"Popcorn" is the nickname we gave to our incredibly active son. If you spent 2 minutes with him, you will easily understand the meaning of the nickname. The Chinese Noodle is the affectionate nickname we chose for our hoped for Daughter-to-Be, who may one day come to us in the LORD's perfect time from China.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Marvelous Monday

 Today was just a typical Monday for our family, we woke up at Nimmo, and had one of Mike's delectable breakfasts of bacon, fried eggs, and biscuits with strawberry jelly (made by Maw Maw C.). Then we cleaned up our mess in the cabin from the weekend, and took a long walk in the woods. Blaine is really helpful in cleaning up, he actually was the one who initiated the cleaning this am. He is trying to earn enough money to buy a Batman Kite ($7.99 at Fred's), and he earned $3.00 today, which Daddy & I matched, making his total $6.00. He was thrilled to be so close to his goal so quickly
 Mike & I thought we may need to decrease the price of each chore, but maybe not?? We're just glad he is so enthusiastic about earning his own money to buy his own goodies!

     We had invited our little buddy, Colton out to the cabin, so we drove to his house and got him.  The weather was gorgeous, just a bit nippy, too windy for a fire.  The boys had a Blast in the yard, & on the zip line & with the Tree fort. 
Inside, they created a "Communication System"
with PVC pipe while I cooked lunch.

Very interesting and quite fun, this
little apparatus!

Then, outside for more "Zip-Lining"

It started to get chilly, so we let them sit in the truck and listen to
Adventures in Odessey while they snacked.

After warming up, it was back outside to look at the
minnows (we need to clean this out, but it is an old
Tub and filled with many fine catches of whatever
the boys catch).  They enjoyed netting a few minnows, then
put them back in.

Next, we had a Gingerbread man decorating "moment" before they devoured the cookies.

Creating the Gingerbread men

Colton and Blaine,
best buddies for life

Glory to God for Great Friends!

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