Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April Fool's Day

We had great plans for April's Fools Day. We planned  jokes for the Wing Chaplain and staff. A long meeting was planned and we were ready with "fake milk spills" for computers, mouses that wouldn't work, cups of water filling a room.

It was going to be epic. Then Ch. S had to go on short notice TDY and Michael was running the we didn't move forward. The joke was on US.....Ch. S showed up after all....

Meanwhile, at home, Arielle and Nolan kids taped the faucets and waited patiently....

They were rewarded when Zander went to wash his hands.

It was such great fun they taped the faucets in the  master bedroom and waited for Michael to come home from work and wash his hands.

It was a long night but finally - at about 9:00 p.m. their patience was rewarded.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Family Life

We miss neighborhood kids. The absence of ready friends has caused us to huddle closer.....this is actually one of my favorite parts of moving. The twi-light time when you are "new," not overly busy, and not overly social. ::snort::  We've all opened ourselves to new opportunities of community.

I don't usually condone fighting - but it IS outside, nerf weapons,  away from a screen and they ARE moving. Rest assured, they have rules: No face shots, no head shots and no hitting in places where you're not supposed to hit with your hands... ??? ::snort::

No, Zander does NOT always win.....he's sometimes the fallen foe

Here she is - the warrior princess! 

Board games and family reading are favorite past times (OK - Wii, Play Station, Computer games and movies vie for attention and must be beat back). CIVILIZATION  is a game we've still not mastered. The kids spent TWO HOURS setting up the board....and then it was way past bedtime...and it was a school night....the current plan I've heard involves Nolan  reading and digesting the 30 page instruction manual and THEN they'll try again.

Give a kid a cool roll of duct tape and there's no telling what will materialize

Nolan asked for these for Christmas...and the books didn't arrive. They disappeared in the mail. I contacted the company and they sent out the complete set - again. I am looking forward to some riveting theology discussions when he's through with the books. 

Speaking of reading - caught Zander reading on his knees today. ::snort::

Spring is here. We are contemplating container gardening. We are right on schedule to finish school the last week in May. We're hoping there will be more people out and about this summer....but we didn't see them out and about last summer. ::grin::

We're content.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...