Well, it is starting to feel like summer here already! I don't know if that is good or bad? =) Good for everyone with cold climate, but bad for everyone here! =) But this year I am looking forward to going swimming in our pool! And of course it also means its time to start shopping for summer clothes!!! He he he ;=)
Happy Easter everyone! I used Lisa's carrot cake recipe and it was wonderful! Ruthie helped me decorate it and it looks lovely, dont you think? We all had a piece on Saturday night with a big glass of milk =)
Here are some pictures of the kids I look after. They are so cute huh? I finally remembered to bring my camera that day =) I have such a bad habit of forgetting my camera on such outings! We have done so many fun things and I always forget to bring it. Since I share so much about these kids, its about time I show you all what they look like! =) Aamena is the oldest she is 8, Sam is 6 and Saffiya will be 3 in June. When I first started working, Saffiya was only 18 months! Its been so nice to be apart of their lives.
Today is Bobby's 17th Birthday! We all celebrated it last night. We played put put golf the batting cages, and the go carts. The go carts were the best! Benjamin of course beat everyone. But I passed him once! I take great pride in that :) It was fun doing something like that together. I think the boys had the most fun, getting to speed and running into each other (even though we weren't allowed to bump) we will all have to do that again! Then we drove home, and tried to abide by the law and not bump the car in front of us! he he he!!!! We had ribs, okra, salad and french bread. Benjamin cooks those ribs so WELL! The meat just fell right off. It was a fun birthday. I think Bobby had a lot of fun as well =) ( I should hope!)
Sam is my little man. He has just turned into the sweetest guy. When I first met Sam a year and half ago, I had very different thoughts. But as time has gone on we have become really close. After the first nine months of DISCIPLINE, he has turned into a sweetheart! He loves to play with me and listen to stories. He has developed a great sense of humor and also FINALLY a willingness to do good. He loves schedules and routines and MUST have me read to them all during snack time! :) He loves to see me read my Bible and calls it "the Holy Bible". Anyways, I am loving watching Sam turn into an honest open minded little boy. :) Its really nice to see him grow! :) I know God has something planned for these smart little kids. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Sorry I have been gone for awhile! We have been super duper busy!
To start off, one of our old klunkers finally gave way; and we have been shopping for a new car. Whew! That can be work, but thankfully we have a located (thankfully because they are hard to find in Phoenix), a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. No one wants to part with their car, obviously =) ! But we are so thankful to have a reliable car, Yeah!!!!!
Second.... this week is spring break for my kids I look after. We have been pic nicking, going to the zoo, reading lots of books from the library and making yummy chocolate covered bananas and pretzels with chocolate chips. As most of you know, taking care of kids can tucker you out!
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.