Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Judah Is Two Years Old!

Sunday was Judah's birthday.  I can't believe he's already two!  I know, I know that's very cliché, but still... I can't believe he's two!

We kept things simple.  We invited the Schrocks for Sunday lunch and afterwards ate cake.  I'm not a cake decorator.  I do the best I can.  I really like to use candy and stuff to try and cover for my terrible decorating skills.  

As I was frosting this cake at midnight on Saturday night {really--that's what mommies do sometimes} the frosting was just kind of sliding off.  It was really still that hot in my house!  That's okay though.  I crushed some {pseudo} oreo cookies to cover the sides, and thought the top had some 'character'.    At least Judah liked it!

He looks like a pretty happy two year old...don't you think?

I thought it would be great fun to have some sparkle candles, but of course they didn't light right away, and I didn't think about him not being able to blow them out.  {I guess that's where the blonde in me shows though. }

Judah liked the sparks at first, but then decided they were a little bit too much for him.

Bethany was mesmerized...

And then we all sang "Happy Birthday" to him.  And since he mostly hears it in Portuguese he thinks everyone should clap as they sing.

He was also showing off his shirt all morning in Sunday School.  He was very proud of it!

And I bet you can't guess what he has been doing nonstop since he received his birthday present...

He absolutely LOVES it.  For the past few months he has been "riding" anything he can find.  We 'had' a little toy ironing board for the girls, and he would flip it over and "ride" it {until he broke it--and no we didn't 'let' him do that, but not all children are perfectly obedient all the time just in case you weren't sure }.

Pawpaw and Grandma heard about the ironing board dilemma, and wanted to give him a tricycle... and we are all very thankful! 
He had a fun day and thoroughly enjoyed being "Birthday Boy" for the day!

I am thoroughly enjoying my sweet little boy.  I realized the other day that he is the first two year old I've had without having a newborn.

I realize that I promised to tell you what we all have been up to, and I only have written about Jeremy and me.  I know you are all waiting with bated breath to hear about the kids.  Some day.  Maybe this week.  We'll see.  

Monday, August 8, 2011

Escola Bíblica de Férias (VBS)

Last week we were busy helping out everyday with Vacation Bible School here at the church.  I'm going to do a pretty quick run-down of it all.  If you want more details I'll give a list of others that have blogged about it at the end of this post.  

The week was great!  The last day there were 95 kids in attendance and 10 were saved.  Lawanda Duarte did an excellent job with the Bible story each day, and she was able to lead these kids to Christ on Friday after VBS was over.

Jeremy was in charge of the singing.
"Bible Vacation School" was all Allie and Bethany talked about all week.  {Allie kept getting "Vacation" and "Bible" mixed up.}  They memorized the Bible verses each day to win a prize that "Mr. Daniel" {the intern from Ambassador Baptist College} brought from America.  I was a proud mommy...they even said the verses in Portuguese!

Allie and Bethany generally sat with the girls on the front row.  I was one of the helpers on their team.

Jeremy and I in our matching t-shirts.

One day we got all of the kids to get a picture outside of the church gate.  {10 points to anyone that can find Allie and Bethany in this picture--I only can because I knew where they were standing.  :)}

Lawanda teaching the Bible story on the last day.  Ha!  I just now noticed that you can see Bethany in this picture too!

It just so happened that my birthday fell on the last day of VBS.  Since my 'sweet' husband was in charge of singing he made a special sign for me to come and hold.  It says, "Today is my birthday.  Sing "Happy Birthday" for me, please."
Listening to them sing to me.
Each day after VBS was over we would have a special treat.  On my birthday a lady in the church made a huge birthday cake for the kids for my birthday.
And there were lots of kids...
It was a great week, and we enjoyed seeing all of the kids come to be involved in VBS and we were so thankful to be a small part.

If you want to see more pictures and read more about it:

*A special thanks to Omar Schrock for the pictures in the post.  My camera card reader is having technical difficulties at the moment.