Thursday, July 29, 2010

My little man dancing for Jesus.

A few weeks ago when we had our closing VBS ceremony at church they had all the kids (5k-5th grade) show the parents what they learned in dancing class. Since Josiah is just 3 he didn't get to go to that class. So when they were dancing in their little groups Josiah didn't want to be left out so he joined his own group. I think he is a natural!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad (Opa)


July 22nd would have been dad's 76th birthday. So in honor of him and celebrating his life we got balloons and each of us wrote a little note and released them. We went over to Mrs. Paula's house (my mom's neighbor) and stood on their dock and released them. It actually took a bit longer then we thought because all the balloons were tangled up. So I think we stood there for about 15 - 20 minutes trying to figure out how to untangle them. But thanks to Terry we got it done:) Before we let them go, Terry said a prayer - thank God for Opa's life and all the fun he has had and then we sang Happy Birthday and let the balloons go. We all had fun watching them for a while as they were flying away. Except for mom's balloon - it went a totally different way.





After the release of the balloons we went back home and had dinner together. Mr. Max thought it was fun to get my flip flops from under the dining room table and run to his bed with it. Then when I put mine away, we got Terry's shoe. So after we caught him again, he went and laid down on his new bed and fell asleep.
(I just had to take some pictures).






This is the plant we gave Oma for Opa's birthday. Hopefully it cheered her up a bit:)


How I wish they could be like this ALL the time:)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Toy Story Buddies.


After the game on Sunday, Matthew and Josiah had a chance to play together for a little bit. There is a 4 year age difference between them so it is always nice to see them playing together when they do. If you remember, Josiah got a Woody for his 3rd birthday. Well, June 22nd was Matthew's birthday. And his pop-pop and grandma gave him some money and he really wanted to get a Woody too. So... today the two Woodies got to play together:)

"Howdy, Partner"!


Look...We are Woody!!

Thanks for playing with me, Matthew! I love you LOTS:)

"You're my favorite depute"!

"There is a snake in my boot"!

World Cup 2010


So today was the BIG game. We all had our hopes up. Family all over the world (Netherlands; Canada; USA). But we came up too short. Too bad. I was really getting into the World Cup. Maybe next time.
We as a family got in the spirit though. Joel and I stayed up late one night and worked on some t-shirts for the kids to wear during the BIG game. I think they came out so great:)


When we got to Oma's house before the game we found out that the Thompson's had the same idea. They made t-shirts for all the kids and also got face paint. So the Rogers Kids  some of the Rogers kids had to take part of that too.






I think we all had a good time...EVEN THOUGH Spain won. The kids especially had fun finding their "Dutch Spirit"!!! I was very proud of them:)