I never know what to expect with my children.Â Adrian came upstairs after playing by himself for awhile.Â I had to laugh!Â He had stuffed his shirt with two blankets!Â After seeing me he decided that was not good –I think he thought “not big enough”, so he exchanged it for his Tigger stuffed animal. Looks pretty close to me!
Allan surprised me by arranging for Oma to watch the kids for two days while we celebrated our anniverarsary! It was a very peaceful and relaxing two days.
Thursday we went for pizza in Goshen and shared a coconut almond ice cream Sunday from the “Chief”. We were told about a nice bakery in Michigan so we went there for lunch yesterday.Â It was a nice ride and great lunch.
Our “weekend” was great! Now to celebrate with the kids. The girls are making our special dessert tonight-Rice Crispy Treats.
We got to enjoy a few hours at the beach and then a cookout. The kids really enjoyed being able to play in Lake Michigan. There were some nice waves! Adrian did not like the water at first, but soon enjoyed it as much as everyone else.
It stormed on Saturday night! The boys slept in a cabin while the girls, Adrian and I slept in a tent. Most everyone slept very well.
After church Sunday, it was time to head home, and the car was quiet as everyone fell asleep soon after saying goodbye!
This morning we watched four Monarchs emerge from their chrysalises.Â It is so amazing seeing how God created them.Â We have enjoyed watching their transformation from egg to butterfly many times, but we still ignore everything to watch them form chrysalises and emerge as butterflies.Â My God is so very good!
Daddy is out of town right now.Â Everyday he calls and we talk.Â Tonight, when it was Adrian’s turn, he was all ready for his important conversation.Â Not only did heÂ have on these wonderful glasses, he changed his voice!
Hoping that Allan can find a really good English resturant that has excellent fish and chips–served in paper!–for dinner tonight.
It was so neat seeing Adrian ask to have the butterfly on his nose today. He was watching Audrey play with their newest butterfly and he decided to try it himself.Â The cool thing is, last year he would hold the butterflies, but he was very timid about it and would get upset if we did not remove them quickly enough.
This year, Oma is giving us most of our managerie. There is construction down our road and it seems to have destroyed the Monarchs habitat.Â Out of the thirty something caterpillers we have, only two have been from our road. The remaining are from Oma’s three plants!
Yesterday, Pastor was talking about taking time to see God.Â He does so much and his evidence is all around us. I love watching the caterpillers grow and change. Observing them change from a caterpillar to a chrysalis is cool.Â But watching them emerge from their chrysalis is better.
Only God can change a tiny egg into a beautiful butterfly!