Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thank you, Rachel and James for a lovely evening that the kids will never forget.
Where were Mommy and Daddy during all of this fun?
At the Kennedy Center in downtown DC, enjoying the amazing talent of Itzak Perlman and Pinchas Zucherman. It's an experience I will never forget. To watch Mr. Perlman hobble out on stage, bairly making it to the front, plop down on his chair, drop his crutches to his side, adjust his seat many times and then begin to play the most BEAUTIFUL music you've ever heard was AWE-inspiring. I will not be the same person again. He was a reminder to me of taking what the Lord has given you and not worrying about your challenges along the way. I can't say it eloquently, but his example (and talent) has truly changed my perspective on life.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Let me tell you about CLARK and soccer. He was incredible! ON Saturday mornings, he will go to the Ft. Scott Park with all the other 4-year olds in the county (it seemed that way at least) and play soccer! That boy just GOT IT! He understood to run after the ball, get in front of his opponents and kick it into the goal! I have never had so much fun watching soccer in my life!
He can hardly wait to go back next week- more on that later!
After our Museum stops, we went to the Sculpture Gardens and put our feet in this ENORMOUS fountain! People bring their lunches here and just relax, and that sounded great to us!
This picture is Johnny going to the potty (something he's doing regularly now - hallelujah!), but for a few days he insisted that he take THIS book in with him to read. The ironic part is that the book is called "How to behave so your child will too!" I wonder if he has any pointers for me, because John certainly knows how to be a challenge these days. He runs FAR away and has no problem with it - but Mommy does! Obedience? Hmmm... when I ask him to organize the shoes (which is his daily job) he either says "I can't!" or "I don't want to" and walks off. Any ideas?
But, in the next minute he has us laughing so hard as his antics and cute little body. He's such a grownup in a 3-year-old, beer-bellied body!