On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthdays, bubble gum, and bugs

Reflections

The birthday party was a BIG success!! I should say the whole birth DAY!!
Kate went to gymnastics

The Jump House with her buddy George,

And partied hard with the family

and her special friend, Abby.
admiring outfits! ;-)

One of the big treats that Kate has been looking forward to about turning 4
was that she now will be allowed to chew bubble gum.
Lessons on blowing bubbles

That is, with the following stipulations:
Under supervision
Following the house rules
(i. e., as a reward, at certain times, anybody's house, car, church, etc.
you know, Mom rules)

With privilege comes responsibility. Right?

Mom's rules are working.
Hugs and thank you's were given to each gift-giver
before packages were even opened by Kate.
Good job!

To Do's

When we were on our cruise, we took a little computer course
to learn how to make a DVD.
It's taking me a very. long. time.
to make a decent DVD of our trip
that will be stored on the shelf somewhere.

Note to self:
Learn how to use a camera other than iPhone.

Work out some of the bugs on this blog thing.

Speaking of bugs
Happy to say our exterminator service
must be doing a good job.
Sad to say, I found this little guy all shriveled up on the kitchen floor.
It's a gecko. Geckos eat bugs.
:-(
Company coming ... so, cleaning house ALL day.
What can I say? Dirt lives here.
Somebody's house has been neglected for over a month
except for the things that you really don't want to have to do every day.
(I really MUST speak with the housekeeper).

I am one pooped out puppy!

And thankful for a husband who never complains
if I don't have time or want to cook dinner.
Hmmm, that may be his preference. ;-)

7 comments:

  1. What a cute "pooped out puppy"; I often feel the same way!
    It looks like your sweet Kate had a wonderful day celebrating and chewing bubble gum - Love that. Sometimes it is the smallest things that bring great joy, like a really well-blown BIG bubble! Happy Birthday to Kate!

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  2. what a perfectly amazing day!!!

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  3. I'm with you. Here in Hawaii, Gecko's have become our friends. We try to leave them alone and let them do their work, but the cat torments them. :/ Things are never simple are they?

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  4. I just love little girls and their parties. I'm a bit partial as I'm the mom of a grown little girl. We had such great parties and they always had themes. The most outstanding one was the Luau!! Grass skirts and all but no roasted pig just hot dogs. LOL If Madi saw a Gecko I'm not sure what she would do. Recently there was a grand daddy long legs on the wall near the floor. I had not seen it but my great huntress had...she just kept staring at the wall and inching closer. I was able to rescue granddaddy on a piece of paper.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  5. Oh I'm so glad that she had a good birthday! It looked like she had fun!! A gecko -wow!

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  6. All day with grandkids I can sure can relate to and the joy of their precious, sincere hugs. Now that pooped out puppy really has my name on it! : )

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  7. Fun day! Cute kids! Poor gecko..hope your insurance rates don't go up! Have a good weekend!

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