, Mrs. McCollum, whom has become a great friend to me, has him and two other students writing out by hand in cursive a tongue twisting paragraph because their handwriting stinks! You have no idea how hard that I and Grandpa Johnson have worked on Benaiah's handwriting. I laughed though, and I applaud Mrs. McCollum for making it an assignment. I hope it helps!
|Here's an exception to the gender neutral toys, Keturah's pink push stroller. They couldn't find a doll, so they put a pink dog stuffed animal in it. I guess Abishai needed a friend in the bathroom with him.|
|It looks like he's eating the trophy! First place in Division III, Greenwood Area Bible Bowl tournament! Wahoo!|
|I actually did the rest of the sewing for her, but the sock monkey is done! I think she did 1/4 of the stitches. It was a very hard project and I wouldn't recommend it to beginners. But what Keturah did do, she did well!|
|A little crooked, but not bad for my and Keturah's first stuffed animal! Seriously, I can sew buttons and anything with a straight line fairly well. But stuffed animals, nope, not my thing!|
|Last night, after a day being out and about, Benaiah decided to jump into doing one of Grandma's new puzzles. He's also watched something on his iPod of course.|
|Jared drove around the parking lot a bit so he could get to 170,000 exactly tor this picture. We bought the truck well loved, but we've put quite a few of our own miles on it. Fun!|
|When you want to work from home and you have two beady eyes staring at you and saying your name. (Jared put the pic on Twitter.)|